Memphis the musical

Jun 14th, 2011, 12:09 PM
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Memphis the musical

Taking my DD(21) to NY for a few days...want to see a show or two...looking at Memphis the musical or Wicked...for the same price we can get good seats for Memphis or partial view for Wicked...She wants something light and fun...I was going to wait till we arrived and go to the half price ticket booth but have read that for a Wednesday Matinee they are sold the day before...We arrive on a Wednesday morning and would like to see a matinee that afternoon...any advice...we are open to suggestions on other shows as well.
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Jun 14th, 2011, 12:34 PM
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I would never go to a show and sit in partial view seats--I'd be annoyed through the whole show--but others may feel differently.
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Jun 14th, 2011, 12:40 PM
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A friend of mine just saw Memphis and she thought it was great!
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Jun 14th, 2011, 01:54 PM
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Discount tickets are available for Memphis. Check out broadwaybox.com and playbill.com for the offers.
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Jun 14th, 2011, 02:33 PM
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ok so talked to DD again and gave her the choices and she said she really wants to see Momma Mia...maybe will do Memphis for our second show...any thoughts?
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Jun 15th, 2011, 02:53 AM
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Mamma Mia is also available on discount at those websites.
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Jun 15th, 2011, 05:12 AM
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Just to be clear, your information about matinee tickets is incorrect.

Tickets are sold the day before for matinees only at the South Street Seaport and in Brooklyn. The TKTS booth in Times Square opens at 11 (I believe) and sells same-day matinee tickets.

But you could get better seats by using a discount and buying in advance through Broadway Box. Look at Playbill.com for the latest discounts.
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Jun 15th, 2011, 08:02 AM
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Thank you Doug...2 tickets to Mamma Mia purchased from Playbill...row H seats 6&8..They are emailing them to me today...We will look into a second show when we get there...now to plan the rest...lots to do in NY and not enough time to do it in!
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Jun 15th, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Memphis the Musical is a FABULOUS show, but it is not "fun" if that is what your daughter wants. It is funny at times, dramatic at times, sad at times, but wonderful ALL the time. Just thought you should know in case that makes a difference!
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Jun 15th, 2011, 09:52 AM
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Thank you hmcrn...we may consider it for Friday night..We have tickets to Cirque on Thursday night while there...time is getting booked up...Sounds like Memphis is more my kind of show but this is her graduation trip so I am just tagging along.
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Jun 15th, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Have seen Memphis twice....great both times.
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Jun 16th, 2011, 12:30 PM
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I'll repeat what hmcrn says; Memphis is not all light and fun throughout the show. It's got a story line involving racism and there's some violence that can be upsetting. I'd recommend How To Succeed as another idea and also available on discount from the left column of broadwaybox.com If you print off the offer and bring it with you, you can avoid the transaction fees required when you buy online or by phone. Brong the offer directly to the theater box office when you arrive in NYC.
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Jun 16th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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Okay, I have to say it. It's not "fun" in the sense you're dancing or frolicking around at any particular time in the show, but generally speaking few if any Broadway shows are like that. However, the overall experience of Memphis when all is said and done IS fun.

It's a fantastic show with great music, great performers, and a great story.
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Jun 16th, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Thanks everyone and mclaurie I will print off the offer and bring it with us and make it our friday night show if we can get good seats.
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Jun 16th, 2011, 04:29 PM
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I'd recommend you take the discount offer to the How to Succeed box office as soon as possible after your arrival. The show is fairly popular....and weekend performances are the more popular ones.
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Jun 16th, 2011, 05:13 PM
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I liked Mamma Mia a lot. We saw Rock of Ages and it was great! A 'fun show'. A 21 year old may, or may not, know a lot of the songs in the show, which are all 80's rock, big hair, etc. I've been wanting to see Memphis myself, but for 'fun', I'd recommend MM or R of A.
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