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I really miss the ones I used to go to in San Diego. I had a friend who got free tickets for charity and he would always give me the leftover tickets. :um

It really was charity. How else was a poor country boy gonna get any culture? :b

Anyway, does anyone else enjoy them? There is something about being right up close to the live actors that you just can't feel in a movie theater.

I'll try to find my old ticket stubs and list the ones I attended, when I'm not having a migraine, but the highlight of them all was when I went to Romeo & Juliet in the Balboa Park outdoor theater and Neil Patrick Harris was the surprise actor playing Romeo. The tickets were really good front row tickets also, and he stumbled and almost fell on me during a sword fight. I wish I had had the courage to try and talk to him after the show.

This would have been in the late 90's

Not many plays here in Kansas.
 

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I attended two required plays (Urinetown and The Physicists) at my university for a theatre elective I was taking. Luckily we got pretty good student discounts for the tickets.

My dad took me to see The Producers on Broadway. I'll just say Broadway is way overrated - stick with a comedy club when in NY.

I just dislike musicals.
 
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I have been to a few. I love seeing live theatre. I saw Mary Poppins and Chicago this year. In other years I saw Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Producers, Urinetown, Phantom.

I also saw Wicked. I hated Wicked.
 

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I've only seen Jesus Christ Superstar. It was awesome.

Oh, wait, I have seen a play version of A Christmas Carol at the Shakespeare Tavern. It was good too.
 

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I've seen Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Shakespeare's The Tempest, both about 6-7 years ago. I can't remember any other ones I've seen off the top of my head (I'm not counting high school plays and such). I actually passed up a chance to see a free outdoor performance of Shakespeare's Henry V, which was playing all this month on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in my town. I was just too lazy, I guess. Today was the last day. It was a beautiful day out, too.

Really, though, I'd rather read a play than watch a play. It's not because I have anything against the theater, but rather because I have ADD and it's always made sitting through things like plays rather difficult for me. It's the same reason I hardly ever go to the movies. It's hard for me to stay attentive for a couple hours straight without getting restless and squirmy and distracted.
 

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I saw mary poppins in NY last year, it was my first time going to a play. I always just assumed I'd hate it but I actually enjoyed it
 

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I've seen nunsense and blue man. They weren't bad... especially nunsense. Also seen a few off, off broadway plays which I doubt anyones heard of.
 

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I saw Chicago featuring Melanie Griffith while on a rather rubbish vacation in New York City. Tolerable I guess, but not my sort of thing. I would rather save 75 bucks by staying home and watching Fear City.
 

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I saw 'Don't Look Now' (also a 1970s film with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, based on Daphne Du Maurier's short story) at a theatre in Sheffield, it was amazing. I've also seen Roald Dahl's 'The Witches', which was lovely :)
 

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I went to see 'The Pillowman' earlier this year. It was excellent, the room it was in was very intimate, with a small stage on the same level as the seats, I was in the third row, really close to the stage. It starred Marc Warren (a UK television actor), and Benedict Wong (who was in the film Sunshine).
 

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The last play I saw (that was a major production) was Oliver Twist in 7th grade. I guess it was good, I don't really remember. I actually love plays, but I've only attended small local church and school plays since then. I would love to see The Phantom of the Opera one day.
 

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I had a weird obsession with The Importance of Being Earnest when I was about 8 or 9 so I went to see that. And I had to watch Twelfth Night when I was at school. That's all.
 

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Ya i like plays, you appreciate the the effort and genuinness if that's evan a word a lot more than sumfin playing on a movie screen.

Bugsy Malone was prolly the best one i've seen.
 

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I love them. I've seen a bunch of plays/musicals over the years but not since I graduated from college (I live in the middle of nowhere now). I miss it.
 

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I saw quite a few plays in elementary and junior high school. The Diary of Anne Frank, A Christmas Carol, and My Fair Lady. I remember watching My Fair Lady from the balcony with my music class and being so mystified by the music and the actors. Meanwhile, my classmates were dozing off in boredom. I just love the stage.
 

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Yeah, I've seen several, not as many as I'd like. I agree, you feel much closer to everything seeing it live than you would at a movie. Especially in really small theaters where you're right up against the stage - there's an intensity of emotion there that you don't really get when everything's filtered through a screen.
 
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