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Old 01-16-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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I got two tickets with the presale. Didn't want to shell out $130+ per ticket, so I got the $75 seats. (Plus the obscene Ticketmaster "convenience" fee, but that's another rant.) Still center section, orchestra, but near the back.

Then I heard just how much the stage show deviates from the book, and now I'm no longer so enthused about the show. I loved the book - just finished reading it a week or so ago. I also love musical theatre. I'm just very disappointed that they felt the need to change/omit major events crucial to the book's storyline.

In any case, I'll probably end up selling my tickets. I won't be looking to make any money on them - just what I paid for them.

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^^^^ hey, if I can follow Wicked, anyone can.

as to the accuracy to the book, the wife said it deviates a good bit but is still an enjoyable experience. she explained some of the stuff that happens in the book to me once........wow. just wow.

Mike
Mike, I highly recommend reading the book. I'm not even a fan of the fantasy genre, but I loved this.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I haven't read the book but in general, most movies take some liberties with the book.

I've heard from many many people that have seen the show and raved about it. If I were you, I'd go and see for myself!

Vicki
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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I got two tickets for a weeknight. The cheapo $30 tickets. They are nosebleed seats, but I figure the DPAC isn't that big. From the website it looks like their really isn't a bad view in the house.

My wife will be thrilled.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I got two tickets with the presale. Didn't want to shell out $130+ per ticket, so I got the $75 seats. (Plus the obscene Ticketmaster "convenience" fee, but that's another rant.) Still center section, orchestra, but near the back.

Then I heard just how much the stage show deviates from the book, and now I'm no longer so enthused about the show. I loved the book - just finished reading it a week or so ago. I also love musical theatre. I'm just very disappointed that they felt the need to change/omit major events crucial to the book's storyline.

In any case, I'll probably end up selling my tickets. I won't be looking to make any money on them - just what I paid for them.



Mike, I highly recommend reading the book. I'm not even a fan of the fantasy genre, but I loved this.
You are exactly the type of person I will be buying them from off Craigslist!
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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We got our tickets as well We are going May 13th...can't wait! We have read the book as well...awesome! We will most likely read it again before May to make a comparison between the book and the play.... Have fun everyone!
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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I haven't read the book but in general, most movies take some liberties with the book.

I've heard from many many people that have seen the show and raved about it. If I were you, I'd go and see for myself!

Vicki
I do realize that the show is very popular. However, they didn't merely take some liberties. The plot is completely different from the book. (I've read the synopsis on Wikipedia.) While it sounds like it might be a fun production, I don't care at all for where they went with it, and would prefer not to see it.

If I hadn't read the book, I obviously wouldn't feel this way. I'm not upset, just no longer interested in seeing the stage show.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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I haven't read the book but in general, most movies take some liberties with the book.

I've heard from many many people that have seen the show and raved about it. If I were you, I'd go and see for myself!

Vicki
I saw Wicked a few years back when a group of us from work went. We got discounted tickets. I had read the book and knew from my daughter who saw the original on Broadway that it was different. I even dragged the husband along. We ended up loving it. One of the best musicals I've seen. Although I will say Les Miserables is still my favorite. And like you was very disappointed in Cats. I would add the Lion King, Phantom and the original cast of Jesus Christ Superstar to make Les Miz and Wicked my top five!

I wish we could see it again but the budget says no.

Enjoy!!!!!
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