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1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Biggest problem with Phantom is the length, it's actually about 20 minutes longer than CATS. 😇

 

And I'll bet there is no abridged version available 😉

 

you are probably right.  I agree, it has to be a show that is not too terribly long!

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27 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Biggest problem with Phantom is the length, it's actually about 20 minutes longer than CATS. 😇

 

And I'll bet there is no abridged version available 😉

 

 

Going back to our conversation with the Stage Manager that installs all the shows on RCI ships. He said that RCI had booked CATS because they really wanted Phantom, and Andrew Lloyd Webber insisted they take CATS first. Now I hesitated to mention this because I didn't want people jumping down my throat, but this is indeed what he said. We had sat in the front row, and instead of standing in line waiting to leave at the end of the show, we just sat and chatted with our friends. This guy came out from behind the stage and saw us and came up and starting talking to us. He also said that Mama Mia was taken off Quantum because it was not playing to that culture. He said that the Asian market wanted two things - Casinos and Vegas showgirl type entertainment. 

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I thought Mamma Mia on Allure in October was excellent. 

 

mac_tlc

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On 7/15/2019 at 3:20 PM, John&LaLa said:

 

Biggest problem with Phantom is the length, it's actually about 20 minutes longer than CATS. 😇

 

And I'll bet there is no abridged version available 😉

 

I've seen Phantom 3 times and I was sorry when the show ended!

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1 hour ago, Giorgi-one said:

I've seen Phantom 3 times and I was sorry when the show ended!

 

I feel that way about CATS 😉🐱

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On 7/17/2019 at 12:58 AM, John&LaLa said:

 

I feel that way about CATS 😉🐱

I guess you will be first in line to see the new film version in December...??!

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On 7/12/2019 at 5:31 PM, mac_tlc said:

I would greatly prefer Les Miserables, which has been seen by over 70 million people in 52 countries and 22 languages around the world.  Maybe they could get Alfie Boe to come and do opening night. I’d book it in a heartbeat. 

 

mac_tlc

The problem with Les Mis is that my tears start as soon as the orchestra starts the overture. 

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On 7/12/2019 at 6:51 PM, John&LaLa said:

 

Keep in mind that Mama Mia is a collection of existing songs jumbled together into a silly story. 😇

My answer to that is So?

the songs are wonderful, the plot, such as it is, is fun, and one walks out with a big smile. 

That’s what I call entertainment!

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On 7/13/2019 at 4:48 AM, A&L_Ont said:

Lets go with Book of Mormon.  No falling asleep during that performance. 

 

On 7/13/2019 at 4:51 AM, Host Clarea said:

 

Agreed, excellent idea.

 

Love Book of Mormon so much but can you imagine the line-ups at guest services after that show😳🙄😂

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2 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

My answer to that is So?

the songs are wonderful, the plot, such as it is, is fun, and one walks out with a big smile. 

That’s what I call entertainment!

👍

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On 7/11/2019 at 10:07 PM, Host Clarea said:

Most likely not.

Why not? correct me if I'm wrong, but no show has run more than 5 years since the Oasis class debuted.  Oasis (from memory) started with Hair Spray around 2009 and switched to Cats in 2014.   Allure started with Chicago in 2010 or so and switched in 2015.  

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On 7/15/2019 at 3:20 PM, John&LaLa said:

 

Biggest problem with Phantom is the length, it's actually about 20 minutes longer than CATS. 😇

 

And I'll bet there is no abridged version available 😉

 

I LOVE me some Phantom, but to let you know there is an an abridged version. This version ran in Las Vegas for a few years. They cut the Intermission, and move the Chandelier crash to the end. They ended up cutting about a half-hour from the show.

 

Also, when I saw Cats on Oasis (the infamous Noro-Cruise,) it was simply AMAZING! I have seen Cats, now 5 times and this production was the best!

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2 hours ago, little britain said:

I guess you will be first in line to see the new film version in December...??!

With all the hype going on for the new CATS movie, and the cast of actresses/actors (Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson and many more), there may be a brand new audience of cruisers who will be eager to see Cats after seeing the movie. 

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2 hours ago, little britain said:

I guess you will be first in line to see the new film version in December...??!

 

I'll wait until $5 Tuesday 😇

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29 minutes ago, Drock20J said:

I LOVE me some Phantom, but to let you know there is an an abridged version. This version ran in Las Vegas for a few years. They cut the Intermission, and move the Chandelier crash to the end. They ended up cutting about a half-hour from the show.

 

Also, when I saw Cats on Oasis (the infamous Noro-Cruise,) it was simply AMAZING! I have seen Cats, now 5 times and this production was the best!

 

I have 100's of photos from that sail. Saw it three times. 

 

Front right, mid left, and from the engineers panel.

 

Nevermind,  now that I think about it, they only had two shows, the Saturday matinee didnt happen.

 

So the pics from 3 views was in February.  And that set had a lot of cast changes for the guys. Old Deuteronomy was sick. Also, the tire was broken

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2 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I'll wait until $5 Tuesday 😇

I'll wait for it to come on TV

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1 hour ago, BillOh said:

Why not? correct me if I'm wrong, but no show has run more than 5 years since the Oasis class debuted.  Oasis (from memory) started with Hair Spray around 2009 and switched to Cats in 2014.   Allure started with Chicago in 2010 or so and switched in 2015.  

 

Done all the time on Voyager and Freedom  ships

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46 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Done all the time on Voyager and Freedom  ships

 

That would probably be why I made sure I mentioned the recent history of the Oasis class.   There are some differences. 

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I have 100's of photos from that sail. Saw it three times. 

 

Front right, mid left, and from the engineers panel.

 

Nevermind,  now that I think about it, they only had two shows, the Saturday matinee didnt happen.

 

So the pics from 3 views was in February.  And that set had a lot of cast changes for the guys. Old Deuteronomy was sick. Also, the tire was broken

The tire was broken on our cruising as well.

 

I feel sorry for the cast on that trip. They were all troopers, but they HATED serving food in the Windjammer.

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Ok- so, I’ve had season passes for broadway shows in Mpls for years, and I vote for Priscilla Queen of the Dessert, Kinky Boots, or Wicked (ideally starring my fave witch ever- Kim Zimmer (aka Reva :))

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6 minutes ago, vacationlover_mn said:

Ok- so, I’ve had season passes for broadway shows in Mpls for years, and I vote for Priscilla Queen of the Dessert, Kinky Boots, or Wicked (ideally starring my fave witch ever- Kim Zimmer (aka Reva :))

 

Kinky Boots is going on NCL's new ship Encore. And NCL's Epic has Priscilla. So I'm guessing it will be a no on those two, but I don't know if cruise ships lock down being exclusive ship showing the show?

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19 minutes ago, smplybcause said:

 

Kinky Boots is going on NCL's new ship Encore. And NCL's Epic has Priscilla. So I'm guessing it will be a no on those two, but I don't know if cruise ships lock down being exclusive ship showing the show?

Omg, kinda jealous of NCL!!

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4 hours ago, jagsfan said:

My answer to that is So?

the songs are wonderful, the plot, such as it is, is fun, and one walks out with a big smile. 

That’s what I call entertainment!

Totally Agree!!!! That's what I want when I go to a Broadway Show!! 

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Word is that in a cost cutting measure similar to what's happening to headliners, the new movie will be shown instead.

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