Personally I would say the opposite. I thought hte stage show was better
Given the number of times I've seen it, I'd agree with you. Nothing beats a live theatre experience.
But while I really liked the film the first time,I now love it. I'm now appreciating lots of little tweaks and plot lines that are hidden in the pages of the mahoosive book and wouldn't work on stage. Whoever wrote the screenplay deserves an Oscar. Subtle, but oh so right.