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Old 03-11-2012, 19:20
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Viva Forever! A new musical based on the songs of The Spice Girls has already made a around $4,800,000 in advance ticket sales.

Pretty impressive as the show doesn't even open until December 11th.

Well done guys. A lot of hard work - Judy, Jennifer, Paul, Martin, Lynne, Geri, the the INCREDIBLE cast and everyone at XIX.

So happy to hear of the initial success, but also very excited to see the success grow even further and last for years to come and inspire a new generation of Girl Power.

A genuinely fantastic show.

Meryl? Are you free to start filming in Spain in 2014??
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Old 03-11-2012, 19:32
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Viva Forever! A new musical based on the songs of The Spice Girls has already made a around $4,800,000 in advance ticket sales.

Pretty impressive as the show doesn't even open until December 11th.

Well done guys. A lot of hard work - Judy, Jennifer, Paul, Martin, Lynne, Geri, the the INCREDIBLE cast and everyone at XIX.

So happy to hear of the initial success, but also very excited to see the success grow even further and last for years to come and inspire a new generation of Girl Power.

A genuinely fantastic show.

Meryl? Are you free to start filming in Spain in 2014??
Have you seen it?
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Old 03-11-2012, 19:34
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As soon as I saw the thread title, I knew who the OP would be
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Old 03-11-2012, 19:38
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Geri said they have already planned the movie too so that cannot be far off if this does end up being a success.
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:03
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Have you seen it?
Not the whole thing.

But I've seen enough to know that Judy is onto another winner!

Mind you I may not be the most impartial of judges - but I challenge even the most ardent Spice Girls opponent to see this show and not be impressed with the story, the comedy and the new take on the songs.

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Old 03-11-2012, 20:22
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I fully expect it to be diabolical to be honest.
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:26
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I fully expect it to be diabolical to be honest.
I would encourage you to go - I guarantee you will change your mind.

Unless you are one of these heathens that believes that Jennifer Saunders isn't funny....
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:29
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I would encourage you to go - I guarantee you will change your mind.

Unless you are one of these heathens that believes that Jennifer Saunders isn't funny....
How can you guarantee that?
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:26
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No looking back
And you thought we wouldn't make it this far
So we proved you wrong again
Now's the time
We're coming right back with a brand new design
Feelin fine

There've been tears along the way
But we're still the best of friends
Never needed to pretend
'Cos real friendship never ends
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:39
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No looking back
And you thought we wouldn't make it this far
So we proved you wrong again
Now's the time
We're coming right back with a brand new design
Feelin fine

There've been tears along the way
But we're still the best of friends
Never needed to pretend
'Cos real friendship never ends
Would that be a song from those people that can only bear to be with each other if it's for money nowadays
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:41
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That's good for them, they were one of my favourite groups of the 90's doubt I'll see it though as Musicals don't interest me much.
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:50
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Would that be a song from those people that can only bear to be with each other if it's for money nowadays
Only two ladies don't get on these days, come on! That's about as good as it gets!

Don't let's ask for the moon when we already have the stars
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:59
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Only two ladies don't get on these days, come on! That's about as good as it gets!

Don't let's ask for the moon when we already have the stars
Still makes all the lyrics about friendship being forever seem like just a hollow and horridly commercial scam. Particularly when they get back to sing about it, hideous hypocrisy.
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:10
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Still makes all the lyrics about friendship being forever seem like just a hollow and horridly commercial scam. Particularly when they get back to sing about it, hideous hypocrisy.
But technically, this particular song is only about four of them being 'the best of friends' which is still true in a couple of combinations!

Emma, Mel, Geri and Melanie.

and

Emma, Victoria, Geri and Melanie.


In all seriousness, they started out as friends, they're still friends now - whatever dramas or fluctuations - they all have a bond that will never be broken.
There's always one drama or another between a couple of them and there likely always will be. Fame does funny things to people - It's all in the Musical
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:12
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I will not be seeing this pile of tripe. Just as I wouldn't pay a penny to have seen the real deal back in the 90s.
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:17
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It' can't be any worse than Mammi Mia, We Will Rock you when will they learn
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:18
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But technically, this particular song is only about four of them being 'the best of friends' which is still true in a couple of combinations!

Emma, Mel, Geri and Melanie.

and

Emma, Victoria, Geri and Melanie.


In all seriousness, they started out as friends, they're still friends now - whatever dramas or fluctuations - they all have a bond that will never be broken.
There's always one drama or another between a couple of them and there likely always will be. Fame does funny things to people - It's all in the Musical
Well then the songs that you eulogise really need to be more specific, lyrics like "some of us will remain aquaintances but **** the rest of them" strategically placed in the girl power luv.

Really don't buy that those foursomes all love each other either, or we'd get loads more interaction, other than around things to plug.

Anyway music is shite IMO, but I felt the same about Queen and abba, so I'm never a judge.
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:23
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lyrics like "some of us will remain aquaintances but **** the rest of them" .
I chuckled.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:20
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I will not be seeing this pile of tripe. Just as I wouldn't pay a penny to have seen the real deal back in the 90s.
What does that have to do with anything?
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:28
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It' can't be any worse than Mammi Mia, We Will Rock you when will they learn
learn what exactly? these `musicals` make a lot of money.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:39
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I'm going to be a complete snob and say that I think "musicals" like Mamma Mia and Viva Forever are theatre done in a style for people who would normally hate theatre and would otherwise never set foot in one. You get quite different audiences at shows like these compared to something like Carousel!
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:05
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No I think that's fair to say. Plus it's another way to make money off the brand.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:09
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Some people are being way too harsh I reckon. The team behind Mamma Mia and Jennifer Saunders herself produced this. I cannot see it not being a hit and it must have impressed alot if a movie is being talked of before it has even opened.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:21
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No I think that's fair to say. Plus it's another way to make money off the brand.
Nostalgia in full swing.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:29
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Any real talk of a movie is a long way off yet. The show has to sustain it's success after opening, successfully move to Broadway and possibly other territories before they will consider a film version.
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