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#753: See Wicked

I couldn’t see any facial expressions of the characters on the stage, but for $20 tickets without having to stand in line (we got them through work), I can’t complain.

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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Theater

 

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#627: See Of Mice and Men

It was always inevitable, of course.  You knew it from the moment the curtain rose and the familiar sense of this isn’t going to end well bubbled and gurgled up into your throat.

But you tried to enjoy the experience anyway, since everyone was so talented and objectively it was impressive.

Still, that nagging feeling of this is hurtling toward devastation wouldn’t go away, and while on the one hand, you wanted to just get it over with, on the other hand you wanted to stop time so you might never have to reach the instant everything goes so terribly wrong.

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Posted by on June 5, 2014 in Theater

 

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#552: Broadway Classics

Classic Broadway songs performed live at Carnegie Hall for $5?  Not too shabby.

Granted, I didn’t love every tune that was played, but they did include one of the best (in my opinion, yes, but also just in general), I Could Have Danced All Night.  I dare you to listen to this song–and watch Audrey Hepburn–and not immediately either 1.) grab the girl/guy you’re with and dance with them, or 2.) imagine grabbing a girl or guy and dancing with them.  Or a puppy or something equally cute.  It’s just so great, and it makes me (since I don’t currently have a guy or girl or puppy within dancing distance) think of times when I’ve felt that happy and look forward to future times when I’ll feel that happy.

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Posted by on November 30, 2013 in Music

 

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#473: Learn a Broadway dance

The Broadway Bodies class I took was fun–the first half was a warm-up to different Broadway songs, and the second half was learning a choreographed routine based on a Broadway show.

I kept up with the group even though almost everyone else was a regular in the class, and I got a good workout. But I couldn’t help but think the whole thing was pointless.  We spent 25 minutes learning a dance, and then we went home.  Next week, those who return will learn a different dance.  And another one after that.  They never actually put these dances to any use or perform them for anyone else.

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Posted by on June 12, 2013 in Sports

 

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#316: See Once on Broadway

There aren’t words to describe how incredible this show was for me.  Or at least, I don’t want to use them for fear of inadequately placing them in the right order to successfully get the message across.

How can something that makes you sad be wonderful?  How can something that makes you ache be enjoyable?  How can something tragic be funny? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Theater

 

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#289: Buy tickets for Once

No kidding, I am as excited about this as most women probably are for their wedding day.  Ever since it was first announced that Once would be adapted for Broadway, I knew I would go.  It didn’t matter if I was living in Ohio; it wouldn’t have mattered if I lived in Australia.  When you love something enough, you’ll do anything for it.

Including wait until November to see it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Movies, NYC

 

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#222: Broadway in Bryant Park

I hate when the reason for me–or anyone–not doing something is, “I don’t know.”  If there’s no good reason not to do something, do it!  (Even if there is a good reason not to do something, at least consider it.)  Too often I’m just too lazy or have too little energy to bother.

For example, a few years ago, I worked 2 minutes from Bryant Park, but I never made it to the summer Broadway series.  It’s during lunchtime, so I definitely could have; I just didn’t.  It’s taken me 6 years to get myself over to the park, sit in the blazing sun, and listen to Broadway stars perform songs from the musicals. For free.  How lame is that? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Music

 

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