Why the Walk and Talks?

In October I introduced the Walk and Talk into the Grab Your Group and GO repertoire. The question has been asked, “Why the Walk and Talks?” But I think the better question is, “What took me so long?”

Grab Your Group and GO UNDER THE SEA

Usually when I gather a group, I am more often than not experiencing the selected show/activity for the first time along with the group. This gives me a semi-free pass on my decision-making skills if whatever I selected is a bust. I love the freedom of a free pass. But sometimes I visit a place and then make the determination to bring the group back, like recently when a group of 25 of us made our way to the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey…

A Must GO: freestyle love supreme on Broadway

There are two things I take completely for granted, but are completely necessary for me when I write: time and quiet. The performers on stage at freestyle love supreme are afforded neither of these luxuries, but wow can these word geniuses pump out the language…

All Hail the Queen – Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Tina Turner did not have an easy life. This icon was handed the steep, craggy, dangerous and entirely uphill version of life at birth. She was also granted three super important gifts that would enable her to so marvelously persevere as she tackled this daunting climb: her spirit, her tenacity, and her voice…

Cheers to You!

I wrote the following post for my theater group newsletter.  I had so many people comment on the email that I wanted to share it with all of you…

A Play – A Book – 6 Women

Last night our small but lovely group hunkered down to bear witness to three women quite inexplicably orbiting around an opinionated, nay-saying, self-confessed dim and decaying sun in the form of a 50-year-old flailing divorced man in the play by Tracy Letts: Linda Vista….

Ain’t Too Proud and The Sound Inside… Go and Go!

From afar one would be hard-pressed to glean similarities between the dazzling musical about the life and tumultuous times of The Temptations in Ain’t Too Proud and the stark and dark play about the quietly tortured and lonely life of a middle-aged professor in The Sound Inside. But those similarities I mentioned? They are there…

Why do we GO see LIVE theater?

In one of my closing missives to the theater group last spring, I included a photo of a column a friend (thanks Liz C.) sent me from an airplane. The article regaled the reader with an array of mental health benefits associated with regular cultural engagements (like the theater). These benefits include staving off depression and reducing the rate of cognitive decline…

Sea Wall/A Life… GO!

Took my son to see See Wall/A Life at The Hudson Theatre on Saturday. Amazing performances and an important life lesson all in one night….