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…

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….

If You Build It They Will Come, Part 2: Say Something Bunny!

My friend Phyllis clued me into Say Something Bunny! with an urgency that indicated this was not an optional suggestion (thank you Phyllis). So after some cursory research I assembled a small rogue gang (“the theater” accommodates a MAX of 25) and signed us all up for this off off off off off off Broadway performance….

Oh What a Beautiful Theater Season – The Highlight Reel

Hi Group! I remember sitting last August with my computer on the deck in Montauk mapping shows to months. I distinctly recall worrying that this year would be a little light on offerings from a live theater perspective. Boy was that worrying ever misguided. What a treasure this year has been…

Closing our Theater Season with Oklahoma and Hadestown

I think it is fair to say that after living in NYC for almost 20 years, my “pinch me I get to live in NYC” stance is a permanent condition. But every so often there are days and even perhaps whole weeks that roll along and I am shaken to the core with how grateful I am to inhabit this town…

Burn/This is NOT Too Darn Hot

The guiding principle for this blog is to share ONLY the experiences that we at Grab Your Group and GO love: experiences that energize and enthuse, so that you can be energized and enthused too. This blog is called Grab Your Group and GO – NOT – Grab Your Group and DO NOT GO – for a reason…