Grab your Group and Go See Carousel

Carousel landed firmly on my radar when I learned that Jessie Mueller and Renee Fleming were headlining the show.  This is the third time the theater group has gathered to see the always enchanting Jessie Mueller.  We saw her first in Beautiful in February of 2015 and again in Waitress in April 2016 where she handily debuted both roles.  Once Ms. Mueller was coupled with the serious singing chops of opera phenom Renee Fleming, I knew the show was a safe bet. While these outsize talents did not disappoint it is the dancing and the lighting that are my two reasons for highly recommending this show….

Grab your Brother and GO SEE BRUCE!

I had the opportunity to see Springsteen on Broadway with my brother, the person who introduced me to Bruce’s music so many years ago in the quaint Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights. It was a surreal night that I am so grateful I was able to experience…

A Thematic Theater Trifecta

Not sure what I was thinking by scheduling three Broadway shows directly on the heels of a long trip to Japan, but I am certain I must have thought it was a good idea at the time.  In fact it was a very good idea…

Go See, Feel and Hear The Band’s Visit

When I think of what a night on Broadway includes, I think of colorful sets, booming musical numbers and powerful characters interacting.  The Band’s Visit is the opposite of this.  It was quiet, it took it’s time, it was monochromatic; still it was one of the best nights I’ve had on Broadway.  My heart ached for these characters.  There are so many reasons to grab your group and go see this show, here are just a few of them…

Battles Aplenty on Stage at War Paint

There were a whole lot of wars occurring last night on stage at War Paint. The central “war” occurred over four decades between the two dueling make-up titans: Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. But the other wars fought on stage were just as divisive…

Sara Bareilles in Waitress on Broadway

Recently, we got to see Sara Bareilles perform, while making lots of pie, in Waitress on Broadway. Tickets were not cheap, but we rationalized that it was like seeing a Broadway show AND a concert so we ponied up the extra cash. And boy am I glad we did…

Bette Midler glowin’ and crowin’ and goin’ strong in Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly had absolutely nothing in common with the play Sweat. Instead of soot and sweat, we got sparkles, feathers, and fancy hats. In place of a gritty bar, we were transported to the red velvet bastion of The Harmonia Gardens. Heated clashes were cast aside for outsize song and dance numbers. And a talented ensemble was replaced with a 5’1″, 71 year old, one woman phenom casting her spell on most every member of the audience…