Broadway & Smiling Dogs Rule (no knitting)

So, Broadway. I love it. Love theatre. Love doing behind the scenes stuff - I was a costume wench in high school. Last night we started watching The Producers and I just didn't love it. Matthew Broderick was overacting. It seemed too much like a B'way show. Not like Chicago or Rent - they worked in a movie format. Broderick bothered me. Bummer. Oh Ferris.

Just because I was curious to the amount of shows I've seen or been involved with...
I've worked on versions of Into the Woods, Marvin's Room, You Can't Take it with You, Guys and Dolls, Serpent Woman, The Boy Friend, Fiddler on the Roof, Schoolhouse Rock Live!.

I'm a huge theater fan - I've seen Grease! (with Ricky Paull Goldin and Rosie O'Donnell (Did you know she Flickrs?)), Cats, Tommy, Rent, Miss Saigon, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Blue Man Group, Les Mis, Oklahoma!, SideShow, A Chorus Line, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia, Riverdance. Sure, that's not nearly as many as some people I know. But I am confident in saying my theater appreciation is quiet healthy.

For my birthday this year, we have tickets to see Spamalot!!!! I can't wait!


Rebecca said...

I love Broadway, too! You have listed many of my favorites and I also listen to several of those soundtracks (Cats, Les Mis, Riverdance, Oklahoma...) I haven't heard of Spamalot but looks like a perfect b-day present for you!

Life's a Stitch said...

I'm a musical fanatic, too. When I was in high school, we'd go to Broadway and get student standby tickets for $4.50. Of course they were way up in God's country. I saw the Great White Hope with James Earl Jones and A Little Night Music with Lauren Bacall. And I saw Grease the last night it was off Broadway,in a tiny little theatre.I'm dating myself.

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