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However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Theater Thursday - Loveless Texas and For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday

We were given free tickets to Loveless Texas for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are own.
What: Loveless Texas

Where:The Sheen Center
           18 Bleeker Street
            New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up

When: Now through September 25, 2017
Me - Loveless Texas was  a good show. It was about two brothers. Their names were Berowne and King. King was running the family ranch while Berowne was off getting into trouble. Then, King made his brother come back home and work on the ranch. The show was very interesting. There was a lot of romance in it. I didn't care about that part because I am not really into romance. However, anyone who does like romance would really enjoy the show.  The songs were nice. The acting was good. The singing was good too. My favorite thing about the show was the music. The style of the songs was different than most shows I have seen previously. They were more country western. I liked it though. I don't really remember specific songs now, but I enjoyed them and I wouldn't mind listening to them again. The dancing  was nice too. Over all, it was a good show, and I would recommend it. 
Mom - Loveless Texas is a Western musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Love's Labour Lost. If you love romance, there is plenty of that in this story of two brothers and their friends and neighbors and the brothers oil and cattle ranch. The plot involves no less than six couples although not all of their story lines are equally important to the plot. The show is also full of songs. The songs are very pretty, but there does seems to be an awful lot of them and some of them do seem rather long. It seems like every character has at least one solo and/or duet not to mention the group numbers. The story is entertaining and well acted. The singing voices are nice. The set and costumes really bring to mind the old West. This is not a show for very young children due to certain plot elements. They would probably be bored anyway. However, it is fine for older children, and teenage girls who love romance would probably particularly enjoy it. If you are interested in seeing this fun show, don't hesitate. The show's limited run will end on September 25, 2017.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.boomerangtheatre.org.
We were given free tickets to For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday

Where: Playwright's Horizon
             416 W. 42nd St
             New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up

When: Now through October 2, 2017

Me - For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday was unique. It was about a group of grownup brothers and sisters whose father was dying and then he died. They were thinking about what its like to get older. In the second part, they were Peter Pan characters who didn't want to get older. My favorite part of the show was the dog. The dog was the family's pet from a long time ago and was played by a real dog. The dog was cute. The acting  in the show was good. The set was nice. It looked like a real house. The Peter Pan costumes were cool! It was strange to see adults as Peter Pan characters. That part of the show reminded me of Finding Neverland when they were performing Peter Pan. All in all, it was good show.
Mom - For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday is like two shows in one. The first part is about a family dealing with the death of their father and because of it their own aging as well. The second part is about not wanting to grow up. In this part, the characters are portrayed as grownup versions of the beloved Peter Pan characters. Since the main character of the show, Ann, actually portrayed Peter Pan in her youth, trying to recapture her youth dressed as Peter Pan has a double meaning for her. Although the show was a little slow at times particularly in the first part,  the premise was unique and interesting. The acting was really great. Kathleen Chalfant was particularly believable as the main character of Ann so much show that at the beginning of the show when she made a speech in front of the curtain, it took me several minutes to realize that the show had actually started and she was not just some backstage person making a pre-show speech. Despite, it's Peter Pan references this is not a show for kids and even teenagers with their limited grasp on their own mortality might not enjoy it because they could not relate to it. However, anyone older and more aware of time passing and how quickly life goes by should definitely be able to relate to this show. The show will be running through October 1 only.
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funivity Friday.

Photo credits: All Loveless Texas production photos by Yadin Photography
                       All For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday production photos by Joan Marcus

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