I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
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.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monthly Mash-up for October, 2015 Howloween and The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Me - My topic for this month is Howloween. Howolween was a Halloween costume contest for dogs. It took place in a little park in midtown New York. We did not know about it before, but we just happened to go there when it was going on. The dogs were really cute. There was one that was dressed as a banana. There was one that was dressed as Batman's sidekick Robin.  There was one that was a dressed as a  princess that had a crown and  a purple cape. There were  other ones too, but I don't remember them all. They gave out prizes for the best costumes. The prizes were really good too. They had things like Amazon gift cards. They also had food, but it was only for the people who were participating in the contest. It looked good though. It was fun to watch the contest because the dogs were really cute. I would definitely go again if I knew when it was going to be next year.

Mom - My topic for this month is The Hunchback of Notre Dame. We recently had the opportunity to see The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Kelsey Theater. The show was the version of the story with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz respectively which played at the Papermill Playhouse in 2015 but never made it to Broadway. The show is based on the Disney movie of the same name and includes the songs in the movie plus additional songs. Most of the songs are not that memorable, and the story is depressing. This is a much darker version of the story than in the Disney movie and is much closer to the actual Victor Hugo novel. I can see why the show never made it to Broadway. Kelsey's version of the show was wonderful, however. The acting and singing were both terrific. C.J. Carter really shined in the lead role of Quasimondo. The entire cast was really good in their roles. Not one person was miscast. The set and costumes were just perfect as well. It was one of the best shows we have ever seen at Kelsey Theater. Unfortunately, all this great theater was wasted on a show with a totally depressing story. Still, I'm glad we got the opportunity to see this well acted show before its final performance  which was yesterday, October 29. 2017.


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