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, November 27, 2017

Monthly Mash-up for November, 2017 Backstage at the Longacre Theatre and Who's Holiday!

Me - My topic for this month is backstage on Broadway.  I  recently got to go backstage at another Broadway theater. This time it was the Longacre Theatre. Currently, A  Bronx Tale is playing there. I haven't actually seen that show but a friend of ours was working backstage at the show so he took us backstage after a performance. We met him  at the stagedoor. Some people were standing there after the show wating for autographs when our friend took us backstage. That was so cool ! I have always wanted to do that ! We got to walk backstage. We walked on the stage. We took pictures. We saw the car they use in the show. It looked really small. We saw a bunch of other props that they use in the show too. The guy that wrote the show was there. His name is Chazz Palminteri. He said hello too us. That was cool! The kid that is in the show was there too. He was taking pictures on the set with some people. It was a really fun experience!


Me - My topic for this month is Who's Holiday! Although this show is based on the the classic children's book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this show is definitely not for children. The show is a continuation of the beloved tale in which Leslie Margherita, perhaps best known for her role as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda, plays a grow-up  version of little Cindy Lou Who. Life hasn't been so easy for Cindy Lou, and she isn't afraid to share all the gory details of her sordid life. The show is actually quite funny if you don't mind thinking about beloved children's characters in a new and unflattering light. Ms. Margherita is terrific in the role. She really does a good job of getting into the characters skin and she is very responsive to her audience and quick with an adlib when one is suitable. The show is told in rhyming couplets just like the Dr. Seuss book on which it is based, a device which alternates between being cute and endearing and cloying and annoying. All in all, though it's a fun and somewhat nostalgic show. 

Who's Holiday is currently playing at the West Side Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. New York, NY. It will run through December 31, 2017. For more information or to purchase tickets visit whosholiday.com.

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