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

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday Special - I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change and What We're Up Against

We were given free tickets to I Love You You're Perfect Now Change for review purposes. Any and all opinions are our own.

What: I Love You You're Perfect Now Change

Where: George Street Playhouse
             103 College Farm Road
             New Brunswick, NJ

When: Now through November 12, 2017

Who: Recommended for Ages 16 and up

Mom's view: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is a show about relationships. It covers everything from meeting to dating to married life to being a parent. The show ran off Broadway in the late 1990s to the mid 2000s. In fact, it was the second longest running Off Broadway musical ever. Only The Fantasticks with its 42 year run ran longer. The current production has been updated to  better reflect today's world. Back in the 90s, it was not such a digitally obssesed world where everyone carries around a smart phone,  and there is online dating and texting. The show is made up of a series of skits and songs that hilariously capture the ups and downs of finding a relationship and being in a relationship. The small cast of four does a terrific job of taking on a variety of different roles. The songs are delightful. Most of them are more comical, but there are a few pretty ballads in the mix as well. The show is not appropriate for young children due to the subject matter. There is no holding back with regard to anything having to do with relationships in this show including what goes on in the bedroom and the texting of inappropriate pictures. Over all though, this is a show that anyone who has ever been in a relationship or even wanted to be in a relationship can relate to and enjoy. If you are interested in seeing this show, don't hesitate. The show will be closing after three more performances this weekend.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit georgestreetplayhouse.org.
We were given free tickets to What We're Up Against for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: What We're Up Against

Where: McGinn/Cazale Theatre
             2162 Broadway
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and up

When: Through November 27, 2017

Mom's view: What We're Up Against is a show about office politics. This is definitely not a feel good show. It will definitely make you think, and it will probably make you angry. The show is well written by Theresa Rebeck. She does a good job of showing the reality of what it is like to be a woman in a business world dominated by men. The cast is first rate. Many of them are familiar from much loved previous roles in such movies as Pitch Perfect and/or TV shows like CSI or in previous stage roles. Here they do a good job of portraying characters none of whom is completely likeable This is not a good show for children due to the subject matter which they probably wouldn't understand anyway and would probably bore them. However, if you like shows that explore important topics affecting today's world in a realistic way but do not  attempt to provide any easy answers, you may enjoy this show.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit wptheater.org/show/what-were-up-against

Photo credits: All I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change production photos by T. Charles Erickson
                       All What We're Up Against production photos by Joan Marcus

Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.

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