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, October 5, 2019

Still More Theater Saturday - Fifty Million Frenchman

We were given free tickets to Fifty Million Frenchman for review purposes.  Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Fifty Million Frenchman

Where: York Theatre at St. Peter's Church
             619 Lexington Ave.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Through October 6, 2019

Mom's view: Fifty Million Frenchman is the first show in the York Theatre's Musicals In Mufti series celebrating Cole Porter. This particular show is memorable for being Porter's first  big hit although the show has been scaled down very much from the original approximately 3 hour length and 100 or so person cast. York Theatre's version of the show has a cast of 11 and comes in at a little under 2 hours. The show is pretty much a standard boy meets girl story. The plot is somewhat filmsy and doesn't seem to make much sense. However, there is a lot of humor in the story, and the characters are mostly likeable. The highlight of the show is, of course, all of Cole Porter' wonderful cleverly worded songs. Many of them are reminscent of his later more familiar songs from some of his greatest hits. The  great music more than anything else make this show worth seeing. If you are interested in seeing the show, just be aware that only three performances remain: today at 2:30 PM and 8:00 PM and tomorrow at 2:30 PM.

And that's Moms view.

For more about Fifty Million Frenchman or the two remaining shows in the series, The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter, which will run from October 16 through October 20; and Panama Hattie, which will run through October 26 through November 3 or to purchase tickets to any of these shows. visit https://yorktheatre.org/on-stage/musicals-in-mufti.

Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All Fifty Million Frenchman production photos by Ben Strothmann

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