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

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Theater Thursday - Calendar Girls

We were given complimentary tickets to Calendar Girls for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Calendar Girls

Where: 1200 Old Trenton Road
            West Windsor, NJ

Who: Recommended for ages 13 and Up

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday through January 5, 2020

Mom - The play Calendar Girls is based on the 2003 movie of the same name starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walter. It is the true story of a group of older woman who pose for a nude calendar to raise funds for Leukaemia Research after one of the group's member's husband dies of cancer. While there is some brief nudity in the show, you don't really see much and it is done very tastefully. However, because of that and some strong language I wouldn't recommend the show for young children. Although the story is meaningful, it moves along at a somewhat slower pace than the film. Also, it is sometimes, hard to understand what the actors are saying particularly if you have a problem with accents. The acting is mostly good. The show does more than present a story about a group of woman raising money for cancer research. It actually does the same. The cast and crew created an actual calendar of their own which can be purchased in the theater lobby during the show's intermission. All sales of the calendar are being donated to a local cancer center.

And that's Mom's view. For more information to to purchase tickets to Calendar Girls, visit kelsey.mccc.edu/shows_current.shtml#7.

Tune in Saturday for another installment of our Working in Theater series in this week's Saturday Special.

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