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, March 2, 2020

More Theater Monday - To Kill A Mockingbird at Madison Square Garden

The below post is my own opinion. I was not compensated for this post.

What: To Kill A Mockingbird

Where: Madison Square Garden
             2 Pennsylvania Plaza
             New York, NY

When: This event took place on Wednesday February 26, 2020

Mom's view: I recently had the absolute honor of attending a performance of the current Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird. This event was historic because it was the first play ever to be performed at Madison Square Garden, and it was also the largest audience ever to view a production of  a play. Despite anxiety on the part of author Harper Lee's estate prior to the initial opening of the show on Broadway, the show was well acted and well written for the stage by Aaron Sorkin and did both original author, the aforementioned Ms. Lee, and the story credit. However, none of that is why it was such an honor to be a there for  this production. It was both a privilege and an honor to attend this show because of the audience which was made up of mostly of 18,000 New York City public school students who were invited to attend for free. While I have been attending shows since I was a kid myself and covering them for about ten years, many of these kids have probably never even seen a Broadway show before or maybe even any show. Seeing this production through the eyes of these kids made it all new  and special again. They were so excited and attentive. They made their feelings for what was going on in the show clear, but not in a way that was disruptive to the show. I realized that maybe there are not theater fans and non theater fans, but there are only theater fans and those who have yet to experience the right show under the right circumstances, and I sincerely hope more people  have the opportunity to do so with future events like this. Kudos to Madison Square Garden, the cast crew and producers of To Kill a Mockingbird, and anyone else who participated in making this historic event possible.

And that's Mom's view. For more about To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway or to purchase tickets, visit https://tokillamockingbirdbroadway.com.

Photo credits: All To Kill A Mockingbird production photos supplied by DKC/O&M


  1. This looks like a great show to attend. Wish there was one where we live.

    1. It was. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.

  2. I think I would have really enjoyed this. Sounds like a great show to attend!

    1. It was great. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.