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, December 31, 2020

Theater Thursday - Meet Me in St. Louis

What: Meet in St. Louis

Where: Online Stream to purchase go to irishrep.org

Who: All ages

When: Through January 2, 2020

Meet Me in St. Louis was originally a movie starring Hollywood icon, Judy Garland. In 1989, it was turned into a stage musical. Now, the Irish Repertory Theater has created an online shortened version of the musical which will be available through January 2 only. This version includes all the most well-known songs from the show and movie including the title song, The Trolley Song, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. It also includes a song or two just from the musical plus a couple of additional songs. The show is a great family show except for a little girl who is always talking about her dolls dying and burying them in the backyard which may be disturbing to some children although they do not actually show her burying any dolls or anything like that. It is all just talk.  The show was filmed socially distantly except for the harmony seeming a little off on one song and a little bit of awkward-looking dancing, they did a nice job of it. The acting is good, and the voices are beautiful. The actress who plays the youngest daughter, Tootie, actually has a much better voice than the actress who played her in the original movie as well as the actress who originally played the role on Broadway. If you have previously seen a version of the show or the movie, you may miss some of the parts that were taken out, but this version of the show is still enjoyable. If you have never seen the show or movie before, the show may seem to flow a little better to you because you won't notice anything that is missing. All in all, it's a good way to spend an evening with the family although of course, you don't have to have a family to watch or watch with your family if you do. 

And that's our view. 

For more information or to purchase an online ticket to Meet Me in St. Louis go to irishrep.org

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

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