Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Theater season continues
We are smack dab in the middle of theater season! Two weekends ago was 42nd Street at the California Theater. We had a wonderful pre-show dinner at one of my favorite places to eat, Flemings. Normally we don't go there because its just too expensive but they were having an awesome special: wedge salad, filet mignon, lobster tail, blue cheese mashed potatoes and green beans with mushrooms for a very fair price.... YUM!!!! After a fantastic meal it was off to the show. The performance was well done with lots of singing and tap dancing. Some of the singers were better than others but the dancing was awesome. As is common with these older shows (42nd Street premiered on Broadway in the 80s) I find that even though I've never seen the show I'm still quite familiar with the music.

Then, this last weekend it was Candlelight Pavillion's performance of The Drowsy Chaperone. Usually I have some idea about the storyline or even theme of the show before we go. But this time, I went in completely cold. OMG what a funny show! Very funny, very cute. And, again, lots of dancing and tap dancing... what is it with tap dancing? It seems like every stage actor must be able to do it and they are always so good! As usual for the Candlelight the sets and costumes were great. Very nice evening.

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