Friday, August 8, 2008

the music and the mirror and the chance to dance

There are a few things in life that just never fail to cheer me up.

One of them is seeing "A Chorus Line" on Broadway (or, the film if necessary).

I went to see the show again last night (maybe my 4th time since the revival opened?) because I heard it's closing soon, and it was just as good as always. I first saw a production of it back when I was really young and didn't get all the humor in a Broadway in Boston production. It gets better every time I see it.

The current cast features Mario Lopez (of Dancing With the Stars, Saved by the Bell, etc etc etc) as Zach, who, in this version, actually sits at the back of the house as if he were directing and speaks from a mic back there.

Being the last minute planner that I am, I was only able to get standing room tickets, so I was literally like two people down from where Mario was standing. Too funny...he kept saying a line and then backing up to swing his arms around or crack his back or play with his (obnoxiously blue blinking) phone.

Anyway, I enjoyed it...haven't been to a Broadway show in a while, and it's one of my favorites.

Tonight I'm headed to Lincoln Center to see Karole Armitage's company with fellow blogers and some friends...although right now I'm sitting in the park after taking class and the moment I sat down to rest my feet and flip open my laptop, it started to rain! Hopefully it stops soon (and doesn't get worse before I make it home now...)

Happy Friday.


Kathy with a K said...

How'd you like that amazing quick change at the end, into their gold costumes?! And how 'bout the orchestra...UNDER the stage!
Great show.

Ellen said...

You write very well.