Traveling Alone? Why Not Meet Up?

OK, so you love Broadway, there's a show listed on my website you really want to see and you ask your friends and family members and they're just not into it or can't make it that day.  What do you do?  I know some of you just sign up and go by yourself.  Actually, I have quite a few ladies that do it all the time.  But what if you are not comfortable enough in New York alone or just don't think you'd enjoy going out to lunch alone. 

Maybe it's time to form a group.  Let's talk on line, see how many would be interested in meeting up on my bus or meeting in NY if you are not from the Springfield area.  We already know you have one thing in common.  You wouldn't even be reading this if you didn't love the theater.

Let's get a conversation going!  

Anyone have a thought to share!

Sylvia with Matthew Broderick and Annnaleigh Ashford

Review for “Sylvia” with Matthew Broderick, Annaleigh Ashford, Julie White and Robert Sella

 

 

Boy did I see an adorable show this week!  “Sylvia” is one of the most clever, imaginative plays I’ve seen in a long time.  Matthew Broderick plays Greg , your typical mid life crisis kinda guy who finds a stray dog in the park , falls madly in love and brings her home to, hopefully, live in his “empty nester” New York home with level headed,  career minded wife Kate.  As you can imagine, Kate is not so anxious to share her full and happy life with a dog.  Annaleigh Ashford (who totally charmed me in Kinky Boots) playing Silvia, the dog, is what gives this play the added zip t throwing it over the top inimagination and hilarity.  Within seconds of her stage entrance you realize Annaleigh is “Sylvia” the dog.  Her movements, crazy antics and total body language are dog, completely female dog.  The audience falls in love, Greg falls in love, Sylvia falls in love with Greg but Kate wants no parts of Sylvia.  The fourth cast member, Robert Sella is incredible!  He plays three amazing roles, Tom another dog owner, Phyllis, Kate’s friend and Leslie the therapist.  The interaction of the four cast members is “laugh out loud” pure entertainment.   To me it’s a not to be missed Broadway play that I can’t imagine any other cast members puling off with such timing, warmth charm and utter talent.  The language might be a little rough for a younger crowd but the story is just so endearing!  I hope you all go see “Sylvia”  and enjoy it as much as I did!

Carol's Reviews - It Shoulda Been You

 

This show is fun!  Its funny, fresh and just plain good entertainment!

 

I would imagine Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris are a very big draw for most theatergoers!  Both bring their own big personalities and sarcastic wit as the warring Mother-in-Laws.  

The show was just pure fun! 

The voices of Lisa Howard, Montego Glover and Nick Spangler and actually the entire cast were extraordinary!  Music and songs uplifting, set was gorgeous, costumes lovely and the cast perfect!   Heartwarming, funny, with a couple of not-to-be-expected twists! 

I rate this show an absolutely must see for this season!  I’m not sure it has the lasting power of a Wicked or Book of Mormon but if you want to laugh and be shocked and walk out feeling good, don’t miss “It Shoulda Been You”.  I’m giving it three stars