Friday, March 25, 2016

The Lullaby of Broadway


Last night in Spokane was phenomenal. 42nd Street is the quintessential big Broadway song & dance show. It's the iconic story of a small town girl with big city dreams. The non-stop talent of last night's performance left me star struck and humming a few show tunes the next morning. Last time, I saw this show, I was an 18 year-old college student in New York. I was moved by the magic then as well. 

Don't ever think a Broadway tour is secondary talent. How they crammed that much talent on last night's stage is baffling. The only thing you miss is walking through Times Square before the show. Spokane should thank our lucky stars and West Coast Entertainment for the Best of Broadway tour. I knew I'd love last night's show but some of my favorite shows were the ones I almost passed on. I've learned to trust WCE. If they're bringing it to Spokane, it's a not-to-miss show. Oh and we parked directly across the street in the Hotel Grand for $10! Seriously, where can you do that? 

I adore the theatre. This love was instilled in me at a young age. My parents bought tickets a year in advance to the annual pantomime at the local playhouse and I'll never forget the Broadway tour of Peter Pan and my surprise when he flew across the stage. On a side note, my older sister enjoyed a little bit too much breaking the news that Peter was played by a girl! My feet didn't touch the floor but from the plush red theatre seat I was transported onto the stage and into glorious stories. 

Live entertainment does that and can not be replaced by any kind of electronic streaming. Call me old fashioned but when it comes to entertainment Make Mine Live. See you at the theatre! 




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