The Theater, The Theater, What Happened to the Theater

Saturday afternoon Shayne (husband) and I had the pleasure of going to see a play at our local theater as part of the Broadway Across America tour. This was only our second time going to the theater together, and this time it was for a stage adaptation of one of my favorite 80’s movies, Flashdance. While I was obviously beside myself with excitement, you could tell that all Shayne had was skepticism and doubt. My sister and brother-in-law bought us the tickets as repayment for house sitting and watching their cats during their most recent vacation. Listen to me people, if someone ever offers to buy you a ticket to a Broadway play, you say yes!

It was actually somewhat disheartening, at our show we were quite possibly the youngest (and obviously hippest) people there. The median age must have been 52 with the median household income probably in the six figures. Shows like this are big productions and cost a lot, therefore justifying the ticket prices, but why does that mean only the old and rich get to go? I wish they had a special price for anyone under the age of 30.

Anyway, it was a wonderful show. The main performer, playing Alex, was the epitome of talent. She was a great singer, gifted dancer and overall wonderful entertainer. The whole cast was really amazing. I can’t sing or dance, let alone do both at the same time. It simply amazes me that some people possess so much skill. Sigh. Anyway, it was so good that even Shayne (the skeptic) enjoyed it! He was impressed with the set design and their ability to switch scenes and transform the stage so quickly and seamlessly (did I also mention that this is Flashdance and they totally rocked the water splash scene???).

Well any way, this post was share with you a bit of my weekend and to challenge you to get out there and go to the theater! Cheers.


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