Sunday, February 8, 2009

Off to a Show

Have you ever had moments when you thought about what you would do if money was no object and you could have or do whatever you wanted? I have to admit that I have and one of the first things would be.......I would go to SHOWS! We are very fortunate to live in a spot where there are many venues to see just about anything you might want to see. Even the local casino's draw some great talent. One of my favorite's is Gammage Theater at ASU. They have wonderful touring companies of Broadway shows. If I could, I would be there almost every time the show changed!

But, back here in real life, those shows are very expensive, even the "cheap" seats. So we have to pick and choose the ones that we really want to see. Last Christmas, one of my gifts was a ticket to go with the Momma (DD) and Julia to see "ANNIE". DD and I saw the movie version when she was small and it was great to take Julia together. My great white hunter and I went to see "JERSEY BOYS" there. It was great hearing the Four Season's songs from the 60's along with the story.

Last night, my great white hunter and I went with the Mama, Julia and Colin to see the Broadway musical "THE LION KING". It was wonderful!!! The sound track is a favorite of mine. When the Momma got married and moved out, I realized that she was taking her CD of the soundtrack with her and had to go buy my own. It blasts out of the speakers on a regular basis still, so this was a perfect match for me.

Seeing the kid's reaction was priceless. They were both all dressed up, Julia in a pretty dress with her hair in curls and jewelry. Colin in a blue long sleeved dress shirt and pants with new dress shoes. We made a night of it and went out for Mexican food first. We made some great memories. I am sure that years from now, we will be telling Colin how he fell asleep during the last act and missed the end completely! How he could sleep with all that noise is beyond me. He has been sick and just ran out of steam as only a six year old can do.

You know, maybe it is best that we can only go once or twice a year. If you go all the time, it might lose its magic, that feeling of being a special occasion. I would not want to give that up because it is as special as the show itself. I am counting my blessings that we can manage to go occasionally, and I am looking forward to the next time we go to a "SHOW".

Excuse the flash glare, try as I might, my skills with the camera are about as limited as my computer skills.


Sue said...

Good for you! I love theatre and used to do make-up and costumes for our local children's theatre and a couple of other companies. One of the sweetest pictures I have is of my granddaughter when she was about four, all dressed up in a pink "evening" dress with a corsage for a date to the theatre with her father.

Amelia said...

Oh Norma,

What fun. Making memories for sure with the grandchildren...I bet lots of pictures were taken also.

You are right about only going a time or two a year...keeps it special that way.

Belvie said...

Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Purple Pam said...

Sounds like you all had a great time. That is what it is all about, yes?

Katie said...

Good for you! I saw Lion King in Toronto a few years ago and it was spectacular. Did your version have live animals and have them and actors comeing in from the back of the audiance? I would go again any time. Many of us are on more limited funds now days but when I can spend on theater, I think that I am helping someone there keep their job. I hate to see art and music take the first hits in the schools, as they always do.

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

I would love to see Lion King. I lover theater productions but don't get to see many.

Teresa said...

I love to go to the theatre too! The last play I saw was The Nutcracker and that was way too long ago. Thanks for the reminder of how much fun this is.