I love Broadway Musicals. If I lived in New York and had the money I would see every show on Broadway. When I win the lottery (ha! like that will happen) I will fly in for every opening night. What a wonderful luxury that would be. Once again they have produced a musical based on something near and dear to my heart “The Addams Family.” The casting is near perfect with Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia. I hope it does justice to the Charles Addams comic strip which I love. It opens this month in Chicago and moves to Broadway in March.
I have seen a few Broadway shows that toured in California, but mainly no. “Why” you ask if I love it so. Money is the answer. Who can afford $80.00 to $200.00 a ticket. I wanted to see Wicked but I sent my kids (I got a heck of a deal) and their spouses instead as a Christmas present. I did see Phantom of the Opera (twice) and Little Shop of Horrors. The best though was seeing Yul Brenner in The King and I, twice no less. There is a funny story that goes with the first time I saw it. In fact it is one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. But that is another post for another day.
Well now you have to tell!!! and I know what you mean about the price of tickets – we went to see The Lion King in London and it cost a small fortune – such a pity – I LOVE going to musicals!!!
You’re reminding me of the time I saw Sweeny Todd on stage for the first time. I knew every word to every song and couldn’t wait to see it. Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou. Fabulous. But as soon as the killing began people (mostly elderly couples) started filing out of the theater in disgust. You simply can’t see a play (and spend the small fortune on a ticket) unless you have some idea about what you’re going to see. (I LOVED it, btw)
I loved the movie but I never got to see it on stage. I’m so jealous.
*raising her hand*…..I, too, am a Musical Junkie! I was in them in high school (Ado Annie! Yee-haw!) and love to attend them when I can.
I am SO jealous that you saw Yul Brenner and than jane saw Angela Landsbury in Sweeny Todd (love that sick little show, btw).
My favorite continues to be Les Miz…tell our budding Mme. Thernandier that :)
That sounds like an awesome musical.
My friend saw this musical and loved it. I know what you mean about the tickets. Annie is coming to Chicago and I would love to take the girls, but it would cost us close to 400 bucks! Bummer.