Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Magic of Broadway!

Lets Talk About It - From NYC w/Dana J.


It has been awhile since I've been to Broadway. This is my first show since I went with my grandmother before she passed away. As a child growing up I absolutely loved the bright lights and whole magic that Broadway brings. I adored every moment. I could see any show, and I was completely content. I was blessed to be brought up around the theatre thanks to one of the best people I have ever known...my grandmother Rose. I fell in love with theatre the moment I walked through the doors of my first show Cats. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. My dream for awhile was to some day be a part of the magic.

Not many kids walk around talking about Broadway. I got to see shows and even meet some of the greats casts along the way. You walk into such an elegant setting as it dazzles you. The giant doors to an amazing escape open up and there you are. The lights, the stage, and the ambiance is breathtaking. This is before the show even starts. I would sit there waiting for the lights to dim and the show to begin. At that moment a smile would appear on my face as big as the sky. Those moments are some of the greatest of my childhood. I wanted to go every week to see every show.



That magic died along with her as I had not been to Broadway until today. It was truly AMAZING. I recently entered a contest on Facebook and to my surprise I won tickets to the show Scandalous. I contacted a good friend of mine with the awesome news of going to see a Broadway show and she was more than happy to accompany me.



I was right back where I was as a kid. I was back watching that magic of Broadway. I was smiling from ear to ear and just in awe of how I could have missed this experience so much. The thought that I had been away so long never crossed my mind. I guess I was used to going with my grandmother that it never came up often. I am not sure if I felt it wouldn't be the same, but she was there with me today. I wasn't sure if I wanted to laugh or cry sitting there watching these amazing performers on stage. The show was indescribable. It just so happened that we chose the final performance to attend, which always make it that much more special. One thought that came to mind is that what this show was about was not a mistake. It was not a coincidence this is the show I won tickets too. My grandmother would have enjoyed this show very much.

Carolee Carmello and Roz Ryan were ASTOUNDING. I look forward to their future performances. The voices, the acting, and the humor had me on the edge of my seat. I have never seen either actress on Broadway, but I did see some of the cast in Times Square for the free Broadway on Broadway awhile back. Carolee Carmello put on an incredible performance and her voice is that of an angel. The strength, power, and feeling that comes out of her is beyond words. It was a very well chosen ensemble. Everything from the set to the story was just great. It was as if I never left.  I wish I can recommend you all to go see this fabulous musical; however, they have had their last hoorah. I DO highly recommend going to see both Roz Ryan and Carolee Carmello on stage in any show.

When it was all over and done, I walked out those doors with a renewed sense of love for the theatre.

All I can say now is that my grandmother would have definitely approved! :)

Many blessings,

Enjoy the show!

D :)







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