You don’t always appreciate what you have until it’s gone. That is/was me with Monday Listicles. When Stasha went on hiatus, my sister reached out to her and revived the weekly blog hop. I’m pretty excited to have a chance to start my week with a list. They are easy to write, I can be creative, and I crib inspiration from others.
This week, I want to highlight my adoration of Broadway Philadelphia. The Arts in Philly is a close alternative for the Broadway lover in your life.
The Illusionists. As a skeptic, I was blown away by the seven men who performed on stage. The Boy was equally transfixed, trying to wait for them to leave the theater for autographs.
My favorite was The Trickster, a man who was quick with the jokes and even quicker liberating folks of their watches. This was a family friendly show, full of laughs, oohs, and aahs.
The sun will come out from March 17 to the 22nd with the Tony Award winning production of Annie. The story of the optimistic orphan, her dog Sandy, and Daddy Warbucks is sure to delight fans both old and new.
The Mister is hesitant to see Dirty Dancing with my because he knows I’ll spend the next week telling him “Nobody puts Baby in a corner!” I think it will be fun to see this beloved movie brought to life on stage. Baby will be kept out of the corner at the Academy of Music from Mar 24 – Apr 5, 2015
When The Mister saw me watching this movie with The Boy, he was ready to pitch a fit. Then he sat down to watch the movie, moving past the “Dragon Queens*” and digging the story of a shoe factory on the brink of failure, saved by a singer named Lola. These boots will be marching into the Forrest Theater from Apr 28 – May 3, 2015
The show I’m really waiting for is The Lion King.
This movie holds a special place in my heart because I had planned to give birth to The Teen to this song. Unfortunately, she was in a rush to come, so this played as they cleaned her up and introduced me to my first born. I know these tickets will be hot, hot, hot! The Lion King will be playing at The Academy of Music from May 20 – June 14, 2015.
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I would be remiss if I didn’t mention The Philly Pops. The Boy loves hearing them play, having a renewed interest in his own trumpet practice after we see a show. Last year we saw the Magical Music of John Williams. This year we have a date for Epic Hollywood Soundtracks.
Last, but not least, for the Spring season is the Broadway Smash The Color Purple. The Color Purple is a 1982 novel by Alice Walker that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. I grew up watching Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey demanding justice from the men in their lives. The Color Purple’ was hugely successful as a novel, on screen and on Broadway. This performance stars the powerhouse Jennifer Holliday.
What show are you looking forward to? What would you recommend? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!