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Peter and the Starcatcher

I feel so lucky that on March 12 I get to see Peter and the Starcatcher for the second time!

Yes it is, Brilliant!
Yes it is, Brilliant!

I first saw it in June 2012 when it was on Broadway in NYC.  It is not a musical, but a play filled with music, and it is magical and fantastic and simple.  Prior to seeing the show I had read two of the books in the series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson – “Peter and the Starcatchers” and “Peter and the Shadow Thieves.”  These books detail Peter Pan before he became Peter Pan, when he was simply, “BOY.”  This is an adaptation of these books and is brought to stage by Rick Elice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xxYkdB-XEc

Above is a clip from the original Broadway cast production.  I also feel so lucky that I was a stalker and had my photo taken with a few members of the cast!

What’s doubly exciting about seeing it a second time, is that there’s a Q&A afterwards with the cast!

The Orpheum in Minneapolis is a beautiful place to see a show, so I have no doubt that I’ll have another magical, fantastic experience with the touring version of “Peter and the Starcatcher” in 2014!

I’m sure I’ll blog later this week to tell you about it!

Tra La! Goodbye May!

I can’t believe that in an hour May will be history!  The days and weeks continue to fly by… wasn’t I just celebrating Cinco de Mayo de Derby Day?

Mint Juleps and hats!

There have been baseball games and softball games and musical events and concerts and lunches with friends and work. One blissful day at the lake, resulting in sunshine on my shoulders which kept me warm for a few days!  I’m sorta caught up in my magazine reading (June Oprah awaits!), I culled my blogs so it’s not so overwhelming to read them anymore and I’m reading a great book (The Shoemaker’s Wife by Trigiani).  I saw a couple good movies in the theatre – The Five Year Engagement and The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel – and continue to watch DVDs and wonder why I pay for cable television.  🙂

Life is good.

Now, onto June.  It’s really hard to believe that it will be here tomorrow!  My crazy work schedule continues; I work the next two weekends with random days off during the week.  I have a girl’s day in the works next week and a four night / five Broadway show trip to NYC to look forward to mid-June!  I can barely contain myself — I’m always planning and thinking about how to pack so that I can be minimalist and still bring everything that I need.  I don’t want to be high maintenance but I want to look good!

English: Lower Manhattan at late dusk.
English: Lower Manhattan at late dusk. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Broadway itinerary for the week includes:

Monday: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Tuesday: Once
Wednesday matinee: Newsies
Wednesday evening: Peter and the Starcatcher
Thursday: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Are you jealous much???  It’ll be a dream week for sure!

I look forward to Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Tony’s on June 10 and have a good chance of seeing the Best Musical winner!

Well, enough gloating… I’m going to enjoy the rest of May with a good book in hand!

Off to read!