Gotta Love a Great Musical
I don’t usually do reviews-but I’m going to tell you about a
feel good, toe-tapping movie! Yes, a
movie. I know, over the course of the last 8 years I’ve probably told you that
sitting in a movie theater for 2 hours is more a “literal” pain than
pleasure-but today I will admit that watching this movie was worth the “ouch”
A little background, in another life I was a musical theater
dancer. Even though I “hung up” the
Capizios at age 31, seeing a show all these years later brings tears to my
eyes. While in New York we got to see
Years ago Steve and I had a season of musicals at the LA
Music Center-one of the shows was “Jersey Boys”. Frankie Valli had always been one of our
favorites and we loved every minute of the story and music. We even saw it with the original cast
We also were lucky enough to see Frankie Valli in person
about 5 years ago. He was, at that time close to 75 and put on a great
You know what’s next!
We saw the Clint Eastwood movie version of “Jersey Boys” this week. It was fabulous! The music can’t be beat and he used the
original Broadway cast which was an extremely smart move! We both went out feeling happy and glad that
we hadn’t waited for the Blu-ray version from Netflix. We were humming the songs happily for the
full 20 mile drive.
In fact, it was so much fun to watch-I still asked Steve to
put it on our queue.
There’s also nothing like a “date”. This summer we’ve had the boys every day
except for Saturday and Sunday-and Sunday night has seen them join us by
bedtime due to their parents new summer working hours. A day off to be empty-nesters was just what
Thankfully there is also this wondrous and budget- friendly
price of $5 on matinees for people over 55.
Sometimes, we actually love getting older.
Next week? We know
we’ll be having bone scans, watching the boys (including Jackson) and doing our
usual chores-so we feel justified in at least taking the length of the drive
and the movie for ourselves.
After last week’s post, I realized that I’ve been doing this
blog for 8 years. It’s changed in looks
and topics and like me, it seems to have found a niche.
Hope you all had a great Independence Day! Hard to believe that we’re into the last half