Saturday, January 26, 2013

Broadway week is in full swing here in NYC. During this time, tickets to New York's most popular shows are being sold 2 for the price of one. Since I have been fortunate enough to take advantage of seeing two shows this week, I could not pass up the opportunity to write about it.

On Tuesday, I went with one of my FABULOUS friends to see the show Annie. It was a last minute decision to go, which is typical in a city when opportunity knocks at the most unexpected times. Annie is a childhood favorite that makes one wish they had their very own Daddy Warbucks.

The show overall was a delight. Of course, the orphans stole the show especially main protagonist Annie and her sidekicks Pepper and July. The songs brought me chills, especially with my all time favorite "It's the Hard Knock Life". The only regret was that the cast for the orphans was small. I was used to the format of the 1982 film where they had numerous of orphans while in the play, there seemed to be only 7 girls. Yet, other then that, it was an excellent show.

The following day, I continued the momentum and saw Evita. I have been wanting to see this play for months but with traveling, work and just living life, the chance to go never came until Wednesday. I absolutely love the story of Evita Perón, Argentina's historic heroin. I know so many of the songs by heart and with Ricky Martin playing Che, I knew I had to see it. Yet, last week I realized that the show was having it's last performance today, January 26, and I quickly switched my plans to make time to see the show.

Evita was SPECTACULAR! I can not even find the words to describe how majestic it was but I absolutely loved it. The scenery felt realistic, imitating the Casa Rosado in Buenos Aires. Evita was played by Christina DeCicco that night (the role is usually played by Elena Roger). Overall, the play was a success. The choreography was contagious and especially during the rendition of "Buenos Aires", there were moments where I wanted to get up from my seat and dance!!

I would write more... But, I have a busy day ahead of me...

If you had a choice to see a play on Broadway during Broadway week, which play would you go see? 

Have you seen any plays on Broadway? If so, which ones?


  1. Lady on a glad to know where you are!! I wonder!

    I have had the blessing to dance on Broadway! I went to see Grease and they asked the audience where they were all from...and come down...and so I I will never have the chance to dance on Broadway again! I grabbed the hand of the 13 year old friend with me and said..."let's go dance...on BROADWAY!"

    and so we did!

    1. Hey Pura Vida,

      It is good to be back. You know how it is... Life gets busy and time just goes... But, it's easier to write and post during these winter months. So, I hope to keep posting!!

      That is so great that you danced on Broadway!! You need to milk that for what it's worth; that is resume worthy ;)

      Thanks for your comment!!

  2. ah I wish I was in NYC right now!! the only one I saw when I visited most recently was Phantom of the Opera..loved it a lot!

    1. Phantom of the Opera is powerful... To me, it's all about the Phantom's voice; it gives me chills...

  3. Oh wow so cool! I have never been to a broadway play or anything, so I think I would love to just be surprised with one.

    1. When you do have a chance to see one, I totally recommend the classics like Les Miserable and Phantom of the Opera :)


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