Meet Me at the Muny...
It's been too long.
I'm a theatre addict- I crave a good play now and then. I haven't been involved in theatre since I started college- not really. I slipped up, not grabbing hold of the opportunities under my nose. Because of that, I need a fix.
Some really good thespian action.
It's been over a year since I've been to the Muny, I believe. Since they picked up the musical Cats, so... well, perhaps a little under a year, depending on when it was. In any case, I leaped at the chance to go back when Athene's favorite musical was picked up for their playlist this year. Neither heat, nor sweat, nor begging boyfriend would keep me from seeing a man parade about in the warm air in a full costume. (Preferably, Drac would have been with me- but work schedules would not permit. Damnit.)
Now, I might mention that my favorite broadway actor generally does one role per Muny season, if it fits his schedule. Ken Page- no stranger to the city of the largest outdoor municipal theatre, played Maurice in the performance of Beauty and the Beast when I went on Wendnesday. And I feel completely biased when I say: John Goodman, eat your heart out!
On a side note concerning the Muny, it felt like it was missing someone- a certain singing vendor. His name escapes me, but there were a few articles on him in summers past when my family would go over the summer. He'd have a few parodies of the songs from the musical for the season, working as jingles to sell his super ropes and soda cans. I recall a memorable rendition of "The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St Louis, for example.
Hang on... I'm only 21. I'm not allowed to get nostalgic for another four years.
Hmmmmmmmm... maybe next summer I should take on a job at the Muny instead of staying with a safe little job in retail.