Monday, June 06, 2005

Theatre and dance

While watching the Tony Awards, E and I decided we HAVE TO make a yearly trip to New York City to see shows. We already see about 40 to 50 shows a year in the Bay Area and we want to start attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival too. Somehow we will figure out a way to do it.

Our large suburban Reform synagogue had a party Saturday night with 400-500 guests. In the social hall there was a dance band playing to a large group of couples dancing. The band was playing swing, soul and classic rock tunes. As far as I could tell, we were the only gay male couple dancing. Soon we were joined by two lesbian couples. Nobody had a problem. I didn’t see any stares, whispering, shaking of heads or abrupt leaving of the dance floor. It is nice to feel normal in mixed situation like that.

3 comments:

Jere said...

You really must do both! What sparked your interest on Sunday evening? As far as musicals go, I definitely recommend SPELLING BEE and PIAZZA and, though it didn't really look it, SCOUNDRELS is terrific too with a score you won't be able to get out of your head.

Plays? You could hardly go wrong with DOUBT or THE PILLOWMAN. Or VIRGINIA WOOLF. OR GLENGARRY. I also loved the new production of THE CONSTANT WIFE at the Roundabout if you want a high comedy.

Will said...

I was in New York last night for an opera in concert at Carnegie Hall. friends there were praising "Musical of Musicals." The same plot is acted and sung seven times in the styles of Rogers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, etc. They said it's not only very clever, it's also greatly entertaining.

Patrick said...

I hated Piazza. I laughed all throughout the silly story. However, some songs are okay and the actors are great. Don't waist your $-the only reason it was produced is because the writer is Richard Rogers' grandson.

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