Friday, January 4, 2013
Big Apple Bookends
As far as shows go, Xanadu was incredible--totally self-aware and hilarious. Just a really well put-together show. Even The PM loved it, so that was good. Any show that gives you glow sticks to wave around for the finale is a great show in my book. It also featured the third show in a row with roller skates since Wintuk and The Little Mermaid had used them as well. And the first of two shows (Spring Awakening being the second) to feature seats onstage which I guess is the next big thing for Broadway shows. Spring Awakening was amazing and intense and I can totally see why it won so many Tonys. Plus, any show that features songs like "Totally Fucked" and "The Bitch of Living" is my kinda show! It was also one of the last nights for one of the actors so it was a great crowd and the cast was sobbing at the end as he took a moment to say his thank yous and good-byes. You could tell that both shows had a lot of repeat guests in the audience, which was fun. Both shows were totally worth freezing to death in NY for. Well, that and the opportunity to constantly visit Starbucks. That was AWESOME. As was NY. For all my snarking, I do love visiting that city. I can't imagine ever living there but still eagerly look forward to every visit.