I always wanted to be on Broadway. I absolutely adore musical theater and if it were not for my desire to have kids at a very young age and my absolute need to pay off an enormous burden of college loans, I may have pursued my stage dream after college. 3 kids and many years later, I keep this dream close to my heart and I am waiting for the day when I can audition for local theater. I miss the stage more than I can put into words. Seeing a show brings me immense joy. Being on the stage again would be pure BLISS! Someday…
So…One day on twitter a bunch of us stage girls were chatting Annie. You know the “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life” Annie and we dubbed ourselves the BlogHer Glee Club. Yes, we are total stage dorks and don’t care at all. We thought it would be fabulous to see a show while in NYC for BlogHer. Kristen from Rage Against the Minivan actually made it happen! She totally rocks as she is living in a hotel room with her husband and 4 kiddos post a flood and still had the organizational chutzpah to get anything done! Thank you Kristen!
Art Meets Commerce provided my group with ticket’s to see Promises, Promiseson the Wednesday night before BlogHer with Kristen Chenoweth and Sean Hayes from my absolute favorite…Will & Grace. I heart these two actors and I was not disappointed!
The show was very cute a la Mad Men office politics and sex from the 1960’s. Married men cheating on their wives with single secretaries who think they will leave said wives and don’t. Er. Leave them! Kristen Chenoweth is one such girl. Note to us mommies – we need to find away to ingrain into all of our daughter’s heads that married men are, in fact, off limits and VERY bad news for their family and your precious heart. The nice guy is Chuck Baxter, played by the ever adorable Sean Hayes. The two are very cute together and without giving any spoilers – my favorite scene of the duo finds them in his apartment after a harrowing and heart breaking night!
Whenever I see a show I have to imagine who I would want to play and I have to choose my favorite scene. Of course when I was young I always thought I should be the lead but was usually cast in the large but not lead role of the funny girl. Finally at the ripe old age of 32, during this show, the funny girl scene was my absolute favorite and the funny girl is the role I would want should this show ever come to the local stage and should I have the chance to audition. A very drunk Chuck and Katie have a fabulous, sexy, hilarious scene that I loved! I am not the only one who loved it – these two were brilliant together and produced laughter and great applause from the whole audience!
The whole show was adorable and I would highly reccomend it for a night on the town in NYC!
As much as I love the theater, the best part of the night was meeting some fabulous ladies for the very first time and confirming that they are just as awesome as they appear. My Broadway Blogger Bunch included Jill from Scary Mommy and Loralee from Loralee’s Looney Tunes – two women I was excited to meet! It was a great start to BlogHer to do something without 2400 people and, um, have that something be an awesome show! Ladies, I totally heart you.
If you want to go see the show you can go to the Broadway Offers site and enter the code PPAMC56. Enjoy the show!
I will be posting on my entire BlogHer experience so stay tuned! I just wanted to say thank you to Art Meets Commerce right away for the awesome night!
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