Promises, Promises: Bloggers on Broadway

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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  • Charlene - Balance Beam says:

    I too always dreamed of a life on the stage. I played an apple in the kindergarten play which eventually got me the part of Ermengard in Jr High version of Hello Dolly. I even went to a college well known for it’s musical theatre. But alas, I ended up in sales. Kinda like musical theatre some days!

  • Loralee says:

    It was SO great meeting you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And your little one made my WEEK. Snorgling her was better than Diet Coke. (Which is pretty damn good if you know me!!!)
    .-= Loralee´s last blog ..McDonald’s Happy Time- Family Time giveaway ends tomorrow… =-.

  • Glamamom says:

    Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed it and had a good trip! I want to see it and probably should hurry before they change the cast!
    .-= Glamamom´s last blog ..I ATTENDED BLOGHER 2010 &amp LIVED TO POST ABOUT IT =-.

  • Argh! I wish I’d known about the BlogHer Glee Club! I love musicals! I was a drama geek in high school AND college. I always managed to be cast as The Dumb Slut. Ado Annie, anyone?

    I love Chenoweth–how exciting to see her!
    .-= TheKitchenWitch´s last blog ..Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins =-.

  • Mark says:

    I am so happy you loved PROMISES, PROMISES! Thank you for coming and enjoying the show.

    Come back soon.

  • Bryna says:

    LOVE Broadway, just don’t have the time to go to shows. Even with all the free offers I get (I work in Times Square). Yes, I should be going to see Billy Elliott tomorrow, but I’ve given the tix to my SIL.

    Anyhoo… I always wanted to be cast in something. But I was always stage crew or the background “singer”. Someday once I have some time to myself (aka prob. 15 years from now) I will tryout for local theater. I will do it, I swear! 🙂

    Glad you had fun in NYC. Sorry we couldn’t meet up. I would’ve loved to have met such a crafty gal!!!

  • Lynn says:

    Sounds like you had a GREAT time at BlogHer. First of all, it was in NY. That alone makes it perfect. But a Broadway show on top of that? Excellent.
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..My very own Jem and Scout =-.

  • Shafeena says:

    Sounds so great.. nop not jealous at all of all the bloggers at blogher *fingers crossed behind my back* *sigh* . Would love to see the show !!! 😀

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