Friday, November 6, 2009
Last night I went to another great show with my gal pal Sarah. I love that I have friends, although they themselves are in the theater world, who still love to see great work. When I heard RoundAbout was doing Ordinary Days, I thought, "I've seen this before," but when I looked on the website and it said, "New Musical," I just thought maybe I was a bit confused with another show. I'm blonde it happens sometimes :-p But this time it wasn't a blonde moment. Sure enough, I read the fine print of the program and it says, "..originally produced and performed by Pennsylvania Centre Stage at Penn State University..." I did see it! I went to Penn State University for undergrad and remember the flurry of activity as my musical theater peers mentioned the show going up. It's nice in such a large city to see connections to things like my Alma-mater. Psu will always hold a special place in my heart and it's great to see them apart of the New York Theater scene. The play worked wonderfully with the intimate off- Broadway house of the Black Box Theater. People often confuse the term "Broadway;" most think Broadway is synonymous quality and location. Little theater lesson folks: Broadway refers to 500 seats on the house or more, Off-Broadway is 499-250, and Off-Off Broadway has fewer than 100 seats. So get out there and see some great Off and Off-Off Broadway theater, because you might get to see a fabulous show in an intimate setting before it's a hit and moves to a larger Broadway house. Have you seen any great shows lately? Would love to hear!