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February 18, 2009


I can see the three of you in the MT perfectly because I went on the 10:30am Valentine's Day guided tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall which included a visit to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Ahmanson Theatre. I was so impressed with all of it that I finally got Le Framéricain into a musical comedy, "Minsky's." Musicals always make me cry. That's probably why it took me so long to take the Frenchman to one.

I knew all the words to "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" when I was nine because my mother had the album. Ditto "Porgy and Bess." "Funny Girl." You get the idea.

Glad Leah was so excited and inspired. 28 is a helluva lot, now that you mention it!!!

HI Danny:

Pippin sounds like a wonderful production. I would love to see it. I might come down to see it during Spring Break (March 9-15) with my friend Donna. Donna is Deaf and her parents are Deaf as well and live in Los Angeles. I will let you know if I come into town.

My ex-husband is a musical theater actor, and also straight. There are only a few musicals that I can say I really liked. My oldest daughter sounds a lot like Leah. She has memorized an unhealthy amount of musical scores.

I love musicals! So does my manly husband. In fact, we will be seeing the new 'Guys and Dolls' and 'West Side Story' next month. As native New Yorkers, (no matter how long we live in the New Jersey suburbs) we've seen many, many shows. We saw 'Pippin' when it first opened. For a period of time in the mid '70's among Brooklyn College students, seeing 'Pippin' multiple times was something of a rite of passage. I only saw it once, but friends went back over and over. Honestly, I never knew why. I mean, there were so many wonderful plays to see.

Sadly, our son can't stand musicals. I took him to a revival of Peter Pan when he was three. He was fine with it then, but now at 13 has no interest. I have hopes for my 8 year old daughter, though, Hairspray knocked her little socks off.

i almost skipped this post because your opening line led me to think your review was going to be fatal. my partner reviews theater and is a member of a critics group so i get dragged to a lot more bad theater than good but i really enjoyed the deaf west production. i'm a long time fan of giordano and did a radio interview with him for 'the family stone' (such a nice guy)....
another great post...i really enjoy reading your stuff...thanks...

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