OH yeah. Traveling with these ladies allows me to continue to think I'm a really young "chick". 99% were 50 yrs and older - much older.
It wasn't 100% because one lady's grandchildren came along.
On Sunday, we went to Manchester, New Hampshire's Palace Theater. I hadn't been to a live performance in ...oh, about 6 years.
It was the last performance of the run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
All I knew of it, was that Donny Osmond used to play the title role. I am SO glad I went. The show was fantabulous! The music, the dancing and the hysterical surprises we received from some of the story skits. Although the lead was not played by Donny Osmond, the guy was hunkalicious - Jason Levinson - and his voice was lovely to the ear.
Matt Stokes played the Pharoah. (WOW)
Both of these men appeared courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association.
Have you SEEN this play? My gosh, I don't want to give the skit away but I haven't laughed so much and so long for quite awhile. One of the older ladies, when the "Pharoah" came out on stage with all his finery, SCREAMED with laughter! She was still talking about it on the trip home.
At the end, our bus wasn't there to pick us up. Show let out 45 minutes early. While we were waiting on the sidewalk, the actors started coming out. When we saw "Joseph" ,(Jason Levinson) we started chanting ' Go, Josheph, Go!" And we all started clapping.
What was notable about this scenario? He might have been cool and smooth onstage accepting the applause of the crowd - put him on a public street - clap wildly and loudly in appreciation - and he was humble, pleasantly bashful and sweet. He has a nice smile which he shared with us before his two female "attendents(?)" quickly escorted him to the cafe next door.
He grinned and said "Uh-huh."
What do you think we did when he owned up to his role?
"Elvis has left the building!!!" Woohoooo!!!!!"
While we clapped and applauded him on the sidewalk, he grinned and graced us with his reponse:
"Thank you...Thankyou Very much" -a classic and perfect Elvis impersonation. LOL! After he said "Thank you" a few more times, he - who also had two female 'attendents' - left chuckling and in very good humor.
Having a plethora of adoring and silly female fans, even older ones, must have been an ego boost. How could it not be? *giggle*
I am SO glad I went on this trip. I couldn't wait to share it with you.