Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Last Little House Post- i think!

3 of the 4 sweeties in front of the box office!

Well, life has been even more busy than the Holiday Season around here. I've been waiting for it to slow down, but I just don't think it's gonna happen. So I must keep swimming. Just keep swimming! And on that note, I've got many excuses why I haven't been exercising. I'll leave them to your imagination and just say that I'm revving up for spring and warmer water.

Girls night out!

Mrs. Sweetie Pie, Julie and Tina (Gilbert Gang)

Last night we had the great pleasure of attending Little House on the Prairie, the Musical. I really enjoyed the books as a child, young woman and as a mom so I was a bit concerned on how this would translate to the theater. Also, I wondered if they were going to try and play up the T.V. side of things a bit to much. All my fears vanished with the opening scene! They did a superb job. The writing and lyrics were wonderful. My eldest daughters actually had tears in their eyes, while Farm Girl (the epitome of Laura) sat on the edge of here seat for 2 hours without showing the slightest signs of boredom! As we walked out of the theater at intermission she was so bummed thinking it was over... you should have seen the joy on her face when she realized there was another act! (the total musical ran roughly 2 hours)

Prairie Scenery

Melissa Gilbert and some of the Cast

There were some tongue in cheek moments with Nellie Olsen (played more like the T.V. character) which made the girls and audience laugh a lot! Scene changes were smooth and beautiful. Just what you would expect from a Broadway production. The actors were marvelous and friendly. We had a few moments with them at the end. Melissa Gilbert really feels deeply that this a play for the people and she wanted it to be seen by the people. She said that Broadway can be tough on everything and a Family Friendly Musical could easily be picked apart and close on opening night.

If this musical comes your way, go see it! You won't be disappointed.

Some of the girlies and Carly (green hat) who played Carrie. We met her outside on our way to the car. She was so excited to be in the musical.

Broadway or not, we thoroughly enjoyed it! It's here in Tampa Bay until March 7th , then heads to Naples,FL.


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