Monday, September 17, 2018

Men are From Mars Women are From Venus Live!- Girls Night or Date Night -A Night full of Laughs




 In the 90’s I laughed my way through  John Gray’s New York Times # 1 Best selling book, Men are from Mars- Women Are from Venus. This book brilliantly characterized the male vs female perspective on dating, marriage, and intimacy. It was a hysterical read because it all seemed  “so true”. This one man part theatrical and part stand-up Off- Broadway show is based on the book. It is the perfect  lighthearted date night or girls night out.  It’s even a night full of laughs for the guy who is dragged to the show!
Searching to understand 

Reflection

Gray's book focused on the differences in the “male and female brain” with the idea that understanding these  differences  would bring  men and women closer. In the show, Gray visits by video as he narrates cartoon animation that act out how the  brain’s pleasure dopamine receptors differently store points during intended good acts in a relationship. This brought a wave of audience laughter as it all made personal sense.

Amadeo Fusca's show is non-stop high impact energy
Amadeo Fusca uses non- stop high impact energy as he takes us on a hilarious  relationship journey  with his wife from their first date to 5 years later with children. We laugh along because no matter where we are in our own  relationships- dating or married- there is somethings that resonates as “so true”. You can’t help but laugh as you poke your date or nod in agreement with your girlfriends. 

Originally from Pittsburgh, Fusca has the ability  to make his story seem so real. He interacts with the audience and it’s good  comedy  when he brings the show home by using  Pittsburgh references to the Penguins, Steelers and even pierogies. If “yinz” know what I mean.  

Amadeo Fusca  injects humor for the "guy dragged in" 

This is a perfect date night or girls night out but it’s more. Fusca admits,“no guy would willingly come to this show so I make a point to inject something for that guy dragged in”. He advises  men that if they want to be happy all the time live with a dog. I watched my date laugh along  all night with the  crowd. This show is hysterical and proves that humor can be found in a show about relationships even for Men from Mars.

(Men are From Mars Women are From Venus Live! runs until October 14, 2018 at the Greer Cabaret Theater. For tickets go to Pittsburghclo.org)

 Spiritual Reflection
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8)

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

September Preview of Events

The Play that Goes Wrong- Broadway National Tour -September 18- September 23, 2018-Benedum Center



The Play That Goes Wrong  is a Tony Award winning Broadway comedy about  the Cornely University Drama Society’s attempt to put on a 1920’s murder mystery production when obviously- everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.  As a lover of the theater and a former high school and college actor/thespian, I know first hand the trails encountered during show production.  This show should be a night of  non- stop laughter.

Join me  to see if the theater troupe gets their show to the final curtain call. The Play that Goes Wrong runs from September 18 through September 23, 2018 at the Benedum Center for the Arts. For Tickets go to trustarts.org.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Day 297-Aladdin-PNC Broadway Pittsburgh-A Fun Colorful Magic Carpet Ride






One of my blog inspiration books, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a (Disney) Little Golden Book  reminds us that, "All you need is a little magic in your life!". Disney's Aladdin  which kicks off the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series brings magic to the stage with a  jazzy musical score, an explosion of color, energetic dance and a genie that takes us all on a fun magic carpet ride.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Day 296 Party at the Pier-Celebration of Pittsburgh Riverfronts- Benefit for Riverlife-"Riviera Dolce"




Pittsburgh, a city that boarders three rivers (the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio) was recently ranked the 2nd most livable city in the United States. Riverlife is a non profit organization that  facilitates the enjoyment of these rivers by helping to make them "cleaner, safe, and more fun". This blog encourages the exploration of  new experiences in  Pittsburgh and Riverlife  makes this city more enjoyable and livable by promoting  projects that enhance  one of our best assets, our rivers. This organization defiantly gets my support!

Party at the Pier is an  annual  event where 100% of the proceeds support Riverlife. This year, The Rivers Casino's ballroom was transformed into a little part of  Italy’s Amafi Coast  for "Riviera Dolce", in celebration of Pittsburgh's riverfronts. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Day 296 Try a Day at Kennywood Park-Rides- Memories-A “Super-cali -fragi-listic” Day



At an amusement park you hear the crackling and rumbling roar of roller coasters, piped organ music of the Merry-go- round and a prevalent  hum of screams and laughter.  One of my blog inspiration books, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a (Disney) Little Golden Book reminds us that life can be a “super-cali-fragi-listic new day !”.  That is just what you can get at an amusement park that screams of fun or fear- depending on your age and the ride- but fear is part of the fun! Kennywood Park with 6 coasters and more, not only gives you  a riding thrill but also a nostalgic stroll as it elicits memories for many Pittsburghers from their childhood, teen years, and times with their children.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Day 295-Visit the Zoo-Summer Safari (food music cocktails)-A Magical Party in the Wild


One of my blog inspiration books, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a (Disney) Little Golden Book, reminds us that the “world is full of magical places”.  When my son was a toddler the  Pittsburgh Zoo was a  magical place where we  could have a weekly  encounter with elephants, lions, bears, and turtles (these were my son’s favorite animals ). A zoo visit educates, entertains, and reminds us that we share this word with many other unique species.

Unfortunately, we sometimes forget to explore the animal kingdom as we once did when our children become adults and leave the family nest.  The Pittsburgh Zoo’s annual benefit event, Summer Safari, is an adult party that brings you back to experiencing the magic of  a lion’s roar, wobble of the penguins, and the vibrant shades of blues, yellows and pinks of the ocean world.  You can do all this while you hold a cocktail, sample delicious dishes from over 28 business, and listen to  live entertainment! 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Day 294 Pittsburgh CLO -Thoroughly Modern Millie-Jazzy Tapping and Vaudeville Laughing




  Thoroughly Modern Millie  transports  you to  the NYC jazz age of the 1920’s where skirts were shorter, hair was bobbed, flappers were dancing  the Charleston, and  everyone was living it up during prohibition. This musical has a  nostalgic vibe with wonderfully choreographed  jazzy tap numbers and  a vaudeville comedy thread. Although the overall story is a bit simple, it's a feel good musical with a fantastic cast that will have you laughing and enjoying  the energetic  rhythms of high speed stepping.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Day 293 Wine & Art Crawl- Explore A Childhood Local Area-Revitalized Bellevue Borough: A Mixture of Old and New



Pittsburgh is unique with its cluster of boroughs surrounding the city, many of which have transformed into hubs for new businesses giving these areas a stronger pulse. I grew up near a little town called Bellevue which is just 5 miles north of Pittsburgh.  I have not explored my childhood neighborhood in over 10 years.  Bellevue recently hosted  an annual  Wine and Art Crawlclosing  the main street, Lincoln Ave, for wine tasting, food, music and art.  I discovered a main street that was revitalized  with new businesses but also one that retained the historical establishments  of my past, resulting in a blended charm.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Day 292 Underwater Adventure-Dive and Snorkel --Lauderdale- By- the -Sea



I am more of a land dweller enjoying the ocean from my comfy chair on the beach.  The mystery of the underwater ocean world with its’ burst of color from the variety of fish and coral carries some intrigue.    My intrigue however, has only led me to stand safely on the ground peering into an aquarium. During my recent venture to the quaint area of  Lauderdale- by- the -Sea  (see Days - 289, 290),  I thought that it was time to “dive in” to an underwater adventure of this area’s off coast  coral  reefs  and a nearby ship wreck (SS Copenhagen) .

Friday, July 20, 2018

Day 291- Pittsburgh CLO Brigadoon- A Classic Musical with A Ballet/Opera Flair - Find Love, Find Paradise



Brigadoon is a classic musical about two American gentlemen on vacation in Scotland who discover a mythical Scottish village that appears only for a day every 100 years!  During their exploration, Tommy finds love but love in this mysterious world has a price. I remember watching the movie Briagdoon as a child  and being mesmerized by Gene Kelly’s dancing and the dreamlike scenes of  the Scottish Highlands.  This CLO production should be an adventurous tale of dance and song about finding love and finding paradise.