|Mom and I emotional at this show|
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Day 196-Pittsburgh Symphony POPS Broadway Standing Ovations-Feel the Music
I have had a run of Broadway show experiences lately (see Day 168 Kinky Boots, Day 171 Finding Neverland , and Day 191 Something Rotten) so when I heard that the Pittsburgh Symphony POPS had a show, “Broadway Standing Ovations," I thought that it would be perfect to experience a variety of the best from Broadway with the full sound of the Pittsburgh Symphony. What I got was such a powerful sound that during the show I had the urge to stand in appreciation, especially in the second half. You could not help but feel the music! It was a standing ovation!
With the POPS you get the best of both worlds- a top notch symphony and the addition of some type of show or theme. This show had a vocal cast that blew me away with Ted Keegan, Ron Remke, Richard Todd Adams, Kathy Voytko and Christine Hestwood. The show was male dominated (which was perfectly fine with me) with songs like: "Man of La Mancha", "Maria" (West Side Story), "This is the Moment" (Jekyll and Hyde) and a medley of leading men songs. The balance of a powerful female punch was injected with the music from "Evita" and the passionate vocal rendition of "Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina."
Just like in Day 189 -Decades Rewind , I was tapping my foot and singing along and as I looked around so was everyone else, during "76 Trombones" (Music Man) and "Oklahoma" (Oklahoma)! However I was brought to tears with the performance of "Gethsemane" (Jesus Christ Super Star). Then after so much emotion, the symphony took the audience on a musical ride with Phantom of the Opera selections. I was back to tearing up again with the intense performance of "Music of the Night" (Phantom). The singing and music drew my mom and I in like a magnet. Yes, it was just like the scene with Julia Roberts at the opera in the movie, "Pretty Women."
This show was sure full of passion and the audience felt the music. It was a “Standing Ovation!”
I will keep the Pittsburgh Symphony POPS in my survival tool box. Standing Ovation runs from Feb 17th through 19th. I look forward to the next show- Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel (March 24-26).
Spiritual ReflectionFix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. (Philippians 4:8)
Posted by Cindy Marie