Sunday, October 29, 2017
What better way to spend Halloween weekend than with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theather (PBT) Season Opener, "Dracula". One of my favorite things is going to a ballet because of the beauty but his time the show is based on something mysterious- Bram Stoker’s 1887 novel. The last time that PBT preformed this show was in 2011, so I did not want to miss the experience of something beautifully eerie!
Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Pittsburgh Broadway 2017-18 season opened with "School of Rock”, the musical, with music by Andrew Lloyd Weber. The play is based on the 2003 movie with the same name. If you like kids then you will love this lighthearted play because the best part of the show is experiencing the kids' powerhouse musical talent as they perform rock n roll live.
Monday, October 16, 2017
My Blog inspiration book, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book” reminds us to “be unique” and unique is just what you get with Black Violin. Classically trained violist (Wil B) and violinist (Kev Marcus) fuse classical music with hip hop, pop and rock. They call their new musical genre “Classical Boom”. Their music is not just about a new sound but as Wil B said during their show, it is about “breaking stereotypes, thinking outside the box and creating your own path.”
Friday, October 13, 2017
Day 239- Pittsburgh Opera –Tosca-Romance, Loyalty, Love, and Deceit – An explosive musical experience
|Mario and Tosca|
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
I have seen many plays but never one as powerful, as thought provoking, or as visually interesting as Equus. Equus tackles the question that most of us ask when we hear about a horrific crime or event-“why?” In this drama, Martin Dysart, a child psychiatrist, searches for the source of the pain in a teenage boy, Alan Strang, that birthed a horrific act of horse mutilation. As the puzzle unfolds, we discover that the act of worshiping a higher being or thing can be a powerful catalyst for good or evil.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
I have recently enjoyed several tribute band’s recreations of music from the 80’s and 90’s (see Days 220 and 222 ). Adam Ant is a UK 80’s Punk Rock/New Wave icon. I remembered going to an Adam Ant concert as a 80's high school girl at the now long gone Syria Mosque with my best friend Paul (who quiescently changed his name to Adam). We dressed in “new wave” garb by wearing black and white, garnishing our outfits with safety pins and adding white stripes under our eyes. We jumped like crazy to the energetic pulsating drum beat of Adam and the Ants. When I heard that he was touring again I was off to a new venue, The Palace Theater in Greensburg, to see the real deal and once again experience the high octane music of Adam Ant!