Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yeah, I'm Posting Again

I think I made WAY too big of a deal out of my blog.  I was trying to make it one thing to gain an audience.

Over the past years it was a self help of some sorts blog.  It was place to come and vent or talk about things I've seen or done.  What I was doing in the artistic world. I've come to realize I don't want it to be one thing and I don't care if I have an audience or not.  It's my blog. It's my place to get me to write.  I should not be afraid of my blog.  I should come here and write whatever the heck I want to.  And, if you enjoy reading my mumblings, well, thank you.  I hope you continue to come on back and read again.  I will however, be mumbling just about anything as I, one of my goals I am falling so behind on is writing my gosh darn play.....and getting my website up.  So, I thought, if I start blogging again, maybe I would start getting my butt in gear about those things as well.  Here goes.

One of my life long friends is in town right now.  The past couple of times she has been here, I have done some touristy stuff, but this time around I have something planned for almost every night.  We went and saw The Amoralist show "The Bad and The Better".  I can't recommend this ENOUGH.  This is better than the majority of shows on Broadway right now.  In fact, when I told another friend who had seen this show as well, that my friend from out of town and I just got done seeing it, she told my out of town friend - "You just saw one of the best things playing right now.  Thank goodness your friend took you."  I can't say much about it as it would spoil it.  Seeing it again was also a treat.  I saw things I didn't see before, some dialogue that wasn't in my initial viewing.  I swear some of the blocking was different.  This is what is so awesome about live performances, especially those really good ones, you will never see the same show twice.  Meaning that it may be the same exact show but something different happens every time.

I mean sure, we pop on one of our favorite movies and go - wow, I never noticed that before. But, it's still the same movie.  Nothing has changed.  You just noticed something different.  With live performances, it truly is different and you may be the only one that caught something that a performer did on stage or there was a change in the script that they were trying out and you got to see it for the first time.  Last night's audience didn't.   I realized recently that I seldom go to the movies anymore.  Don't get me wrong, going to the movies is like a big treat for me, I love it.  But, I have been seeing much more theater because of what I said in the last paragraph.  It's almost always exciting.  

And, "The Bad and The Better" is chocked full of excitement, twists and turns and just down right fun.


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