Thursday, April 2, 2015

Shall We Dance?

My answer is an emphatic yes!
I got home a little later than I expected from the preview of the Lincoln Center  production of "The King and I." I didn't write my post last night, but the memories stay very fresh this morning. As a preface, I am an enormous fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein and I wasn't sure that this production could equal the previous Lincoln Center productions of "Carousel" and "South Pacific," both of which are among my favorite theater experiences. Equal, it did and then some.
The music remains glorious. This is the show that gave us "Hello, Young Lovers," "I Have Dreamed" and of course, "Shall We Dance." Add extraordinary sets, amazing staging, great dancing and dazzling singing and acting. As the show would say, "Etc., etc., etc." This was a production and set of performances I will long remember and treasure. 
The show is still in previews, set to open April 16. New York area friends, if you are at all interested in seeing "The King and I," please try and get tickets now. Once it opens, I anticipate that tickets will be very, very scarce.
The pool and sculpture at Lincoln Center. The neon lights for "The King and I" are in the back, left.
I'm off to the cleaners, drugstore and the gym. It's a real spring day in New York today and I'm out to enjoy it. Hope it's true spring all over Buttercupland.
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care. Happy spring! 


Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh how lovely, I've always wanted to see a live production of The King and I. Enjoy your scrumptious spring day!

Debbie Harris said...

Your excitement both for the live production and your spring weather could easily rub off on anyone! Its nice to hear that you are grin some beautiful days, enjoy.
Today we are over cast and grey. I do not enjoy grey days :-( But Colorado has certainly had some terrific weather.

Have a beautiful one, Debbie

Kerin said...

What a treat!

Enjoy this wonderful spring time of year:)


Mrs.Rabe said...

That is one of my very favorite shows! How wonderful that you had a chance to see it in previews!


Annesphamily said...

Such fun and excitement! I have always loved "The King and I". You lead an exciting NYC life! Good that you share with this Colorado girl. Thank you.

Connie Arnold said...

How wonderful that you got to enjoy the show! Happy spring!

Mevely317 said...

I, too, have always loved Rogers and Hammerstein's musical scores ... especially Carousel and The King & I.

What a wonderful experience you enjoyed! Crossing my fingers they might take that production on the road!


A wonderful musical. So glad you got to see it before the tickets become scarce.

Sola Scriptura said...

I'm sure you had a splendid time at the musical. I hope you continue to enjoy warm spring temps.

BJ Pup said...

I loved the original Broadway production and the movie. I still hear the music in my head. Now that I replaced my non-working 3-speed turntable, I can listen to all of my albums again. I have a vast collection of 33s, mostly show music.

Pondside said...

Ooh lucky lucky you! I have read a little about this production. I wonder if I will ever be able to see it. I can sing every song. It was the first movie I ever saw. I can imagine that the music is still swirli g around you!

Ida said...

I haven't seen that movie in years but I did enjoy it when I did. I think it would be fun to watch a play production of it.
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