I'm not sure if it's the same for everyone................( although I'm sure everyone loves seeing live performances ) I don't know if it affects everyone the same way.
It doesn't have to be Broadway (although there's nothing like seeing 42nd street on 42 street let me tell you)
It's not uncommon to see me sitting there with tears running down my cheeks - simply because I'm witnessing such raw talent.
I get chills and I'm more moved by this art form than any other.
I'm the one screaming BRAVO loudest ( and I've been known to scream out I LOVE YOU on more than one occasion )
I'm the first one clapping - I'm the first one that stands for an ovation ( which is every single time really ) and I'm the last one to leave the building - always feeling overwhelmingly sad that it's over and terrified that I'll miss one last curtain call.
They stay with me a life time - lines that resonate are repeated until everyone I know is sick of hearing them.
I never am.
If I lived in NewYork I'd be at the theater constantly - I know that.
Here in Montreal I'd spend my last penny on something to wear - or eat.
But in New York?
I'd spend my last penny on something to see.
So I thought I'd share - via You Tube 2 shows worth their weight in gold.
When you find the time ( and I know sometimes it hard to find but these are oh so worth it - promise )
LIZA MINELLI - this was broadcast on T.V. back in the 70's - and I love it as much today as I did then.
The show is magnificent. Not a musical per se - but a concert that's every bit as good as one.
I was 13 years old the first time I watched it - in our living room - with my Mother.
And this next one?
What a lady - and one of the best one lady shows ever produced.
I can't say enough good things about it.............
The show opens with this line
" Yah - well it's like the prostitute once said - it's not the work - it's the stairs "
And goes on to talk in a frank ( and because of that - endearing ) way about her life - her entire life condensed of course and includes songs - it's out of this world fantabulous !
The INCREDIBLE ELAINE STRITCH !!!
You'll thank me.
As soon as you watch them.
Have a wonderful Monday everyone - it's the first one in August
Let this month last longer than June and July did - PLEASE !!!
From my ♥ to yours