Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Last night, my friend Corrie and I went to see The Color Purple, which is town through the rest of the week. Having heard mixed reviews from Eric and my sister (and by mixed reviews, I mean he hated it, she loved it) I was not really sure what to expect.

You may remember that while visiting my sister last summer, I had a brief experience with this musical when we caught the final number at the Kennedy Center, and then met Fantasia afterward. My sister and my mom both said so much of the likability of the show was because of Fantasia, and despite my pleading with her in DC to stay on the tour through Nashville, she wasn't in this production. In fact, this is an all new non-equity cast, so no one that was in the show my sister saw (or Eric saw) was in this show last night.

It was wonderful, though! I really enjoyed* it. The songs were very old southern black gospelesque. The cast was fantastic. If you've seen the show, then you'll know what I am talking about when I say Sofia was hilarious. She quickly became my favorite one in the show.

Eric, I'm not sure why you hated this show the first time you saw it. I thought it was splendid!

*I would have enjoyed it more if the lady beside me had not brought chips (and M &Ms) which she crunched, a drink which she spilled, binoculars which enabled her to comment on what every cast member looked like "up close", her cell phone which she texted on through most of Act 2, her friend that she talked to when she wasn't texting through most of Act 2, and most invasive of all, the idea that it would be smart to hoist her leg up in the seat Indian style. Like there was ANY extra room in that seat! Really, is this your first time at the theater? Or in public? This is not your couch. This is not a tailgate. Put your loud crunchy food away, your leg down, your phone in your purse and be quiet before I give you something to text home about.


  1. and that is why I'm proud to call you my friend. ;)

    I just wish you HAD given her something to text home about! It would have made for an even better blog post.

  2. I made the blog!! Finally :)

    The skin tight adult onesie that she was wearing was my favorite. That and the constant conversation with her neighbor.

  3. I'm glad you liked it. I'm a musical fanatic, but hate it when I get there and get sorely disappointed!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

  4. I was just pissed I wasn't seeing something else. If you had 20 musicals to pick from and only one night, you might be ticked too that you picked The Color Purple.

    However, on a random thursday night after a long week of work, it was perfect.

    Not the play... me.


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