Culture.

30 12 2010

We all need some culture in our lives right?? Thankfully my parents gave me a love of music and Broadway!

This fall I attended a CLO performance of South Pacific with some rugby girls. We had a great time.  I hadn’t been to a show since Cats or Phantom of the Opera… Approximately 16 or so years…

While out to see South Pacific, KellsBells told me her parents buy her a subscription for 3 summer shows as a Christmas gift.  And so when The Nana emailed me before Christmas asking for a few gift ideas, I added the CLO subscription to the mix.

And much to my surprise, The Nana and The GrandPa agreed to buy me said subscription!

So what am I going to see, you ask?

First off, in July:

From the CLO website:

Love Changes Everything, a song and dance celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music, is directed and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. This dynamic new musical features a large and magnificent orchestra and a full company of singers and dancers. Experience the entire spectrum of human emotion through the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber featuring some of the most successful theatrical works of our time, including, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita and Variations, the breathtaking dance sequence featured in Song and Dance, and much more.

This show is going to be AWESOME! Andrew Lloyd Webber is amazing.

Next, in August:

Also from the CLO website:

An Andrew Lloyd Webber Masterpiece! Take an emotional journey through the final days of Jesus Christ in this powerful rock opera. This stirring musical chronicles Jesus’ meteor-like rise and ultimate death through the troubled eyes of his betrayer Judas. Both thought-provoking and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the awe-inspiring power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. The stirring and contemporary score will hold you spellbound: “Everything’s Alright,” “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” and “Superstar.”

I’ve always wanted to see Jesus Christ Superstar… So glad I can finally see it here in Pittsburgh!

And finally, in September:

Again from the CLO website:

Book by Winnie Holzman
Based on the novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West ” by Gregory Maguire
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today).

On Broadway and around the world, WICKED has worked its magic on critics and audiences alike. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards®, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” and “the defining musical of the decade” (The New York Times).

I’ve heard such wonderful things about Wicked. Many friends have seen it the last time it was here, so I’m happy to get to see it!

To say I’m excited about these three shows would be an extreme understatement.

Thank you, The Nana and The GrandPa for this! The only way it could be better is if The Nana still lived up here and could go with me!

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