Tag Archives: Broadway

Oh, Oh Freedom!

We joined my son and his family at his in-laws in Atlanta for Passover, the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The meal, the Seder, includes the retelling of the story, often accompanied … Continue reading

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Brushing up my Shakespeare

December has been Shakespeare theater month for us it seems; we saw three plays: Pericles, Richard III and Twelfth Night. Pericles,  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s  last show of its season, tells the story of a prince seeking justice, a … Continue reading

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Big Fish: Big Show! Dream Bigger!

A mermaid, a witch, a giant.  Dancing elephants and a human cannonball. The stuff of fantasy tales.  A traveling salesman from a small town in Alabama who tells his son crazy stories. The son who doesn’t know what’s real or … Continue reading

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West Side Story & 9/11: Anniversaries

 There’s a place for us Somewhere a place for us Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere… In 1961, “West Side Story,” the movie based on the Broadway musical, nabbed 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.     … Continue reading

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