It’s been a busy month for the Theatre Concierge. My new year’s resolution is to see 100 different musicals by 2013, and based on my current calendar, I’m poised to reach that goal by September 20. I’ve been chipping away at my goal so far this year, and at the moment, I’ve seen 85 different shows. Of course, I love theatre, so I tend to revisit the shows I enjoy. This past month has been a mix of new shows and old favorites. Here are some highlights:
- I visited The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. for the first time to see Time Stands Still
- I saw the new production of Porgy and Bess on Broadway, and I was blown away by the stunning cast
- I finally understood Shakespeare when I saw the concert version of Two Gentlemen of Verona at Washington, D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre
- I enjoyed the entertaining touring production of La Cage Aux Folles, and I’d argue that if Christopher Sieber was the original Albin in the latest Broadway revival, he would have won a Tony for his performance
- I adored the second to last performance of Hairspray at Signature Theatre and already miss that delightful production
- I traveled to Philadelphia to see The Scottsboro Boys, and the 100-minute show was well worth the nearly six hour road trip
February is typically a slower month for theatres, and consequently, it’s a slower month for me as well. Nonetheless, I have a few upcoming performances to look forward to, including:
- Les Miserables 25th Anniversary National Tour
- Bare at American University in Washington, D.C.
- Really Really at Signature Theatre
As I delve further into the realm of theatre, I’ve been expanding my theatre attendance to community productions, school productions, and productions in nearby cities, like Baltimore and Philadelphia. I’m broadening my horizons so that I can be a better informed theatre concierge. Check back for more updates!