Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd? Yes We Did!

Whats the best reason to keep your child out until 11:30 on a school night? In our household its to see a loved one play the revenge obssessed Sweeeney Todd in Stephen Sondheims masterpiece by the same name.
Crooked halos godfather kicked arse (as his murderous sidekick Mrs Lovett would say)!You see in the musical theatre kingdom ,playing the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is akin to playing Hamlet. To check that role off of your actor to-do list is no small feat,and "the Don" was as sharp in the role as the blade his character used to do his terrible work.
As a side note of interest,the actress playing Mrs Lovett was also quite brilliant,and is perhaps most well known in "mommy world" for being the voice of Baby Bop.This morning my oldest baby got right up to go to school. No complaints from her,if your gonna dance at the party you gotta be willing to pay the piper. Shouldn't that be "pay the choreographer"?


StephenMosher said...

I love that you keep your child out late in the name of culture. I love that she craves it so much that she doesn't gripe about lack of sleep. I love that your family is exactly the way it is. What fun to have Godparents that help keep the bohemia alive in your home.

Brava! A great story and a great life.

You are, truly, blessed.

ps. Julie Johnson is the perfect Mrs Lovett.

Jamie said...

What a great picture!!! Thank you so much for being there to support Greg on his big night... it was truly wonderful


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