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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's Travel Tuesday...Jersey Boys & Mama Mia

I know I usually post about far off places we dream of travelling to but this past week I had the pleasure of travelling with my daughter's broadway choir to Toronto to see some amazing broadway shows and I want to share them with you!!

The first show we saw was "Jersey Boys". A phenomenal experience to be had for sure. Here's a little about the show:

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time.

They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide -- all before they were thirty. The musical features such Four Seasons' hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can't Take My Eyes Off You.”

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Toronto native Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo, another Toronto native.

Our evening performance was "Mama Mia". It was during this amazingly fantastic show that I truly showed my age, lol. Just before the show, I was reading through the bios of the actors when I discovered that Matthew Ashford was performing in this show. I started acting like a teenager at an Elvis Presley concert! Of course, for those who don't know, Matthew Ashford is from the soap opera "Days of Our Lives". My grandmother was an avid watcher and I've been hooked since I began watching with her at the age of 10. It was so exciting to see him live on stage and about twenty feet in front of me. Anyways, the kids thought I was crazy and laughed at me wholeheartedly but I thought it was great!!

MAMA MIA synopsis: Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, she has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends from her one-time band. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.

On a quest to find the identity of her father, she brings three men from Donna's past back to the Aegean paradise they last visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island, full of possibilities.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from Dancing Queen and S.O.S. to Money, Money, Money and Take a Chance on Me, MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

I have to say that this was an awesome experience with a wonderful group of people. I highly recommend seeing these shows, you will not be disappointed!!


I also wanted to let you know that unfortunately I am not hosting a giveaway this week but I will be back to the weekly giveaways next week. Thank you so much for blogging in. Please visit me tomorrow for "Wedding Wednesday".

Cheers and Blessings,