This year I had the privilege of taking my kids to 2 shows on Broadway thanks to @themoms. One was The Musical Annie. The cast were incredible, singing was phenomenal, orchestra sounded great, and my kids and I enjoyed every minute. Annie was played by the Lilla Crawford. Ms. Hannigan was played by Kate Finneran and they both have some pipes on them. Ms. Hannigan had it down packed as far as the attitude, drinking, and just being her crazy, funny self. Annie was a doll. The whole cast just blew our socks off and everything is better live.
My kids couldn’t stop singing the songs. I have to admit I couldn’t either.
The only person I missed in the play was Punjab but I guess his services weren’t needed. Regardless we had a blast and would love to see it again.
The next show on Broadway we recently saw was Elf The Musical.
There was a reception first where the kids filled up on mini sliders, pizza, veggies and dip, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Baked by Melissa cupcakes, lollipops, Sierra Mist drinks, and Hershey Kisses. The guests also received gift bags with Sierra Mist glassware and coupons.
This was a very funny musical. Jordan Gelber played Buddy the Elf. He played the part very well. He made me want to take him home and adopt him.
Wayne Knight played Santa and if you watch any Seinfeld repeats you will know his character is Newman.
They gave props to a few well known stores such as, Duane Reade, Macy’s and Starbucks. Santa also made a joke about turning off his cell phone and having candy already unwrapped before the story begins so it doesn’t disturb anyone. I guess the lady behind me didn’t care because she tried to open her candy wrapper which seemed like it took forever and was very loud and disturbing.
The whole cast were great and I loved their singing. Another group with great lungs. There were a few profanity words thrown out there that I wish weren’t put in but I didn’t write the play. Since a lot of kids are seeing this they could have left it out though.
Overall another musical my kids and I enjoyed.