Friday, November 18, 2005

Sad But Wonderful

                                     

                              

 I spent a wonderful evening crying my eyes out. Sad, but what an awesome and well-deserved night!

I went to the showing of the Broadway production of Miss Saigon last night with the whole family. I should had been a little more unemotional because I have seen the play before. I guess knowing the story line did not make me more objective but set me up and cued me when to reach out for the Kleenex in my purse.   At first, I debated on the whether I should get a ticket for my teenage son because of the adult content/language and violence portrayed in the play. Then, I decided, he might as well see the dark side of humanity through someone's creative endeavour. He is very active in the local theatre so he has a clear sense of what is real and what is art. He came out of it unscathed and without a need for a shrink. He enjoyed the play tremendously.   My daughter was with us and I can proudly say that she is mine. She is a crybaby just like me. She said, "It makes me real emotional to hear someone who can sing beautifully."  I know it was more than that, the child gets lost in a play and becomes the heroine and feels for her. I know the feeling. I've been Kim, Cosette, Stella, Grizabella and so many others. I'm talking in theatre only. I dispose of my split personality after leaving the theatre's portal.   Ah, the hubby's reaction. This I can write a book about. He is a typical man. He feigns distaste and disinterest in art in fear of being seen as effeminate. He hides behind macho critiques of the play and pokes fun on the overdressed/pretentious theatregoers. Behind the facade, his wife could see a manly man who enjoys the performing arts.   The family needed this night out after the trauma of the weeks past. We even brought out some of our dysfunction in the car on the way home. Once again, our love for each other won out and we were better people when we kissed each other goodnight.      

8 comments:

jtuwliens said...

What a wonderful play.  I saw it in NY before it left Broadway.  What a great family outting.  Hold your loved ones close for as long as you can, Dee.
I love reading entries like this one.
Judith

ryanagi said...

This is one of my favorites. It's up there with Phantom of the Opera.
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my78novata said...

woiw how blessed you were going to that play. HEY I actually got an alert for your jouranl IM dancing around here like a nut

alphawoman1 said...

i saw this years ago in Louisville. I loved it too.

mom23nca said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening.  

boiseladie said...

Ah!  I want to see this!  I hope they make it to Boise, again (I think they were here already and I missed it!).  Here's a link to my new blog:
http://boiseladie.blogspot.com/

delela1 said...

Sounds like for you, the show went on well after the curtain went down.  You hit the nail right on the head with the husband.  On the outside is the skin, but deep within is the soul and not everyone can see the true colors of another's soul.  :)
Dona
http://journals.aol.com/delela1/BlueSkiesandGentleBreezes

belfastcowboy75 said...

I am glad that your family had such a great therapeutic evening tgether, Dee. As for hetero males and musicals...I like Tommy, Man of La Mancha, and Miss Saigon. The rest were agony, especially Les Miz.