Wow, y’all!!! It was fantastic. What a night! The orchestra sounded great and the cast was on fire. The audience was so on board and cheering after numbers. It was like being at a musical theatre version of a rock concert. Gabrielle Jones and Goldie Semple literally stopped the show with their numbers “Broadway Baby” and “I’m Still Here”. Yes, these are arguably two of the most well-known numbers from the show but they both sang/acted the shit out of them. It’s always thrilling when a high-calibre performer really knocks a song out of the park. And Glynis Ranney also knocked them out with “Losing My Mind”.
Now don’t for a minute think that the rest of the numbers didn’t sparkle. Every number had it’s followers and fans. I have to say that I really enjoyed my buddy George Masswohl in particular. He played Ben and the songs felt like they were written for him. He and Glynis singing “Too Many Mornings” was a particular hightlight – for me and for the audience. And I had a great time singing my number – “Beautiful Girls” – that nod to the emcee/tenors of days gone by. We barely got started on the reprise/finale of Beautiful Girls and they were on their feet cheering. I was a great night. Hopefully we’ll have the same response for the rest of the 3 performances.
For those of you who are coming but don’t have tickets, get on it y’all. Sept. 12, Sept. 27, and Oct.