Invincible – Pat Benatar’s New Musical

Drove to Beverly Hills today to catch a matinee of Invincible the Musical, a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet with Pat Benatar songs. The show played its closing performance this evening. The show didn’t work for me, but some crazy talented singers comprised the cast. It was my first time seeing a show at 500 seat Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis, a venue I’d return to in the future.

Blood Brothers on Broadway 1994

Blood Brothers 1994 Broadway Playbill

Still going through old Playbills. Blood Brothers was my final show on my 1994 trip to New York. We saw four shows in all that trip: Carousel, Miss Saigon, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Blood Brothers.

Carole King was playing Mrs. Johnstone at the time. Adrian Zmed was the narrator. Kerry Butler made her Broadway debut in the chorus. Susan Tilson, whom I loved as Eponine in the national tour of Les Miserables went on as Mrs. Lyons.

Odd memory. Some annoying guy sitting next to me kept cracking up at Carole King’s line deliveries. Not sure if he was thoroughly enjoying her performance or ridiculing it.

This was presented at the Music Box theater which I remember thinking was being quite beautiful.

Sneak Preview

Today our family was part of the first ever audience to see an upcoming movie musical. I’m not allowed to mention the name…had to sign an NDA…but the kiddos were excited. My outgoing Ashley even shared her thoughts with the movie’s creative talent after the screening.

The movie won’t be released until December so it will be a long time for me to keep a secret. I’m terrible at keeping secrets.

Annie is Over

It’s finally over. We’re done with Annie…for now.

My little orphan with… Aileen Quinn? I try not to post pictures of other people’s children, so enjoy my underwhelming Photoshop skills.

Ashley cried from disappointment on the drive home, but as her voice teacher told her, “Don’t worry, Ashley. There will be many more Annie productions in your future.” Truer words were probably never spoken. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️