Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Little Night Music (or how I saw my first "celebrity")

Last night I saw my first Broadway show, Sondheim's A Little Night Music. Considering it stars Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones I'd say I started my new Broadway habit off with a bang. It was also a real treat to hear Send in the Clowns in its proper context. I've loved Barbra Streisand's version for years, but now I really get it!

After the show we waited by the stage door so Christina could see a friend who was in the show. providing the catalyst for me to see my very first celebrity: Catherine Zeta-Jones! She spent a few minutes signing autographs, and let me say, she is as beautiful in person as she is on screen. Naturally, I decided this would be an excellent time to take photographs, however my perfect shot (and I mean perfect. I was approx 4 feet from her!) was foiled when an over excited fan stuck her head in my frame the second the shutter clicked. Disaster! To prove we really did see her, I offer a recognizable, albeit blurry, picture of Catherine exiting the theater. As for it's blurriness, it was snowing, my hands were almost numb, and apparently, I didn't focus before taking the picture. :-/ Angela had already left the theatre so I missed seeing the legend up close and personal. She must not have gotten the memo we were waiting for her!




3 comments:

Mrs. Howard said...

SO very exciting!!!

Mrs. Howard said...

Ooh and SO much better than trying to do the NY times square fiasco! =)

LittleDreamer said...

We talked about doing Times Square but it seemed more like an uncomfortable recipe for disaster than actual fun.