Friday, February 13, 2009


I'm glad they spelled it out for me, I was never too sure. Taking my mom to this warmed her 73 year old heart. I used to loathe musicals and all this nonsense, but I loved this. There was a very dark side to it as well.

The New Amsterdam theater, restored by Disney, was an art nouveau wonder with a Bacchus theme. I was unable to capture pretty much any of it but a few lighting fixtures which were miniscule in comparison to the enormity of this decortive space.

I believe deeply in Liberty. In the basement there was a colosseum type of atrium with paintings in it's dome and this huge ceiling ornament. Written around the circle, "I would rather laugh in life with a fool than suffer in life with experience."

Everyone I know exclusively hates this song and thinks it was the biggest most awful downer in the score, but it was always my favorite and I was in tears during the stage version. They carted a frumpy old hag out to play the role who looked just like this, church and all.
To me, Mary Poppins is a Bodhisattva that arrives auspiciously, transforms a family with lessons of compassion and love over wealth and then mysteriously leaves when the wind changes ascending into the skies. They hooked this MP up to a wire and she floats over the audience at the end with her umbrella open.


twunty mcslore said...

Love, love, love the lights in the hair and the butterflies. Makes me excited for spring.
My Daffodil bulbs are sprouting and I highly recommend purchasing a Hyacinth plant to place on the dining room table. It fills the air with fragrance and after it dies back you can mail me the bulbs and I'll make a little Reavis section in my garden.
Everybody wins!

Reavis Eitel said...

Interesting... and i can let it die. That may be perfect for me. A Reavis section lol! Morticia Adams thorny rose stems without flowers will grow.

joe*to*hell said...

that poppers thing....riotous

Reavis Eitel said...

Lol, yeah Mary just needs to shut up and get her clothes off, the fussy bitch!