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Finally back from South Pacific at the Beaumont. Slow, snowy, slippery, mind-rattling drive home through blinding snow on unplowed highways. What a wonderful performance, though, and well-worth the conditions. Ms. Kelli O'Hara is a doll. We saw her in her NYC debut in Light in the Piazza. I'd guess her future looks bright.
The Dyl would have loved this. And, I was thinking, so would the Sipp Clan. A real treat, thanks to Mrs. BD.
When you want the best of anything, or want to be the best in anything, you go to New York. Sinatra said it better. It ain't for everybody, nor should it be. Sure is mightly pleasant to visit, though.
We have many ex-NYC readers who like these sorts of photos, and I am happy to oblige despite my lousy camera skills.
NYC is at its most lovely in a snowstorm. It wasn't coming down heavily yet -
More of my NYC photos below the fold -
The Big Apple Circus is in town, on the Lincoln Center grounds.
Past the Metropolitan Opera House -
Major renovations going on at Lincoln Center, mostly on the plazas -
Full house - the tix were sold out at an affordable $125. We had 6th row orchestra. Nice.
Broadway around 70th st. Do women get married to get somebody to drive in this?
Home, intact. Passed 6 accidents on the way, mostly 180 degree spin-outs into guard rails by idiots who applied their brakes in this lovely stuff.
Lovely pix of New York City, BD. It sounds like you had a truly harrowing drive in and back, but the show was worth it.
Stay safe now. Your weather up there is simply frightful. We're cold [for us] today [middle 50s] and tonight [near freezing]. But nothing as Gothic as you guys. And it's nice to see pristine show, before it's turned grey by smoke, and yellow by overenthusiastic drinkers.
I do most of my theater going at a merchants barn near Strawberry Bank in Portsmouth--it seats almost 40 people at one time.
Since I was a boy I liked South Pacific. I watched it with my dad and mom--back in the day it was a big tv event. Can't say I like the new version with Harry Connick Jr. though. I'm envious that you had the opportunity to check it out in NY. Sounds like a good time.
Driving in the snow? Now that's more the event for me rather than a necessity for the sake of the evenings entertainment. Back in the day, before everyone had front wheel drives and the roads were always plowed it was something of a sport for us. The answer to how to drive in snow is BHP. Before my Explorers (and Bronco II's) there was the Yota with one of those automatic transmissions with a manual override. All of those trucks are/were sticky in the snow. You can drive sideways most of the time and never feel out of control. That's the good life.