Last month, of course, was our 4th year anniversary and we went to Sydney where I lived for 2 1/2 years. So what did 2 performing artists do in Sydney?
Wednesday afternoon we watched the matinee show "Driving Miss Daisy" at Theatre Royal. It's the play not to be missed because it featured Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones. Imagine seeing Mrs Potts & Darth Vader in person!
Should've known. Watching 2 seasoned performers in the afternoon means that we'll be watching it with retirees.Suddenly I feel so young.
|Feels like I'm in a show for geriatric ward|
The theatre was a small one and we were seated quite close to the stage.
|Simple set with minimal movement|
|Don't think there's more than 10 people aged below 40|
The play was very well done. Delivery of the 3 actors were top class. But what really delighted me was how fantastic the two main stars were. Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones are both in their 80s but their performance didn't show it at all.
Here's a link to the review of the show.
|A bit far but still can see everything|
It was a fun-filled musical for the family with loads of funny moments. Songs were nice and quite memorable but there's one song I thought was not necessary. "The Moon & Me" by Fester sounded cute but doesn't progress the story. I like the opening song"When You're An Addam"- it was really a good number to set the mood of the show. I also like the overture, which is now my phone ringtone.
Wifey saw the play in May 2012 in New York & loved it. So she is basically accompanying me to see the show. Still, she said, it was very moving for her. Even though the performers spoke with Irish accent, every word was clear & crisp. Visually a very good show with the puppet horses & lightings.
|Entrance to the theatre|
|Me with the star of the play:)|
|The view of the city from Sydney Lyric|
We could've gone for show #4 which is the final of Short+Sweet Sydney on Saturday, but decided not to because tix prices for shows in Australia is rather expensive, and we need to take a breather from watching shows also:)