Sweeney Todd – March 2017

Walking out of Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop at the Barrow Street Theatre last night, all I could keep saying was “wow.” I have quite the way with words, I know. Last fall, Matt Doyle, an actor I follow on…

Sweeney Todd – January 1981

I was 12 years old in 1981 and most of my family worked in the theaters in Boston. Among other theaters, my uncle was the food and beverage manager at the Metropolitan Center (now the Boch Center-Wang Theatre) and my…

The Wiz – August 1978

I HATED The Wiz. Absolutely hated it. I still don’t know why. I was nine when I saw it and there was nothing to not like. It was colorful, it was loud, the music was (mostly) happy. For the life…

Dracula – September 1977

1977 is a year I’ve almost completely wiped from my memory. August was an especially intense month.¬†Groucho Marx died on August 22nd. Sebastian Cabot died on August 19th. But the most memorable day in August of 1977 was the 16th:…

My New Vanity Project

So I have a new project: Collecting old Playbills. But only those from shows I actually saw live. I’m TERRIBLE at saving things and didn’t have any Playbills from the many shows I’ve seen over the years EXCEPT for those…