King Kong

I had an amazing time at the first preview of King Kong on October 5th!!!

Congratulations to Lauren Yalango-Grant and Christopher Grant on your Broadway debut. You look incredible on stage, and I also can’t wait for your classes on contemporary partnering with Christopher & Lauren Grant to resume at Broadway Dance Center again!

Love the choreographies in the show; the use of movements and (the fairly minimal) props to paint the details in the narrative; and of course King Kong himself. The ginormous “puppet” weighs more than a ton. To raise its arm, a puppeteer needs to jump off 2-3 floors in height and use his/her body weight to pull the arm up. It’s both fascinating but also nerve wrecking to watch. The storytelling and the intimate bond between Ann and Kong almost moved me to tears in Act II.

Go see this magnificent show!!

Miss Saigon

In tears again tonight watching Miss Saigon.

Live theatre makes me feel so sentimental. But how do you not cry, when a love story taking place in the midst of a savage war ends with a scream of “Noooooooo!” before the curtain drops and the lights go out to end the show.

Thank you so much Jennifer O’Connor for the treat. Love the performance!