I spent a lot of time yesterday working on the launch of The Write Rainmaker, but we also went to Kroger and ran errands. Our usual exciting Saturday.
Friday night, Michael and I went to the Fox Theater to see The Producers, a terrific show. We got there early, for once, and I discovered there is a small bathroom off the lobby, just outside the refreshment area. I didn't realize it was there and opened. The Fox has been restored over the years, which is wonderful. For a long time, you had to go all the way downstairs to the bathroom. I hate carpeted stairs. Fell down some carpeted stairs once, and they've made me nervous ever since.
The Fox is such a fun place though. It was built nearly 100 years ago. I love taking Michael to plays there. I forget sometimes how young he is. We were in the car Friday night and as soon as the lights of the city came into view he said "Wow Mom look at all the LIGHTS!" I tried to view them thru his eyes. Yep, midtown really looks like a fairyland at night, from I-85.
Anyway, we enjoyed the show tremendously.
I saw the original movie years ago and loved it.It came out on 1968 and flopped, which was so odd to me because it's hysterically funny. Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder are brilliant. It's about a failed Broadway producer who teams up with a mousy accountant and they decide to raise a lot of money to produce a play they are sure will fail. Then they keep all the money.
When I was dating a lot, years ago, I used The Producers as my test of dates. If I showed them the movie and they laughed and liked it, I knew they had good taste and we'd get along. If they didn't like it, bye bye. Maybe that sounds harsh, but it proved correct many times.
This is a scene from the film:
I like the musical version, the play. Loved the dancing. It goes off in slightly different directions, though. It's much more campy. There's a lot more broad physical humor.
I will publish a link to my review, when it's done.
Lots going on today.
Y'all have a great Sunday!