Saw the Tony Awards tonight. American theater isn’t dead, but it’s definitely in decline. The only pleasant surprise was the number from the musical of “A Christmas Story” (yes, the one with Ralphie and the gun). But I wasn’t very surprised. On my last trip to NJ, my car came with Sirius XM, and I listened to the Broadway channel for much of the trip. I got to hear a lot of Kinky Boots, the musical Tony winner. I wasn’t impressed. Oh, well. Broadway in Richmond brings me the national tours of the best shows, and so far, I have few complaints. The plays have ranged from classics like South Pacific to newer shows like Wicked and Billy Elliot. Next year’s shows look good, and I’m now in the seventh row, right center. Been moving into better seats every season–one of the perks of being a subscriber as well as living in a small-town city like Richmond.
I love this town. So glad I moved here.