My date (birthday gift) with my son Adam on Sunday to see the The Wizard of Oz Tour 2013 by Andrew Lloyd Webber was absolutely amazing. You can check the above link to see if it's coming to your area soon!
We meet a little after 11:00 am and had a fabulous lunch at Delphine across the street. We had plenty of time before the 1:00 pm curtain call just to talk and spend some quality time together. (Had to plan extra for traffic)
I am 58.5 miles from the Pantages Theater. Normally when we go into Los Angeles to visit Adam and Tristen Mark drives. I knew where I was going but always a little tense making sure I don't make any wrong turns. I did have my GPS on my phone besides my printed directions.
So I turned my radio off when I got closer so I wouldn't miss the lady telling me which way to turn. I had to laugh at myself because when I got on the 101 fwy she said it would be 7 miles to Hollywood Blvd. It felt like forever and I found myself (in my head) telling her to speak already...surely I have gone 7 miles!!!
Something else to share is that when I get in my car to drive I always ask God to watch over me and keep evil out of my way. Well let me tell you that it was as though He parted the sea for me. I had no traffic either way and at certain points the roads looked desolate.
I cried at the end, it was such an emotional experience for me. My mother's name is Dorothy and we played Somewhere Over the Rainbow at her funeral. It wasn't just that but the fact that they did an absolutely great performance and Danielle Wade who is touring with The Wizard of Oz was an excellent Dorothy and had a fantastic voice.
One thing that was a special treat was that the lighter colored Cairn Terrier that you see in the above video was not in the performance that we saw. I am sure that when they have a matinee they use two dogs that day and the one on stage could have been Skye, looked exactly like her with her darker features like Toto. It was so much fun watching Toto on the stage!
Judy Garland and Toto
Beautiful ceiling at the Pantages....
It is absolutely amazing what they can project onto a stage
and the scenes were spectacular, felt like you were right
there in Kansas with Dorothy.....
Thank you Adam and Tristen for the
wonderful birthday gift!