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    Oh! What a night!

    Tonight myself and a dear friend of mine went to the theatre to see Paul Michael Glazier in Fiddler on the Roof.

    To say it was splendid would be just not enough. It is hard to tell you what a joyful evening it was. PMG was wonderful, his warmth glowed and he was such a gentle man to the others on the stage and especially the children. I didn't realise what a good actor he is (was never a fan of Starsky and Hutch) , his singing voice was strong enough for the part but it was his stage presence was what made him so wonderful in the part.

    It was directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. The orchestra were all singers and dancers too and were on stage............... stunning. But the surprise star of the show for me was the Fiddler. She played that violin like and angel and danced like a Pied Piper while she did it! I could not take my eyes off her, nor did I want to. I have a special place in my heart for violinists because my Grandfather was leader of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and he and I used to play and sing together. Tonight he was in my thoughts for the whole performance because this girl was so fabulous and I knew he would have loved her.

    The set was extraordinary.

    It was a very long performance and we were worried that I might not be able to sit through it all because of pain. So....... Mr Daisy surprised us by changing out tickets to a box! We had a whole box for just the two of us which meant we had plenty of room and I could stand when I needed to and wiggle when necessary. what a sweetheart he is.

    Ok ok I will stop boring you but I wanted to tell you all that this production is amazing and if you have a chance to see it..........do!
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    Oh Daisy! What a treat! Way back in the 70's I met him at a Disco in Atlanta when I was clubbing with friends. He was a really nice guy - not stuck or full of himself as one would think after Starsky and Hutch - and I have heard nothing but fantastic reviews of this Fiddler. PMG has aged nicely too. You lucky gal! PMG and Mr Daisy in one night; what girl could ask for anything more!
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      Well good for Mr. Daisy. I hope he gets a cookie or something as a reward. LOL Theater is a wonderful thing and the connection to your grandfather is so heart touching. I'm glad you had a wonderful time and new memories to enjoy.

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        How wonderful! Sounds like a wonderful production! As a seamstress and former costumer, you mentioned every production aspect but costuming! But I guess if you've seen one Russian peasant, you've seen them all! So glad you had comfortable seats! That is usually the worst part of long productions, the legs and seat can only stand so much abuse!

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          Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
          How wonderful! Sounds like a wonderful production! As a seamstress and former costumer, you mentioned every production aspect but costuming! But I guess if you've seen one Russian peasant, you've seen them all! So glad you had comfortable seats! That is usually the worst part of long productions, the legs and seat can only stand so much abuse!
          Oh Jean, yes.... the costumes were peasants lol, What can I say.....they were very GOOD peasant. PMG had nice boots on!
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            Originally posted by Divine Daisy View Post
            Oh Jean, yes.... the costumes were peasants lol, What can I say.....they were very GOOD peasant. PMG had nice boots on!
            Footwear is important! It can make or break a costume!

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              Originally posted by Divine Daisy View Post
              Oh Jean, yes.... the costumes were peasants lol, What can I say.....they were very GOOD peasant. PMG had nice boots on!
              Reminds me of a comment made by friends teen-aged daughter after a walk through the Red Light District in Amsterdam. They only took her because classmates had been commenting on it and she just 'didn't understand'. When they got through the street her Dad asked her what she thought . . . her comment? "They really had some nice shoes."

              Lucky you!!!!
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                Sounds like a wonderful evening. What a doll Mr D is to change out your tickets. I have heard wonderful things about PMG. I guess they are all true.
                Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                Marilyn......
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                  Paul Michael Glaser as in Starksy from Starksy and Hutch?

                  Awe..Some!

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                    You were not boring us at all! It sounds like an absolutely incredible night for you and your friend. I love Fiddler and it sounds like this was a stunning performance. So glad that Mr. D surprised you with the upgrade to the box.

                    So glad you shared your evening with us.
                    Ginny B

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                      Thanks for sharing this. Your post brought back good memories. Many, many years ago I went to the theater for the first time and saw Fiddler. I still love it and own the movie. PMG was great in the movie as well (different part) The music really moves me. I am one of those sick people who feel that life should be a musical. I'm so glad you went and you enjoyed it as much as you did. To Life!!
                      Theda :icon_wave:

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                        What a wonderful evening. And wonderful memories.
                        Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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                          Oh wow - what a wonderful evening it must have been. I saw a performance of Fiddler on the Roof many many years ago at the Morris Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore - it starred Hershel Bernardi (sp) and it definitely ranks as one of my favorite stage performances. I'm sure that PMG was simply wonderful in the role. And how about that Mr Daisy - is he a keeper or what. You're a lucky girl Daisy

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                            Sounds wonderful I'm glad you could go and have a great evening.

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                              It sounds like a fabulous evening, Alison! How nice and box seats to boot. Gotta love that Mr. D.! I just googled images of PMG. He looks fantastic. Glad you had the opportunity to see the show. I'm impressed with your granddad's position as leader of the BBC Philharmonic. I'm sure your family was very proud of him. I had no idea you were a musician. How wonderful!
                              Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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