Saturday, January 10

Night at the Theatre: Diner

There's really nothing like live theatre.  And I was reminded of that fact last Thursday night, when a friend and I went to see Diner, a new musical playing at the Signature Theatre.  Based off of the film of the same name, it's a story about six guys reuniting for the wedding of one of them.  Seeing so many big-name Broadway actors in such a small and intimate setting was pretty mind-blowing.  And the Signature Theatre definitely earned its Tony Award; it is such a cool theatre and I'm definitely going to need to go to more shows there.

I snuck a quick picture with Adam Kantor before the show.  Can you say fangirling?  Having listened to him on Rent and The Last Five Years (that one on repeat), it was absolutely incredible to meet him and see him live.

We also got a picture with a few of the leading men after the show.  From left to right: Derek Klena (ahhh, Dogfight...another great musical), Josh Grisetti, Bryan Fenkhart

Not a review, but the show was a whole lot of fun; the 50s era music and aesthetic was great, the actors were great, and the staging was a clever use of the small space.  The show is sold out for the rest of its run and I'm incredibly interested to see where the show goes from there.  I, at least, would love there to be a cast album.  The songs were incredibly catchy and I'd love to hear the stars sing them again.

Currently listening to: "Some Kinda Time" Dogfight musical

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