Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mamma Mia

Mamma mia Here I go again Mia, Mia how could I resist you? :o) Yesterday me and ken went to go see Mamma Mia on Broadway for the first time. It has been a while since me and Ken did anything together since he has been working everyday since he came back from Brazil and this day off was long over due! We first started out the evening at the Blue Fin restaurant at the W hotel in times Square. We had the Blue Fin drink which pretty mulched tasted like blue Gatorade and Vodka. Which was fine since it tasted pretty good and we want back for seconds. The show started at 8 and we got to our seats. I had seen commercial for Mamma Mia and on Will and Grace there was an episode where Will takes his mother to see the show and come back over joy ed. So I had high expectation. I am not a theater critic but I must say that I was a little disappointed but I must say that I am very happy that I went and would still recommend people to go see it. What I found amazing was the reaction it had on the people. People were dancing in there seats. There was a Gay couple up in the balcony singing along and jumping up and down. Everyone was just touched by the magic of Broadway I guess. The show its self was ok over all. One of the reason why I wasn't crazy about it was because its a really Campy show and I am not a really Campy kind of guy. The music sometimes over powered the voices of the actors and I know a lot of you are going to give me trouble for say thing this, and yes I know its a musical, but they were singing song after song after song with no dialectic in between. I needed more dialectic. My favorite songs like Mamma Mia and Dancing queen were placed at the wrong moment of the show. at least in my option. But I must say this that the energy was really high and that it was I truly felt. I loved the ending ( and no not because it was ending..... Well maybe just a little) was that they later made a huge performance of the top songs and that when the crowd really went loud and crazy. At some point in the show they had confetti and I thought that Rosie 'O' Donald was on the show or near by. After the show me and ken went out to eat for a really late dinner in Hells kitchen. We had Mexican food at this place called El Centro I think which is on the corner of 54 and 9th. The food was good and best of all was my drink. I had a Guava Mojito, which tasted like no other drink in the world. after the restaurant we went home and saw Americas Next Top Model. Oh I have a secret for you guys But ill tell you later in the week. Its about my next scene partner and I am sure you guys will love him
Till next time
Jonathan Vargas


G Cracker said...

Mamma Mia has never been regarded as a theatrical masterpiece, but the music's kinda catchy (you know, it's ABBA), and it gets people excited to be there, in the theater, experiencing it live and in person.
I guess that makes it a pretty amazing show in these days of movies and film. (Which definitely have their place, but some times overstep their Rent? Should never have been a movie. :P)
But, yeah, otherwise, what I've heard of the show has always struck me as very blah.

But at least it was time you got to spend with Ken, so, hey, that's a win!

And, hey, don't leave us hanging about the scene partner!!

Angel Benton said...

"Mamma Mia!" is my favourite show. I have seen it 8 times (4 times in Las Vegas). Since ABBA disbanded before I got into their music, hearing their music performed live in the show, is the closest you will get to seeing an ABBA concert (unless you count going to see the A*Teens in concert).