Growing in a Confined Space

I’m always amazed that something will grow in the tiniest of spaces. It has landed in that small stretch of earth and makes it work. When I see a little greenery in concrete, bricks or a crack, I’m astounded. This little piece of nature did the best it could with the situation provided and thrived—tiny miracles.

Greenery in bricks

Greenery in bricks

A weed between the building and the sidewalk

A weed between the building and the sidewalk

 

Fern in oak tree

Fern in oak tree

 

What amazes you?

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The Tony Awards

Yes, I love award shows. Usually, I watch the Tony Awards to see a few clips with new musical productions. But this year, I had actually seen some of the plays, which made it much more exciting.

There is truly nothing like live theatre where you see amazing performers play straight to the audience, no photoshopping and no do-overs!

I chose to see plays that were short runs with incredible actors. There is never enough time in NYC and unfortunately, I had to miss some of the big productions that I hope will be there next time….Kinky Boots and Jersey Boys!

I saw “I’ll Eat you Last” with Bette Midler; “Lucky Guy” with Tom Hanks; “Ann” with Holland Taylor and “Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike” with Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pearce. They were all excellent performances. (Bette and Sigourney deserved Tony nominations- just sayin’)

Bette Midler signing autographs at the stage door

Bette Midler signing autographs at the stage door

Signed Playbills...we're keeping those!

Signed Playbills…we’re keeping those!

Bette blowing us a kiss goodbye!

Bette blowing us a kiss goodbye!

 

Waiting for Tom Hanks to come out, the young lead in Lucky Guy was happy to take a pic...hope he's as generous when he's famous!

Waiting for Tom Hanks to come out, the young lead in Lucky Guy was happy to take a pic…hope he’s as generous when he’s famous!

Tom Hanks signing autographs

Tom Hanks signing autographs

Tom helping fans take their iphone pics. Such a nice thing to do!

Tom helping fans take their iphone pics. Such a nice thing to do!

I finally was able to see “Wicked!” It was phenomenal. I can’t wait to see it again, I don’t plan on waiting another 10 years!

With Elfeba (minus the green makeup!)

With Elfeba (minus the green makeup!)

 

The Yellow Brick Road!

The Yellow Brick Road!

Wicked#

Wicked

The best speech of the night was delivered by Cicely Tyson. She is a true actress. She spoke eloquently and with grace, no jitters and they couldn’t play her off the stage…Bravo! Sadly, I did not have enough time to see “The Trip to Bountiful,” it was just opening when I was there. If you have a chance, to see it, let me know what you think.

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

I always tell people to buy one piece of student art a year. I’m adding: Go See a Play! My ticket hookup in NYC is Tom Privitere. He is incredibly easy to work with and will find you the best seats possibleI for your price range. You can reach him at: 908-684-3131 or thomasprivi@gmail.com…remember to tell him I sent you.

Even if you can’t get to Broadway, go see local, regional, community, school or church plays. There’s always an opportunity to go see someone break a leg!