Welcome to the Rock!

3 Mar

On an average Saturday, I might be napping on the sofa at two in the afternoon. But, yesterday wasn’t your average Saturday afternoon. It was the day I was going to see

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I wasn’t quite up in the nosebleeds, but I had a lovely unobstructed view of center stage, and excited for the performance to begin, I took my seat early.

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I’m not going to go into details about the show. Suffice it to say I laughed and cried in equal portions as songs and scenes were funny, poignant or brought back memories of that terrible day. I wanted to turn to everyone around me and proudly say, “I’m Canadian”.

Sometimes when a show ends and the applause begins, a single person rises and a standing ovations begins. Yesterday, when the lights when the show ended and the stage lights went out, the applause was immediate and deafening as the entire audience leapt to their feet. The cast came out for their curtain calls and, as they left the band came out and held a ceilidh on the stage. Well, the audience clapped and whooped along until the final chord. There were still tears in my eyes as I left the theatre, but my heart was warm.

9 Responses to “Welcome to the Rock!”

  1. notjustkiddingaround March 3, 2019 at 7:09 am #

    I was thinking about going to see this with my sister for her birthday. It sounds like it may be something I have to do now. I love the contrasting sentences. Sometimes when a show ends and the audience leapt to their feet. This made me feel like I was there.

  2. arjeha March 3, 2019 at 7:52 am #

    Kathy and I saw this in New York last year. What a moving show. I highly recommend it. There is no way you leave the theater untouched.

  3. gillis March 3, 2019 at 9:28 am #

    I’ve heard such wonderful things about that show. I’m glad you shared your experiences here, now I be ed to see it!

  4. ebgriffin March 3, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    I saw this show a few years ago and left feeling so optimistic…so hopeful.

  5. terierrol March 3, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

    I love the theater. Hope I get to see this one soon!

  6. Juliette Awua-Kyerematen March 3, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

    Good shows make you content and it lingers for a long time. There was a word you used that I have never seen or heard before, “ceilidh.” I checked the dictionary on my laptop to for the meaning.
    ‘ceilidh |ˈkālē| . noun –a social event at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling.’
    Thank you for the exposure.

  7. Lisa Corbett March 3, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    My brother in law took my mother & father-in-law to see this in Toronto. They are not theatre people (especially Gord!) but they loved this show so much. My daughter has just turned 8 and I feel like this is our year to start going to the theatre together (probably not this show!) I can’t wait.

  8. Brian Rozinsky March 3, 2019 at 5:05 pm #

    Hadn’t heard of this show. Just learned more based on your slicing experience, so thanks for sharing.

  9. carwilc March 4, 2019 at 6:06 am #

    My mom and I saw this show in Denver earlier this year. I loved it. And like it was in your theater, EVERYONE was on their feet when it was over!

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