Saturday, January 19, 2013
An Evening of Music
After a delightful meal at Charleston's we made our way to the Casino Hotel in a venue that held 1400 folks to hear and see Lea Salonga, who has an A list voice IMO. She was charming and witty and connected her show tunes, ballads, and pop songs with stories that were funny and interesting. Almost 2 hours of music with a seven piece band.
She is only 41 but has been on Broadway for 25 years, quite a career with blockbuster hits from Miss Saigon, Les Mis, and Alladin. We enjoyed her immensely. She has been enjoying a revival of interest with the success of Les Mis and the popularity of the new Disney Cruise Ships. Her rendition of On My Own is the standard by which all others are judged.
We were a bit disconcerted by our seats. I paid the middle price thinking we would be fairly close and instead we got in bar seats on the back row near to much movement and noise. We were higher so we could see, but I felt a bit fooled by the seating chart on the website. It was a fine anniversary memory of the shared love of good music and performance.