I can't believe RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is 10 years old. But then I can't believe I'm 60, either.
Tonight, the Midtown Men came to help RiverCenter celebrate and what a show!
My friend Bill Rich, did the lights that lit RiverCenter and it's gorgeous. His company also built the birthday cake that held hundreds of petit fours. Betsy Leeburn, who handled all of the decorations, designed the "cake" and chandeliers. Bill just built everything.
Bill got some tickets and graciously offered them to me and our good friend Cameron Faucette. Cameron and I didn't realize that the seats were in the front row!
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It was just a tad too close, but it was great.
The petit fours were delicious. The punch was good.
The chandeliers were kind of goofy but pretty. They were made of Slinkys. You just had to see them.
I was kind of sad that the Heard Theatre was not full.
But then there was a lot going on in town.
There was that annual motorcycle thing downtown that tangled up traffic. There were a lot of people downtown for that. It's a good thing I decided to leave home early. Normally, I would have been late.
Tim Wilson, my favorite comedian, was performing in the Loft. I would have gone to see Tim, but ... I'll catch him next time. I know he'll forgive me for not showing up.
I'm sure that if Midtown Men ever come back to RiverCenter, it will be a sell-out. Everyone I spoke to after the show were so happy to have been there.
Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer, who were the original cast of "Jersey Boys," are spectacular. Fabulous singers, of course. Handsome and funny.
If they're coming to your town, go see them. They're that good.
Happy birthday, RiverCenter!