Since then I've gone every year and seen Annie Get Your Gun and The Producers in the park. For those who don't know, general seating for Park Playhouse productions is completely free and they put on two shows every summer. You bring your own blankets and lawn chairs, as well as drinks and snacks, for those who are inclined. This Tuesday I went with some friends to see this year's show -- Hairspray! And obviously we brought food & drink...
|Our spread for the show this year... cheese, chocolate, edamame, berries, pretzels, carrots, graham crackers, and...|
|A giant bowl of popcorn in a Santa Claus bowl, aka, my contribution.|
|Myself, Matt, Brian, and Jackie -- who you can find at Food, Face, Chomp!|
|Before the show got under way.|
I think that the cast nailed the characters perfectly -- which can be difficult when performing a show like Hairspray, which appeared in theaters within the past few years, so audience members may relate to the highly recognizable and notable actors who have played these characters in the past.
|Mid show. Terrible Pic. My apologies. Just go see it for yourself.|
Incredibly kudos to this year's cast of Hairspray and everyone at Park Playhouse who works to put these productions together every year. It consistently is one of my favorite parts of summer in Albany and a unique event that this area has to offer that makes me happy to be able to call Capital Region my home.
And SPECIAL props to this year's Corny Collins, for an insanely fun and spot on performance. I was so happy to be a part of your cheering crowd on Tuesday night and see you shine!!
|Brian, his intense stage makeup, and I after the show!|