Friday, March 25, 2016

Lessons from "A Chorus Line"

Our "March Madness" concluded with seeing Chris at Mike in "A Chorus Line," his final University of the Arts production. We've been seeing Chris in shows since was a little kid in "Bye, Bye Birdie." It is always a treat watching him light up on stage.

While watching the show, one I saw many years ago on Broadway, I was struck by some important lessons it imparts. In no particular order:

1) A two hour show should have an intermission.

2) Everyone is a bit insecure.

3) No one really wants to talk about their childhood. (Which won't help me with my memoir writing business.)

4) Everyone wants the job they are applying for.

5) It is hard to fake it if you don't know it.

6) It is possible to come together as a team if you work hard enough.

7) We've all tried to diagnose ourselves. In the 70s it was a medical book, today it is WebMD.

8) No one thinks they are perfect just they way they are.

9) We all need a back up plan for when life doesn't go as expected, a retirement plan is even better.

I'm glad we didn't bring our 13 year old so we didn't end up explaining "Tits and Ass" or "Gonorrhea." 

The show was fabulous, and just as relevant today as it was when it was written in 1970s.

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