and in Sarasota and its considered an event.
(I even wore a dress and makeup).
It was the life and music of Woody Guthrie and
after the show a hootenany was scheduled.
We left our nonexistent instruments at home.
And people were thankful.
People from all walks of life come - those with walkers
and those snorting portable oxygen.
As the cast took the stage and started to sing
DH and I couldn't figure out where the additional hums
were coming from - behind were several people
with the portable oxygen, some were nodding off and
some were singing along.
Only in Sarasota.
We totally loved the show and Woody Guthrie was quite
the folk hero and had a lot of tragedy going on in his life.
The cast was very talented and all four of them played
several different instruments, sang and danced.
They really had fun with it and you were right there with them.
We sat in the first row and there were steps down from the stage
and to my dismay it meant interactive.
Fortunately the actors interacted with the other people in the row.
Which was all fun.
This is the hootenany after and the guy in the gray short sleeved
shirt played Woody - all of the cast members were
playing as well as a bunch of people from the audience
(the lady in green is a cast member).
And everyone was quite talented.
One of the cast members is a friend of Tom's son and that
was fun meeting him.
His name is David and he is the guy in blue by the white haired gent.
The hootenany was on the mezzanine and the people from the balcony
had a head start on everyone else from the first floor.
And boy can those people in walkers and snorters go fast when they're
on a mission.
It was fun to watch and a couple of ladies by the window caught
my eye. They had to be sisters and of course they were elderly -
apparently there were an abundance of tambourines
and maracas and they had some - well.......
as the music started they each began banging away and the
younger sister was smacking the maracas against
the oldest shoulder to the beat.
And then they'd trade.
It just goes to show that no matter how old you are
sisters are sisters.
Anyone in the vicinity should make and date and go.
It as amazing and fun.
They'll only be around this next week.