I was so caught up in the stressful events of my Sunday, I completely forgot to mention that I had a truly memorable Friday evening. And because the soirée was entirely unexpected, and spontaneous to boot, it made things even more unforgettable. Ok, that's perhaps a very grand way of putting it, but I have to admit that I don't actually go out all that often (shhhh, we'll let that be our little secret!). Because I am, after all, a homebody at heart -- or as the French so lovingly put it, a pantouflarde... "Pantoufle" literally meaning slipper -- er, I think you get the picture. Let's just say that I'm not one of those expats that is constantly keeping on top of the Paris nightlife or the next-big-thing going on. Then again, I'm certainly not against a great evening out either.
So when I have the opportunity to go to the theater, I jump at the chance! In this case, it was not your regular ol' run-of-the-mill pièce, but a highly entertaining musical comedy, reminiscent of an off-Broadway show. 'Course, I'm certainly not a specialist of the genre, and I wouldn't dare claim to be one, but I enjoyed every minute of this show, from beginning to end. From the opening triple-bride number to the ending embrace, I was entranced. The musical themes were spot-on, in my humble opinion, and on more than one occasion I just wanted to jump up and sing along!
Check out their website and you'll learn a little bit more about the actors, the director, the choreographer, the composer, the main characters and the storyline of course -- plus you'll see just how much work they've invested in this little gem. Truly, if you have the opportunity, pop on up to the Place de Clichy and enjoy a really nice evening out. What's even better is that the creative director and writers have created a whole wedding theme around the show, and as you're exiting the theater you can leave a message with your impressions in the livre d'or, or you can join the actors and participants down the street at a local bar sponsoring the play for the "wedding reception"!
Take time out to see it, and let me know what you think if you do...