Sunday, June 03, 2012

What an Evening!


My friend Judy is one of the stars in the 2-hour musical performance of Alive and Kicking at the Old Arizona Theatre in Minneapolis. "An inspirational group of 23 high spirited charismatic seniors spread their musical message of love as they explored contemporary genres of music ranging from rock and roll to pop to gospel and Motown." Since love is the language of the heart,  the wide-ranging program included songs like "Love Me Tender," "Love Theme from 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg'," "What's Love Got to Do With It," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine," and "I Will Always Love You."  94-year-old Cal brought the house down with his strong rendition of "Can't Help Falling in Love with You!" It was inspirational to be in the company of these professional and talented group of men and women ranging in age from 62-94. What a terrific evening!!

ADDED LATER:  Because several bloggers asked about the name of the theatre, I direct anyone interested to this site to find the answers.

19 comments:

  1. Super post! I love hearing about seniors who still have so much to give and are willing to share their talents.

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  2. Glad you had a great time, Kate. And what a nice portrait!

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  3. And she looks as she is enjoying every minute of it!

    PS Thank you for the nice comment :-)

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  4. Sounds like a fun performance. And you have an Arizona Theater in Minneapolis? I'm intrigued!

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  5. What a magnificent evening that would have been Kate and so much to draw inspiration from. Marvellous story about 94 year old Cal.

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  6. It does sound like a fun evening! I too was surprised to hear that you have an Arizona Theater.

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  7. I prefer this sort of show to a full-fledged professional one. It is participating like this that keeps us 'young'.

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  8. Summer theater plays a big part of our lives too. I admire gifted people who unselfishly share their talents with us!

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  9. What a terrific concept. They should record a CD. Or maybe a DVD.

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  10. Sounds like a fantastic event and like some of the others above, I'm wondering about the "old Arizona Theatre". Seems like an unusual name for a theatre in Minnesota.

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  11. Your friend Judy is incredibly lovely ... kudos to her for strutting her stuff ~ and to the rest of the senior 'class.'

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  12. How wonderful! Sounds like a fun way to keep active.

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  13. Terrific. Sometimes us seniors can surprise the youngsters who think we're done for!

    I've not heard of the Old Arizona Theatre in Minneapolis but I think there's an Old Minneapolis
    Theatre in Arizona.

    Nah, I'm just kidding. But there could be what with all the Minneapolitans who have relocated to the Arizona desert...

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  14. These shows must be great fun for the cast and the audience alike.

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  15. Sounds like date night.

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  16. this is the sort of evening that would have me smiling and crying at the same time.

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