Who Loves You
Last night, my mom, her roommate Carolyn, and I went to see Jersey Boys at Seattle’s Fifth Avenue theatre. Saying I had a good time would be an understatement. The evening started off with dinner at a local hotel, where the food was good and of course, the company was wonderful. I really needed a good night out on the town because I’ve been depressed about this job change thing. Change is never easy for me, but I usually fare well and am successful. Still, I had tears that I just couldn’t shake. Last night really helped me.
After dinner we walked the couple blocks to the theatre and only had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. This is a beautiful theatre, ornate, comfortable, and we had great seats. As soon as the show started, I grabbed my mom’s hand and smiled. I was so excited. No wonder this show has earned awards. I had no idea about the show, other than it was about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I didn’t even know much about the Four Seasons other than I grew up with some of their later music through the late 60s and 70s. Who Loves You was a song I played over and over as a teenager. Angst relieved by Valli. Um. 🙂
The way this play was written was fabulous: a story told by each of the four founding members’ point of view. And there were plenty of musical excerpts performed as if they were on stage, or on the Ed Sullivan Show, or under a street lamp in Jersey. The music kept me bopping in my seat and tapping my foot all evening. I couldn’t believe there weren’t more people bopping around or even standing in the aisles dancing – but Seattle is a very reserved town, in my opinion.
We were on a pink cloud the whole way home. Carolyn’s (Mom’s roommate) memories were different than mine since she’s about 15 years older than me. It was interesting to compare our memories. She was graduating from high school when I was graduating from diapers.
When this song played, I literally cried.
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
I still have this next one as an original 45 in my collection in the garage.
Who Loves You
Happy Memories. Thank you, Mom, for a great evening.