'Meet Me In Saint Louis'
Recently my hubby and I had the opportunity to see the stage play 'Meet Me in Saint Louis' at the Baldwin Theater, in the city of Royal Oak, near our home. For me there is just no comparison between a movie and a stage production, especially with an orchestra. However, I do own that wonderful old movie 'Meet Me in Saint Louis' which starred Judy Garland. I have watched it many times and I wouldn't part with it for anything in the world. Wasn't Judy Garland great?
I really love period plays, films, and books. If I could somehow transport myself to a simpler time in history I would do it in a heart beat.
The minute I saw the trolley car roll across the stage at the Baldwin I knew I was hooked. Much to my hubby's dismay, because truthfully I can't sing, I've been walking around our house singing the songs featured in the play for days. I just can't seem to get the lyrics out of my head! Don't you just love those old lyrics like.....
"Meet me in st Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the fair.
Don't tell me the lights are shining
any place but there;
We will dance the Hoochee Koochee.
I will be your tootsie wootsie,
If you will meet me in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the fair."
Oh what about this one....
"Clang, clang, clang
went the trolley
ding, ding, ding
went the bell
zing, zing, zing went my heart strings
from the moment
I saw him I fell"
I sigh just thinking about the play and all those wonderful old songs.
Oh dear! Where ever you are I hope you can't hear me singing LOL
I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the pictures that Stagecrafters posted on they're facebook home page. Thank you for sharing stagecrafters! We really enjoyed the play! The set and the costumes were absolutely wonderful!
Charli, of course, could not come to the play with us. She was a little disgruntled when we first got back home but belly rubs seem to always do the trick.
I hope all of you are having a great week!
With warmest regards, Carol