First I will report in on last night. It was a great time. The play was fantastic and people were dancing in the aisle's at the end of the performance. The play MAMMA MIA was at least a thousand times better than the movie. For those that don't know the story a young woman that was completely raised by her Mom is getting married. The daughter reads her Mom's diary and discovers three men that could be her father. Without the mom knowing it she invites the three men to her wedding. This my rundown. The actress or actor that played the role in the movie will be in ().
Mary Callanan as Rosie (Julie Waters) simply stole the show. If anyone says any different they weren't in the audience. There was a ten to fifteen minute scene with her and Tanya (Christine Baranski) played by Alison Ewing, the second best scene stealer in the movie that was hilarious, well acted, and the harmony between the two when they sang DANCING QUEEN was amazing.
While every time Ms. Callanan was on stage a stunning voice and lots of laughs happened the best song of the night goes to Donna (Meryl Streep), the mother, played by Kaye Tuckerman when she sang THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL. Stunning.
While the men didn't sang as well as the women they were definitely better than the men in the movie. Benjamin J. McHugh as Sam was a gigantic improvement over the movie's Pierce Bronson.
If you like lots of energy, great music, and a funny story go to the play version of Mamma Mia, you won't regret it.
Oh and the dinner before the movie was great. Great food and after dinner we walked to the venue.
Moving on to the rest of today's post. First, Kate Winslet and now Brad Pitt:
Next is an article about men in the work force:
"I am prepared to sacrifice every so-called privilege I possess in order to have a few rights." Was said by a woman born in 1886 and died in 1916. She was was a suffragist, labor lawyer, World War I correspondent, and public speaker who greatly influenced the women's movement in America. She attended Vassar College, where she was once suspended for organizing a women's rights meeting. The president of Vassar had forbidden suffrage meetings, but she and others held regular "classes" on the issue, along with large protests and petitions. I vehemently protested against America's involvement in World War I. She was a labor lawyer and was involved in the production of the socialist journal, The Masses. Who authored today's quote?