Broadway at the Oval Concert Hall

On Thursday I was busily opening boxes and sorting through all the Advent goodies I’ve recently acquired.

An IM from Yummy about a Broadway show sent me running. 😛

I am a huge fan of musicals and Broadway shows.  So I quickly tp’d to the Oval Concert Hall and settled in to watch their show.

I’d never been there before, but it’s a beautiful art-deco themed theater.

Oval Theater 1The opening number was Copacabana, complete with all the sparkles and beautifully elegant showgirls you’d see in a Vegas routine.

After all the glitter was cleaned off the stage, it was time for Danny Zuko.

Oval Theater 2The set build was terrific, complete with the vintage cars and drive-in screen.

I was stunned, however, to find out that there are people who have never seen Grease.  😛

Oval Theater 3The next number featured one of my all-time favorite songs – “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” from Funny Girl.  It wasn’t the Barbra Streisand version (which is my fav), but a toe-tapper nonetheless.

I loved the train-station setting and the vintage costumes.

Oval Theater 4After the train station, it was time for another visit from Danny, this time with all the T-birds in tow.

I realized as I was cropping these photos that I should have derendered some of the chairs (those are chair backs at the bottom of the photo).

There is audience seating right up next to the stage, so you can get close to the performers.  It does lend a more intimate feel to the performances.

Oval Theater 5Following ‘Greased Lightning,’ it was time for a song from Oklahoma.

Not one of my favorite musicals (and that’s an understatement), but it was a beautiful set.

Oval Theater 6From Oklahoma, we moved to Chicago, one of my favorite musicals (I told you I love musicals!).

The choreography for ‘We Both Reached for the Gun’ was very well done, including some puppet-like animations.

The last number I got to see was from Oliver, ‘As Long As He Needs Me.’  I thought I had snapped a quick pic, but I can’t seem to find it in my files. 😦

I wasn’t able to stay for the rest of the show, but if what I saw was any indication, I’ll definitely be returning for their next performance.

I did also notice that they had an application poster out, so if you’re interested in possibly joining their troupe, head on over and check out the details.