Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our Tony deserves a Tony!


Last week I got to take the kids to Gettysburg to watch my brother perform in a production of The West Side Story. The 8 hour drive was pretty miserable, but it was well worth it, because the show was absolutely phenomenal. And I am not just saying that because he's my little bro and if anyone said otherwise they would have to take it up with me! But his acting and singing really were truly phenomenal. I loved it so much I went to see it three nights in a row! (Thanks again for babysitting dad) and I was just floored by how fantastic he was and the entire production was. Everytime he sang, "Maria" I had tears streaming down my face. Each night the house was packed and the cast got a standing ovation. But yeah- I know I'm a little biased. But I wasn't the only one who was impressed. It turns out, Leonard Bernstein's (the composer of The West Side Story) son and daughter were there! And after the show, his daughter approached Ben and said that in the last 25 years that she had been touring around the world and watching different West Side Story productions, Ben was the best Tony she had ever seen! Seriously amazing. Way to go Uncle Ben- so proud of you!

5 comments:

mamalutz said...

That is so awesome! How much fun! Tell him he is more than welcome to come here and put on a personal showing for my family any time ha!

Mommy Bee said...

I wish I lived somewhere within 3000 miles and could go see him. Ben has the most beautiful voice. :)

jennifer said...

How cool, Nicole! That is awesome!

Adam and Christine Jardine said...

Way to go Ben!!! I was so happy I had to share that with my coworkers. What a compliment! Glad to hear that the play went so well.

Adam

Julie Jardine said...

That is super cool! Ben must be great! Maybe we will get the chance to see him preform one day! It kills me, that we are surrounded by all these great preformers, but I (atleast) have never had the chance to see them do their thing. Like you mom for example! I saw her web site, and have heard of her fame! I think it would be so great to see her live! But she'll never do it when she comes to visit. I always egg her on, but she must just think that I'm joking. Maybe next time she comes, I will force a preformance. Not just from her, but Ben, Christine, and all the other ultra talented that we have in this family! (you too, Nicole!)

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