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!