Thursday, August 8, 2013

Broadway in the Park

This past Monday I went to Millennium Park with my friend Heidi to go see Broadway in the Park.  It's all Broadway in Chicago's musicals that are currently on stage or are coming up this theatre season (October to May). 

I had so much fun watching the show!  I love musicals, but I can't afford to go to see shows at the moment.  It was so great to see a free concert full of musical theatre!  I'm glad I brought towels because we couldn't get actual seats and sat on the grass.  But we had a decent view of the stage.  I wish we brought a picnic.  I saw so many people who brought small tables to set up a picnic.  It was such a great idea.  I wish I had it!  Next time!

We saw songs from the following shows:

We Will Rock You
Evita (I ignored this one since I hate the show)
Once (this sounds like a wonderful show and I'd like to see it)
Wicked (this is a classic that I've seen three or four times)
Elf the musical (the actor who plays Buddy is simply perfect!)
It's hard to see but that's Sam the Snowman on stage, the narrator of Rudolph. The costume is actually very comical because the body of the snowman is huge but they used the actor's head as the head of the snowman.  It just looks weird.  Makes you laugh though.

Santa is in Chicago!


Santa!  I know him!  I know him!

Buddy the elf and Santa
Ghost the musical (I didn't understand where the song was supposed to be in the show...maybe you need to see the whole thing)
Million Dollar Quartet (I really want to see this)
Motown (They had the "Jackson 5" sing and the kid who plays Michael Jackson sounds almost exactly like him!  It's amazing!  I want to see this.)
They handed out free stuff, like this awesome mustache promoting Peter and the Starcatcher (which looks amazing and I want to see it).

A fan

And a Flashdance snap bracelet!  It's pink!
I had so much fun with a good friend.  Definitely something to do again in the future!


  1. Its like you had a great time. I'm so glad you two were able to go!

  2. That looks like so much fun!! I wish I knew they did that while we were in Chicago!

    1. It was a blast! I didn't know about it either. My dad actually emailed me about it. Maybe next time you're in town, we could go do something like this that's fun and free!