Entertain This Thought – Celebrating 20 Years!

So, 20 years ago (February 2004) Thomas Alderson and I went to New York City for the first time – we saw Gypsy with Bernadette Peters, Wicked with Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, which was supposed to be starring Sutton Foster (the main purpose of the trip!) but as luck would have it, she was off that night! We analyzed those shows so thoroughly that it got me interested in writing theatre reviews. So I’m celebrating 20 years of theatre reviews on Entertain This Thought.

Now, exactly 20 years later, Thomas is back in New York City, a trip that he usually makes twice a year. I’ve been fortunate enough to accompany him several times over the past 20 years, and once Victor came along, too. He saw Sutton Foster in Once Upon a Mattress.  He reports that Sutton gave a big nod to Carol Burnett who originated the role of Princess Winnifred, even doing a Carol-style yodel! I asked Thomas how many times he’s seen Sutton Foster in lead roles, after the ill-fated trip 20 years ago when we missed her.  He sent me this list: Young Frankenstein, Shrek, Anything Goes, Sweet Charity, Violet, The Music Man (I saw this one with Thomas – she was Marion with Hugh Jackman as The Music Man 2022), and now, Once Upon a Mattress.

Entertain This Thought – Celebrating 20 years of theatre reviews and more!




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