By Jason Greene, NYC Dads Group Contributor Perspective matters. I attended a showing of Big Fish and was seated next to an amateur critic. At intermission, he picked apart the sets, the story, the singing, the acting and the effects. I stood smiling as he complained about directorial choices and anything else that came to mind. When he asked what I thought about Big Fish, I simply said, “I think it’s sweet.”I am not a Broadway critic. I am a Broadway lover. Like many others, I dreamed of taking a Broadway stage, but like many others, it didn’t quite work out. So I sit in the audience and … [Read more...]
From NYC Dads Group co-founder, Lance Somerfeld: Reading books with my son is one my favorite things to do. I believe I'm an actor - I make silly sounds, use different voices for each character, and try my best to make the books come alive and leap off the pages. For this reason, I'm such a big fan of the "Making Books Sing" organization who have a mission to take engaging children's books and bring them to life through theater productions. Last weekend, my family and I had an amazing experience. We had the opportunity to meet Allegra Kent, former NYC ballerina and author of the … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: Thanks to NYC Dads Group member Larry Price for summing up our recent Broadway Meetup to see Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark.
NYC Dads Group pose during intermissionJonah poses in front of poster with his Spiderman shirt.It was with great anticipation that Jonah and I went to the Foxwoods Theatre today to see the Broadway show, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." Jonah is almost 4, entering Universal Pre-K, and is absolutely consumed with all things surrounding Spiderman and other superheroes, and how they always Save the Day from the villains. He has … [Read more...]