I've been anxiously waiting for The Word tonight.
As people around these parts well know, I've been yammering about the musical Harmony for the last few months here, the Barry Mannilow-Bruce Sussman show I'd seen 16 years ago in a San Diego pre-Broadway tryout that's been given a second life at the Tony-winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.
I happen to know a couple of people who live in Atlanta, and so ever since I hear that the show as going to be playing there, I've been ranting to them about getting tickets. They finally gave in and bought tickets a week ago. That's was great, but then the stakes went up. While I was aware that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution had given it a rave, I knew my personally credibility was on the line because I’d been going on about it so hard, pushing them not to miss the opportunity. And this was someone I knew who had put up hard, cold cash.
The tickets were for tonight, and all day was thumb-twiddling time. I just got a note back from the wife –
“Harmony was Wonderful!!!! Still needs work but the goods are there. So glad u encouraged me to go - Gracias !”
PHEW! I’m off the hook…!
And nice to know that I sometimes do know what I'm talking about. Watch this space...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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