Largely responsible for keeping me smiling this week is the man named Charlie Chaplin. Our family took a trip to New York City for a “once in a lifetime” experience. We attended the opening of Chaplin, the Musical at the Barrymore Theatre. Seeing a theatre show on Broadway is exciting in itself, but when a member of your family has created the show, well – it’s just plain magnificent. My husband’s first cousin, Chris Curtis, introduced us to the music he was developing for Chaplin in the Wayside Inn in Chatham, MA about 20 years ago. Chris’ dream came true September 10, 2012, the opening night of Chaplin, the Musical. The Barrymore was full, the crowds were loud (especially me,) and the red carpet studded with celebrities! We could not be more proud of Chris and his achievement. He co-wrote the book, and solely wrote the music and lyrics to this incredible show. The life of Charlie Chaplin – who knew that it would be making me smile so many years later! Bravo, Chris!!
At the Wayside Inn on Cape Cod – before I was married, and way before 4 children! Chris’ dad, Alan (far left,) has since passed away, but was enjoying his son’s music as he always did!
…and 20 or so years later we all stand with Chris outside the Barrymore Theatre after the show!
The billboard in Times Square
The gorgeous Gotham Hall, where we enjoyed the after party – made even more special by the name, as my 9-year-old is a Batman super fan!
some of my gang with Rob McClure, who was brilliant in the role of Charlie Chaplin.
Waiting to get into the theatre…
If Chaplin, the Musical comes to a city near you, be sure to go!
Tell them I sent you!
(that won’t really get you anywhere, I just wanted to write it.)