JAAA! I love it when this happens. We pop into New York and notice an interesting-looking little musical being advertised…we grab some tickets…settle into our seats…and BOOM!–we are delighted and invigorated by the heart and soul of performers in a show worthy of greater attention than it is currently receiving. . .mmm, aaaahh!
The show is called ‘Ernest Shackleton Loves Me.’ It is written by a wife/husband team…Val Vigoda is the wife/lyricist and Brendan Milburn is the husband/composer with a dude called Joe DiPietro being the book writer. . .these three folks have created a sweet and fun little two-hander that has us leaving the theater tapping our toes, humming the main themes, and smiling from ear to ear as we venture back out into the mean streets of Gotham…totally wonderful–check this baby out if you can.
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is playing at Second Stage located on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue smack dab in the middle of Manhattan here in magical New York Citaaaaay. It is only running until June 11…so get your tix NOW and get ready for 90 minutes of romancing, love, music, laughter, and the will to press forward in the fulfillment of your dreams…wow, that’s a full experiential plate!
And yes, Ernest Shackleton the Antarctic explorer is a central figure in this story. . .he and many other characters are played by a dude called Will McCollum who absolutely ROCKS! The woman is played by the wife/lyricist, Val Vigoda…she plays tons of musical instruments, the most prominent being electric violin, and she totally ROLLS! Lotsa fun watching these two performers bring joy to an audience of 3 or 4 hundred folks here in Midtown…you will love it, too, I gar-ron-taaaayy!
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It’s lovely out there.