At 4:30 this afternoon, a co-worker stopped by and offered me a comp ticket to Xanadu. Of course, I took it - you know anything that involves a ticket is my personal xanadu! Anyway, everybody was in tonight and I had just as much fun as when I saw it in previews way back in July. Every minute is a blast. Mary Testa added a line at the end. Tony Roberts, as Zeus, said, "That was short and happy." She, as Melpomene, replied, "Short and happy? Next door at Gypsy, Patti LuPone hasn't even alienated her first daughter."
On the bus ride home, some ladies were studying their Sunday in the Park with George Playbills. A man sitting across from them asked them if they liked it. They both did very much, exclaiming that it was "brilliant!" He proceeded to be grumpy about the show, stating that it's "just one set and the actors play their own instruments." The ladies looked at each other, and one replied, "Well, Sondheim's not for everybody." True that, lady, but I'm pretty sure that old dude is stuck in last season.