I went looking through my photos for Saturday Snapshot this week, and hit on a much busier photo than last week: you don’t see many daffodils in Times Square!
I love theater. It’s something about the performance happening right there in front of you, once and never precisely the same again, more fleeting than a movie or a TV show that you could keep returning to. I love taking trips to theater towns–that isn’t usually my reason for visiting whatever city it is, but I love when I can go somewhere with good theater.
In this picture, I love all the elements that got into a single shot–true to the busyness of Times Square! Front and center, of course, is the Phantom sign. I’ve seen Webber’s Phantom six times, which is why I feel I can say that every performance of a play, even the same play, really is different. I saw it on Broadway–second best performance.
You can just see a bit of Glinda in the Wicked sign next to the giant mask. I hadn’t seen Wicked yet when I took this picture, or I probably would have angled it differently! I hadn’t fallen for “Defying Gravity” yet (pun intended).
On the other side of the mask is the South Pacific sign. I saw that at Lincoln Center, with a really excellent Emile. I already had the movie soundtrack, but I bought his “This Nearly Was Mine” on iTunes when I got home.
I also got the Palace sign–according to Me and My Gal, the Palace was the promised land of the vaudeville performers. When you played there, you knew you had arrived.
And finally, you can see that in the city that never sleeps, McDonalds is open 24 hours a day!