Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Merry Widow - report from Moiya

Kelli O’Hara, center, during a rehearsal. CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times
I have been a movie junkie all day.

First, The Merry Widow. Then, Mommy.

The Merry Widow was excellent. I would go to that again.  I am just looking for an encore.

The costumes were remarkable; the set as well.

I thought I already had my money’s worth at the very beginning when we got to see the pit and the mistro. I was a little perturbed that he didn’t point down to the orchestra at the end when they all came out to bow. What was the matter with him? Does he think it is all about him?  :-)

Pat Dumeaunxeau came with me in person and Wyona came with me, virtually. Pat and I went over to see Pete at the Seniors Residence when the opera was over. We stayed for a while and then I took her home.

I went to Dairy Queen, called Bonnie Wyora and she came over to visit with me there.

She asked me if I was movie-ed out and asked if I wanted to go to the film festival at 5 PM with her.

Salmon Arm has a fabulous film festival. I was game for another show.

We went to see Mommy (2014, Xavier Dolan), -- "a widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household".

I ran the gamut of emotions today for the second show was a drama -- a lot of pain in that movie.


PS More reviews.  Let's heat what the critics have to say about The Merry Widow.


  1. I love doing double features Moiya. I told others that I was going to the movie with you. They looked at me like I was crazy. We did have fun.

  2. I am still thinking about "Mommy". How about you, Moiya?