I don't know where to begin except to say that it was an experience that I'll never forget.
Once you've seen a Tyler Perry play LIVE you'll want to see all the rest of them LIVE and wish you'd have seen past ones that way too
I truly enjoyed myself and wish me and the TwinPisces had've camped out somewhere in the CEC so we could see the play again tonight.
TP starts on time. I mean 7:59 the lights were dimming and the curtain was rising
It started with a Christmas carol which immediately won my heart as Christmas music is my absolute favorite
There were some great songs in this one. Though she and I never said anything to each other there was one song that made me think about my daddy and I'm sure one of the other songs (about a mother and daughter) had my best friend thinking about her deceased mother. We gave each other looks but that was it. I almost wanted to cry
We laughed the whole entire time. There were some bloopers which made seeing it LIVE that much better. And you can really see that it's hard to keep a straight face when Tyler Perry turns into Madea.
And say what you want about her, Madea makes some good, no GREAT points when it comes to relationships, trust, love, forgiveness, etc. And maybe it's just me, but when she gets into her "teaching" mode you kind of forget that it's actually a man in a costume. And then I said to myself, Tyler Perry is a wise man.
There was one song that was sung by Tony Grant that made me want to throw a pair of my panties at him. It also made me put myself in the shoes of the woman he was singing to.
One of the character's name was China and you KNOW I had a good laugh at that.
When it was over TP came out and talked to us for a while. He told us that we were the first audience to actually see this production (that felt good). He asked where some of us were from and one elderly lady and her family said that they took Greyhound from New York City (people were yelling out cities in Alabama and someone said New Orleans). TP was so shocked he offered to pay for her flight back home. He also had them escorted backstage. She turned down his offer for a flight back to NYC saying she hated flying but I'm sure TP offered to pay for her bus fare back home.
A lot of people say that TP doesn't have that many white fans...yeah right, I saw a lot of white singles, couples and families piling in to see this play
I can't wait until this play is out on DVD. I really wish I could see it again