Friday, January 20, 2006

The "Rat Pack"

We had a really nice evening together last night.

I quit work early (around5 pm) and drove home to get ready for the "Rat Pack" show that we were about to see. These guy's are just amazing! And I just love swing music.

But first we drove to Basel a very nice Chinese resataurant in Basel (the "Hong Kong") where we had a very nice meal before we literally ran off to the Musical Theatre. Note to self : (and Orange's words) "Let's got there again!". The food was absolutely great.

I must say that Dean Martin really sounded (and acted) like Dean Martin would have, and the voice of Sinatra was like the real thing. When he sang "New York, New York", the whole audience was absollutely quiet, and I got goose bumps. It was very impressive. I was mostly impressed by the age groups that were there. They ranged between maybe 22 and 95. It was just great! The 15 or so members of the live band were also 1) very entertaining and 2) on Tune - I have an exceptional good hearing for music.

Orange and I are definitely going to look for other "cultural" alternatives. Having myself been to London's West-End about 30 times or so, I really miss it. And Orange LOVE'S the shows.

Can I ask for more?? By the way, they got - and deserved - a standing ovation. It was just plain overwhelming! I saw even an amputee pick up his crutches to stand and applause... That IS something! I love theater!


Expat Traveler said...

sounds like a fun night! Although since I'm so tired of chinese, I think I'd opt for something else. Anything..maybe Swiss haha... I can't believe I'm saying that...

rebecca said...

Hey, I forgot about that musical... I was thinking of looking for someone to go with then it slipped my mind. I'll have to see how long it's in town, it sounds great!

Ms Mac said...

Oooh! Sounds like an excellent evening, the kind of thing I'd have loved!