What a tour guide's daze off! I met up with friends who have been clients since August 2001. Backstory some other time. We headed to Wagner College in Staten Island to see Granddaughter Haley perform with the 11 other wonderful students from all over the country who participated in the Summer Music Theatre Institute.
The program was a mix of group numbers, dance, improvisation, scene readings and each participant had a solo musical number. You might have been lucky enough to hear the students singing on the subway or on the ferry. I suspect we will see some of them perform professionally one of these days. My friends at Facebook Forgotten Musicals were impressed by the program choices of lesser known songs.
Wagner College has a beautiful campus that is connected to Manhattan by a van (or two) that meets every Staten Island Ferry. Alas, we took the van and ferry back to Lower Manhattan. I was really going to head home to get "stuff" done when the Select Bus "called out" to me and I decided to check out this year's NYC Fringe Festival Central office which had just opened. (More on this year's festival soon.)
I arrived at #FringeCentral just in time to watch a back of the truck performance of Romeo and Juliet by #momentumtheatre. It was just like the early days of #shakespeareinthepark. I also bought my first Fringe ticket for The 8th Fold on Monday August 11th. I hope to volunteer at other shows.
Enroute uptown, I made my second visit to Russ and Daughters cafe and had their chopped salad. The first visit along with information about the documentary The Sturgeon Queens and the book was posted here.
As I continued to stroll toward the 6 train, I passed the last performance of Mid Summernight's Dream set in Brooklyn by (very) Quirky Productions at the First Street Green Park. Then, I headed home.
(If you are someone who wonders what to do on your next visit to NYC, contact A Guide Named Sue.)