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Freaky Friday at the Alley Theatre

You only have a few days left to catch Freaky Friday at the Alley Theatre!  This is a show you do not want to miss....we literally laughed the entire night.  I've seen many shows at the Alley....because I'm a huge theatre fan, but this has by far been one of the best I've ever attended!  I love the original Disney movie so much....and having three teen nieces makes it even funnier because I know how dramatic and emotional teen girls can be.  You would only understand this if you have been a teen girl yourself at some point in time LOL.  Isn't it crazy how we feel that our problems are the center of the universe at that age, and we treat others based on how we are feeling.  Now looking back... I realize that it was such a great moment in time because you have zero adult responsibilities (but don't you dare say that to a teenage girl)!

This play is based on the popular novel by Mary Rodgers, and it was then turned into Disney movie with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis that premiered in 2003.  The story is about an overworked mother who is planning her wedding and her rebellious daughter that is having a really tough time fitting in with her high school peers.  A magical night causes them to switch bodies and they are forced to adapt to each others lives.  It takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions because we see the struggles of each character and the switch makes them better understand each other and their feelings.  I won't give you more details on the actual storyline but the characters in this play are amazing!  From the singing to the dancing, to the jokes and the tears, every single moment has the audience captivated.  This is a musical comedy like no other, because we were literally in tears from laughing so much.  Emma Hunton and Heidi Blickenstaff are extremely talented, and bring these two beautiful characters to life....the energy on stage is contagious and the music and dancing are like no other.  We had such an amazing girls night out at the theatre...thank you again Alley Theatre for this special screening and invitation.  If you haven't checked out the Alley Theatre, please be sure to click on their website link because they have amazing shows all season.  Freaky Friday ends July 2, so hurry up and catch the show!

Syncing Ink (Feb 3 - March 5)

The Alley Theatre invited me to the opening show of Syncing Ink a few weeks ago.  It was during the weekend of Super Bowl madness, and because I'm such a theatre fan, I decided to sneak away from Super Bowl festivities and enjoy a fun evening of hip-hop theatre.  For those of you that haven't been to the Alley in a while, it is completely renovated and back in business at its regular location.  It is one of my favorite venues for the performing arts, because no matter what seats you choose, you always have an amazing view of the stage.  

 

I managed to arrive on time despite all the Super Bowl traffic and I took a seat in the Neuhaus Theatre which was a smaller room, in a very intimate setting.  The actors were very up, close and personal!  I love venues like this, because this gave me a better appreciation and understanding for their dramatic acting and their passion for rhyme.  

Playwright NSangou Njikam takes us through a lyrical ride between the love of hip hop and education.  Syncing Ink takes you on a journey that follows Gordon the main character, and how he finds his voice and his rhyme but most of all his passion for freestyle.  If you are a hip hop lover, I assure you that you don't want to miss this show.  Come out and support the arts and support hip hop theatre in Houston!  Be sure to visit the Alley Theatre's website for details on times and tickets.