Returned to the site of one of my favorite photos all year - this time via @boathousepaddleco canoe - with a very special guest, my mom. We continued celebrating her 72nd with a paddle through #ForestPark, dinner at @BoathouseStL and capped it off singing Auld Lang Syne with the cast and crew of #MeetMeinStLouis at @TheMuny’s final performance of its centennial season.
The paddle was delightful, the dinner delicious, if rushed (our fault, not theirs) and the musical was mostly horrible (I could write a book about what was wrong with that adaptation), but the night was unforgettable. Turns out even the worst plays - the worst I’ve seen in a decade - can be made better with good company, fabulous fireworks and a rousing sing-a-long.
No, I will not allow the butchery of our fair city’s favorite film - on our own beloved stage no less - take away from the magic of cruising on to the #GrandBasin and catching the sun setting on the #StLouisArtMuseum, it’s reflections rippling on the water. Still, I sincerely hope the last performance of #TheMuny’s 100th Season marks the last time that adaptation sees the light of day.
In the theater’s off season, I invite you all to rewatch the beloved classic - now streaming on @filmstruck - and soak in the splendor of what remains of the 1904 World’s Fair - as reverently revived by @forestparkforever. The best memories are worth revisiting.