Friday, October 3, 2014


If you grew up here, in Colorado, you "knew" Margaret Brown... in the rags to riches, survived the Titanic, beautiful old house just east of downtown Denver, "Molly" Brown.

It didn't matter if she died back in 1932...

Margaret Brown, 3qtr view, with chair.jpg

... you knew her because she was a local, her home is preserved as it was when she lived there (and virtually every child in Denver has taken the tour), and the play and movie "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" has played in one form or another for decades.

We had the opportunity to see the "new" Unsinkable Molly Brown at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday. What a fun, wonderfully done, show!

R has been enthralled with the Molly Brown story since her Titanic obsession a few years ago. She's read about Molly, toured her home, driven past her summer home (just west of Denver) and has loved getting to "know" her... so this show was tailor made for her.

M and I loved it too (except M's aching back didn't let him enjoy it as much as I would have liked...), the cast was amazing, the sets beautiful, and there was just the right mix of old familiar Molly Brown songs (Belly Up To The Bar Boys, and Colorado, My Home, for example) and songs new to this production.

Although the title is the same, the new "Unsinkable Molly Brown" at the DCPA isn't just a remake of the one from the 60's that most of us are familiar with... In addition to some new songs, the picture they painted of Molly  Brown, and that time, was a little different... maybe a little deeper, than the old version.

If you're local and get the chance to catch this show... do it. It was such a fun way to spend an afternoon.

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