Just reading the title of my blog this week makes me happy! What a fantastic July we are having! When I found out that one of our very favorite singers was performing at a theatre run by Stargazer Productions, that was all it took to make vacation plans!
Linda Eder was performing at the Center Stage in Fontana, California a fabulous little gem of a theatre that hosts not only only a Broadway/Cabaret series, but regularly hosts a dinner theatre with fabulous food and an extremely talented wait staff that also performs the show! They also have a location at the Queen Mary.
We have seen Linda perform several times before but this time was completely magical. Her instrumentation was piano by Billy Stein and guitar by Peter Calo and both of these musicians were absolutely amazing. Generally speaking, I enjoy a full band. However, the amount of music these 3 performers made was ridiculous! Linda’s stunning voice, her performance, her patter were all spot on. Billy and Peter lent their support not only on their instruments, but with their voices. The talent on that stage was truly breathtaking. My fave moments of the show were the duet between Linda and Peter “Falling Slowly” (2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song from the movie, “Once”), “If I Could” (Den and I and Jen cried like babies!) and her encore, “Vienna”.
My personal highlight was actually meeting Linda and having the chance to chat with her. She is lovely, gracious and a woman and mom to be admired. I am challenged to work harder to be an artist of note and a mom full of love and inspiration.
The other side of this fabulous vacation was the Little Man’s first visit to the beach and spending time with family and friends. We stayed with our cousins and their 2 sweet babies our first night and my girlfriend’s home the second. I am usually a hotel kind of girl, but it was really wonderful to enjoy morning coffee with my cousins and friends and watch the kids play together. So much love and thanks to Angela and Jamie and Jen and Todd and their lovely families and warm and cozy homes! Without a doubt you helped to make this an unforgettable vacation for us.