Saturday, February 7, 2009

Whirling dervishes and opera

My mom was invited to see--no lie--whirling dervishes perform next Thursday. She won't drive into Knoxville alone, so she asked if I'd go with her and see the whirling dervishes.

I have no desire to see whirling dervishes. But I do want to see Rigoletto next weekend, and I don't want to go alone, so I said I'd see the whirling dervishes with Mom if she'd come to see Rigoletto with me.

So I just bought tickets to Rigoletto online, and even for the crappy seats at the very back of the Tennessee Theater I paid $95 for two tickets plus fees plus a will-call fee since they won't mail tickets within a week of a performance. I'm kind of wondering what the hell I'm thinking, and wondering if we'll be able to see the surtitles from our seats, and wondering if Knoxville Opera Company sells T-shirts now.

(Probable answers: I am insane, no, and no.)


Aaron Polson said...

Rigoletto is a fabulous show, I'm sure it will be worth it. The dervishes...dunno. Give us a full review, eh?

And you won't believe this, but the verification word is pabst. PBR forever!

Jamie Eyberg said...

I would be a no go on either show. Put up Tommy tickets and I am there.

K.C. Shaw said...

Aaron--I'm familiar with the music, but I've never seen Rigoletto before. I'm really looking forward to it!

Jamie--Mom's already thinking of backing out of the dervishes, but we both like opera. It's a lot more fun than people seem to think.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I've seen two broadway musicals. One was Tommy in '94 and the other was Beauty and the Beast which was equally as impressive. I am usually up for anything. I just need to know a little more before I jump into it.

K.C. Shaw said...

If you like musicals, opera should be right up your alley. You should go if you ever get the chance--preferably something bombastic and fun like Rigoletto. :)