One of the great benefits of living in Los Angeles, is the opportunity to see a lot of living legends at work. Recently, I have the honor and privilege of seeing two: Diana Ross and Cicely Tyson. I’m huge fan of The Supremes and when I heard that Ms. Diana Ross is currently touring, I jumped at the change to buy tickets. Ms. Ross put on an efficient concert hitting all of the high points of her career with The Supremes and her solo work. That may not sound like high press but back by a tight band and great singers, the iconic put on a very entertaining show.
Tony winner Cicely Tyson is starring in Trip to Bountiful with Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams and Jurnee Smollett-Bell at the Ahmanson Theatre. Looking old and frail, Ms. Tyson commends the stage with her wisdom and humor. I’ve known of the story because of the film starting Geraldine Page and John Heard but I didn’t know the details of the plot. Because of events in my personal life, this play was especial poignant. The cast played off each other beautiful and there were many touch and beautiful season between Cicely Tyson and Jurnee Smollett-Bell.
I don’t always have the time nor money to indulge my love of theater and music, but when the opportunity arises to see an iconic performer, I make the sacrifice to.
Trip to Bountiful playing at the Ahmanson Theatre until November 2, 2014. Next appearance will be at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre Boston from November 20 – December 7, 2014.
Diana Ross on tour now.