Tomorrow night I have the great honor of soaking in the amazing, legendary talent of Chita Rivera when she takes to the stage of the August Wilson Theatre in NYC for @BCEFA
I have admired this great lady of the theatre for many years. Then I finally had the pleasure of meeting her when we worked together @atlantisevents
for a month on two summer cruises in the Mediterranean. Not only is she remarkable on stage, but she is a true doll. Kind and funny and took each and everyone of the entertainers on that adventure under her wing like we were her own. The stories she told and the trouble we all got into. Wow!
And Holy crap, now she's 80! At 80, most people are at home knitting, and storing their teeth in cups by their bed. Chita is still putting on fishnet stockings and racing all over the Broadway stage. Try that when you are her age and let's see you keep your wig on straight.
If you are in NYC, find yourself a ticket to tomorrow night's show, grab your fishnets and put on your good wig and GO! It's rare in this world that you get to see someone of this caliber live on stage. She has starred in 16 Broadway shows. That's more than me, that's for damn sure.
And if you aren't in NYC, grab your fishnets anyway and go out and raise some hell. Tear a page out of the Chita Rivera Playbook. If you are sitting on the sidelines of your life, you are doing it wrong. Get out there and make some noise, twirl around, and lift your glass to Miss Chita.
Happy Birthday, Chita. You are Remarkable!