A few of my friends and I just drove 14 hours from Lansing, Michigan to Boston, MA to see a preview of Finding Neverland the musical starring Jeremy Jordan, Laura Michelle Kelly, and many other talented folks. It would be impossible to sum up my experience in a few short words but I will try. We expected to be entertained and at best, to have a new show to add to our list of favorites; however, we received so much more than words can express. The show was fully of whimsy and magic - you actually clapped along believing in fairies and ticking crocodiles. At times I was literally breathless and in awe of the talent that shone before us - the choreography, the acting, the singing, the writing, the set - it was all an experience to behold. The cast (including Jeremy and Laura!) humbly and patiently greeted the fans after the show making it an altogether unbelievable experience. We loved the show so much we bought tickets to the next night's show - our last in Boston before returning home. Again, even with several notable changes from the previous night, we were swept away in the magic that is Finding Neverland. Just when we thought this trip could not get better we happened to notice, sitting a mere 3 rows in front of us, Jonathan Groff!!! It took everything in us not to burst out of our seats right then, but we waited until the end of the show to ask for a picture. Jonathan posed for a picture and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us. We quickly told him about seeing him in Spring Awakening and how we travel whenever we can to see musicals. He introduced us to several cast members remarking, "These girls, they are social workers in Michigan and they drove 14 hours to see you guys twice!" For a moment, in a circle created by Jonathan, the cast, and us - we felt encased in a perfect little Broadway bubble! We will cherish these memories for years and years. I had to share it with the Broadway World who I know can truly appreciate and relate to the magic that we experienced!
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