Jim & I went to Toronto on January 1 and what a fantastic day. Our main reason for going was to see Blue Man Group. The show was at the Panasonic Theatre on Yonge Street. Since we were only about a 10 minute walk away, we had to go reminisce at
Ah yes. The Grand Old Lady.
Building was completed in 1931. Maple Leaf Gardens was the baby of Conn Smythe who had it constructed for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Their first year in the new building saw them win the Stanley Cup.
Sadly, I never got to see the Leafs play here. They moved to their new arena The Air Canada Centre in 1999.
We walked back towards the theatre on Church street cutting through Church and Wellesley village. This is such a colourful neighbourhood! Where else would you spot this -
Want a closer look?
An Elvis bust on someone's doorstep! It's even got Christmas decorations around it's neck. I love it!
The highlight of the day of course was The Blue Man Group. OMG!! If you ever get a chance to see them, don't walk - RUN! This was the most fantastic live show I've seen. I wasn't sure what to expect but was totally blown away. It was lively, funny, thought provoking, full of music and more! I want to go again; it was that good.
A couple of the Blue Men were in the lobby after the show for photo ops. I had to get in there.
There is no talking during the show and even after while meeting the audience they don't speak. It's all about body language, and they were very open and friendly. I told the one above that I thought the show was awesome and I wished they were continuing their run in Toronto because I would love to see them again and he patted me on the back. That was better than a "thank you."
After the show, we went for dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory. This is such a cool restaurant and very reasonably priced. I didn't take any photos of my dinner though. Sorry! We were busy talking about the show and I was halfway finished before I even thought about taking a picture. Next time!
I'm adding a video below of Blue Man Group when they appeared on The Tonight Show. This is a very small bit of what is included in their show. It is no where near as good as it is live, but ENJOY!