Date night - Saturday January 7. I bought Ray tickets as a Christmas treat to see Michael Carbonaro Live. Ray enjoyed watching Michael on his show The Carbonaro Effect, and would call me into the room, "You've gotta see this.". I admit the young man was talented and clever, but I had not idea how the show would translate to a live theater - Dallas' Winspear.
We ended up with awesome box seats one level up from the orchestra center stage. The opening comic was quite funny, and then Michael came on and proceeded to enthrall us. Simple stage, a few props, quick timing, excellent patter, and many "how did he do that segments?" Plenty of audience participation and some of the kids he brought up on stage added to the hilarity. It was a clean family show.
My Monday moment of reflection - hearing Ray laugh, hearing everybody laugh at a clever bit - united as one. Everyone out in public to be entertained, enjoying a community of laughter.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.