Ray's musings and humor

Chits Rivera

Last night I experienced a memorable evening of entertainment, my Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI) friends brought the legendary Chita Rivera to our town to perform for us. It was a performance that I will store in my memory as a show business highlight.

Miss Rivera proved that even after more than a half century in show business she is still a fantastic performer. She gave us a look back over some of the greatest years of Broadway musicals by story and by some great music. She seemed to live the songs she sung through drama and gesture as well as proving she still can dance. What she did was something to behold and resulted in standing ovations.

I am so glad that the ATI founders choose to bring their professional talents to our city ten years ago. Their performances have been outstanding and now they have left us with a great gift, an evening with Chita Rivera. As I told them I hope that I can be as young and vibrant as Miss Rivera when I am as old as she is.

So thank you Judy, Cindy and Don I am glad we are friends and I love all that you do,

Ray Mitchell

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