Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Big River, 1985

The ads for the Chicago production of this show, which opened on Broadway in spring of 1985, were all over the TV in the spring of 1986. I begged and pleaded for tickets to see it for my 12th birthday, which was in May.

I got those tickets for my birthday, and I got to bring one friend. I asked C, with whom I'd made friends that year, our first year of middle school. She and I are still friends to this day, and she still harasses me about my completely outrageous love of this play and how I listened to the soundtrack over and over and over for years after we saw it.

I can still sing the entirety of "Hand for the Hog" from memory.

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