Lansbury and Jones light up “Driving Miss Daisy”
The difference between amateur actors making amateur theatre and top-of-their-game professional actors in professional shows is just like the difference between watching a high school baseball game and the World Series.
Sure, there may be some outstanding young high school players…but you have to pay your dues and be the best in the world to make it to The Show.
But most of us don’t get to Broadway as much as we’d like. Luckily, events exist like “Broadway Near You,” filmed versions of great performances you can take in on the big screen. Of course, you don’t get the ephemeral magic of a live performance. But when it comes to seeing icons James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury in “Driving Miss Daisy,” it’s a very, very good runner-up.
These legends play off—and with—each other in true MVP style.
“Driving Miss Daisy”
7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 14
East Ridge 18
5080 S. Terrace
311 Broad St.