Nomi Wagner Portrait Artist

From Moscow and London to Broadway and Chicago

by Nomi Wagner

Last week we went to the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow for a magnificent production of Esmerelda. It was dreamy! We had VIP seating and were invited backstage between scenes to meet the producers, see the dancers warming up and watch the scenery being set. Well, actually, I was wearing jeans at our local movie theater, and we had free parking. I have become a groupie of Fathom Event Concerts!

In the past few months we have seen fabulous productions of Phantom of the Opera from the Royal Albert Hall in London, a marvelous live interview with Jane Goodall, an awesome jazz concert with Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton from Lincoln Center, the Broadway musical, Memphis, and the LA Phil LIVE with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mendelssohn. We enjoyed that production at the exact same time people were seeing it at Disney Concert Hall, but they didn’t get to go backstage and chat personally with Dudamel as we did!

These productions are beamed coast to coast to movie theaters nationwide — plays, jazz concerts, sports events, and operas. The camera angles make it even better than having a front row seat, and you get to go backstage!

This week, we went to see Chicago Presents an Evening of Holiday Music and Greatest Hits. I’m still humming, “Saturday in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July.”

You, too, can have a VIP experience all over the world. See you there!