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Hugh Jackman’s Fabulous One-Man Show

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The Man. The Music. The Show.: Hugh Jackman in Toronto last night. Photo by Asma Ansari

Hugh Jackman’s fabulous one-man show hit Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena last night and I was lucky enough to be there.  The 15,000 other Torontonians in attendance with me, on his only Canadian stop, loved his awesome singing and dance moves. And one lucky member of the audience even got to join him.

Stepping off the stage to greet the audience, Jackman told an elderly woman named Pauline that her cane matched his outfit. Next thing you knew, he helped her to her feet and she danced some soft shoe beside him, which delighted everyone.

After their adorable moment, Hugh gave Pauline a big hug and it seemed like she didn’t want to let go of him. Who could blame her!

Fans Loved Hugh Jackman’s Video, Dancing With Pauline

Jackman posted a video with Pauline on his Twitter account and fans loved it.

“I love that Wolverine can sing, dance, and hug old ladies. You sir, are a true gentleman.” Another agreed: “Aww Hugh you’re the greatest i love to see you interacting with the audience.”

Another fan, who was at the Toronto show, said: “One of the best performances I’ve seen in ages, amazing talent, the show was non stop, mind blowing. Canada loves you Hugh, the audience was in awe of your talent, only happy faces leaving your concert tonight.”

Jackman talked about how much he loves Toronto and also gave a shout out to Canada, a fellow Commonwealth country.

I was lucky enough to also attend Jackman’s one-man show at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto back in 2011. Although that show was fantastic, this one was even better. The production values and images that went along with it were top notch.

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My Hugh Haul: A beautiful program and t-shirt for a grand total of $60.

As with his previous show, this one also had non-stop singing and dancing. Jackman included tunes from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables, his Peter Allen tribute (The Boy From Oz) and even some old classics like Singing In The Rain and Mack The Knife. Also included were some close-ups of Jackman shaking his booty – much appreciated by all the women in attendance.

I also made off with some awesome loot – a beautiful black t-shirt and a gorgeous program.

If you have the chance to go see his show, and you really should, do it! He’s still got stops left on the North American leg of his tour including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and many other cities. After a short break, he’ll be bringing The Man. The Music. The Show to his homeland of Australia beginning August 2.

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A Funny (And Painful) Thing Happened On My Way To TIFF

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A True Gentleman: The ever-gracious and classy Hugh Jackman at TIFF.

I’m still not sure if my baby finger is broken or just badly bruised but I twisted it pretty badly on a GO Train door between rail cars yesterday. I was headed downtown with my friend Nikki to see Hugh Jackman at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) yesterday.

Today, I still have no idea what the extent of the damage is. I can tell you one thing, though – as swollen as my finger got yesterday, there wasn’t a chance in hell I was missing the Red Carpet Premiere of Hugh Jackman’s new movie The Frontrunner at Ryerson Theatre yesterday.

A Smile And A Wink

Finger Woes: I bought a finger splint as a temporary measure.

Was it worth a swollen finger in the end? Hugh arrived just as the movie was starting and headed inside. I was a little worried it was all for naught, but as he passed me and the other people (mainly women) I’d been waiting with all afternoon, he waved at us and said “Don’t worry, I’m coming back out.”

He spent a lot of time with the crowd once he returned, autographing items and posing for pictures. As soon as I got a wink and smile from Hugh after I’d thanked him for autographing the picture I’d brought, the throbbing in my finger magically disappeared!

Of course the pain has returned today, with a vengeance. But, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do and to meet and talk with Hugh Jackman again this year was worth the price of a damaged pinky.

The Frontrunner is the story of American Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988. His campaign was destroyed when he was caught cheating on his wife. It opens in theaters on November 21.

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He’s Baaack!: Hugh returning to fans.
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Horsing Around: Hugh posing for a selfie.