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22 July 2006 @ 09:54 pm
It feels like it's been SO long since I've updated...  
My apologies for being so absent from here lately, I've been SO tired after my LA trip and I came home to A LOT of great work that needed to be done on all of my websites. That, coupled with all the horrible stress going on at work added up to VERY little leisure time on the computer recently. I still have LOTS of catching up to do - both here and on all my websites, but that's my plan for this weekend...

On Thursday night, Mark & I went to see the Diamond Head Theatre production of "Into the Woods." It's one of my favorite shows and I was so excited that it was being produced locally... but unfortunately, the performance that we happened to see with the particular cast that we saw, was a little disappointing. There were a few stand out performances, Joseph Morales, who played Jack was excellent as was Elizabeth Hartnett, who played Cinderella... but I don't know, maybe I've been spoiled by seeing Christopher Sieber and Gregg Edelman in the roles of the Princes, but the reprise of "Agony" (which is one of my favorite parts of the show) was far less hysterical than I remembered it being when I saw the pre-Broadway run at the Ahmanson several years ago... And I know it was a local production, but still - the production of "The Full Monty" that Diamond Head Theatre staged to begin this year's season was FAR more professional and seemed to be at the level of many of the shows that I've seen in LA... Unfortunately, this production was a bit of a disappointment. :(

Speaking of theatre in Hawaii, though - some good news is that we're getting our first Equity tour in over 5 years! The national tour of "Movin' Out" is coming here in September and I've already purchased tickets for us to see it on the 15th of the month. :) The good news is that it seems to be selling really well. Hopefully good ticket sales will lead to more tours coming here - and maybe I won't have to keep traveling so far to get my theatre fix. ;)

And I let my Mom borrow my "It's My Party" dvd so she could see what I'd been raving about this whole time. I was a little afraid of what she might think of it, but she called me after she watched it to tell me just how much she loved it! I swear, it's SUCH a beautiful and touching movie and it's SUCH a shame that it's been relegated to late night cable viewing... I really think it deserves so much more! I don't think I'll ever stop raving about the movie... I've already seen it over ten times (since getting the dvd) and I know I'll probably see it many more times...

In fuzzy dog news, Sydney's still holding on to third place by a small margin in the Savory Dog Treat contest. I believe that tomorrow is the last day to vote and I thank you all SO much for voting for her!! She's SO far behind Jake and I know she won't win, but she'll always be a star in our eyes!! :D

I'm off to do more work on my sites. I still have some pictures that I need to post of my weekend in LA... Hopefully if I can finish everything, I can post them tomorrow. :) Hope you're all having a nice weekend! :) *HUGS*
 
 
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Kananigirlkananigirl on July 23rd, 2006 09:16 am (UTC)
Speaking of theatre in Hawaii, though - some good news is that we're getting our first Equity tour in over 5 years! The national tour of "Movin' Out" is coming here in September and I've already purchased tickets for us to see it on the 15th of the month. :) The good news is that it seems to be selling really well. Hopefully good ticket sales will lead to more tours coming here - and maybe I won't have to keep traveling so far to get my theatre fix. ;)

Yeah! I saw that, but I don't know if I can actually go. I should go and try and see if I can actually go. I want more theatre stuff to come here.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 23rd, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
I agree!! The more national tours that we're able to get here, the better! I know that it isn't really cost-effective to bring tours out here (especially ones with lavish sets) but I think that whenever we do have the opportunity to see a tour here, it usually sells VERY well. Shows how theatre deprived we are in Hawaii... :P
Kananigirlkananigirl on July 23rd, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
I agree! I wouldn't mind seeing Wicked and The Light in the Piazza on tour. I want to see more stuff come here. I know how well the other tours did, so they should take a hint. ;-)
Sheri: David Burnhamshutterbug93 on July 27th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
I'd love it if the "Light in the Piazza" tour came here!! Especially if David Burnham was in the cast!!! *SIGH* :)
Kawaii Momiji-chanskittlex on July 23rd, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
you got to see INTO THE WOODS!??!?!?! *DIES* why was I not informed this was playing somewhere?!?!

*ACK*

not that I can afford it, since i got a new car. LOL

I am seeing rent this afternoon! :)
*HUGS*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 23rd, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Mark and I saw it on Thursday night at our local Diamond Head theatre. :) It, unfortunately paled in comparison to the version I saw at the Ahmanson theatre in 2003. Some of the performances were great, but others...

Enjoy RENT!!! I wish I could've been in town to see it! Are you going to see "tick, tick...BOOM!" at the Coronet as well? I think they've extended until August 6th! :) You really should, all RENT fans should see it - it's wonderful!!

*HUGS*
karmastyxkarmastyx on July 23rd, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
I've tried to vote, but the site won't ever let from here. I wish I could! I'd vote for Sydney every chance I'd get!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 23rd, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for trying to vote, Laura!! I really, really appreciate it!! :) Thanks for all your MySpace comments, too! I read them all but was having trouble yesterday with the site (it wouldn't let me approve them). Hope you're having a wonderful time out there! Love and miss you!!
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on July 23rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad to hear from you, Sheri! I'm sorry that "Into the Woods" was a little disappointing for you. But I'll cross my fingers that more tours will come to Hawaii. And of course, Sydney is a star. She does not need to win the context for this. :)

Hope you found some rest even if you have so much work and that you had a wonderful weekend. Big *hugs* to you! :)
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on July 27th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
I really love "Into the Woods" so maybe my expectations going in was a little too high... :( And thanks so much for your kind words for Sydney. :) She officially came in third place in the contest, but she'll always be our little fuzzy star! :)

Thanks so much, Sabine! I hope you're having a nice week! I'm still trying to catch up on everything. :[ Big *HUGS* to you!!
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (movin out) shamelessaudienceawaits on July 24th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
Sorry about the disappointing Into The Woods. I saw Lord of the Rings today and that too was disappointing. But THAT cost $10 million dollars, so it shouldn't have been. :\

Wooo!! Movin' Out!! Yay!! That is one of my absolute favourites shows - that is SO exciting! Your stop is right after Japan and I think Holly is supposed to be in the tour for sure then, so I hope you get to see her!

Good luck to Sydney!
Sheri: Christopher Siebershutterbug93 on July 27th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry that Lord of the Rings was disappointing as well. :( I think for "Into the Woods" I went in with expectations which were a little too high. It was a fine production... but after seeing Chris Sieber in the role of Rapunzel's Prince, it's really hard to see anyone else in the role. :P

I'm very excited about "Movin' Out!" I'm hoping that Holly will still be in the cast when it tours here - I've always wanted to see her Brenda. :)
karen: megan pajama gamewakedistracted on July 24th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean...sometimes when you get home after a vacation, it just takes a little while to feel caught up and settle back in and get yourself organized! Take your time! :) I hope you did have a nice weekend!

I'm sorry the ITW production was a little disappointing...I find that, too, though - sometimes you see a phenomenal production and you are spoiled by how wonderful it is. I'm the same way with Cabaret; after having seen the Broadway revival, I find that nothing else can live up to it. :)

Enjoy Movin' Out, though! How wonderful...it's such a great show. Who is on the tour cast right now?
Sheri: Christopher Siebershutterbug93 on July 27th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Karen!! I don't know what it is about this recent trip, but I just haven't been able to get back into the swing of things. :P Hopefully by the end of this week I'll be back to my normal internet routine. :)

I really think that you're right about ITW... Mark, who hadn't seen the production that I saw in LA thought it was a great show. After seeing Chris Sieber as the Prince, it was really hard to see anyone else in the role.

And we're very excited about the "Movin' Out" tour coming here! :) Hopefully Holly will still be in the cast (and will be on the night we're going) I've always wanted to see her in the show!