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17 August 2006 @ 11:46 pm
First of all...  
... I wanted to thank all of you who responded to my last post. I know I have a lot of soul searching to do this weekend and I really have to determine what's important... I thank you all for taking the time to comment and sending over your wonderful feedback - it really meant a lot to me and I know I ALWAYS say this, but I really do have the best LJ friends around!! Big *HUGS* to all of you!

On a completely different NON-work related topic, Bets sent over some great photos of the cast of the Wonderettes before they sang the National Anthem at the Dodgers game on the 14th. :) It's SO exciting for me to see the excitement surrounding them recently (they're going to be on the cover of the next LA Stage magazine too!) :) For someone like Bets who's loved and been so faithful to the show since its inception - this is really a dream come true and I couldn't be happier for her!!

tick, tick...BOOM!

Speaking of LA theatre, I never did mention the wonderful Sunday of shows Mark & I saw on our last day in LA... We saw the matinee that day of "tick, tick...BOOM!" at the Coronet theatre and though I'd previously seen it, the performance on Sunday was SO much stronger!! Andrew Samonsky was just beyond words that day -- his performance was just SO much more emotional and griping... I actually ended up near tears during his "Why" -- he was just incredible! Tami and Wilson Cruz were both spectacular as always, but Andrew that day... there were no words for his performance! The matinee crowd that day was very small - but very excited and VERY loud! Wilson even called us a tiny, but powerful bunch! Unfortunately for me, I just heard that it's closing on the 27th... :( I wish it would extend just a bit longer so I could see it again. :( The wonderful news in all of this is that it's had just an incredible run!!

Curtains

Mark & I also saw "Curtains" that evening at the Ahmanson theatre. I know that it's gotten mixed reviews so far, but we genuinely enjoyed it. It's definitely light and comical and there's nothing earth shattering about the show, but the great performances really make it work, I think. David Hyde Pierce is wonderful and has almost a "Bob Martin-like" quality to his character - who's a detective who has a real passion for musicals. :) Sadly, I didn't get to see Jason Danieley in the role of Aaron because he was performing that night at the Ford Theatre, but I did get the chance to see his understudy - Matt Farnsworth (who, incidently was Kevin's understudy in Millie) :) I'm glad I got to see Matt go on, because I've long since wanted to see him go on in a big role and he was great (and pretty easy on the eyes!) ;) We definitely enjoyed the show and were very glad that we saw it. :)

In sad Hawaii theatre news, the "Movin' Out" tour was cancelled! :( It was our first equity tour in over five years and they cancelled it. :( I'm really beginning to wonder if Hawaii will ever get another full fledged equity tour here... Sad as it sounds, I really don't have much hope that it'll improve - it just isn't cost-effective to bring tours here anymore. :P

I'd better run... thanks so much again for all of your support recently!! I really appreciate it!! Hope you all have a lovely Friday!! Big *HUGS* to all of you!!
 
 
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Was I in it?alligatorandme on August 18th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
Apparently Les Miz didn't make ANY money when they went to Honolulu. They sold a ton of merchandise and actually had to ship more over because they hadn't anticipated demand, but even a big tour like that couldn't recoup the transportation costs. Sucks, though; I hope SOMEone finds a way to make these things cost-effective!

One of my friends saw Curtains and said she'd never laughed so hard at the theatre in her life (and she sees a LOT of theatre)! If I'd had more time in LA I'd probably have gone to see it. Glad you enjoyed it. :-D I'm sorta rooting for it even though I've never seen it or heard any of it.
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on August 19th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
I guess I can understand the reasons behind NOT bringing tours here... unfortunately for theatre starved people like me living on the island - it really sucks! Really, I can understand the cost factors involved with bringing large sets, a full cast, and crew over to Hawaii, but Movin' Out basically has one set, 13 cast members at most (with alternates) and an orchestra. Besides, they're coming back from Japan - and we're on the way... It's just sad...

Curtains was hilarious - Mark & I really enjoyed it. I'm really glad that we made the trip to see it. :)
Kayleakaylea on August 18th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
I didn't say anything sooner but you know I meant well. Follow your heart Sheri if you feel the opportunity is right for you, go for it! :)

*hugs*

Mel
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 19th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Mel! I really appreciate your encouraging words. *HUGS*
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on August 18th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
I really liked to look at the photos which Bets has sent you, thanks for sharing them. Looking around I stumbled over this short film "Birdland Swing" what sounds nice to me. :) Unfortunately, I neither can't watch it since I not yet have Quicktime on my computer nor listen to it because my computer did not like the loudspeakers. But I'll come back to this short film when everything is fixed.

I'm glad that you and Mark had a great time in LA. Right now I wish I too had seen those shows so that I could discuss them with you. :)

I hope you too will have a lovely Friday! And I send love and big *hugs* your way, Sheri. :)
Sheri: The Marvelous Wonderettesshutterbug93 on August 19th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sabine!! :) I loved seeing those photos too - they just looked like they had the best time!! :) And "Birdland Swing" is such a cute short film - I think you'll enjoy it. :)

The shows last weekend were wonderful! Mark really enjoyed them and the thing I liked about them were that they were all SO great, but each in a different way. Curtains was a big scale, funny, professional production while Lizard was small and intimate, but really heartwarming, and tick, tick...BOOM! was just incredible and blew everyone away with the talent onstage! SO different, but all so wonderful!!

Big *HUGS* to you, Sabine!!