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20 September 2008 @ 09:07 am
Those Marvelous Wonderettes - In NYC!!! Ahhhh!!  
How could I top off the absolutely amazing evening the other night at "In The Heights?" Easy, go and see "The Marvelous Wonderettes", that's how!

Last night waytoocoolrev and I headed down to the Westside Theatre to see Bets in "The Marvelous Wonderettes" and though I've seen the show countless times, it was just SOOOOO special to see it finally in NYC and to see Bets, David, and Roger live out their dreams... AMAZING!!

The show itself was terrific as always! Beth Malone, who I've never seen in the show played a very tomboy Betty Jean (as opposed to Julie's BJ, who seemed less tomboy and more rascal...) Farrah Alvin had a beautiful voice and I liked her, but I have to say, being quite biased, Kim will always be Missy to me. It's something about the expression on Kim's face that just changes her whole persona onstage when she's Missy that I love. Victoria was very good as Cindy Lou - I was so determined to be biased toward all the wonderful originals I'd seen again and again in NoHo, and though Kirsten will always be the ultimate Cindy Lou for me, Victoria won me over at the end with "Maybe"...

I noticed they added a song, and some dialog, and took out Cindy Lou's "Well, North Hollywood..." joke (for obvious reasons... though it was sad since it reminded me that we were NOT sitting in the El Portal Theatre...) The sets were beautiful and the costumes just gorgeous!!

And who knows why... but for some sappy reason I began crying at the end... During "Thank You and Goodnight" I was a mess... I can't describe it. I just couldn't believe the show was in NYC, doing sooo well and that Bets, David, and Roger were living out their dreams. I was a mess at the curtain call...

I got to see and speak with David, Roger, and Bets after the show and they are amazing... I adore them all and all this happiness couldn't have happened to a greater, more amazing group of people!

Here are some photos:

The terrific Westside Theatre


With the wonderful Mr. Bean!!


Roger Bean (creator of the show) and David Elzer (Producer)


With Bets!! It was SOOO nice to see her!


With Robin, Bets, and Victoria (Cindy Lou)


With Robin!! It was so nice seeing her!

Last night was SOOOOO amazing to see - but for much different reasons from the night before! Today I change hotels, meet up with Nicole and Jessica (WOOO!), and see Kevin in "A Tale of Two Cities" - so another great day in NYC awaits!! :)
 
 
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ajayne on September 20th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
Those are such great pictures! Seems like you had such a nice night! Bets is always shining in the pictures you post of her - she has a contagious smile. :D You look lovely too, as always!
Sheri: Bets - as Hildy in On The Townshutterbug93 on September 20th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Andrea!! :) The night was AMAZING!!! How could I top the last two nights??? Oh wait, I'm seeing Kevin today! ;) And Bets is always stunning - SOOOO radiant!! Thanks for your sweet comments!! HUGS!!
bigrivermusical: mebigrivermusical on September 20th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear that you are having a great time in NYC. I'm going in mid October (but a lot shorter time than you). Where did you sit at ITH? I haven't gotten a tix for ITH yet.

Enjoy ATOTC!
Sheri: Kevin facial hair :)shutterbug93 on September 23rd, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your comment! I was sitting in the front row of the mezz - amazing seats because we could see the entire stage!! Are you seeing "A Tale of Two Cities" while you're there?
bigrivermusical: Dannybigrivermusical on September 23rd, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
No as I only have six slots and I'm seeing Dan's show three times (LOL).
Sheri: Kevin as Bill in Applauseshutterbug93 on September 23rd, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
I don't blame you!! :D I would do the same thing!!
Sabine: Micki Kaisergartensabine10 on September 20th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to hear that you are having a wonderful time! I loved to look at the pictures. And I especially like the last one, you both not only look great but happy too. Thanks for sharing. I'm hoping you enjoy "A Tale of Two Cities" and sending big hugs to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Kevin - 2006 Headshotshutterbug93 on September 23rd, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Thanks SO much for the comment, Sabine!! "A Tale of Two Cities" was great, if nothing else, I was SOOOO happy to see Kevin up there in a broadway show! :) HUGS!!