First of all, it was a blessing in disguise that "Ten Commandments" was cancelled on Wednsday night. Mark & I ended up getting pretty good seats to see "Movin' Out." And although it wasn't quite the type of musical that I'm used to -- it was VERY enjoyable and the talent onstage was incredible. My only regret was that I didn't get to see Holly Cruikshank in the role of Brenda, because I heard she's fabulous. Laurie Kanyok was the Brenda that we ended up seeing and although I liked her, she wasn't my favorite member of the cast. Julieta Gros was fantastic as Judy (and Mark liked her because she reminded him of Jessica Grove) :) and Matt Wilson was very good as the piano man (I'm suddenly VERY upset that I never got to see Michael Cavanaugh on Broadway). All in all it was a wonderful production and I'm glad that we got the chance to see it.
Last night we saw "Brooklyn Boy" at South Coast Rep and it was fantastic! Every once in a while I'll forget how much I love straight plays and then a play like this comes along... Although the entire cast was fabulous (with Adam Arkin giving one of the best performances I've ever seen him give) the real joy in this show is the writing. Donald Margulies is a genius. I really don't have time for a full fledged review (as I'm sitting here in the middle of Kinkos) but it was one of the best straight plays I've seen in a while. I can't wait for it to hit Broadway next year. :)
I can't believe that it's already Friday and I haven't seen a Kevin show yet. ;) That'll change tonight, though because we're finally seeing "Ten Commandments." :) I have to admit, I'm a little afraid, a little excited, but ultimately very happy to finally be able to see Kevin again. :)
Aside from seeing shows, Mark & I have been eating horribly! :P Our first day in LA, we ate at Red Robin and ate burgers that were just dripping with fat. :P Yesterday we went to Claim Jumper (we just couldn't go to LA and NOT eat at Claim Jumper!) The food was SO delicious, but I know it's really going to cost us in the calorie department. :P Today we're heading out to Applebees for lunch (as if we didn't eat enough calories the other days to last us the whole week!) :P I won't be surprised if I have to go shopping next week for a new wardrobe because all my clothes I brought have all gotten too tight for me. :P
I'm sorry my entries have been so sporatic and flighty lately (I feel so pressured when I see the clock ticking on my time here) I just wanted to quickly pop in and see how you all are doing. Hope you all have a nice weekend. :) Mark & I are off to Trader Joes. :)