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16 October 2004 @ 10:33 am
"Dorian," and my lovable but protective hubby.  
I'm finally back in Burbank and although it isn't "home," it's been my adopted home for the past week or so and somehow just driving into the area yesterday filled me with such relief. :) I left all the great street names of Palm Springs behind (as well as the luxurious room and marshmellow bed) :(, but on the upside, I am a lot closer to good theatre (and that can't be a bad thing, right?)

mdelrey and I met up last night to see "Dorian" at NoHo Arts Center. It was a great show - chilling and disturbing and it had eerie feeling of "Side Show" at the the Colony Theatre. Max Von Essen was great as Dorian. I've never seen him onstage before, but he did a great job of conveying both the emotion (and lack thereof) required for such a role. In some ways I wished I'd seen David Burnham in the role since I was completely blown away by his performance in last year's "Assassins" with Kevin at Reprise!

Dana Meller was also in the cast as the embodiment of Dorian's mother. Unfortunately, though the role required her to be on stage a good deal of the time, it really didn't allow her much opportunity to show her vocal talents.

The smaller theatre, costumes, and sets that included rolling staircases really reminded me of the Colony's production of "Side Show." The actors weren't wearing mics, which I usually don't like, but worked well to enhance the intimate feeling of the show (thought it was a distinct disadvantage for a few of the actors who weren't as audible as the rest) :P I actually really liked it and I'm looking forward to seeing more things at NoHo. :)

Marina and I are going to see "Ten Commandments" this afternoon and I was supposed to meet some LJ friends for dinner after the show, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it'll happen. :( Mark was pretty upset when I spoke with him last night when I told him that I was meeting them in Duarte. I can understand his point of view, he's only worried for me because he doesn't like me driving by myself, on the freeways here, in a place I don't know at night. Even after I told him that I had printed out maps, etc he still didn't think it was a good idea. Part of me felt a little sad that it seemed like he didn't have faith in me or thought I couldn't take care of myself, but I guess I understand his viewpoint and I completely respect it. Big apologies to Laura, Carrie, and Roger! Mark was a little upset, and so I think going anywhere tonight might not be such a good idea (which I'm sorry about, but is fine since I have so much packing to do before I leave). Hopefully I'll be back soon and we can all try to meet up then.

I'd better run - I'm running late with a bunch of errands that I needed to do and I have to meet Marina in a few hours at the Kodak. Thanks so much to everyone who's been putting up with my travel entries recently (they aren't the most grammatically correct - since I'm usually rushing when I type them). I'll be home tomorrow afternoon (YAY!) and I promise to catch up with everyone then! Big *HUGS* to you all, and have a nice weekend!
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 17th, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, Kristen. :) You're very right, I'm very lucky that I have such a caring hubby who worries about my safety. :) And it feels SO good to be home! :) *HUGS* to you!
Care: Carrie's pretty in pinkcareleswhisper on October 16th, 2004 11:47 am (UTC)
Like I said before, don't worry about it. No need to apologize. :D I can see Mark's POV. I'm sure he has a lot of faith in you. He's just showing what a loving husband he really is. We all care about your safety as well. There will be other times to meet up I'm sure. So no biggie and don't worry about it. :D Have fun watching the show and packing tonight. :) I hope you have a safe trip home.
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on October 17th, 2004 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for being so understanding, Carrie! :) I'm sure Mark & I will be in the area again soon (for another Kevin show) and maybe we can meet up then. :) And you're right, I'm very lucky to have such a caring hubby like Mark. :)
morsefan: Me 2morsefan on October 16th, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
I haven't been keeping up with LJ friends as much as I should over the past week or so, but even just being able to cruise quickly through your entries has been a treat in seeing how you are enjoying your veritable orgy of plays, musicals, friends, and love of great performers. You remind me so much of why I enjoy the much more occasional opportunity to see a live performance, even if it is just in Owensboro's Theater Workshop (in fact, almost especially there), because of the vividness of it. I am struck, writing this, by how movies just don't satisfy in the same way, and even run-of-the-mill live performance plays/musicals can spur deeper emotions and fulfillment.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 17th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
I have to agree about live performances! There's something incredibly special about a performance where the audience "gets" a show completely and the actors begin to feed off of the energy of the crowd. There is no other experience in the world that can compare to being in a theatre full of enthusiastic theatre-goers and actors who truly have a love for what they're doing. :) Hopefully I've seen enough theatre to last me until my next trip. :)
Sabinesabine10 on October 16th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed a lot to read your travel entries. Thanks for having the time to share them with us. :) Hope you still had a nice time and that you have a safe trip back home, Sheri. *Hugs*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 17th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sabine! :) It's SO nice to be home! I've missed reading everyone's entries on a daily basis! :( Big *HUGS* to you, Sabine!
ajayne on October 16th, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC)
Joe is the same way with me, and that is around here! He worries when I go out by myself driving somewhere. (Keeping in mind that I grew up in this area and only left for 7 years in my 20s) He gets worried. I don't think so much that he doesn't have faith in you, but he wants you to be safe and worries about you when he is not there to protect you. It is a guy thing, I am sure. Although, I worry about him too when he is out driving by himself at night.

Glad to hear you are having a nice time. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 17th, 2004 07:42 pm (UTC)
You're right - I'm very lucky to have such a caring hubby like him - who will worry about my safety. :) It does sound like a man thing to want to protect us from the unknown. :) He and Joe are a lot alike. :)

Thanks for your comment, Andrea! :) *HUGS* to you! :)
ajayne on October 17th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
That is just another way that Mark and Joe are similar. :) *Hugs* back at you!
karmastyx: heartkarmastyx on October 17th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
Sheri, you don't owe any apologies. I can totally understand Mark's view. And you are right to respect them. He's just worried about you is all. :) There will be another time. Tommy worries about me like that at times too. ;)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 17th, 2004 07:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for being understanding, Laura! :) And I know how lucky I am to have a great caring hubby like him. :) Glad to hear you guys had a great day and I hope that you didn't get caught in the downpour! :(

*HUGS* to you, Laura! I'll meet you one day, I just know it. :)
Laurenlctheatrebabe on October 17th, 2004 08:38 am (UTC)
*sighs* Max...
I saw him in JCS on Broadway- those eyes....
Glad you're enjoying yourself :)

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 17th, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC)
He was great! :) I'm so glad I finally got to see him onstage. :) I loved his early, young, "innocent" Dorian - *swoon* :)