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!