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14 January 2005 @ 01:48 pm
A quick update from NYC...  
We're in NYC! :) And we're having a great time. My Mom is even enjoying herself (the last time she was here was five years ago and she hated it). I think a lot of her enjoyment has to do with the great food that we've been eating and the great shows that we've been seeing so far. :) Surprisingly the weather hasn't been too cold and aside from today (which is VERY rainy) it's been very pleasant. In fact, before today it was funny that the coldest place that we encountered was sitting in the terminal at the Honolulu Airport waiting for our flight. :P

We've seen two shows so far, "Fiddler" on Wednesday and "Little Women" last night. Both were very enjoyable. I'm glad I got to see Harvey in "Fiddler" because he brought so much humor and sensitivity to Tevye - he was truly a joy to watch. In fact, his performance was SO endearing and the show was so touching that it ended up being one of my favorite musicals of this trip. :) Andrea Martin was hilarious (as I fully expected her to be) and the whole production was so touching that I actually had tears in my eyes during most of the second act.

"Little Women" was a great show as well, however, I think the wonderful performances carry the show. Sutton was incredible (as always) and Maureen McGovern was just fabulous in her second act showstopper. I also loved seeing Megan McGinnis as Beth - those three were the highlights of the show for me. I'll write more about each show a little later (when I'm not in such a hurry on this public internet connection...)

Some other non-theatre things that we've been doing - we got to see Rockefeller Center and did some shopping on 5th Avenue. :) It's always so nice to go shopping with my Mom because unlike Mark, she definitely knows the value of browsing. ;)

Hope you're all well... I've been skimming through your entries a bit as time permits during this timed connection I purchased. Hope you're all having a nice week. Tonight we have "Brooklyn", tomorrow night is "Wonderful Town" and Sunday is "Avenue Q" :). It's going to be a great weekend. :)

Big *HUGS* to you all - I miss everyone.
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Mrs Beanshuman_beans on January 14th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you and your mom are having such a grand time! Hooya to great food -- I'm with your mom on that!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)
Great food is always a good reason to travel and my Mom's favorite thing to do. :) We've eaten so well that I'm sure I have to kick start my diet again when I get back home. :(
karmastyx: heartkarmastyx on January 14th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you and your mom are enjoying yourselves. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Laura! :) We're having a lot of fun! :)
kathyselden on January 14th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
I definitely agree with what you said about Little Women. Maureen & Sutton are just... well, astonishing. (Which, by the way, is an AMAZING song.)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
LOVED Maureen and Sutton - they were terrific! The show itself was sweet and moving, but the amazing performances of both women really made the show worth seeing. :)
kathyselden on January 16th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
Agreed! Although, I can't say that TOO many of the songs are particularly memorable. But - I'm hoping the ones I'm not too fond of (and I know some have been axed since I saw the previews here in NC and new ones put in) will grow on me - kind of like the music from Wicked did.
Mme Bahorel: memmebahorel on January 14th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, I should have asked you to say hi to Robert Petkoff for me! (at least I'm assuming he's still there because he said he'd email me with his next project and he hasn't emailed me yet)

Glad you're having fun.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
Ah, Robert Petkoff was very *SIGH* worthy! He was great in the show - how do you know him?
Mme Bahorel: nanmmebahorel on January 18th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
Originally met him at the stage door in London when he was in The Royal Family (of course, it was a mob scene due to Judi Dench being in the cast and it being closing night, so he didn't really remember me later, but we did manage to have a nice conversation despite the masses of people). Then was surprised to see him in Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare in December 2002-February 2003, and that's when we kind of made friends. I'm usually rather shy and awkward (at least in my head), but with Robert, it was very different. Second time I saw the show, I was hanging out in the hallway towards the dressing rooms, and when he saw me he grinned, and I realised when we got out to the main lobby that I had my hand around his waist and he had his arm around my shoulders. There's some natural affinity there. I don't fancy him, really, just adore him in a completely platonic way. When I saw Fiddler just before Christmas, I managed to get three hugs in a five minute stage door conversation conducted across the barricade. (and he confesses to having been on my website, which I just find too cute.)

I hang around too many stage doors, but when you meet people like Robert, it just encourages you to keep at it.
Arjaycrazyarjay on January 14th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned that I'm jealous that you're seeing Avenue Q? ;)

Have a blast for me! :)
Sheri: John & Rodshutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
Awww, I'm sorry that you and Laura can't be here to see it with me! :( I had to go one last time before John left the cast! I love that show! :)
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Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks Kristen! We're having a lot of fun! :) The shows we've seen were so great too! :) I'll be sure to do a full re-cap when I get home. :) *HUGS*
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on January 14th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
You've been in my thoughts, Sheri and I'm happy to hear that you and your Mom are having a great time. :) Wish you a wonderful weekend. :)

I also miss you. *Hugs* back to you :)
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
Awww, I miss you Sabine! :( *HUGS* to you and I hope you had a nice weekend! :)
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: i (heart) nyaudienceawaits on January 14th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yay for having a good time!! I'm so excited to hear about the rest of your trip as well...have a great time and enjoy the rest of the shows/food/shopping! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Gill! And I enjoyed Brooklyn- you're right - it's a very innovative show and Kevin Anderson -- *SIGH* :)
Care: laura's chubby handscareleswhisper on January 14th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you both are having a good time. :) Can't wait to hear all about your trip when you get back. :) We all miss you too! *hug*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
We're having a great time - thanks Carrie! I can't wait to come home and catch up with everyone!
Meredythbroadway_rose on January 14th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)

You are such a stalker I swear- I AM SEEING AVENUE Q ON SUNDAY! LMAO!!! The 2pm show... I'll be up in the cheap-o seats in the rear mezz so come find me!\

LOOOOOOOL yay... love, meredyth.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 16th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
Hi Meredyth!! I wish I saw this message earlier! :( I'm going to the evening show tonight! :( Would've loved to have stalked seen you again. :(