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29 September 2005 @ 11:54 pm
Yay for local theatre, new credit cards, and Sicilian pizza! :D  
Mark & I just got home from Diamond Head Theatre's production of "The Full Monty." I have to admit having my reservations about local productions at times, but this show was spectacular. From the acting, to the staging, to the choreography, it was as good as some of the professional productions I've seen in LA. :)

I'd never seen the show before so I was surprised at the warmth and humor of the script, the development of the main characters, and by the end I couldn't help rooting for the six main leads. Matthew Pennaz, who some many remember I just adored as Jesus when I saw him in "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Diamond Head Theatre last year, played Jerry - the out of work father who only wanted to gain the respect of his son. Matthew had a gorgeous voice in Superstar - and far outshined the other actors vocally, however, the material he was given in "Full Monty" seemed to be less suited to his voice and it wasn't until he sang the ballady "Breeze Off The River" that I was able to hear his glorious voice again. The entire cast was pretty strong (and really didn't have the feel of a community theatre production at all...) but some of the stand outs were Malcolm Rolsal as Noah ("Horse") and R. Andrew Doan as Dave. The girl who played Georgie (Vanessa Manuel-Mazzullo) was very talented, however at the very beginning of the show she was already hoarse and starting to lose her voice and I was afraid that it'd only get worse as the show went on. Thankfully she made it through the show just fine, but I had the feeling her voice would've been so much nicer had she not been on the verge of losing it. :(

We were very glad we went to see the show. I've always felt a little bad that I've never really supported local theatre and I'm glad that Mark and I are opening ourselves up to more local productions this year. If all the productions are like this one - I may not need to travel so much and could just stay home to see great theatre! :D

On a completely different, but still wonderful note - I finally got my new replacement credit card in the mail! :) I know I'd only been without it for a couple of days, but it just seemed so long! :P Last night I tried to make my hotel reservations for my trip in November and got all the way to the payment information when I realized that I didn't have a credit card! :P Sad as it may seem, I just felt so lost without it! :P

And before I end this, I have to mention that the Sicilian pizza from CPK is one of the most wonderful things! Mark & I had a terribly high calorie and high fat, but oh-so-tasty dinner at California Pizza Kitchen before the show today and I'm still in Sicilian Pizza heaven. :D

I'm off to check email and try to get some sleep. Hope you all have a nice evening. :)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Kananigirlkananigirl on September 30th, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad you had a good time Sheri! It's nice to see that we do have talent here and can put on a good production.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on September 30th, 2005 11:11 am (UTC)
The production was really one of their stronger ones this year - you should really check it out! It's playing until October 9th. :)
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on September 30th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
I'm happy that you both had such a nice time. :) Sicilian pizza - is it something special? I do like pizza but I only know them simply as pizza here.

Have a nice day, Sheri. :) Big *hugs* to you
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 2nd, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
Sicilian is a wonderful thin crust pizza that California Pizza Kitchen makes - no tomato sauce, but it has several types of spicy sausage and lots of cheese - very delicious! It's our favorite!
Tony: triquetradudepower1982 on September 30th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
Was this the version where one or two of the main characters were gay?

Could you see them completely naked at the end, or did they use dim lighting to cover up the men's goods? ;)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 2nd, 2005 06:25 am (UTC)
As a matter of fact, you're right two of the six leads are gay - it was such a touching story. And at the end the light effects hide the men, but they're completely naked. I was sitting in the third row and I couldn't see anything - it was very tastefully done.
Tonydudepower1982 on October 2nd, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's how it's usually done in the Broadway versions that I've read about...I thought I remembered reading that two of the six characters in the stage adaption were gay (which, for whatever reason, they don't include in the British film).
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: the full monty - let it go!audienceawaits on October 1st, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
I love the Full Monty. It is such a fantastic, wonderful, fun but touching show. It's so fabulous!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 2nd, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
I'd never seen it before so I really didn't know what to expect - but Mark & I loved it! :)

HAHA! LOVE your icon, BTW!! :D
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: did he mention me? drsaudienceawaits on October 4th, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
Thank you! They are so special!