Yesterday I also went to my Ovation Volunteer Orientation... apparently I'm going to be a "Presenter Escort." I have to escort John McDaniel around all evening, making sure that he leaves the pre-party on time, escort him to the red carpet so he can be photographed, and make sure that he knows when to go backstage to present his award. Sounds easy enough, right? My only question is... who is John McDaniel? I guess I'll be finding out tonight. :) And I have to say, the Orpheum Theatre in SF is not the only Orpheum Theatre in a bad neighborhood... I was pretty frightened when I saw where the one in LA was located. :P My plan is to go really early (I almost spelled it with the extra "E" again!) :P and get some parking close by.
The whole day I was debating whether or not to see The Grand Tour again. I had a ticket to see it, but I've been so tired and I really haven't had the opportunity to have any real kind of downtime recently. But, I went and I enjoyed it (possibly more the second time.) One of the nicest things that happened was that I got seated randomly next to two women who were talking loudly about wishing they had seen the talkback on Friday. I told them that I was there and that Jerry Herman was in the audience that night. That sparked a conversation and then one of the ladies asked me, "Was that you talking to Kevin Earley last night after the LA Stage concert?" I was completely in shock! Apparently they're HUGE fans of Kevin and were in the audience at the Harold Arlen concert. Even funnier was that at intermission, they wanted to introduce me to their friends and one of the women asked, "Are you Sheri Fujimoto?" Oh.My.Gosh! I apparently send her Kevin update emails all the time! It was so nice to meet all of them!! :D They'll even be at the Ovation Awards tomorrow, too. :)
The show was great the second time, but I felt really bad for the poor actors last night - it was SUCH a TERRIBLE prop night for them!! It started when Jason Graae, spilled the fruit as he was setting the picnic for Tami's character and when he lunged for it, the eggs all rolled away. :( His yellow hankie turning into a cane didn't work :(, and the last balloon that he shoots in the circus act didn't pop - he actually had to run up to it and kick it. :( Other than that strong performances, especially from Tami (who I thought was much stronger last night). I'm really glad I ended up going! :)
I actually wrote this post yesterday, but due to a faulty wireless entry point at my hotel, I wasn't able to get online to post this until now. :( I'm incredibly sorry if I haven't been able to catch up with all of you today - I have the Ovation Awards tonight so I'll be rushing around all day in preparation! I hope to be able to catch up with you all tomorrow morning before I rush out to catch my flight to SF. Have a nice week, everyone! :)