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13 January 2006 @ 12:15 am
"Light In The Piazza" & a few photos of our journey so far...  
*SIGH* I'm enthralled... I could just fly back home a happy person now. :) Even if everything else that I see is awful (which I know it definitely won't be) I'll be happy that I saw such a beautiful show! First of all, fate must've known that if I saw David Burnham go on as Fabrizio from the seat I was in (second row center - woo hoo!) I probably would've had a heart attack and ruined the entire trip for Mark. ;) So fate must've told Aaron Lazar to come in to spare our vacation and my certain heart failure. ;) Yes, no David Burnham tonight... :( But I thoroughly enjoyed Aaron's performance so I wasn't TOO upset. :)

The show itself was just SO beautiful and the music was touching and gorgeous. I'd heard the cast recording before, but nothing really prepared me to see the show performed live. By the time Aaron sang "Love to Me" I was in some serious tears (Yes, I know, I'm SUCH a sap!) - it was just so touching and beautiful. Katie Clarke was a very sweet and innocent Clara (and she didn't overdo it, which I really appreciated), Aaron was wonderful, but... *SIGH* if I had only seen David in the role... I know he would've been PERFECT. The best part of the show was Victoria Clark, though... the woman is incredible - hysterical when she needed to be and then heart wrenching the next... She totally deserved her Tony. I don't think I could say enough about the show - I'm just so in love with it. :)

Before the show started, Mark & I walked around Lincoln Center and took some pictures near the fountain - since neither of us had been there before. The trees in the courtyard in front of the Vivian Beaumount were still decorated with lighted snowflakes from Christmas and everything there was just so beautiful. All in all it was SUCH a wonderful night! :)

Tomorrow we're getting up early to eat a hearty breakfast at Pigalle (Mark's favorite breakfast spot!) and then we're heading out to Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue to do some shopping. Then that night we're off to see "Spelling Bee". :) Before I leave, I wanted to share a few photos of our trip so far. :)

Here we are all set to leave the Honolulu International Airport! :)

The first place we hit was the Hershey's store (of course!) :)

Here we are in Times Square - yes, we have no shame!! ;)

A nice bystander offered to take our picture in front of the fountain at Lincoln Center before "Light in the Piazza" :)

Here we are in front of the neon "Piazza" sign in front of the Vivian Beaumount Theatre. :)

Hope you all have a nice evening! I'm off to catch up on your journals and then on some much needed sleep! :)
Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
Current Music: "Love to Me" - Piazza... SIGH...
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on January 13th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
Twas just thinking of you. Was browsing Goldstar and noticed that It Came From Beyond now had January dates up. So I'll start checking for February dates.

Enjoy New York. I get to fly to Baltimore for meetings in Bethesda on Monday.
Sheri: Kevin 2003 headshotshutterbug93 on January 13th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
I actually saw that this afternoon, too!! I was going to email you, but then I had to get ready to leave for "Piazza!" :) I will keep an eye out for Feb dates as well. :) (Funny that they advertised Kevin in the summary since all the dates they are offering tickets for so far, Kevin won't even be in the show - he's taking off to do "City of Angels")

Baltimore -- wow! :) Have a safe trip! :)
Was I in it?: Yay!alligatorandme on January 13th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Aw, great pix! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip as it progresses. :-)

(In a few months, I suggest you go see Lestat... ;-) )
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 13th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
Haha! I saw a HUGE mega-size poster near the TKTS booth for Lestat as Mark & I were walking around today - so I guess NY is ready for it. ;)
kathyselden on January 13th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
Victoria Clark also has the North Carolina dialect DOWN PAT. People do not know how to do southern accents -- EVER -- but she definitely sounds like she's from Winston-Salem. As a southerner, I appreciate this detail. ;)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
I noticed her accent, but not knowing too much about the North Carolina dialect I wasn't aware how accurate it was. She was amazing! The whole show was just so amazing! :)
kathyselden on January 13th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
ACK! I forgot to say GREAT PICUTRES and I have a friend who is head over heels for Spelling Bee. She has great taste in shows (was huge on Millie) so even though I haven't seen it, I think you'll like it! =) It looks hilarious.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
I loved Spelling Bee - it was VERY different from Piazza, but I thought it was hysterical and I had SO much fun watching it!! :)
Carecareleswhisper on January 13th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
I'm glad you two have had such a great time so far! :) Great pictures!!! How cute you two are. :D I hope the rest of the trip lives up to the first day. *hugs*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Carrie!! :) We usually come home from NYC with close to no pictures of the two of us together, so this time I vowed to change that. ;)
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on January 13th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you had such a nice time and hope that it goes on this way. I'm looking forward to hopefully hear more about your trip. And thanks for sharing the photos. I love them. You both look great. Big *hugs* to you. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the nice comments, Sabine! :) This trip has been wonderful so far!! :) Hope you have a nice weekend. :) *HUGS*
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
Haha! I LOVE the Hershey's store!! :) We're really lucky because the hotel we love to stay at is literally right next door to the store! :) And thanks so much for your comments - we're having a wonderful time! :D
irisheyes77 on January 13th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
What lovely pictures. I'm so happy to hear that you're having such a nice trip! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Amanda!! It's so nice to be on a trip with Mark - I've missed traveling with him! :) Hope you're doing well! *HUGS*
Kawaii Momiji-chanskittlex on January 13th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
sooo super jealous! have a great rest of your time in new york!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Jason! Big *HUGS* to you! :)
defygravity73 on January 13th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

I've never been able to master the self portrait with a digital camera trick. =p
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
Thanks, Andrea! :) Our self-portrait pictures are a little silly, but we didn't want to end up like we usually do with no pictures together. :) Mark's long arms really helps with the self-portrait taking. ;)
Rachelreelcowgirl on January 13th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
I love those pictures! You guys look so cute. I really do like the extended-arm-self-portrait technique. Hope you have more fun today. Stay warm! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Rachel! We went to the NBC store today and when I saw all the ER and West Wing things, I immediately thought of you!
Rachelreelcowgirl on January 15th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
That place is so cool. I shamelessly stare wide-eyed at all the stuff. Thanks for thinking of me! I know whenever I hear someone talk about "Line of Fire", I think of you. :)
karen: joyce chittickwakedistracted on January 14th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so excited for you - I got little chills reading your entry; I'm so excited about going back to NYC, and I love when my friends have such great theatre experiences!

I'm so glad you loved the show. I thought it was breathtaking. I'm sure you will LOVE Spelling Bee, too. It's so funny. Sooo different from Piazza, but equally as captivating! :)

Those are also such adorable pictures. The one of you in Times Square is an especially great picture of you two together!

Continue to have a great time!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks for your sweet comment, Karen! I LOVED Piazza... if I could see it again before I left, I would... I loved Spelling Bee too and you're right, it's VERY different, but equally entertaining. :)

Thanks for your nice comments on the photos. Each year Mark & I go to NYC and each year by looking at the pictures, it's hard to tell we were there together. ;) This year we vowed to change that. ;)
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (nyc) times squareaudienceawaits on January 14th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
First of all, your pictures are absolutely adorable! I love them so much.

Secondly, I am SO glad that you loved the show. It is absolutely one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen and I'm so so happy that you loved it. What a fabulous start to your vacation!

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy the rest of your time, but how could you not? :):)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 14th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Gill! Our self portraits are a bit silly, but we really had fun taking them! :D (Besides, we have no shame!!) ;)

It was really a great start to the vacation - the show was just beautiful!!! If I could, I would love to see it again before we left, I loved it that much!

And thanks so much! We just love NY! :D