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26 May 2006 @ 12:36 am
LA, only one day away! And La Cage...  
First of all, I wanted to thank you all SO MUCH for your kind and supportive comments and words of advice in my last post. Big *HUGS* to you all - I will let you know once I've heard anything...

On a completely different note, I'm leaving tomorrow evening for my weekend trip to LA to see Bets in Grease!! I'm very excited to see the show - not only to see Bets (who I haven't seen since February), but to meet her co-star Lowe who was nice enough to friend me on MySpace out of the blue. :) It should be a really fun show! I'm also very excited because I'll be seeing Misty on Sunday in Little Egypt at the Matrix Theatre, then I'm going to the Stella Adler Theatre to meet Linda for a showing of Me Too (which was written by Mark Goffman - who used to be a writer for West Wing and stars Danica McKeller from Wonder Years) - it should be a great show and it'll be SO wonderful to see Linda!!! :)

On a local theatre note, Mark & I just got home from seeing La Cage aux Folles at our local Diamond Head Theatre. It's the second to the last show of the season and I have to say, it's been one of their strongest yet...

Personally, I think the success of any La Cage is very dependent on the person cast as Albin. In this case it was Randl Ask (who I'd first seen in Jesus Christ Superstar at Diamond Head Theatre last year and who directed Enchanted April which we saw at Diamond Head Theatre in February) - he was phenomenal!! To me, Albin needs to be funny, but not played only for laughs - he needs to be sincere and VERY likable from the start. Randl was incredible in the role! He gave Albin the sincerity he needed, the sympathy the part required (but not too much, because we shouldn't really feel sorry for Albin since he's proud of and likes who he is and never apologizes for being himself.) Randl really had the best voice in the cast and he's what made the show so wonderful! Mark & I are extremely exhausted, but we loved the show, if only to see Randl's incredible performance.

Coming up next at Diamond Head Theatre is the last show of the season... Into the Woods in July (the show that we've been waiting for!) We've recently renewed our subscription (we couldn't give up our wonderful seats) and tonight we decided to start checking out other theatres in the area as well (like Manoa Valley Theatre.) :) After all, the only way to get more quality theatre in the islands is to support the local theatre we already have here! :)

Even though I'm ready to collapse, I'd probably better start packing for my trip.... I'm sorry this entry is so disjointed and rushed... It's just hitting me now that my trip is actually tomorrow night and I'm beginning to feel a little stressed about it all. :P Hope you all have a nice evening! I'm off to do some serious packing... or collapse on my bed for some serious, much needed sleep... we'll see which one wins out...
Current Mood: rushedrushed
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on May 26th, 2006 12:01 pm (UTC)
BTW, I'm on myspace as well, although I don't post stuff there. Same user name as on LJ.

Hope you have a safe trip out here; sorry we won't be seeing you. Our theatre is Saturday night at Rep East: we'll be seeing "Don't Dress for Dinner". Next week is the Pasadena Playhouse shown on Sherlock Holmes.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 26th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'd read about you starting a MySpace account. :) Can I add you there or are you keeping that as a "lurking" account?

Thanks!! I was actually going to see that Sherlock Holmes show at Pasadena Playhouse this weekend too, but opted for the smaller "Me Too" instead. :)
Daniel the California Highway Guy: livejournalcahwyguy on May 26th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
You can add me. My intent is not to post there, but to use it to follow up on folks that don't update on LJ.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 26th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've added you! :) I don't post much on the blog that's there either... I actually set up the account initially for the music... I've grown quite attached to the place, though I must say. :)
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on May 26th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping you will hear something.

I wish you a safe trip and a wonderful weekend in LA. Which one won - the packing or the sleep? ;)

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 26th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sabine! Me too! :(

And haha!! The sleep won out, sadly! :) I had such good intentions, too! ;) Darn sleep!

Big *HUGS* to you, Sabine!!
karmastyxkarmastyx on May 26th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
Have a safe trip.

I'm glad you had a nice time at your local theatre. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 26th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks Laura!! And Mark & I are really enjoying our local theatre. :) It's not always the best production of shows that we see, but we've been pleasantly surprised at the quality of shows there and we really love supporting local theatre. :)
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Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on May 28th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Rachel! I'm hoping she's just really busy and hasn't had time for the internet recently.
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on May 26th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
Enjoy your trip! I got my tix for Johnny Guitar :) I wish I can see Evita too but it's only playing on the weekend.
Sheri: Sheri & Kevinshutterbug93 on May 28th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
YAY for Johnny Guitar tickets!! :D When are you seeing it?? And I can't wait for Evita!! :D
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (random) infinite joy! Caroleeaudienceawaits on May 27th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, off again! That is so great! Have so much fun. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 28th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much Gill!! I probably should just move to LA already with all the time that I spend there. ;)
karen: jim wavewakedistracted on May 27th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Have a safe flight and a wonderful trip, Sheri!! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 28th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Karen!! I'm having a wonderful time here!! :D
_tropicalheart on May 27th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
Have a safe trip and a wonderful time in LA, Sheri!! I can't wait to hear all about the shows when you get back!! Have a nice weekend and big *hugs!* :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 28th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Kristen!! Big *HUGS* to you, too and I hop your weekend is going well too! :D
white_princess on May 27th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
Have a great trip. It will be fun, I'M sure it will be....
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 28th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks Hanna!! I'm having a wonderful time here!! *HUGS*
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 28th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
I loved the movie too - growing up it was one of my favorites!! It was such a great show and the cast was superb!! :D