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08 October 2006 @ 11:54 pm
The Marvelous Wonderettes!!! Beehive!!!  
Just got back from seeing a great double header of shows, "The Marvelous Wonderettes" and "Beehive" - both at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. :)

The Fabulous and Marvelous Wonderettes

First of all, I had been waiting to see this show ever since Bets told me about it - so I was SO excited to see it!! Bets was so sweet and reserved us some GREAT front row seats which I loved!! :) As I was sitting and waiting for the show to begin, a tall blond (who looked SO familiar, but I couldn't place...) came up to me and asked if I was Sheri... She asked me if I minded if she came back to get me in 5 minutes to take me backstage so I could take a photo with girls in their prom dress costumes! It was SO nice of them all - I'm sure they knew how much it would mean to me and they were SUCH dears for doing it!! It really just made my day, okay - I think it made my entire weekend! :)

Gosh, I'm so pathetically short!! ;)

The show itself was SOOOO wonderful! The songs fit quite well with the story of these girls' lives and I was rather surprised at how much of a storyline the show had. :) Everyone was extremely wonderful in the show - but I have to say, I'd forgotten what an incredible voice Kim Huber has... it was just stunning. Of course Bets and Julie were incredible as well - but they always are!! - their physical comedy really can't be beat! And I love Kirsten Benton Chandler as Cindy Lou. She played the most unlikable of the girls, who, at the end really showed the most growth as a character. The whole experience was absolutely amazing!!

And to top off everything - who should be in the audience that afternoon but Misty!! We actually screamed when we saw each other! The only thing I kept thinking when I was hugging her was "You're supposed to be in Utah!!" She said she had three days off so she drove back to see Julie in the show - how sweet is that?? She said that she'd also be at Beehive that night too. :) And I really have to say it now, but I NEVER see the two of them apart - they really are joined at the hip!! :)

It's so funny that I either run into Misty at Julie's show or Julie at Misty's show!! :) Here she is with Bets. They both look fabulous!!

Bets was terrific as always and SOOOO sweet!!

Darn it! Julie looks fabulous in this photo, but I'm about to blink and I look like a dork... oh well!

I also got to see Daniel and his family for the show AND got to see Linda there with her family!! Sometimes I don't even get to see Linda, so it was really wonderful that I got to see her SO much this weekend. :)


After Wonderettes, I went to see the evening showing of "Beehive". Ronn was SUCH a dear and got me such a great seat - he's just terrific!! The show itself was really great!! I usually don't care for review type shows, but this one was fabulous, especially "And the Beat Goes On" which was one of the most powerful and moving numbers in the show. Nick is an absolute genius - he's an amazing director - just brilliant. Kathleen Hennessey was amazing - as was the rest of the cast... She was standing the closest to my seat and I could see her crying during that song - it was amazingly powerful.

So ends my fabulous theatre weekend... Sometimes I get SOOO tired traveling on these short trips, but really once I'm in the theatre and seeing these fabulous shows, I know that it's all VERY worth it! This was exactly the kind of weekend I needed after all my stress at work!! Hope you all have a lovely Discovers' Day tomorrow - I'll be up early catching my flight home. Big *HUGS* to all of you!!
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Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on October 9th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
It was great seeing you again, and I'm glad dinner appears not to have created any difficulties. Have a safe trip.
Sheri: The Marvelous Wonderettesshutterbug93 on October 9th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks for joining me and I'm sorry I was a bit out of it at dinner. And yes, no ill effects from the dinner - woo hoo! :) Hope your headache is gone!
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on October 10th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
Yup, dinner and the show got rid of it. I was just worried about you: you weren't your normal bubbly self.
Kawaii Momiji-chanskittlex on October 9th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
you get all the cool pictures!! :)

i am going to sweet chairty this weekend.
Sheri: The Marvelous Wonderettesshutterbug93 on October 9th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, you HAVE to see the Wonderettes!! It's playing at the El Portal Forum Theatre in North Hollywood - and it's FABULOUS!! :) And YAY for you seeing "Sweet Charity" - please let me know how it was!! :) *HUGS*
ilenebook on October 9th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
When the stars come out to get you then you know you are becoming a celeb in your own right.
Sheri: The Marvelous Wonderettesshutterbug93 on October 9th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA!! Oh my goodness... not at all!! Very sweet of you to say, Ilene but that's hardly the case!! They're just SO sweet and I think they knew how much it would mean to me - they're the best!! :D
karen: jersey boys all singwakedistracted on October 10th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
Such cute pictures! It looks like you're having a great time...safe trip home tomorrow!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 10th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Karen!! The weekend was extremely wonderful - and just what I needed to relieve some of my work stress. :) And I actually came home today - I think whenever I travel, my LJ date thingy gets wonky -- I had to change the date back to today... :P Sorry about the confusion. :P
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 12th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
Awwwww, you're just too kind, Angela!! Thanks for your sweet comments, I always feel like such a oaf around them because they're all so stunning... Your comment was very sweet!! :) Big *HUGS* to you!!
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Sheri: The Marvelous Wonderettesshutterbug93 on October 13th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
*HUGS* Angela, you're too sweet!! :) *HUGS*
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on October 10th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that it sounds like that you had a very nice weekend. :) I enjoyed to read about your trip and I really loved the pictures, especially the first one! Thanks for sharing everything. :)

Hope you have a nice, Sheri! Big *hugs* to you!
Sheri: The Marvelous Wonderettesshutterbug93 on October 12th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for you comments, Sabine!! The weekend was just so wonderful!! :D It was pretty short, but VERY worth it!! :D

Big *HUGS* to you, Sabine!! :D
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (billy elliot) expressing yourselfaudienceawaits on October 10th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
Aww, that all sounds wonderful, Sheri!! Such a good trip! :) Safe trip home. :D
Sheri: The Marvelous Wonderettesshutterbug93 on October 12th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Gill!!! :) It was such a lovely trip!! Made even lovelier by the wonderful people I got to see!! :D Thanks for the safe trip wishes!! :D Big *HUGS* to you!! :)
ellixian: Wonderettes | Adorkableellixian on June 16th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm about to reply to your messages, Sheri, but I just HAD to pop on and say - goodness, I loved reading this! I'm definitely going to read all about your different Wonderettes viewings, but this was fantastic. I LOVE that the girls thought to ask you backstage for a photo of them in costume! And OMG, Misty coming to see Julie's show! That is actually the sweetest thing I've ever heard.

BTW, I am STILL jealous that you got to see them in Side Show. SO SO JEALOUS.
Sheri: Side Showshutterbug93 on June 17th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comment! I think seeing Julie and Misty in Side Show was one of my most memorable theatre experiences to date... They were incredible!!