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18 February 2007 @ 08:34 am
Another wonderful day in LA! (Wonderettes & The Beastly Bombing)  
Mark & I had more of a relaxing day yesterday... only leaving the hotel briefly for a little shoe and electronic shopping nearby. Then it was off to the El Portal Theatre to stop by Ronn's parking lot sale / fundraiser for the Valley Musical Theatre. :) I got to pick up a couple of things while I was there - a "Joan of Arcadia" Pilot script and a "West Wing" emmy consideration DVD and I got to see and say HI to Ronn so it ended up being a very nice afternoon. :)

The Marvelous Wonderettes

As always, the show was spectacular!! Bets was sweet enough to reserve us great seats on the left side of the house. It was really wonderful to see the show from the opposite side of the theatre because I got to see the show from a whole new perspective... Kirsten said I sat on the "Cindy Lou" side and for the first time I got to really see what a great character actress she is. :) Bets and Julie were outstanding - as always, and I felt that Bets sounded extraordinarily strong that day - her "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" was the strongest that I've ever heard it - she was incredible!! And I'm SOOO glad that I got to see Kim before she left for Texas - her voice is truly amazing!!

After the show I got to speak with the cast for a while and I simply adore them... they're all such lovely, lovely people! I don't think there's ever (with the sole exception of Side Show) been a cast of people who I completely adored the way I do the wonderettes. They're all such a joy to speak with. While speaking with Bets and Kim, I found out that I'm waaaay behind in my Wonderette viewing - at just three performances, I think I'm going to need to catch up! ;) Bets is looking SOOOO thin now - almost as though she's going to disappear. I almost felt bad giving her the chocolate dipped shortbread cookies from Big Island Candies I'd brought for her... It was such a wonderful afternoon and I'm SOOO glad that I got to see the original cast one last time before Kim leaves for Texas.

The Beastly Bombing

That evening, Mark & I went to see Heather in The Beastly Bombing at the Steve Allen Theatre. The theatre itself was really interesting to see - it's housed within the Center for Inquiry West. I found it fascinating to just walk around and look at the art and read the articles on the walls... It's a center that explores freethinking and the freedom of inquiry. Which would seem fitting that a show like The Beastly Bombing would be shown there.

Certainly not politically correct (and that was the whole aim of the show) the mini operetta deals with a couple of terrorists from Saudi Arabia and two white supremacists who want to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. Not sound like a show that I might initially chose to see? Well, honestly, if Heather was not in the cast, I don't know that we would have. But thankfully we did because it was surprisingly funny in its un-PC humor and quite intelligently written in its satire. Definitely not for those who offend easily... as it offends almost every ethnicity.

Saw Heather afterward and she kept asking if I liked the show - I think she was worried that I'd be offended by it... which for those who know me, I don't offend easily. It was SOOO nice to see her, though and I realized it was exactly a year since I'd first met her at the Write Act when she and Kevin did It Came From Beyond together. We talked quite a bit and found out she was filming another movie soon and we eventually got into a conversation of how long Mark & I have been together and when we were having children. :) I have to say, I just love Heather. :) At first glance, just by looking at her (I mean, she looks like a model) she seems like she might be a little stand-offish, but really she's just the sweetest, SWEETEST person. I'm really glad we got to see her in the show!!

Today is our three show day! We see Altar Boyz at the Wadsworth at 1pm, then we're heading to the Victory Theatre to see Kimberly Akimbo at 4pm, and then heading to the Colony to see Stage Struck at 7pm. Should be another great day of theatre!! Hope you're all having a nice weekend!! Big *HUGS*
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waytoocoolrev: castlewaytoocoolrev on February 18th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Wow! Sounds like you have a wonderful trip going. I'm a theater fan too but mainly east coast - I've not been to LA since last summer (Salome). Hope you enjoy all the shows today. I've seen Altar Boyz in NYC and loved it. - Bobbie
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 18th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment! I'm really looking forward to Altar Boyz - I've heard so many good things about it. :) And I always enjoy speaking with other theatre fans - mind if I add you?
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on February 18th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Sure! And I'll be able to keep up with your reviews!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 18th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, I just added you. :)
Michael Corleyclivec on February 19th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Wow. That is some theater ack'shun. I don't see how you have time for all the great theater. But then, I guess you make time for what's important.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 19th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
The theatre this weekend was just incredible - we're so glad that we made the trip!! :) And without my theatre trips, I really don't think that I'd be able to remain sane at work... :P
(Anonymous) on February 19th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
I love 3 show days! Few of my friends are willing to go that far, but my mother always will. Enjoy them all. As I said before, Altar Boyz is such silly fun. I'm really anxious to hear more about Sleeping Beauty Wakes! ~annemarie
Sheri: Kevin - 2006 Headshotshutterbug93 on February 19th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed Altar Boyz - what a fun show it was! :) And Sleeping Beauty Wakes should be wonderful (and not only because it stars my favorite musical theatre performer...) :)
karen: abz funny fantasticwakedistracted on February 19th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're having such a great time! I can't wait to hear what you thought of Altar Boyz! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 19th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Mark & I enjoyed Altar Boyz a lot! It was A LOT of fun and really hysterical - just a nice way to spend our last theatre day. :)
Angelapangita on February 19th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
Your life right now sounds very full and fun. I wish i lived in LA so i could surround myself with theatre like that.
I live near Seattle, and i saw the tour Boyz 3 times while they were here. They are amazing. I hope you enjoy it; i know i did... a lot.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 19th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Amazing...
Thanks for your comment!! I really wish I lived in LA too - where I'm from (Hawaii) there's hardly ANY theatre, which is why I cherish these theatre trips so much. :) And I really did enjoy Altar Boyz, it was such a fun show and a great way to spend my last theatre day here. :)
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on February 19th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your experiences, Sheri. I always like to read them. I'm happy that it sounds like that you are having a very nice time and I hope it goes on this way! :) Big *hugs* to you!
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 013007shutterbug93 on February 19th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, Sabine!! Mark & I are having a wonderful time here and the theatre has really been outstanding!! :) Hope you're having a nice week! Big *HUGS* to you!!