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28 April 2007 @ 01:24 am
Another great day in LA & Sleeping Beauty Wakes :)  
Woke up this morning MUCH too early for not having slept at all the night before on the plane ride over. :P Spent the majority of the day in retail therapy... Nothing works off the stress of work like a good day of shopping. Hit BOTH the Burbank Media Center and the Glendale Galleria and when I thought my feet were going to fall off from all the walking, I ordered a take out salad at CPK and headed back to the hotel.

At the Glendale Galleria, I saw THE CUTEST American Eskimo puppy in the pet store. :) He was white and had the cutest little face. And I could tell that I watch WAAAAAY too much "Due South" because my first thought was, "He looks just like Dief!" ;P It did really make me miss my fuzzy one at home, though. :(

Sleeping Beauty Wakes

Tonight I went to see my first performance of Sleeping Beauty Wakes. It was SUCH a cute show about a fairy tale princess (Sleeping Beauty) who awakes to find herself in a sleep research lab. Since it was a joint production between CTG and Deaf West Theatre, half of the cast was hearing and the other half were deaf - the hearing performers signed when they spoke and spoke and sang for their deaf actor conterparts. I'd never seen Big River before so I was unsure how it would flow - story wise, but it was brilliant. The deaf actors are SOOOO talented they almost didn't need words.

Kevin was hilarious as the effeminate gay insomniac in the research lab. I've never heard him sing so high before... I thought It Came From Beyond was high, but this... WHOA. And though I love comedic roles like this for Kevin, I really need to see him in a drama... SOON!

Of special note were Russell Harvard and Alexandria Wailes, who played the romantic leads in the show. Both deaf actors were voiced by others in the cast, but their facial expressions and signing matched the voices perfectly! I especially loved Russell's performance, he really gave both of his characters such warmth, just through his body language and acting. I spoke with him quite a bit after the show and he was just the sweetest, sweetest guy - and REALLY, really cute. :)

Seeing Kevin after the show

It was so nice to see Kevin after all this time... I've sort of been feeling out of touch with him lately. Didn't tell him I was coming to the show beforehand (Erika knew before he did that I'd be there) and prior to tonight, I hadn't spoken with him for longer than a minute or two. (At the Ovations, Mark had to remind me to say bye to Kevin - what's up with that?) Don't know why, exactly. Found out from him that there's going to be MUCH happiness during my July trip - and cahwyguy might be happy about the news as well... :D I also had a lot of fun teasing him because he can't seem to speak WITHOUT using his hands anymore. :D It was just really cute. :) And so nice to talk to him and catch up. :)

Another celebrity I saw there tonight

Oh, I almost forgot to mention, I saw David Marshall Grant at the stage door. He'd apparently been in the audience of tonight's performance too and knew the composer. I had to contain myself from being fan-girly and blurting out something stupid like, "I loved you in Thirtysomething!! It's because of YOU that I have my unhealthy attraction to gay men!!" Thank goodness I kept my mouth shut, huh? :)

Finally, I leave you with a few photos that I took tonight for Kevin's site. I'm determined tomorrow to take a picture WITH Russell Harvard. :) He's SUCH a cutie!

Kevin stands with his INCREDIBLE co-stars Troy Kotsur and Deanne Bray (anyone remember her from CSI?" :)

Deanne Bray, Troy Kotsur (who are married to each other, BTW), Alexandria Wailes, Kevin, and Russell Harvard (this picture does not do this man justice!!)

Erika Amato and Kevin :)

Tomorrow, I'm having an early breakfast with cahwyguy and his family, then rushing back to see the matinee of "Sleeping Beauty Wakes" with careleswhisper, karmastyx, rripley, and Wade. :) Then, I'm driving to Long Beach to see "Altar Boyz" at Musical Theatre West. It should be a wonderfully fun filled theatre day. Hope you're all having a nice weekend!! HUGS!
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waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on April 28th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wish I were there! Have fun! And tell them an East Coast Altarholic wishes them well!
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on April 28th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I was unclear! I wish I were there for all of the fun, and you should tell the Altar Boyz that an East Coast Altarholic wishes them well! (BTW, Russell and Kevin: nice.)
Sheri: Kevin - 10 Com SS - by Sherishutterbug93 on April 29th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
This production of the "Atlar Boyz" was wonderful!! I had so much fun! :) And Russell is extremely, extremely compelling in person, the pictures really don't do him justice!
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on April 28th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
Ok so that show does sound SO GREAT! How cute. I love spoofs off of fairy tales and what not. I was inlove with Into The Woods for SO SO LONG!

You also took some GREAT shots!
Sheri: Kevin 2003 headshotshutterbug93 on April 29th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
It was such a cute, fun show!! I'm seeing it once more today - for the last time and I'm really sad - the cast has been lovely and it was an amazing experience. :)
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on April 28th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
Awwww cute pic! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the show too!! Yes all the deaf actors are SO great, I mean I didn't need to listen to the music to understand what's the character saying not b/c I understand ASL (I don't!) but just watching their facial expression and hand movement itself really could tell the story.

So what's the goods news about Kevin?? I'm curious~!!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 29th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
I just loved Russell's interpretation of both characters!! He was funny and VERY endearing! Plus he has a smile that could light up the entire theatre!! :D
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on April 28th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
half of the cast was hearing and the other half were deaf

I heard for the first time about this. It seems to me that they all have to be very good actors.

I'm glad that you enjoyed the show. :) And I really liked to look at the pictures, they all look great.

Have fun, Sheri and I hope you will have a wonderful time meeting your friends.

Oh, and yes, I'm curious too - do you like to tell the good news about Kevin?

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Kevin facial hair :)shutterbug93 on April 29th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
It was the first time I'd seen a show from Deaf West Theatre, but I was SOOOO impressed at the talent on stage! The combination of sign language, spoken words, and singing was just beautiful!! Thanks for your comments, Sabine and I hope you had a nice weekend! :D HUGS!
Care: smile by mecareleswhisper on April 29th, 2007 05:43 am (UTC)
It was so great seeing you! :) I had a great time. I loved the show. :D

Thank you so much for the touching birthday card. I almost cried. :P What a sweetheart you are. You are such a dear friend, Sheri. I hope you know that. *BIGHUGS*

Enjoy the rest of your trip. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 29th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hi Carrie!! I'm SOOOO glad that you guys were able to make it to the show!! I always love seeing all of you and there never seems to be enough time when I do. :( I'm so glad you liked the things I got you - it was something small, but I wanted to thank you for always being such a good friend to me!

Can't wait to see you in July when you'll become a Mrs!! :D Big HUGS to you!!
karmastyxkarmastyx on April 29th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC)
I was so great to see you! I had a nice time at the show. When the actors signed it was so beautiful.

I want to thank you for the lovely gifts, and the to card you gave me. I really loved what you had to say in the card. You really are a great friend to me as well. I'm so glad to call you my friend. Wade said to me that you made a very nice impression, and that he can see why we are friends. :) I miss seeing you, but will see you in July. Love ya my friend!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on April 29th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
The show is extaordinarily beautiful with the signing and singing... I loved it. :)

I'm SO glad that you and Wade were able to make it to the show!! It's always SOOO nice seeing you and I really liked meeting Wade - please thank him for the 405 hwy advice - he was so right, the traffic cleared up considerably after the airport! :)

So glad that you enjoyed the gifts - it was just a little something small. Wanted you to know that I really value your friendship!! I can't wait to see you in July!! Big HUGS and much love to you, Laura!