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09 July 2007 @ 12:54 am
A GREAT day here in LA!!  
Called my Mom to check up on Sydney and she seems to be doing much better. She still hasn't been able to stand up, but she's getting there! The best news was possibly that my Mom's neurotic puppy Yuki has been leaving Sydney alone... I guess dogs understand when another dog isn't well. In any case, I'm glad that Sydney's doing fine, but I sure do miss that fuzzy dog!!


This afternoon, Mark & I drove out to Pasadena Playhouse to see Kevin in Can-Can. I'd heard a little, going in about the show and couldn't wait to see Kevin and Michelle Duffy (who played his romantic lead in Johnny Guitar last year) together on stage again!

The choreography in the show was brilliant - in fact there was a particularly spectacular dance sequence ("Can Can") right before the end of the first act that got so much applause, the show had to stop for a few minutes. Kevin was wonderful, as always, as Aristide, the law abiding judge who falls for Michelle Duffy's club owning Pistache. David Engel is very dastardly as the sleazy Hilaire, and Justin was SOOO funny as Etienne - the artist (of course!!) :)

I was soooo happy that I got to see Justin and Kevin! They were so wonderful
in the show and it was so nice to see Justin again after all this time!

Kevin was nice enough to introduce me to David Engel... WOW!

Meeting Dianne & Corliss for dinner :)

After we left Pasadena Playhouse, we headed over to the Ahmanson to see Jersey Boys (the second time for me, first time for Mark.) We got there a little early and planned to meet our friends Dianne and Corliss for a quick dinner before the show. :) They were SUCH sweethearts and brought quite a spread!!

After dinner, they gave us the grand tour of Disney Hall and surprisingly, I've been back and forth to the Ahmanson numerous times during my visits and I've NEVER seen Disney Hall before! They were SO sweet to take us around and make such a wonderful dinner for us. :)

With Dianne and Corliss in front of the fountain outside of the
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

The beautiful architecture of Disney Hall :)

Jersey Boys - a second time!

Went to see Jersey Boys for the second time tonight and was disappointed to find out that Christopher Kale Jones was no longer doing Sunday evening shows. :( Instead we saw understudy Rick Faugno go on as Frankie Valli. And while he was great, I really missed Christopher Kale Jones in the role.

After the show, I did something I almost NEVER do... I stood at the stage door and waited to see people I don't know at all... One of the scarier moments in my life - I'm SOOO not good at introducing myself and waiting at the stage door when I don't know anyone in the cast.... I always feel rather silly and I never know what to say to the actors beyond, "You were great, I loved the show!" :P

But I did get to see Erich Bergen and Jackie Seiden (who is incredibly sweet and nice) and Deven May... Each person, when they found out we were from Hawaii said, "Oh you must know Chris Jones!" which was VERY cute. :) Sadly, I did tell them that though we knew Chris was from Hawaii, we didn't actually know him - and we were both sad that we were unable to see him in the show tonight.

Standing with Erich Bergen (Bob Gaudio) - he was amazing in the show tonight!

Jackie was the sweetest person!! It was so nice talking with her!!

I'm off to get some rest!! I'm sorry I haven't been able to reply to your comments or comment on any of your entries yet - I will tomorrow, I promise!! Mark & I have to get up and leave at 5am to make it down to Vegas in time and since I'm driving, I'd better get some rest! :)

Big HUGS to everyone!!
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Was I in it?alligatorandme on July 9th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
Aw, Bergen! :-D I never got to talk to Jackie when the show was here, too bad. I always wanted to see Rick (I love Chris but he was the only Frankie I saw the first 6 times I saw the show), but I know how you feel when the one you want to see isn't on!
Sheri: Jersey Boysshutterbug93 on July 10th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
Jackie was very sweet and funny! It was sort of sad when both she and Erich came out of the stage door - people immediately flocked over to Erich and Jackie sort of just moved backwards to get out of the way. She was really surprised when she found that she was the one I wanted to talk to!

Rick was a great Frankie - nice voice and great acting, but I really wanted Mark's first JB experience to be seeing Chris in the lead... We're going back on Wednesday so thankfully there will be a chance for Mark to see Chris in the role.
Mme Bahorel: facepalmmmebahorel on July 9th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, there are only ten people in Hawaii and they all know each other. Surely you know some guy named Sheldon that was in my dorm freshman year - he's from Hawaii!

But you're right, comments like that are adorable coming from actors.
Sheri: Jersey Boysshutterbug93 on July 10th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Ahaha!!! It was really cute when they asked - especially Deven who said, "You guys must know Kale, then!" (I'd seen the Broadway.Com backstage video where he learns how to say Chris' middle name correctly and I couldn't help but giggle at that.) :)