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17 January 2009 @ 11:36 am
Short update from NYC. The COLD & Billy Elliot!  
It's FREAKING cold! And I know that I'm not the best at dealing with the cold in any case, but it was SO COLD yesterday. So cold, in fact, that it was almost painful to walk around longer than half an hour in the city! In fact, as we were walking around one of those guys who stand at the corner and pass out comedy club fliers to tourists yelled, "Ouch! I can't feel my balls or my toes!!!" So it must've been harshly cold for NYers as well. But yes, Hawaii people are notorious for not being able to deal effectively with the cold. :P

Last night, Mark & I saw Billy Elliot. It was just AMAZING! I swear, the talent of those young children absolutely blew me away!! We were fortunate to see the cast that included Kiril Kulish as Billy, Frank Dolce as Michael, and Matthew Mindler as small boy. They were INCREDIBLE! Kiril is a gifted, gifted dancer and his acting was touching and very engaging - I enjoyed his portrayal a lot! But Frank Dolce as Michael was possibly my favorite of the cast. He was SOOOO endearing and hilarious as Michael and I just couldn't stop smiling whenever he was on stage. And Matthew Mindler was just the cutest, cutest thing!! I also enjoyed Erin Whyland as Debbie - she was so hilarious!

Gregory Jbara was wonderful as always as the gruff father, but I have loved him since seeing him in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His performance was especially touching in the second act - which I'll admit, I cried... VERY few actors can make you cry one moment and then break out in hysterical laughter the next... Just wonderful!

The show itself was heartfelt and well staged... The choreography was GORGEOUS and the performances were all superb. It's a shame that my April theatre schedule is so filled, or I would definitely try to see it again. In fact, I still might... We'll see. :)

Today we are off to eat at Say Cheese and then heading to Lincoln Center to see South Pacific! :) I'd heard such great things about it, but never really had the desire to see it... that is until Eric Anderson joined the cast... Now I feel I almost have to see it! :)

Hope you're all having a nice day!! :) Will be back in a bit to share some photos of the trip so far.. HUGS!!
Current Mood: coldcold
Care: dancing star!careleswhisper on January 18th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
It seems like the cold temperatures are really taking a toll on you two! Just try to stay warm as you continue to enjoy the rest of your trip. It seems like you have seen great shows and had good food so far. :)
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on January 21st, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Carrie!! Friday, I think was the coldest... it warmed up a bit on Saturday and Sunday was a lot warmer - thank goodness! :) We were so fortunate to see some great shows! :D
there would never be anyone for me but you: nukejessnic85 on January 18th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Awwww, it sounds like you guys are having a great time! I'm so glad! Thanks for your wonderful review of "Billy Elliot"... it sounds like an amazing show. Let us know if you do decide to see it in April; we haven't firmed up our show schedule yet, so we could plan to see it with you if you do. Anyway, enjoy the rest of your trip! And stay warm! :)

Sheri: Bets in Guys & Dollsshutterbug93 on January 21st, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
I would love to see "Billy Elliot" in April, but there are so many other things I'd love to see as well... "Guys & Dolls," "Hair," "The Story of My Life," etc. :) Not sure if I'll have enough days - though I'd LOVE to!
Sabine: Wintersabine10 on January 18th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad, it sounds like you had a nice time so far. And I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip too! Big hugs to you and try to stay warm, the cold really can be kind of mean.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on January 21st, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sabine!!! Thankfully the weather warmed up a bit on Saturday and Sunday... and it snowed on Sunday night so that was a nice surprise for us. :D HUGS!!!