I'm going to apologize in advance for my theatre ramblings tonight - it's been a while since I talked about it and I feel a little theatre deprived right now. ;)
I think Mark & I may want to go to Manoa Valley Theatre next weekend and check out their production of "The Laramie Project" - although I'm a little unsure if I'm ready to see another version of this show. I saw it first at the Colony Theatre in LA - and really, I don't think any version could beat that one (can I just rave for the next few minutes about Nick DeGruccio??) I love Nick! The first show that I saw that he directed was "Side Show" at the Colony Theatre - and he's become my favorite director ever since. I'd go to see anything that he directs, because there's a noticeable difference in his productions vs. any others. The one thing that he gives all his productions is heart and it's VERY apparent when you see his shows. It's just something SO intangible that it's difficult to explain until you see his productions. AND he's got to be the nicest, warmest man you could ever meet. He's just like a cute, lovable teddy bear and I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to see his work and to get to know him a little over the last year. :)
Kevin hasn't mentioned anything coming up in a long time. I know he's in rehearsals for "My Fair Lady" at the Hollywood Bowl right now, but usually he has many more shows lined up throughout the coming months - it's unusual for him NOT to have anything on his plate... Makes me think that he's got something big in the works... Which I'd love because really - he's long overdue! With his talent and that voice of his, he should be back on Broadway again... I just think it's sweet that he's trying to stay close to home because he doesn't want to be away from Julie. :) He once told me that he was happy in LA because Julie was doing so well there and she was the most important thing to him. Awww... that's one of the reasons I think I'll always adore Kevin...how could you NOT like someone who is totally devoted to his wife like that??
And can I just say that Hunter looks absolutely adorable as Seymour? I can't explain what it is about Hunter that I like so much - he's not classically handsome, but I think it's a combination of his on-stage presence, his voice, his sense of humor, and... I have absolutely no idea. AND I can't wait for "Little Shop of Horrors" to open! With "Little Shop" and "Wicked" coming out - not to mention, "Never Gonna Dance" with Noah Racey - I'm REALLY looking forward to my next NYC trip!
Okay, I think this theatre post should be enough to last me until next week. ;) My real life posting begins again tomorrow, I promise! :)