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03 January 2010 @ 09:22 pm
Several things to start off the New Year...  
My apologies up front, I usually LJ cut ALL my entries, but I couldn't bring myself to hide the Wonderette love in this entry... sorry! My one and only time, I promise!!

  • Finally got my act together and planned the eating as well as theatre portions of my upcoming trip to NYC with my Mom in a couple of weeks. We're eating at a bunch of Japanese restaurants... all pretty ironic since we see Japanese food places almost everywhere we go here, but I think she'll enjoy the ones I've picked out - which seem to offer things we can't get here... and really, for my Mom, the trip is all about the food, less so about the theatre. :)

  • Speaking of which, we're seeing a bunch of things I thought she'd enjoy: Billy Elliot, A View From the Bridge (Santino Fontana!!!), MEMPHIS (which, okay... is more for me than for her...) ;), A Little Night Music, Finian's Rainbow (on the night before closing!), and As You Like It. BOO for finding out about Ragtime's closing since the news came out the day AFTER I had purchased tickets for that weekend. :(

  • Speaking of MEMPHIS, I finally added some things to the Chad Site. The cast has been so busy lately promoting the show and has been on everything from the Today Show, to The View, to NY1 and GMA, I haven't been able to keep up with them. All the publicity seems to thankfully be paying off though, as they were SOLD OUT the last three shows before the end of the year. HOCK-A-DAMN-DOO!

  • Also, on the subject of theatre, tonight a show that is very dear to my heart closed off-Broadway... The Marvelous Wonderettes which played at the Westside Theatre since September of 2008 (click for my teary reaction the first time I saw it in NYC!) and in NoHo for 1 1/2 years before that... Sad because of the all lovely people I knew who helped to breathe life into this beautiful show: David, Roger, Bets, Kim, Beth, Julie, Kirsten, Misty, Tami, Lowe, Leslie... everyone who made my 14 viewings throughout the past 3 years SO incredibly memorable. SOOO sad that it closed, but SOOOO thankful for all the wonderful memories and SOOOO proud of them for the amazing run they've had in both NY and LA! :) ♥

    Left: The first time I saw the show in NoHo - Oct 2006
    Right: The last time I saw it in NoHo - April 2008

    Left: The day I saw 2 Wonder-studies (Lowe & Tami) - July 2007
    Right: The last time I saw the original Off-Broadway cast - + Misty :) - April 2009

  • Wow... sorry... this kind of turned into a Wonderette love fest... Sorry. I should probably end this here... Looking through pictures to choose the ones I wanted to post reminded what amazing experiences I've had with the show. Thanks to everyone for putting up with my sappy entry and for listening to me babble on about the show for the past three years! ♥
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
ellixian: Wonderettes | Sweetheartsellixian on January 4th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited to read about your upcoming NY trip and live vicariously through you and your mom! XD You take so many epic theatre trips... not that I'M one to talk, ahahaha. What restaurants have you picked out and what's so special about them? You mean you won't be able to see Ragtime even though it's been extended? NOOOO. D: D: Oof. You've seen the show before, yes? If you've seen it regionally, I guess it's okay if you miss this Broadway revival...

And omg, Wonderettes!! ♥ ♥ I'm still so sad about it - I've not had as long a history with the show as you, just one year compared to your three, but it's been a year that's quite literally changed my life. For that I'll always be grateful. You've had SUCH a wonderful run of cast members - I WISH I could see the Noho cast in full, with Beth and Lowe and Tami taking over occasionally as Wonderstudies. XD Did Tami fill in for a few weeks/months for Kim the way Beth did for Bets?

I LOVE all the pictures, obviously. Awww, the Noho girls ♥ and you with the OOBC (plus Misty!). Awesome.
Sheri: The Marvelous Wonderettesshutterbug93 on January 4th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
Getting pretty excited about NY, I have to say, even though this trip isn't a long one and the theatre choices were mostly made with my Mom in mind. :) And Ragtime only extended until the 10th, and I don't arrive in NYC until the 13th. :( It's okay, though...

Eating at some wonderful Japanese places in NYC. All places that offer veggie-friendly entrees for me. :) Hawaii is not very veggie friendly at all. I don't think I can go anywhere here and find a Japanese Restaurant with decent veggie selections. And my Mom really likes good Japanese food. :)

And the Wonderettes closing is such a sad thing... but thankfully there's still the MTW production to look forward to (though I don't think I'll be able to make it to LA to see that - I have another NYC trip planned during that time...) :P And I can't believe it's been 3 years... almost 3 1/2 actually.

Got sad looking through all my photos of the past 3 years... seeing all the amazing performers who have worn a Springfield High prom gown, and remembering all the wonderful memories they've all given me.

And Tami was actually only filling in for a couple of weeks (I think Kara had a show, Lowe did too, and Kim was in Wichita...) I'd heard from Tami's husband that she was in the show and I changed around other plans so I could see her and SO glad I did! One of the best Missy's... EVER!
Julia: Memphis::All I knowlucenellapiazza on January 4th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
I've heard about this NY1 thing they did but cannot seem to find it anywhere online. Am I just looking in all the wrong places (mainly youtube and the NY1 site) or does a video not exist? Alsoo I'm so mad the GMA video on the website cuts off before the end hahaha. sucky that I was half asleep when I watched it on TV.

the site looks great, can't wait to see what else you add!
Sheri: Chad - Hockadooshutterbug93 on January 5th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
You know I've searched for that darn NY1 clip too, but couldn't find anything... I'm hoping something will pop up, sometimes it takes a while, but it does eventually spring up on Youtube. :) And I never got to see the GMA thing live - didn't know they cut off the ending. :(

I have a bunch more stuff that I want to add to the media page, mostly odd LA stuff, though. Thanks so much for taking a look and for your sweet comments! :)
Julia: Memphis::Montego::headshot 2lucenellapiazza on January 5th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Well they didn't cut off much but they were apparently holding hands at the end of the segment...which is really all I want to see hahaha and of course it got cut off on the website. ah well, I'm still hoping it shows up somewhere in full. Along with the NY1 thing.
Sheri: Memphis 3shutterbug93 on January 5th, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! I saw a photo of that on the Memphis blog!! I would've REALLY wanted to see that!!

And HAHA my typo, I meant "old" LA stuff... though some of it is odd. ;)
Licyblugurl on January 4th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a really exciting trip ahead of you in NYC! I hope you have a lot of fun!!! :)
Sheri: Chad - Milky Whiteshutterbug93 on January 5th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Lyddie! :) I always love traveling with my Mom - she and I love NY (for different reasons!) :)