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30 December 2010 @ 07:47 pm
2010: List of shows I saw throughout the year...  
So, I decided it just wouldn't feel like the New Year if I didn't do this post. I always say I should keep better track of the shows I see, so I don't have to spend three hours on the last few days of the year collecting all this information. ;) It's always nice, though to go back and remember the shows I saw throughout the year and the amazing performances.

It was a fabulous year in theatre, I was fortunate enough to see 99 shows; here locally, in LA and San Diego, and in NYC and New Jersey. Of those, 70 were musicals (I think... does anyone know if BRIEF ENCOUNTER is categorized as a musical... or is it a straight play with music? The leads don't sing, I think...), and the other 29 were straight plays.

Shows seen in 2010:


13: MEMPHIS at Shubert Theatre (Performance # 99 - Yeah, I missed show #100 by one... :P)
14: A Little Night Music at the Walter Kerr Theatre (Angela Lansbury = AMAZING...)
15: As You Like It at BAM (Thomas!!!)
16: A View From The Bridge at the Cort Theatre (Excellent... enjoyed it even without Santino)
16: Finian’s Rainbow at the St. James Theatre (Cheyenne out... Sad.)
17: MEMPHIS at Shubert Theatre (Performance # 104 - Poor Chad was sick during this performance)
17: Billy Elliot at the Imperial Theatre (Saw Liam Redhead go on as Billy - SO cute!!)
23: Ordinary Days at South Coast Rep (David Burnham... OMG)
23: tick, tick…BOOM! at Theatre OUT


4: Joy Luck Club at Diamond Head Theatre
13: Sweeney Todd at Musical Theatre West (Michelle "In-FREAKING-credible" Duffy!!)
13: Spelling Bee at La Mirada Theatre (Nice to see Nick, Todd, and Chad there!!)
14: Whisper House at Old Globe (Ummm...)
14: Lost in Yonkers at Old Globe (My Neil Simon geekiness reached new levels with this fantastic production)


6: Dreamgirls at the Ahmanson (Some of the most amazing belting I've heard)
6: Story of My Life at Lillian Theatre (One of my best theatre experiences of the year)
14: Hair at Manoa Valley Theatre
20: A Chorus Line at Army Community Theatre (Reminded me why I love the show!)
25: Shout! at Diamond Head Theatre


16: Scottsboro Boys at the Vineyard Theatre (LOVE)
17: MEMPHIS at Shubert Theatre (Performance # 205 - saw the on stage proposal!)
17: La Cage at the Longacre Theatre (PREVIEW # 15 - First time seeing Douglas Hodge on stage. O.M.G.... No. Words.)
18: MEMPHIS at Shubert Theatre (Performance # 207 – Bryan as Huey)
18: Million Dollar Quartet at the Nederlander (Levi Kreis - What musical talent the man has!)
19: The Temperamentals at New World Stages (Never knew the history behind Celebration Theatre)
20: Promises, Promises at the Broadway Theatre
21: Orphans’ Home Cycle – Part 1 at Peter Norton Space (Amazing theatre... Bill Heck, holy cow)
21: Orphans’ Home Cycle – Part 2 at Peter Norton Space (Bill Heck... LOVE)
22: Smokey Joe’s Café at Paper Mill Playhouse
22: Orphans’ Home Cycle – Part 3 at Peter Norton Space (Still Bill,... all about Bill) ;)
23: Stop the World! at McGinn/Cazale
23: Everyday Rapture at American Airlines Theatre
24: The Temperamentals at New World Stages
24: MEMPHIS at Shubert Theatre (Performance # 214 - with Ruth)
25: ImagineOcean at New World Stages (Cute!)
25: Lend Me A Tenor at Music Box Theatre
25: American Idiot at St. James Theatre (Stark Sands... Guh)
26: White’s Lies at New World Stages
27: La Cage at the Longacre Theatre (Performance # 10 - Douglas Hodge... Holy. Sh*t.)
28: Next Fall at the Helen Hayes (AMAZING....just no words.)
28: MEMPHIS at Shubert Theatre (Performance # 220 - With Robin, she loved it and loved Chad)


20: Guys & Dolls at Diamond Head Theatre
29: South Pacific at Ahmanson
29: Women of Brewster Place at Celebration Theatre (Cried my eyes out!)
30: My Sister, In This House at Deaf West Theatre (VERY intense)
30: Yellow at Coast Playhouse (AH-MAZING!)


10: La Cage at the Longacre Theatre (Performance #61 - Good Lord)
11: Peter Pan at Paper Mill Playhouse (Got to see Jessica Lee Goldyn as Tiger Lily!)
12: Million Dollar Quartet at the Nederlander
12: Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Public
12: MEMPHIS at Shubert Theatre (Performance # I don't know! Best intensity that I'd seen for a while. David Bryan & Joe DiPietro in the audience for the Tonys. Chad was incredible!)
13: The Addams Family at the Lunt-Fontane Theatre (Ha... Jackie Hoffman is hysterical)


15: Sound of Music at Diamond Head Theatre
24: 1776 at Musical Theatre West (One of the best productions of the show I've ever seen!)
24: Oklahoma! at Moonlight Amphitheatre (Bets was adorable in this!)


14: Robin & the 7 Hoods at Old Globe (Ran in to Kevin & Julie randomly at the Globe!)
14: Life Could Be A Dream at Laguna Playhouse (YAY original cast!)


4: Love, Loss, and What I Wore at the Geffen (Unexpectedly one of the most moving shows I saw)
5: [tile of show] at Celebration Theatre (Cried like a baby during the show...)
5: Yellow at Coast Playhouse (So nice to re-visit this show - still SO moving! Finally met Del Shores)
24: A Little Night Music at the Walter Kerr Theatre (Bernadette Peters is a goddess)
25: ImagineOcean at New World Stages
25: Tigers Be Still at Black Box Theatre (Unexpectedly my single best theatre experience of 2010)
25: Bunked! at Lucille Lortel Theatre (with Sam!)
25: La Cage at the Longacre Theatre (Performance # 184 – Dale Hensley as Albin)
26: Angels In America – Part 2 at Peter Norton Space (Christian Borle is amazing. Just. AMAZING)
27: Lombardi at Circle in the Square Theatre (Dan Lauria & Judith Light - just give them their Tonys!)
28: Roofless at Theatre at St. Clements
28: Jersey Boys at August Wilson Theatre (Got to see Jessica go on in the Lorraine track)
29: La Bete at Music Box Theatre (Mark Rylance is brilliant)
29: Angels In America – Part 1 at Peter Norton Space (Not as intense as Part 2, but brought things in perspective for me. Amazing work)
30: Hairspray at Paper Mill Playhouse (Chris Sieber should be the next Albin in La Cage!)
30: A Life in the Theatre at the Schoenfeld Theatre


1: Things As They Are at Theatre at St. Clements (AH-MAZING! One of my favorite theatre experiences of the year!)
1: Roar of the Greasepaint at York Theatre
2: A Life in the Theatre at the Schoenfeld Theatre
2: MEMPHIS at Shubert Theatre (Performance # 400 - Sat in the balcony for the first time at MEMPHIS with Robin, met some great folks)
3: Bloodties at TBG (Chris Kale Jones!)
3: Therapy Rocks! at Urban Stages
3: The Pitmen Painters at Samuel Friedman
4: JAZ Incredibly Deaf Musical at The Duke (Got to meet Jay Alan Zimmerman)
4: Time Stands Still at The Cort (INCREDIBLE! - Probably the best straight play I saw in 2010,... possibly ever)
5: Billy Elliot at The Imperial (Saw Alex Ko as Billy!!)
6: Million Dollar Quartet at the Nederlander (Does Levi get more amazing? I think he does!)
6: La Cage at the Longacre Theatre (Performance # 196 - Douglas Hodge, Good Lord.)
7: I Got Fired at TBG (Hysterical)
7: Brief Encounter at Studio 54 (So different and unique!!)
7: Without You at TBG (So moving!!)
8: Trails at TBG (Amazing writing, beautiful score)
9: Time Stands Still at The Cort (Still can't get over how incredible it was!)
9: La Cage at the Longacre Theatre (Performance # 200 - What can I say? Douglas Hodge... OMG)
10: Women on the Verge at the Belasco (meh... Except for Laura Benanti, who stole every scene she was in)
10: Scottsboro Boys at the Lyceum (Love)
11: Driving Miss Daisy at the Golden Theatre (James Earl Jones & Vanessa Redgrave are such treasures of the theatre community!)
30: Happy Days at Scherr Auditorium (Misty!)
30: Annie at Musical Theatre West (Bets was a wonderful Lily St. Regis)


13: Becky Shaw at South Coast Rep
13: Daddy Long Legs at La Mirada (Beautifully written, and acted... loved it!)


9: Little Women at Diamond Head Theatre

My Top 10 Theatre Experiences of 2010

My Favorite Performances of 2010:
1. Douglas Hodge - as Albin (La Cage)
2. Brian d'Arcy James - as Jaime (Time Stands Still)
3. Chad Borden - as Alvin (The Story of My Life)
4. Steve Glaudini - as John Adams (1776)
5. Matthew Scott Montgomery - as Kendall (Yellow)

What an incredible year in theatre!! Thanks to everyone for putting up with my theatre posts (and rants this year!)

Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!! HUGS!!
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on December 31st, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
I always love listening to you when you talk about your theatre adventures and I'm glad you had such a great year in theatre. :) Hope 2011 will be as good as 2010 has been. I'm wishing you too a safe and happy New Year! Hugs to all of you! :)
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on January 1st, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your comment, Sabine!! Hope you have a lovely New Year!! Big HUGS and much love!! ♥