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Showing posts with label theater. Show all posts
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oh Yes It's Ladies' Night...

I've mentioned before that I am a season ticket holder for LaComedia Dinner Theater. The calendar again rolled around to my scheduled night. I had three tickets for this show, and since my BF couldn't make it and Hubby was out of town, I decided to make it a three-generation ladies' night. This is a horrible photo, but here I am with my daughter and oldest granddaughter, waiting to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.I've wanted to see this show for quite a while. It has played there many times in the past. I recently found out it was a comedy. I kinda crinkled my nose at that, but thought, "Well, everyone seems to enjoy it." Yes, it was a comedy, though it did tell the story of Joseph... just in a different way. Here's my granddaughter with Elvis.
If you want to know why Elvis was in a play about Joseph, I guess you'll just have to pay the admission and go! It is definitely worth seeing... extremely entertaining. We all enjoyed it, very much.

Here's Dani again, with the stars of the show: Joseph and the narrator.
Do you remember the picture of granddaughter number two being kissed on the cheek by the handsome host? Well, here is her older sister, trying to look serious while they gaze deep into each others eyes.
...and she's supposed to be an actress?
Oh well, Mommy can't flirt with a straight face either.
But, she comes by it naturally!
All in all, 'twas another good night to remember...

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Night for Stars

I have season tickets for LaComedia Dinner Theatre. This month's production was Annie, so I took Grand #1 Dani & #3 Grace with us. My best friend took five of her grandchildren. (She's braver than me... or crazier!) I reserved the front center table right off the stage. The kids love being right next to the actors. We changed seats before the play started. I sat behind some of the kids with Grace on my lap. She sat straight up through most of the show. Every time they finished a number, she would applaud with everything in her!

Dani had every actor sign her playbill. Here she is getting autographs from Annie and Daddy Warbucks.

All the children did a spectacular job! The actor that played Annie is the same age as Ali. She was very poised and professional.

I couldn't help but think of another Annie... If you follow Jeff D'Antonio on My Life... lived my way, you'll remember his post on Katie playing the role of Annie. (If you don't follow his blog, you're really missing out.) Anyway, every time Annie sang 'Maybe', I thought of Kate. I don't know how Jeff held up through the emotional performance. If you don't know what I'm talking about, grab a box of tissues and read up on his story.
A great time was had by all! By the time I took the kids home and picked up Ali (she went to a swim party today) it was almost 11pm. Ali curled up in the car with a pillow and left me alone on the forty-five minute country drive home to contemplate how truly blessed I am.

Monday, May 11, 2009

gone in a moment...

Like most girls her age, Grand #2, my eleven-year-old granddaughter, is crazy about High School Musical. She even has two pink, fuzzy, HSM throws - one at home, one here. She has T-shirts, posters, etc. So last year when I made my reservations for my season tickets at LaComedia, a sorta-nearby dinner theater, I bought an extra ticket for her to go with my BF and me to see their production of High School Musical. She adores my BF and was really looking forward to going... just us three ladies!
When I made the reservations, I didn't realize the date I picked was Mother's Day. Sadly, my BF's children made plans for her so she couldn't make it. Hubby wasn't up to sitting for that long with the physical impairments he's suffering lately, so I decided to take Grand #3, the almost-five-year-old, with us. She is also a big HSM fan.

I came close to chucking the whole plan! Grand #2 can be a difficult child and this weekend she tried to break her record on how many times she could get in trouble. She pushed me to my limit and I finally told her that I was seriously thinking about leaving her at home because I truly do not believe in rewarding bad behavior. She adjusted her attitude just enough...

We had perfect seats! We were center stage, one level up and one table back from the stage. She had a spectacular time! The tuxedo-cloaked host had fun teasing her and even gave her a sweet, faked-for-the-camera kiss on the cheek.
She got autographs from over half the cast while I snapped photos of her with the stars. One of the ensemble members was in a local university's production of 'Children of Eden' with her last year. He, along with some other members of the cast had already headed back stage by the time we got through the line on the right; so the host-with-the-most took her program backstage for some more autographs, including the guy she 'worked with' before. We were probably the last patrons to leave the theater. #2 was quite happy as I jumped on the interstate and heading to their house. This was a magical night for her... so far.

We got to their house well past bedtime. Both girls were bubbling about the show. #3 laid claims to the new 'boyfriend'. They were far to energetic to be sent to bed!

Then Mommy had to relay the news... It seems that sometime over the weekend, Ruby, #2's guinea pig, had expired... kicked-the-bucket... DIED!

All the excitement that had filled the room seconds before instantly vanished. She only got to bask in the magic of the evening for the twenty-minute drive home. Life is so unfair.