brak666: (Jazz Hands!)
( Jan. 10th, 2009 09:01 pm)
I took my cousin to see Spring Awakening today. It was a wonderful show. I'm so glad I got to see it before it closes. That Hunter Parrish sure is a cutie, but I would've appreciated it if his range was a bit higher. My cousin enjoyed it too, and I'm sure it was nice for her to get out of the house for a while. Things are a bit difficult for her at home right now.

I braved a nasty snow storm so as not to have to spend the night at my grandparents' house. That would've been dreadful.
I've been listening to my [title of show] recording a lot and thinking about what an awesome show it was and how lucky I feel to have been able to see it twice and to be there for the closing performance. But something else hit me today.

For some reason, I feel really really lucky to be able to say that I saw Heidi Blickenstaff in 'The Little Mermaid'.
brak666: (Jazz Hands!)
( Oct. 13th, 2008 01:04 am)
I went to see the last performance of [title of show] after work today. I'm going to be completely wiped at work today, but I don't care. I wouldn't have missed that for the world.
brak666: (braknorm)
( Oct. 6th, 2008 05:15 pm)
So more than one person has asked me privately about this so I feel like I need to say something. I'm not being evasive on purpose or agressively defending my privacy. The show I've been going on about recently really is called [title of show]. Check it out. And buy a ticket. They're only open until the end of the week.
brak666: (Jazz Hands!)
( Sep. 22nd, 2008 05:50 pm)
So I had my weekend in New York. I got to see [title of show] which fucking rocked. I mean seriously. It's closing on Oct 12 so if you haven't seen it yet, hurry up and do because it's awesome! I went around the the stage door and met the cast who are all just so sweet and wonderful and obviously so happy to be doing this show. Seriously. I'm currently resisting the urge to see this show on every day off I have until it closes. And I have a little crush on Hunter now. I just want to give him a big hug. He looks like he'd give good hug.

The next day was the Broadway Flea Market to benefit Broadway Cares. There was a lot of neat stuff at the auction, but I didn't bid on anything. I did go to the photo booth and get my picture taken with Van Hansis and Jake Silbermann from As the World Turns and with the cast of [title of show]. And I have to say that cameras simply do not do Jake Silbermann justice. He was so so SO much more gorgeous in person than I ever could've imagined. I did pick up a few things. I got the rough cut cast album that Legally Blonde did for the Tony voters as well as the promo cd they did in when they were trying the show out in San Francisco (which has different lyrics from what ended up on broadway). I also picked up DVDs of the last three Broadway Bares events.

Oh! And I got my Q Guide to Broadway autographed by Seth Rudetsky!
brak666: (braknorm)
( May. 3rd, 2008 09:35 am)
Does anyone have an MP3 of the overature to Candide? I just heard it on sirius and remembered how much I liked it. I suppose I could get it from itunes, but I'm feeling cheap and really don't want to part with my 99 cents right now.
Just got this e-mail from [ profile] lanchid.

[title of show] is coming to Broadway!!!!!!! Tickets go on sale at the end of this month. I must buy them.
brak666: (Ursula)
( Apr. 1st, 2008 11:30 am)
So, I did a flocked entry last night because there's some things I did yesterday that I just don't want to share with a general audience.

But dude! I saw Sherie Rene Scott last night! She was awesome! She sang 'My Strongest Suit'. She was funny, and touching, and did you know she does magic? I mean literally. Like slight of hand making hankies disappear, nail through the balloon, glasses floating in the air-type magic. How cool is that?

So, I paid extra for a really good seat (which I justified to myself because it was for charity) and what a seat it was! Right in the front row, second from the left (facing the stage) in the center section. And there was this part where she came down off the stage and walked across the front of the house. And when she got to me, she stopped and sat in my lap! Sherie Rene Scott sat in my lap and sang to me!!!!

And since it was Monday and no shows were playing there were lots of broadway people in the audience. I saw Sutton Foster and Norm Lewis, and Ricard Kind. Oh! And Brian Stokes Mitchell almost hit me with a door! Good times.
brak666: (Ursula)


( Mar. 15th, 2008 09:01 pm)
I'm going to see Sherie Rene Scott in concert!!!!

I got a mailer from broadway cares and after going back and forth on it for a bit, I decided that I absolutely had to go. I freakin' adore this woman. I'm so excited!
I went to see Sunday in the Park With George today. I can't even describe the utter beauty of what I saw. The curtain closed on the first act. I sat there for a moment completely dumbfounded and then I began to cry. There was no other way to deal with what I had just witnessed. It was just so...beautiful. Visually, musically. And the second act! Children and Art always breaks my heart just listening to it, but seeing it. I'm getting choked up just thinking about it. This is why I love the theater.
I don't know about you all, but tonight at 9 my PBS station is showing the most recent revival of Stephen Sondheim's 'Company' on Great Performances.

Check your local listings if you're interested.
brak666: (fanboy)
( Feb. 10th, 2008 06:28 pm)
[ profile] starbuck3614 and I went to see Applause yesterday. It was a wonderful show. Christine Ebersole and Michael Park were fabulous. And Mario Cantone didn't annoy me like he usually does. Also, during the title number they did this awesome medley-type thing where they spoofed a number of broadway shows. I was laughing so hard I almost fell from my chair.

I've been seeing a lot of shows recently. I think I want to keep it up. There was Legally Blonde and the Little Mermaid just before the new year. Then there was Die Mommie Die and now Applause. In two weeks I'm going with my uncle to see Sunday in the Park with George. And I'm making plans with two seprate groups of people to see RENT this spring. I just really love the theater. I just wish it was slightly less of a pain to get into the city.
So, I've been obsessively listening to my ill-gotten copy of The Little Mermaid cast recording. And I can't believe I've never noticed before. 'Poor Unfortunate Souls' has the same rhythmic pattern as a Limerick.

Try it. It works:

I admit that in the past I've been a nasty.
They weren't kidding when the called me, well, a witch.
But you'll find that nowadays
I've mended all my ways.
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch.
I just bought myself two tickets for the New York City Center Encores production of Applause! Dude! Christine freakin' Ebersole as Margo freakin' Channing!! It's rear mezz and I don't even care because I'm gonna get to hear Christine freakin' Ebersole sing 'But Alive'!! I may just explode from sheer homosexual delight.

The second ticket is up for grabs if anyone wants to go with me. Feb. 9 at 2pm.

Sorry. I just have to say it one more time. CHRISTINE FREAKIN' EBERSOLE!!!!!!!!

And she's gonna sing this!

My love for Lauren Bacall in this role is second to none, but dude, she really couldn't sing.
brak666: (Van)
( Jan. 13th, 2008 10:58 pm)
Just got back from NYC. Doug and I went to see 'Die Mommie, Die'. It was F-ing hilarious. I think my favorite part was when, after having been chastised by his father for hitch-hiking across the country, Lance says with all the innocent earnestness of 6 year-old talking about his first day of Kindergarten: "It's ok. I met this really nice trucker in Denver and he insisted on driving me all the way to Los Angeles. I even got to share his sleeping bag!" There's a movie version from a few years ago. Methinks I have to rent it.

Also, Van Hansis is perfectly capable of being sex on legs when he wants to be(points to icon). And he has wee tiny hands.
brak666: (braknorm)
( Dec. 30th, 2007 12:38 pm)
What [ profile] lanchid and I haven't been able to stop talking about since seeing The Little Mermaid yesterday.

Norm Lewis as King Triton )
brak666: (Legally Blonde)
( Dec. 30th, 2007 09:17 am)
[ profile] lanchid and I spent the day in New York yesterday. We had tickets for the evening show of Legally Blonde. We attempted to get into town in time for the ticket lotto for the matinee of Wicked but unfortunately we just missed it. We did go in and look at the merchandise and [ profile] lanchid bought me the Wicked Christmas tree ornament. Then we decided to locate the theater where Legally Blonde would be playing. We found it and started thinking about lunch. We also thought about maybe catching the matinee of The Drowsy Chaperone. I'd already seen it and [ profile] lanchid wasn't really excited enough about it to pay full price. The performance was an hour later than Wicked, so they hadn't done their ticket lotto yet. So we crossed the street to where The Little Mermaid was playing and tried to see if we could get tikcets for that.

I may have mentioned before how very much I love Sherie Rene Scott. Well, she's playing Ursula. She's one of those people that I would pay just about anything to see. Factor in that The Little Mermaid is [ profile] lanchid's favorite Disney movie and I don't think there was really any way we weren't going to see this. The performance was sold out, but we got ourselves in the cancellation line. And we got tickets! Absolutely awesome tickets! Eighth row, center stage tickets!!

review of The Little Mermaid )

So after The Little Mermaid we were terribly hungry and we went to Planet Hollywood where we had a nice meal. We did a little shopping and went to Rockefeller Center for a quick look at the tree (oh my God was it crowded!) At one point we decided to duck through the NBC store. We went through the revolving door which was moving at a pretty good clip. [ profile] lanchid went first, and while I was waiting for the next section, this woman runs in front of me and jumps into the door with [ profile] lanchid. This would've been merely rude, but as she was also dragging behind her a four-year old child, it was incredibly dangerous. I could see immediately that the child was not going to get all the way inside before the door shut, and with horrified visions of crushed children (and missing Legally Blonde), I grabbed the handle and applied my not inconsiderable weight to the opposite direction, stopping the door. The woman looked more annoyed than anything else and I don't think she realized that I probably saved her kid from being bisected lengthwise by a revolving door.

After that near-disaster we grabbed a few pictures of the tree and then headed to the theater to see Legally Blonde ) It was amazing.

After the show we headed home, stopping along the way for some food. It was a wonderful day. Usually when I get to the theater, I'm either by myself or going with someone who's not really as into it as I am. It was so nice to spend the day with someone who really loved it as much as I did.
brak666: (Stitch)
( Dec. 20th, 2007 04:10 pm)
So, on the way home from work today they played 'A Little Priest' from the soundtrack to Sweeney Todd. I tried to be fair. I even listened to the whole thing. And my original opinion stands. Banal and average. That song is supposed to be funny. I didn't crack a smile once. Also, they cut out my favorite part of the song.

I really need to never see this movie.
brak666: (Hex)
( Dec. 18th, 2007 07:21 pm)
So I finally got my new schedule for work. I officially start the week of 1/6, but I'm sort of transitioning next week. The cool part: I'm off Saturday when I thought I'd have to work. I'm off Christmas day and the day after and Christmas Eve will be a 7-3 day. Also I'm off four days in a row from 12/29-1/1. So I'll be off for my big 3-0, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Even more awesome, [ profile] lanchid and [ profile] natlyn are coming up for New Year's and [ profile] lanchid and I have plans to go see Legally Blonde! We may also see Wicked, but only if we can get lotto. Broadway tickets are expensive.

Also, next month I have plans with Doug to go see Die, Mommie Die. Mostly for this, but also because it's supposed to be hilarious.

I finally came up with a gift idea for my grandmother, one so brilliant in its simplicity that I could kick myself for not thinking of sooner. Still totally lost on my grandfather though.
brak666: (Oh no!.)
( Dec. 12th, 2007 04:12 pm)
So, Broadway's Best has been playing some songs from the new Sweeney Todd movie. And...I just can't deal with it. It's just so banal and average! I can't take it. I can't listen to any of it for more than half a minute without wanting to weep for how awesome this movie could've been if they'd fucking cast the right people. The only stand out is Alan Rickman and even he can't elevate the utter mediocrity of the rest of the cast.


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