Sunday, July 29, 2007

Bye-Bye Beauty

Tonight is the final performance of the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. On a happier note, the new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid began its out of town preview earlier this week in Denver. From what I've read, the new score (based on the 1989 movie) is amazing!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

You're the One that I Want

Tonight is the first official preview of the new Broadway production of Grease starring Laura and Max- you remember, the show we watched with such dedication in the winter? The opening night is scheduled for August 19 so we will have to wait till then to get critical response. Go Laura! Max, just try not to fall off the stage.

Pictures of the Big Engagement

Who Wouldn't want to dive into a piece of that cake? Too funny, eh?
Effie, accomplice number one, code name "Sea Base Alpha One" to operation "You Light Up My Life". Here making "the call" to see when we are approaching.

The showing of the ring. That is the first thing everybody asks- warning to every guy in the world- the first thing any other girl asks is to see her ring. Dang, that's a lot of pressure!

As my family waits for us (with unlit sparklers in hand), my Mom is obviously telling a story about me. Note the interest of those around her.

Out of the black of night. It is now know as the "oh my gosh" heard 'round the world... or at least the Wayah Valley.

Do we know how to make an entrance or WHAT?

Nikki's parents- are they happy she is getting married or just glad to have the house to themselves again?

Time to cut that BEAUTIFUL cake.

Shock? Surprise? Happy? A wonderful beginning to a wonderful adventure. Note the hot pink and lime green- when asked what color Nikki wanted her wedding to be one day, she joked by saying, "Hot pink and lime green!" Well, maybe not the wedding, but at least the opening party. Thanks all you guys... especially Effie and Melissa B.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Beast Video

A year ago yesterday we closed our production of Beauty and the Beast. Now, with just a little more than a week left of the Broadway production, there is a great video on showing the procedure used to create the Beast's make-up. There is also a bit of interesting time spent on the costumes- did you know the Beast's boots are made of Nike tennis shoes? To see the video, click here. Steve Blanchard, (I saw him in this part) has been playing the Beast for the past eleven of the show's thirteen years. Wow! that's a lot of hairballs!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Big Surprise!!!!!!!!!

Just when you think life is ordinary, it suddenly becomes a fairytale... As of 10:17pm last night, Nikki & I are ENGAGED!!!!!!
(No, we weren't at Disney World, this is a picture from New Years- I just think it is fun! Photos of the actual event to follow.)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Tale as Old as Time

Did you know that one year ago today we opened Beauty and the Beast? How does life move so fast?

Cut Footloose Again!

I saw on tv today that Zac Efron (the kid from High School Musical and Link in the about to be released movie musical of Hairspray) will be playing Ren in the remake of Footloose. This time, however, Footloose will be the movie musical based on the Broadway musical based on the original movie. Wow, they must have seen what we did and decided to revive it- Ha!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Tarzan Swings Out

The Disney produced and adapted version of the Phil Collins musical Tarzan will close tonight on Broadway. I'm very envious of all you people that got to see it on Broadway- not only that, but you got to see the original leads as well. With Beauty and the Beast leaving at the end of this month what am I ever going to do?!?!?! Thank the heavens above for cast albums... and amatuer production rights. You can better believe that as soon as the rights are available, we will be all wearing loin cloths. Does anyone know the name of a good personal trainer?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Hi Friends!

So, it has been sometime since I've posted, but now that I am among the living I shall try to do better. In the last month- we will not be producing a summer show (building is a mess with new air conditioning going in... at least we hope, who knows?). I have read several interesting scripts and listened to a million cds that I've had for years, but haven't taken the time to hear again. I now have about 700 shows in my brain that I want to create and produce. It was a wonderfully fun 4th of July yesterday, however, it didn't really feel like the 4th because I am so used to working that morning then going to fireworks that night- the 4th is also the official day I start to get the nervous excitement about the show in my guts. No show show this year, no guts gurgling. I miss seeing everyone everyday, although it has been nice for me to actually spend sometime with my family- that is when I go to see them slinging BBQ. With out a show I realize I have very little to write about, but with Annie Get Your Gun on the horizon and a few other major things in the works I will have lots to write about in the coming weeks. Stay tuned- there is going to be some excitement!