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The Drowsy Chaperone appears to have been generally well received. Yay! Have I ever mentioned how much I love Bob Martin?
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I made my follow spot (a.k.a. spotlight) debut at today's cue-to-cue for Blood Brothers. Much of the evening was pretty boring, of course, but listening to the headset gave me new insight into the processes of lighting and stage management. And the times when the follow spot was used were actually pretty exciting, having to get ready within a couple seconds of either hearing a cue or (more frequently) happening to notice that the light was on and then trying to figure out where to put it. I'm glad to be doing something in the show.

Last Sunday, I went to Toronto with the Kingston Opera Guild to see the COC's Wozzeck. Pretty much everything about it was fantastic, just like the reviews said. I was duly impressed by Pavlo Hunka's acting and even singing ability despite the fact that he had laryngitis.

I'm tired and I have to [try at least to] get up in time to sing in church tomorrow.
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While it'll be a relief not to have to jump every time someone bumps into my bag, I loved a heck of a lot of things about New York. Considering the context of the trip, it was especially nice that there were so many opportunities to obtain standby, rush and student tickets. If I'd not wanted to take time to rest, I could have seen some sort of performance every afternoon and every evening.

Tuesday, February 21: Avenue Q
Wednesday, February 22: Sweeney Todd
Thursday, February 23: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Friday, February 24: New York Philharmonic with Robert Spano (conductor) and Dawn Upshaw (soprano) ($10!)
  • Bartók:  Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
  • John Harbison:  Milosz Songs for Soprano and Orchestra  (World Premiere: New York Philharmonic Commission)
  • Bernstein:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

    (This entry will be updated with comments on each show as I get to write them.)



    Not actually about 'Avenue Q' but related to it )



    For a variety of reasons, Spelling Bee was probably my favourite performance. ... )
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    Jake Gyllenhaal's eyes--gaah, they're beautiful! Anyhow, yes I saw Brokeback Mountain last night, following an invitation for UUCQ members to join the KUF youth group at the cinema. The film was crushingly sad. There's not much more to say that hasn't already been said by the movie critics.

    I actually spent some time being social on a Friday evening. In fact, more than one person invited me out on the same day. Remarkable.




    The pet rat saga continues )

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