Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Rhode Island may be the smallest state but they have the biggest name. Lawmakers want to shorten the name because it refers to slavery. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090626/ap_on_re_us/us_providence_plantations
'Beauty and the Beast' is all but a memory now. We played to 7 sold out crowds; even reluctantly turning away late-comers. It was a great run and I miss it already. But on to the next project--'Once Upon a Mattress' will begin rehearsals in about a week. I once again will step on stage and become a fantasy character *smile*. More details to come later.
A 70 year old doctor is going to Iraq for his third time. It will be his 5th time overseas. His wife may be a little worried but he's not. http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/stories/wcnc-062609-al-iraq_grandfather.d0c7af5.html?npc
Saturday, June 20, 2009
After Thursday night's performance of 'Beauty and the Beast,' my youngest son and I headed to Great Lakes IL. My second youngest son was graduating from Basic Training. He was in the Honor Guard and I have never been more proud of him than I am right now. After the ceremony, we were able to have lunch with him. My daughter who is also in the Navy and stationed in Norfolk, VA came for the ceremony as well. Lunch was great but short. I took pictures outside the restaurant and then had to head for home. We got back to the theater in Winona just 15 minutes before we had to go on stage.
Opening night was this past Thursday and it couldn't have been better. We have been sold out for the past two nights and I'm sure what remaining tickets there are, will go quickly. It is quite endearing to see the little girls ask for "Belle's" autograph. By next Thursday, it will be over and on to the next audition which is 'Once Upon a Mattress.'
Colby Curtin was 10 years old when she died of cancer this week. All she wanted was to see the new movie "UP" and her wish was granted. She was too ill to see it in theaters so a representative from Pixar brought her a DVD to watch in her room. She was unable to see but her mother helped by narrating. Colby died just hours after the movie ended.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Julian Lennon has reached out to his childhood friend after finding out that she was seriously ill. He has also offered to help and they stay in touch now mostly with text messages. http://new.music.yahoo.com/beatles/news/real-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds-gravely-ill--61989942
We're now into dress rehearsals and everything is going great for opening night on Thursday, June 18. We've got a run of 7 shows and it's going to be a fantastic show. The costuming and music is absolutely delightful. I have two regrets though--I won't be able to see it because I'm in it and it will soon be over. But it will be on to the next audition then. The performances will be at St. Mary's University Page Theater. Here's more information...http://www.pagetheatre.org/
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Brian Vickers and his crew brings NASCAR excitement to Times Square.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Adam Lambert--runner up in this seasons American Idol has finally announced that he is indeed gay in Rollingstone Magazine. http://omg.yahoo.com/news/adam-lambert-finally-confirms-i-m-gay/23594?nc
Thursday, June 4, 2009
No sign of human remains and the black box is still missing but wreckage has been found. Air France has told families that all 228 people on board are dead. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090604/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/brazil_plane
Star of Kung Fu is found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok. http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/actor-david-carradine-found-dead-bangkok-ap