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Sep. 9th, 2009


Closing down

So I found out last night I have no reason to keep this livejournal account active.

I've only been using it to read a couple of journals and if I want to keep doing that I can see the same content via an RSS reader.

So once I make sure I've saved everything I need to, I'm turning off the lights and closing the door.

Mar. 2nd, 2009


Goodbye Scans_Daily

Scans_Daily made me laugh on a regular basis, got me to increase my comic buying habit, and was a place where I felt like my love of comics was shared. I'm sorry to see it go. It was the main reason I kept my livejournal account open when I moved my blogging to other sites. I'll join up NoScans_Daily tonight and catch up there.

Feb. 25th, 2008

Songs, musicals

Wicked tickets

After several searches I found a ticket for Wicked that I was happy with. One row back from where I sat on Saturday night but at the other end of the row. Should be great, but August 16 feels so long away!

Feb. 24th, 2008

Songs, musicals


I'm so glad I got a ticket to Priscilla Queen of the Desert. It was a fantastic show.

Tony Sheldon who was wonderful as Roger DeBris in The Producers, was incredible in this. He inhabited the role of Bernadette so completely that it was a shock to see him come out for a final bow as himself and not her.

There was an understudy, Rohan Seinor, in the role of Tick/Mitzi but he did a great job, and Daniel Scott was gorgeous and hilarious as Adam/Felicia. Bill Hunter reprised his movie role of Bob nicely although the chemistry with Bernadette wasn't as strong. Collette Mann did well in her big number, but seemed to be concentrating hard on the other dance acts.

I don't think I've ever seen a Chorus full of so many hot guys. The performance of Venus in particular got the heart rate up especially from my close view.

I had a seat on the aisle in the second front row. It was a great position and although the few times things happened on the floor they were hard to see it was made up for being so close to the performers. I'm going to try to get a similar seat for Wicked, playing in the same theatre.

I'm not sure how well this show will go overseas as so much of the material feels so uniquely Australian. The general themes, music and showiness will but there'd need to be a lot of changes to many of the jokes. And that would be a shame because many of these were hilarious.

I'd been hesitant to see this because I'd heard about the Divas singing while the performers lip synced. But this was only a small part of the musical and the rest of the cast sang the other songs. The selection was interesting and most were woven into the show nicely (although 'Macarthur Park' was rather forced).

The costumes were as spectacular as you'd expect. The staging was very interesting. The actual bus was a great set.

There was a little audience interaction too. The first time I think the audience wasn't sure how to respond. The second time I was hoping they'd pick me because it was a show that really made me want to get up and dance. (Maybe even to drag up but that's another matter!)

Feb. 18th, 2008

Books, DVD

(no subject)

My dating experience is pretty lacking, so I'm wondering what (if anything) it means when I ask someone out for lunch and they end up paying for both our meals. It feels like a good thing to me.

Feb. 17th, 2008

Books, DVD

(no subject)

Inspired by crossoverman  , here's a list of the musicals I've seen on stage. Although I'm a bit of a late-bloomer to musical theatre, my overdose in New York last May has given me a real taste. There's even two more I'm seeing over the next few weeks.
  • Spamalot (Australia)
  • Curtains (Broadway)
  • Tarzan (Broadway)
  • Spring Awakening (Broadway)
  • Mary Poppins (Broadway)
  • Avenue Q (Broadway)
  • Legally Blonde (Broadway)
  • Les Miserables (Broadway)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas version)
  • The Lion King (Australia)
  • The Producers (Australia)
  • The Pyjama Game (High school)
  • Damn Yankees (High school)
  • Oliver! (High school)
  • Joseph and Technicolour Dreamcoat (Primary school)

Feb. 15th, 2008

Books, DVD


Lunch went well... very well.

Lunch went longer than my lunchbreak but it easily could have gone longer.

I am very happy this afternoon and I'm going to swim in this happiness as long as I can.

Feb. 14th, 2008

Songs, musicals


I missed out on "Bare" (well I'm on the waiting list but all remaining shows are sold out) so I locked in some other tickets tonight. Off to see "Priscilla" next weekend and "Keating" a few weekends later. I can't find a seat I like in the "Wicked" presale so I will have to line up for the regular release.
Books, DVD

Valentines 2008

I wasn't jealous of the women in the office that got their flowers. I didn't get annoyed by the coworker who complained about Valentines Day... because her boyfriend wouldn't do anything special until tonight. I was (too) jealous to see a friend's facebook's status change to in a relationship.

The thing that got me upset today was when it was suggested a meeting be rescheduled until 1pm tomorrow.

No way!

I am not going to reschedule my lunch appointment again. I've waited long enough for this, I want to see him tomorrow.

Feb. 13th, 2008

Books, DVD

It hits the fan

There's an episode of South Park where all the town gathers around the TV in eager anticipation of someone saying the "S" word.

Feels a bit like that this morning.

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