February 20, 2019
Hey guys! Yesterday, I went to my February musical and wasn’t feeling in the mood to write about it right when I got home. I hope you weren’t too bored with the back to back sub box unboxings!
Last time I wrote was on Sunday, so I’ll rewind a little. 😉
Monday was a pretty slow day. We woke up late and had to rush to the grocery store before we starved to death. After buying our groceries, we came home to eat and chilled out. I started reading Jackie Chan’s memoir before bed and didn’t even realize it was 07:00 AM until I noticed the sunlight peeking through the blinds.
Yesterday, we both woke up around 2ish. I read a lot of blogs on my Reader for awhile– I caught up quite a bit but, I’m still not even close to today’s posts. When I got up for my shower, boyfriend started cooking dinner. The food was ready to be eaten right when I got out. We watched The Great British Baking Show while we ate.
I made some hot black coffee to put in my Smith Center travel mug, grabbed my ticket for Come From Away out of the pile, and then, we headed off. I wanted to get there earlier than usual because I needed to speak to someone about renewing my subscription. I couldn’t figure out how to do it on the internet so I had to do it in person. It was so simple, quick, and easy! I am a little butthurt that I was supposedly getting a discount for being a renewing member (over being a new one) when in actuality, I wsn’t! It cost the exact same as last year (when I had been a new member) AND they added on an extra processing fee so it ended up costing MORE… hmm… fishy fishy.
Doesn’t matter though!! I know the money I spent is worth it to see all the shows. I just hate being lied to, y’know?
After getting my subscription renewed, I took my (now traditional) photo of the souvenir stand/main lobby setup.
I walked upstairs and got comfy in the waiting area. The doors weren’t open yet but, I was lucky enough to hear the usher tell other people that the show didn’t have an intermission and was going to be 100 minutes all the way through. I don’t know how I missed that? But, if I hadn’t heard it, boyfriend would’ve not been there on time to pick me up. I did hear other patrons say “oh, it’s over? No break?” when it ended so, at least I was not the only one who missed the memo.
I took my seat when the doors opened and peed before I went in but, right before the show started, I ran out to pee again just to make sure I wouldn’t have an upset bladder while watching like I did during The Lion King. The “no breaks” thing was making me panic lol.
I wasn’t sure what I was going into since I never read the synopses. Come From Away was indeed a “remarkable true story.” It’s about this small island in Canada called Newfoundland where a town called Gander took care of the 7,000 people who had to make an emergency landing there due to the 9/11 attacks.
There were only 12 (!!) actors featured in this whole show and at first, it was a little confusing because the costume changes were VERY subtle. As in, they would only take off a hat or add a different shirt on top, maybe change their accents. Once all of the different characters were introduced and established though, I felt all of the actors completely transform with a simple switch of clothing. Nick Duckart, who played Kevin/Ali (and more!), managed to completely fool me the entire time. I didn’t catch that he was both Kevin and Ali until the very last musical number. I saw him slip off his hat and it finally clicked! I was flabbergasted.
As for the singing, everyone was good but, nobody was great. It was alleviating how upbeat and funny the songs were even though the topics were often painful and emotional. My absolute favorite musical number was Me and the Sky. Beverley’s story was so touching. I could not stop the tears. Other than that one though, the other numbers were rather unmemorable. Not saying I didn’t enjoy them because I certainly did but, they were all quite similar. Mostly a ton of group singing and they all had scenes/talking woven in.
The backdrop and scenery changes were very creative, even if sort of simple. I especially liked the bar, I was surprised how much changing a couple things made the stage really turn into one.
These people’s stories were absolutely beautiful to learn about, I had never before thought about what happened to those who were on all of the other flights that terrible, terrible day. I cried, laughed, and clapped. Like I’ve said before though, I don’t think I’ll ever not have the time of my life attending a Broadway production.
When I got home, I tidied up my Boxycharm post and published it as quick as I could then, I read some blogs on my Reader until it was time for bed. I read more of the Jackie Chan memoir before I fell asleep.
Today, I woke up around 1 PM, read more blogs and more of Never Grow Up. Boyfriend didn’t wake up until a bit past 3 PM. He did the dishes right away then, we smoked a blunt and laid around until the dishwasher finished its cycle. He started cooking dinner while I took a quick shower.
When I got out, dinner was already nearly done so I got the baking show ready for us to watch. Boyfriend plated our food and we ate while watching. I just got done watching YouTube videos of funny Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato moments, auditions that made judges (and me and boyfriend) cry, a bunch of James Corden spitting out that cow tongue and never answering questions, the Google Autocomplete Interviews, and angry celeb moments. LOL. I went on that website to play ONE song I couldn’t get out of my head but, never even listened to it. What the heck, right??
Now, it’s nearly 11 PM… jeez. Below is a *bonus* photo.
It’s my shadow, oops… I mean one of my cats, Twinkle Star. 😉
I guess it’s back to work for me tomorrow. 😛 We have a lot of leftovers so we don’t get to go out to eat. Boyfriend doesn’t work until Friday. Hope you all have a lovely rest of your week. ❤