Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pippin comes to Pantages Theatre

Ever since the revival of Pippin happened in Broadway, I have wanted to see it.  So when I found out that it was coming to LA, I decided I must see it.  Then my friend told me that Matthew James Thomas will be performing the role of Pippin for the LA shows.  Matthew is cute and my friends gave him a rave review.  Matthew was the original cast of Pippin in Broadway.  That got me even more excited watching Pippin.

The day of the show arrived.  As I got my program, I dreaded seeing that small white piece of paper they insert to indicate who will be subbing for whom.  Alas, my worst fear was realized as I saw that I won't be seeing Matthew perform as Pippin.  In his place was Kyle Dean Massey.  I did not know anything about Kyle so I was pissed.  Really pissed.  My day was ruined!  For the first two songs, I sat there fuming over the fact that I won't see Matthew.  I felt robbed!  Then Kyle grew on me.  He was cute and he was good.  And when he took off his shirt, I was taken aback at how hunky he is.  Also the whole production was lively and riveting that I forgot about Matthew.  I love the acrobatics of the show.  So different from the Pippin I saw on video with William Katt and Ben Vereen.  It was like Cirque du soleil meets Broadway.  Love the iconic Fosse dance moves.   I love most of the songs.  I did not care much for Catherine and her songs but it was not that bad.  In fact I enjoyed the whole show that much that I decided to cough out 25 dollars to get the cast album at the lobby on my way out.  I listened to it in the car and visualized the show as I listen.  To this day, I still listen to the album in my car every time.  After reading more about Kyle, I realized that he is not some nobody understudy but was an accomplished Broadway actor.  This further improved my opinion of the show I saw.  In fact, Pippin is becoming one of my fave shows.
Our Pippin, dreamy Kyle Dean Massey. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Is it hard inside???

Have a fun halloween.  If you're going to dress like this, it better be hard inside.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Congrats Serena for the WTA finals and year end Number 1.

Not the most successful year for Serena but still a good year.  She won a total of 7 titles for the year including the US Open.   Last year she won 11 titles including two grand slams.  So you can see that by her standard, this year is a disappointment.  She just won the year end WTA finals and she is also the year end number 1.  Congrats Serena!  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Really, man boobs again?

Really, if you have man  boobs why would you flaunt it?  I just don't get it.  Man boobs are not the most flattering so it ought to be shown sparingly.  Click here for my initial post about man boobs.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Youth of our future.

The other morning as I was walking my dogs, I saw 3 teenagers on their way to the high school in my hood.  These teens were two boys and one girl.  They looked like 14 years old but could have been older but just look younger since they were latino or perhaps filipino.  They were walking ahead of me and they would stop to light a cig or something.  As I come closer to them, they would walk on again to keep a healthy distant from me.  They did that several times.  Perhaps they did not want me to see what exactly they were smoking but the scent of marijuana in the air was unmistakable.

So apparently these teens were trying to get high before they get to school.  What a model teen student!!!   And I thought about the future they could possibly have.  Evidently they do not care about school so I would not be surprise if they won't even finish high school.  If they did manage to get their high school diploma, I would not be surprise if the girl gets pregnant at 18 and the guys end up working for Pollo Loco for the rest of their life.  How can I think otherwise when they were more concerned about getting high before even starting their first period in high school.  Their future appears bleak.  It is a shame cause these teens are suppose to be our future. 

Friday, October 03, 2014