Thursday==>On this beautiful Summer morning we need to get this posting started because your favorite blogger plans to watch the afternoon YANKEES/TIGERS game (details below) ... so ... let’s do it ... with ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway musical ...
BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL: The Parody of Saved By The Bell, that tackles all of the tough questions: Will Zack and Kelly break up? Will Slater quit wrestling forever? Who will develop an incurable caffeine addiction? Will the gang save The Max? Will Screech die?==>A.
Folks, this is soooooooo much fun, even if you, like me, lack any knowledge of the former TV drama Saved By The Bell. It doesn’t matter, trust me ... it doesn't matter.
The energy and excitement on the stage flows into the audience as the multi-talented cast sings and dances to songs that are both extremely funny and extremely profane.
The stars of the evening are Sam Harvey as the charismatic Zack, John Duff as the sexually obsessed Slater and Thad Kolwicz as the nerdy Screech. The rest of the cast is also stellar.
A member of the original Saved By The Bell cast, Dustin Diamond, has a recurring presence in this production and he receives roars every time he appears on stage.
This was the first preview performance and the house was about 75% full and was totally into the show, even people in my age group. The show had an earlier run at the same venue and then went on hiatus for a couple of months.
Now, in the name of fair and unbiased reporting, your favorite blogger must admit that he loves this type of in-your-face gross-out humor and he acknowledges that some may be totally offended by the show ... so ...
Billi Pod says==>if you are open-minded and are looking for some belly-laughs then this is the show for you ... if not ... then stay far far away.
It is playing at Theatre 80 on St. Marks Place in The East Village, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and the performance dates are Wednesday through Sunday through November 29th.
Moving on ...
Billi Pod’s entertainment event for the evening is a Broadway show, in previews ...
8:00==>YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU - “George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s classic 1936 comedy chronicles the eccentric, freethinking Sycamore family, whose members follow their bliss - no matter how much chaos that creates.” (Broadway - discounted TDF ticket)
The outstanding cast is headed by the legendary James Earl Jones and features an "outrageous" cast of 20. The advance buzz is terrific.
The show is in early previews, opens on September 28th, is playing at the Longacre Theatre on West 48th Street, has a running time of 2:30, with intermission, and tickets are on sale through January 4th, 2015.
I am rather confident my discounted ticket will be in the upper nosebleed section of the theatre.
Now ... closing out with the usual sports segment ...
Last night in Detroit The Yankees (69-62) beat The Tigers (71-60) by a score of 8-4 as they had nine straights hits in the 3rd inning to score 8 runs and crush their former nemesis David Price.
These are the headlines in today’s papers ...
“MOTOWN HIT PARADE. Yanks batter Price for 8-run inning in rout.” - back page of The New York Post
“PRICE TAG, Yanks batter Tigers’ lefty with 9 straight hits in romp.” - back page of The Daily News
“Yankees’ Nine Straight Hits Off Price Add Up to One Big Victory” - inside sports section of The New York Times
This afternoon at 1:08pm is the final game of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Yankees will be Hiroki Kuroda (9-8) vs. Kyle Lobstein (0-0) for The Tigers.
Billi Pod still hates Tigers.
Your favorite blogger is soooooooo happy that the college football season is about to get underway. He loves watching college football, especially SEC teams.
Thankfully, the new SEC Network is carried locally on Time Warner.
Total mileage for 2014==>964.74 miles (average 4.04 miles per day)
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