Saturday, August 16, 2014

Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions - Mostly Mozart Festival - Little League - The Wankies

Saturday==>Let’s get started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Fringe Festival show ...

Remember ... Billi Pod usually doesn’t give letter grades to workshop, reading or festival performances ... so ...

COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, Jesus returns as Josh, a youth with a heart of gold, who spreads his message of love by competing on ‘American Icon.’ Damian, a glam/pop megastar suffers a blow from God and seeks revenge through His son. The Glamageddon ensues==>Thumbs Up.

I totally enjoyed this show. It is a lot of fun if you like on-the-edge stuff.

The story line is profane, blasphemous (of course), obscene, loud, in-your-face, gasp-inducing and terribly funny. God is taken down a peg or two, in a humorous fashion, allowing the survivors of the apocalypse to happily thrive in Hell on Earth.

This rock musical is extremely well-performed by a talented cast headed by Glen North as Josh and Erik Ranson as Damian, the Antichrist. Ranson also wrote the book, music and lyrics. He wrote the lyrics for The Anthem the generally well-reviewed recent Off Broadway show.

Toward the end, Courter Simmons almost steals the show in his portrayal of Israfil, the archangel whose job it is to blow the trumpet on judgment day.

The house was full and everyone seemed to be really into the show.

Yes, it could use some cutting but that is a minor quibble.

Billi Pod says==>catch this show if you can.

It is playing at Theatre 80 on St. Mark’s Place in The East Village, has a running time of 2:25, with intermission, and the remaining performance date is Friday, August 22nd @ 2:00pm.

Before the show I had a nice walk and wander session in the East Village area. The weather was great and the sidewalks were jammed.

Moving on ...

Billi Pod’s entertainment event for the evening will be a classical music concert at Lincoln Center ...

8:00==>MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA @ Avery Fisher Hall - The program is:

Gluck - Dance of the Furies;
Mozart - Flute and Harp Concerto, performed by - Magali Mosnier, flute and Xavier de Maistre, harp; and,
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique
(discounted TDF ticket)

As usual, I plan to walk back to the apartment after the concert is over, weather permitting, of course.

Now ... on the sports scene ...

First, the positive ... The Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

Thus far the biggest story line is the light’s out performance from Philadelphia pitcher Mo’ne Davis, who is the first African-American girl to play in  the LLWS. She pitched a 2-hit shutout to beat Nashville 4-0.

I watched all three of the afternoon games and they were each exciting.

Your favorite blogger plans to spend this afternoon in front of his 42” TV for at least two of the games.

Now ... moving on ... or ... rather ... moving down ...

Last night, at that disgrace known as Tropicana Field, The Rays (61-61) beat The Wankies (61-59) 5-0, continuing our downward spiral to post-season oblivion.

This afternoon at 4:10pm (why??) is game 2 of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Wankies will be the rookie Shane Greene (3-1) vs. Drew Smyly (7-10) for The Rays.

On this unhappy note will post this and then get ready for some baseball that is fun to watch.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.14 miles (or, 11,241 steps) 

Total mileage for 2014==>904.08 miles (average 3.98 miles per day)


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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