Saturday, October 4, 2014

GO GATORS==>Beat Tennessee!! - On The Town - Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

Saturday==>We need to get today’s posting started because at noon your favorite blogger will be in front of his 42” flat screen TV watching the FLORIDA/TENNESSEE game, carried on SECN.

The Gators return to Neyland Stadium in search of our 10th consecutive win over Tennessee. We are 2 1/2 point underdogs.

If we are to win we must, and I mean must, play better than we did two weeks ago in that humiliating 42-21 loss to Alabama. In that game the offense was tepid and the defense gave up way too many big plays.

Frankly, this could be the “make or break” game of the season for Coach Muskrat.

Now ... moving on quickly to ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event ... the Broadway show, in previews ...

ON THE TOWN, this revival of the Leonard Bernstein, Comden and Green, musical tells the story of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave eager to experience all that the Big Apple has to offer... including a chance to discover love with the girl of their dreams==>A

Folks, this is a totally enjoyable show and it is only going to get better as the preview process continues until its opening on October 16th.

The music and lyrics by Bernstein and Comden and Green are terrific and all of the numbers were adeptly handled by a multi-talented cast headed by a terrific performance from Tony Yazback as Gabey and the always funny Jackie Hoffman in several roles.

To me the highlight of the show was the choreography by Joshua Bergasse, inspired by the original Jerome Robbins choreography.

My only quibble with the show is the length. It was 10:45pm when the curtain call began, meaning the running time was closer to 2:45 rather than the 2:25 time posted on the show’s website.

The house appeared to be almost full and was very much into the show. I am happy to report that my discounted seat was acceptable, in the rear orchestra, house right.

Billi Pod says==>if you like old-fashioned musicals that are a lot of fun, then this is the show for you.

It is playing at The Lyric Theatre on West 42nd Street, opens on October 16th, has a running time of 2:45, with intermission, and is an open run.

Moving on some more ...

Tonight’s entertainment event is an Off Broadway show ...

8:00==>LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION - “Award-winning actor and singer, John R. Waters, takes the stage with accompanist Stewart D'Arrietta and begins to perform - part spoken word, part concert, and all heart, a celebration of one of the most distinct voices of his generation: John Lennon, featuring a catalogue of his greatest songs.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

Have no clue what "through a glass onion” means.

This show just opened, is playing at the Union Square Theatre on East 17th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and is an open run.

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, your favorite blogger will post this without the usual sports report other than to say that The Orioles and The Royals are looking good in their divisions.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.51 miles (or, 5,493 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,122.07 miles (average 4.07 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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