Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday==>EXCELLENT! - At This Performance - Tune In Time

Tuesday==>Monday was an EXCELLENT day for your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

Yes, it was the usual errands and chores day and the list was a bit longer than usual but ... Billi Pod was able to work his way through everything ... yep ... everything ... and that was a major plus.

The weather had warmed up a bit and that was another major plus.

Then ... for the evening there was an excellent show in my ‘hood ...

AT THIS PERFORMANCE, in this Musicals Tonight production Broadway understudies and standbys from ALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL, CABARET, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, LES MISERABLES, ON THE TOWN, and ROCKY THE MUSICAL sang a song from their show and then a song from their own repertoire==>A.

The Host and Producing Artistic Director is Stephen DeAngelis, who is a well-known casting agent. He conceived this show back in 2003 and since that time it has showcased the talents of 726 standbys, understudies and alternates who have covered 3,232 roles in 385 Broadway and Off Broadway productions.

The performers for this show were outstanding. The standout for me was John Rapson, who understudies Javert in Les Miserables. He sang “Stars” from Les Miz and later “I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight” from Camelot.

A close second was Leeds Hill, who understudies the Emcee in Cabaret. He performed “Willkommen” from that show and then another song, whose name I have forgotten ... oh well ...

The 1:30 running time flew by and the full-house audience was really into the show.

Yeah, I left the theater with a big smile on my face.

It was performed at The Theatre Row Complex on my 42nd Street block and last night was the only performance with this cast.

The next production will not be until March 9, 2015, and I will be there for sure.

The errands and chores tasks and some walking after the show was over recorded some excellent mileage on my WeightWatchers Pedometer==>4.71 miles ... and that was another major plus.

Yeah==>Monday was an EXCELLENT day!!

Moving on to today ...

Billi Pod’s entertainment event for the evening is something a bit different ... 

7:30==>TUNE IN TIME - “In this new game show for musical theater lovers 3 teams of composers and lyricists who’ve never worked together are forced to collaborate to beat the clock. Their task is to write a song for a new Broadway musical, the title of which is picked from a hat full of audience suggestions – in the style determined by a spin of the dreaded Genre Wheel. All within 20 minutes.” (complimentary ticket)

This “game show” is taking place at The York Theatre @ The Citigroup Center on East 54th Street and its next performance is December 2nd.

My friends who have seen this show have all liked it a lot, so I thought I would give it a shot.

Moving on ... 

On the sports scene ...

The Yankee closer David Robertson rejected the qualifying offer of $15.3M for one year in order to become a free-agent.

Hopefully they will ultimately be able to re-sign him to a multiyear contract.

And ... my Florida Gators are 6-point favorites over the South Carolina Limpcocks for Saturday’s noon game from The Swamp, carried on SECN.

This is another “must-win” game for Coach Muskrat and his staff.

In closing ... time for some major walking and wandering ... so ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.71 miles (or, 10,299 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,279.91 miles (average 4.08 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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