Monday, March 30, 2015

An A Cappella Celebration - The Book of Moron - Monday’s Doubleheader==>Streit’s Matzos & York Theatre Benefit Concert

Monday==>The new week has started here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, and your favorite blogger needs to get this posting started because he has a doubleheader scheduled for today that will begin in the early afternoon (details below).

The weather today is somewhat iffy. We have overcast skies and the temperature at 9:00am is 39º, wind chill down to 31º. The forecast is for it to warm up a bit during the day with a projected high of 55º.

So ... now ... let’s move on to Billi Pod’s report cards on yesterday’s entertainment doubleheader ... starting with ...

The concert at Carnegie Hall ...

DCINY PRESENTS TOTAL VOCAL - “An A Cappella Celebration.”

Folks, this was a totally enjoyable event as a huge chorus, made up of ensembles from Australia, Canada, New York, California, Georgia, Wisconsin, Montana and Louisiana, performed works from: Lennon and McCartney; Leonard Cohen; Irving Berlin; Billy Joel; George Gershwin; Stephen Sondheim; and others.

The chorus members ranged in age from tweens to young adult.

Each of the works was arranged and conducted by Deke Sharon who also gave us running commentary that was both funny and informative.

The house was virtually sold-out and was very much into the show. Lots of family members, of course.

My comp. seat was super-excellent ... in the orchestra, row G, house right. Perfecto.

Yep, I left Carnegie Hall with a huge smile on my face.

Came back to the apartment, had the usual fruit and cheese plate and then it was time to walk down to the second half of my doubleheader ...

The Off Broadway show ... 

THE BOOK OF MORON, Robert Dubac’s one-man show is a fast-paced joy ride over the pot-holed highways of hypocrisy as he crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media==>A.

Your favorite blogger totally enjoyed this show. It is very much in-your-face funny but it is also very thought-provoking and informative as Dubac explores society’s eternal conflict between the truth and idiocy.

The premise is that he has lost his memory and may, or may not, be in a coma. The audience is introduced to his inner personalities: Voice of Reason, Common Sense, Inner Moron, Inner Child, Inner Asshole, and Scruples.

The show is very well written and performed and the running time flies by.

Billi Pod says==>see this show.

It is playing in repertory with another work written and performed by Dubac called THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? I will see this, without a doubt.

This show is playing at Urban Stages on West 30th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through April 26th.

As I was walking back to the apartment I marveled on how diverse the day’s entertainment program had been.

OK ... now on to the details of today’s doubleheader ... starting with ...

At 1:30pm Billi Pod will meet up with Dian Crystal aka My Lady and Marty Kosarik aka Whatever downtown in Union Square and then we will walk down to The Lower Eastside (LES) for a 2:30pm tour of Streit’s Matzos factory on Rivington Street.

Yep ... that’s right ... now just read on ...

Streit’s was founded 90 years ago and has been a staple in this LES area ever since. Well, it is closing and will soon relocate to that foreign country known as New Jersey.

My Lady proclaimed that we had to take a tour of the facility ... so ... here we will be ... I/we had no choice, of course.

When the tour is over My Lady will give us her personal tour of the LES area where she grew up. It will include pickles and donuts and other stuff too.

Then ... for the evening ... assuming I survive the LES ... it will be a concert ...

8:00==>MUSICALS IN MUFTI BENEFIT CONCERT, hosted by John Tartaglia.
(concert - full price ticket)

This concert will feature an array of 25+ Broadway and Off Broadway performers who have appeared in Musicals in Mufti productions and will also include musical legends Tom Jones, Sheldon Harnick, Richard Maltby and David Shire.

There will be a reception with food and drink after the concert is over.

It is being performed at The York Theatre in the basement of the Citicorp Building on East 54th Street.

So ... my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... there you have it ... looks like another interesting entertainment doubleheader for your favorite blogger, doesn’t it?

Time to post this and then get ready to head downtown ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.48 miles (or, 9,797 steps)

Total mileage for the week==>24.64 miles (average 3.52 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2015==>356.10 miles (average 4.05 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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