Saturday, January 24, 2009

Singin', Dancin', Clappin', and taggin'...

Last night M.O.T.H. and I headed off to see a play at the local community theatre - Singin' in The Rain.  I worried because we had neglected to procure tickets before the event... and my worries were rewarded with the ticket seller telling us that yes, indeedy - the show had sold out.  Hmmm... what to do.... apparently what to do is to stand around for a good many minutes debating the show times for the rest of the run as compared to your ridiculous schedules... and then stand around for a few more minutes debating whether to go home and wait for tomorrow's box office or to just buy the tickets now...  and then stand around for a minute or two more because it looks like that lady right there might be holding a few tickets...  and then she MIGHT just ask if we're looking for some... and we MIGHT say yes...

Indecision MIGHT pay off... good thing for our evening that it worked out that way this time!

The show was pretty good - now of course, nothing can compare with Donald O'Connor and his portrayal of Cosmo that (for me) stole the movie away from Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds (what hacks!) I can honestly say I enjoyed myself - even though at the heart of my being I am a theatre critic and it's hard for me not to mention some of the decided pathetic acting and iffy vocals... I'm getting past that... really.

And OF COURSE at the end - there was a standing ovation...  now I'm sorry but in my mind this "standing O" thing is a rare treat - reserved for a spectacular and amazing performance - and sometimes to be delivered on the final night of the run just because it's over...  but I swear to you - ever since moving to Utah it seems that this "rare treat" is delivered over and over again - at each and every performance... regardless of the level of performance.  Hmmm... maybe it's related to the fact that there seem to be "treats" at every other kind of public gathering around here?

Oh - and, because y'all deserve a rare treat:  I was tagged by my friend Malinda to share a photo (there was some 8th this, 8th that rule... but all my photos are crammed into one large photo library - so I flipped to 15th page and the 15th photo... and this was it)

this is W and H a few years ago - we celebrated M.O.T.H.'s birthday by going up the canyon and letting him cook us a good meal over the fire followed by his famous dutch oven cobbler.  As a bonus, though I'm ashamed of it now, he also cleaned the dutch oven upon our return home...  Hmmm... looks like I'd better start planning for the big man's birthday this year, I've got somethin' to make up for!

10 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

My husband's b-day is next week. On Tuesday!! My novel writing day! Which means his birthday gift is that I cook dinner instead of him. I'm so darn generous! And hey . .. . that there red button on your sidebar looks familiar. . .

just the five of us said...

Love the picture of W and H. That picture should be framed! Glad you got to go see the play. We have tickets for "Footloose" tonight. Trying hard not to picture Kevin Bacon singing on a tractor in Payson:)

Barbaloot said...

Cosmo is my all time favorite in that movie!!
And I have the same abhorrence for the standing ovation that you do---it's way over used.
PS-where is Singing in the Rain playing? I wanna go see it...

T said...

Heidi - I HONESTLY didn't realize I'd posted the same button (which I stole from Facebook) until yesterday... I may have to go looking for something even cooler...

J - Kevin Bacon in Payson is enough to give me nightmares too!

Barbaloot - aside from the name Cosmo (which still makes me think of a big Cougar costume dunking the b-ball at BYU games) I have to agree :) The show is at St. George Musical Theatre right now but the last day is Monday!!!

Sher said...

So, could you remind me what M.O.T.H. stands for. My brain can't remember. Oh! Man of the house! Okay, maybe that's it, nevermind. Glad you enjoyed the play and -- did you stand for the standing o? Maybe just pretending to stretch?

April said...

I need to get out more and sit during the standing o....do you think the families of the cast will throw me out?

Did you think Les Mis deserved a standing o at Tuacahn? I assume you went......(the hubby and I went 3 times)

April said...

PS-and stood each time! heehehehe!!!

The Gibsons said...

What a treat. Glad you got tickets. I should do more things like that with my kids. Oh well. Love the pic.

T said...

I stood (of my own volition) at Tuacahn, I love that show :)

sometimes I do stay sitting, but at some point I get annoyed enough looking at the derrieres of those patrons in front of me that I have to stand up just to get a better view!!

April said...

I like you!!! I think we would get along great!!! I thought they did an amazing job at Tuacahn as well!