so much to update about!
saw rent last saturday with zoe and her aunt, and it was fabulous! i loved it, probably the best i've seen it, and it was my fourth time. here is my wonderful review:
mark (matt caplan): my fourth time seeing him and i'm really kind of sick of it. he wasn't awful the whole time, in fact he was hilarious in tango: maureen, but other than that, i really still feel like he's uber-sarcastic and rushes through his lines and it just results in this really bad portrayal of mark, in my opinion.
mimi (antonique smith): yay for you, girl. really raspy and dark voice, and it was to the point where i was nervous for her when she was going up to her higher notes and runs... but boy oh boy. she kicked ass on those notes, and belted them out like crazy. in tune and everything. good for her. karmine's still my favorite, but antonique was great.
roger (tim howar): i wasn't into him when he sang one song glory, it was really forced and he just didn't seem to get it, acting-wise. in act two he came alive, though, and his acting and his singing seemed like a whole different person. your eyes was incredible, and even before that, in goodbye love and what you own, he was really great. which is why i'm even more dissapointed in his one song glory.
maureen (ava gaudet): hello! what a fabulous maureen. she can sing, she did an amazing over the moon, and there were a few times we had to take a double take, because she totally looks like idina, depending on how her hair is falling and stuff like that. it was incredible.
joanne (nicole lewis): i really enjoyed her, i thought her voice was great and acting was good too. as usual, between her and maureen, take me or leave me blew me away!
angel (justin johnson): i've seen justin before and he's amazing. i love his angel.
collins (destan owens): i think his voice is amazing, however, the overall pitch of his voice is a little high. he doesn't have that deep baritone resonance, but his i'll cover you reprise was fantastic, as usual, and i thought he and angel were great together.
benny (d'monroe): as usual i don't feel like he stood out as good or bad, i think maybe the part of benny in general doesn't stick out to me. although i enjoyed his you'll see.
overall, i thought the show was fantastic, and i can't wait to go back when matt caplan isn't going to be there! agh, i know, i'm terrible. but i really want to see a new mark!! :X
other than that, things have been kind of same old same old here. i just got back from spending the night with mike in new paltz, and he's a really great guy. he's adorable, sweet, funny, and somehow he's crazy enough to think i'm cute too. i think he's literally the perfect guy. idk what my problem is, i should be head over heels, right? maybe i'm just the problem, lol. in any event, he's a great friend to have and we have fun together, what happens happens.
we might be going to the beach on sunday, which will be nice seeing as my tan is starting to fade. hopefully cathie can come with us! also, next week i'm going down to the island on friday to see chris, then i'm going with cathie and karen to cathie's uncle's house in hampton bays for saturday and sunday. that will be a really nice much-needed weekend away with some great people.