Monday, February 20, 2006

Drama Queen-This Month's Theatre

The Mikado
Thanks to Mike for treating four of us to tickets at the ENO's wonderful foot tapping, sing along production of The Mikado, wonderful sets, great score, a fabulous orchestra and a delicous scene stealing performance by Felicity Palmer as Katisha. What more could you ask for?

More about The Mikado:
24th February 2006 - Fri, 3rd March 2006
ENO's joyous interpretation of The Mikado is revived in its 20th anniversary year, complete with high-kicking chorus lines, satirical touches and a wonderfully elegant score. Jonathan Miller's evergreen production of Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta - a comic masterpiece from the English canon - brims with 'theatrical delights' (The Guardian). Felicity Palmer and Richard Suart return to play Katisha and Ko-Ko respectively, and Simon Lee conducts at ENO, following his debut in the smash-hit On the Town.'As scintillating entertainment, this Mikado is the operatic equivalent of Anything Goes' (The Sunday Telegraph).

English National Opera Website: http://www.eno.org/

Simply Barbra
So it was off with Lulu to the Delfont Room last Thursday for the incomparable Simply Barbra another fantastic performance, if you ever get the chance to see this show book it, you won’t regret it.
More about Simply Barbra:
It is 40 years since Barbra Streisand graced the Prince of Wales Theatre with her presence in ‘Funny Girl’ and to celebrate the 40th Anniversary, Steven Brinberg will head to the U.K. direct from New York to play a special show in the sumptuous surroundings of The Delfont Room (Prince of Wales Theatre.) This will take place on 15 & 16 February at 11pm (doors open at 10.30pm). He will be joined by Musical Director Nathan Martin and a Special Guest. Steven Brinberg is the premier Barbra Streisand impressionist, performing his incredible show, Simply Barbra, to international acclaim both on stage and television (and performing three times with Marvin Hamlisch) as he pays homage to all that is Streisand. Brinberg is now in his tenth year as the supreme incarnation of Streisand and should not to be mistaken for some low-class drag show. Simply Barbra is a labour of love and a sophisticated cross between homage and campy lampoon. Brinberg has captured perfectly not only the voice but the nuances and stage mannerisms of the real thing. This is an evening of comedy cabaret where award-winning Steven Brinberg looks and sounds more like Barbra than Barbra. Earning ecstatic reviews the diva herself would kill for. Close your eyes and you will swear you're listening to Streisand.
Simply Barbra Web Site: http://www.members.tripod.com/~atdaylong/simplybarbra.html

You Were Never Fuglier - Arnold Schwarzenegger

This regular part of my blog is just a poor excuse to post my favourite funny/awful pictures of celebrities at their worst! Some are new and some are old favourites....enjoy!


















Who ate all the pies Arnie?!
Lose the weight or put it away Governor Schwarzenegger!

1 comment:

L vo said...

Agreed, Simply was a splendid night out. close your eyes and you'd believe it was the great woman herself. Her guest star Hayden Tee was a revelation. A wonderful singer, currently in Les Mis, Hayden was a total delight. I can't usually be bothered to learn new songs but would love to find out the name of the song he performed, it was beautiful. It was a fantastic night out, next time Ba's back in town make sure you don't miss it.