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Birthday Fun and a bunch of links

May 26, 2018

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First of all, Happy Birthday to Lloyd’s Mom! (Hopefully we have the correct date on this one. 🙂 )

Saturday was my friend Annette’s birthday, and a while back she asked if I wanted to go to see the musical Wicked with her. Did I? DID I?? The answer was a resounding ‘yes’! My brother Mark saw it long ago with his wife and after he told me about it, I knew it was a must-see.

The day was delightful. We drove to Omaha and ate in the Old Market at a restaurant in the Passageway. As we ate, I said, “Don’t look now, but there is a Prince impersonator behind you.” There was! He was very receptive to having his picture taken.

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Then I spilled food on my shirt. Dang.

No worries! We were in a building made of shops, so I bought a new one. Score!

We meandered toward the theater. We were at the Orpheum theater, which is enormous, glamorous and could be a destination in its own right. The musical itself was breathtaking. I was in awe of the singing, the props, the scenery changes and all the work that has to go into it. After the show I went up close to the stage to try and see how it all was stored and set up. I could have spent an hour wandering around there.

As we walked back to the car, a young man in a t-shirt, shorts and shades was walking the same way and struck up a conversation. “Did you just see Wicked?” he asked.

“Yes.”

“Did you like it?”

“Yes!”

“Was is everything you thought it would be?

“Yes! It was wonderful.”

*awkward pause while walking and wondering if he is going to ask us for money….*

We asked, “Were you there?”

“Yes.”

“Were you… in it?”

“Yes, I was Fiyero.”

Um, that is the love interest/lead male role. We made him prove it. He showed us his hands, which had green residue on them from his scenes with Elphaba, the wicked witch.

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We laughed and said, “You were great!” He thanked us and and admitted that he was actually a little hung over. Then I grilled him with questions about the stage stuff and he was most helpful. We met up with the understudy for the good witch and Annette asked her to sing a few bars. She politely declined because she was going to be playing Glenda that night.

It was a lovely day. Thanks, Annette!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Birthday Fun and a bunch of links”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Wow! Two celebrities in one day! And it’s great that you got pictures with them. So cool!

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  2. Kristi Said on:

    That’s a great day!

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  3. Mom Said on:

    You had a marvelous day.

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  4. Jill Said on:

    So cool! Can’t wait to go on Wednesday!

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