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march madness March 9, 2010

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this month is crazy awesome. And not just because the rain is starting to dissipate and we get to work outside. But because a lot of amazing books, movies, and music are coming out and i’m just ecstatic. Before tonight i was just happy, but then i just found something that put me over the edge.

First, with the purchase of my new sewing machine and some of its fancy features, i figured i need to learn how to sew more than a straight line. Martha’s Encyclopedia of Crafts is a great volume with tons of inspiration, so when i saw she was releasing an Encyclopedia of Sewing i place a pre-order right away.

Then, two of the best animated films of the year are coming out this month. Fantastic Mr. Fox AND Princess and the Frog. Both worth watching again and again.

And last but not least, She & Him is releasing their second album. I LOVE She & Him. Zoe Deschanel and M Ward. Dreamy. I listen to their Volume One at least once a day while i’m working and now volume two is on the way. They even released a music video this week that is a spoof on Britney Spears’ ‘Hit Me Baby’ and its darling in a hilarious way.

Get your credit cards out kiddos, because there is a lot of excitement in the world this month.

 

WICKED September 22, 2009

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Wayyyyy back in the day ( Easter of 2004 to be exact) B saw her first Broadway show in New York.  She had never been to New York, you see, and I was going home to NJ for the holiday.  I invited her along so I could play tour guide she could see the great City.  And, because it was Easter, we saw a show.  This became a family tradition when my sister and I got older… the Easter Sunday matinee.

We saw Wicked, which had just opened a few months before in the Gershwin and still had its original cast with Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda the good witch. 

The musical is the story of the Wicked Witch of the West  – Elphaba — and how she becomes that person in the Wizard of Oz.  The music, by Stephen Schwartz, is incredible.   Immediately after seeing the musical, the soundtrack was purchased and played constantly. 

This show remains one of my personal favorites and was the perfect introduction to Broadway for B. 

In fact, we both loved it so much that when B heard it was coming to Seattle, she bought tickets as soon as they went on sale.   thank goodness, rumor has it that it is sold out now.

And, I enjoyed it just as much the second time.  Only now I can sing along, every word.  : )

Why am I posting about my love of musicals?  To show you these little pictures:

B and Me at Wicked April 2004, NYC

cuties in theatre

B and Me at Wicked September 2009, Seattle

cuties in theater 2

Too bad the Paramount doesn’t have thrones!