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June 10, 2019:

GOOD REPORTAGE FOR THE ANNUAL TONY AWARDS BASH

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Well, dear readers, I am sitting here like so much fish, after a fun Tony Awards Bash right here at haineshisway.com.  I, of course, did not actually watch the show, but the reportage from you dear readers gave me a pretty good idea of what I missed.  I simply have not much interest in what’s going on on the Broadway these days, I’m afraid.  The only thing I wished I’d seen was Elaine May’s acceptance speech, but I was able to see that almost immediately on the Tube of You.  Of course, that led me to watching almost two hours of Nichols and May clips.  Boy were they a comedy team.

Yesterday wasn’t much of a day, mostly because I slept ten hours and not arising until one-thirty.  As soon as I was coherent, I went to the mail place and picked up a couple of packages, then went to Gelson’s.  My intention was to buy a cube steak and a baked potato, but that changed when I saw they’d just put out a fresh batch of chicken enchiladas in the hot food place. So, I got a nice portion of that, a little seafood salad, and a couple of chicken drummettes, came home, and ate the enchiladas.

I listened to the symphonies of Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, which were old-fashioned and enjoyable in an old-fashioned way.  This I did whilst finessing the commentary for the Group Rep show – basically shortening a few things and adding some small things. Not really much at all in the scheme of things.  I did sit on my couch for a bit and actually dozed off.

Then we had the Tony Awards Bash with our fine reportage and over three hundred postings, which were all fun, but boy are we far from our glory days when the Oscar and Tony partays would have well over 1000 posts.  Let’s bring them glory days back, shall we?

Then I ate the little drumettes and the tiny bit of seafood salad.  I then got in the motor car and went to Rite Aid.  I got some Pepcid and the timing was good and someone was working the ice cream counter, so I got a little pint of cherry chip ice cream, came home and ate a bit of that, and then did more work on the computer.  I also had a nice telephonic conversation with an old friend.

After that, I listened to more music and just relaxed. Of course, what I really want to do is finish the damn cherry chip ice cream, but I shall be strong, oh, yes, I shall be strong.

Today, I have a few things to do during the day, including picking up packages and perhaps having something small to eat, a snack or something, and then I’ll mosey on over to the Group Rep at four and we’ll get the sound all set up and everything ready to go.  Then a couple of people arrive early to run their stuff, since one will not be with us for the stumble-through.  And Peyton won’t be with us either – a family thing that couldn’t be changed.  It’s not optimal, because she’s a fun part of several things in the second act of the show, things where I added bits for her in songs, so no one’s going to really know what that’s about until show time. Then we’ll do our semi-stumble through and I’ll tell everyone what the missing numbers are, just so we get a sense of the pace of the show.  My hope is that each half will have forty-five minutes of music and fifteen minutes of patter, which will make a two-hour show.  I think that perhaps afterwards, some of us will go grab a bite to eat.

Tomorrow, I’ll relax during the day, then I’ll be at the Group Rep at six to run Peyton’s stuff, then the cast arrives at seven, we’ll run the sing-along and then we’ll do our show.  For our LA dear readers, do come join us for one of the two shows.  Or even both.  Wednesday is the same routine, then the rest of the week is meetings and meals, casting the August Kritzerland, choosing songs, and going and doing and doing and going.  The helper is also coming by and will be taking quite a lot of what’s in the garage to where we have all the Kritzerland stuff.  I also have to go out there and look through some things for next year’s book project.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, do a few things, eat a snack, hopefully pick up some packages, set up sound, do a stumble-through, and then have a proper meal. Today’s topic of discussion: What were your favorite moments, if any, from last night’s Tony Awards show?  Did it make you want to see any shows?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to have had good reportage for our Annual Tony Awards Bash.

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