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« Reply #150 on: March 30, 2006, 06:33:13 PM »

I've also gotten Lock Up Your Daughters, with lyrics by Lionel Bart, but I don't like that as much as Blitz!
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« Reply #151 on: March 30, 2006, 06:36:04 PM »

What is Blitz about?  I have never heard of it
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« Reply #152 on: March 30, 2006, 06:49:19 PM »

What is Blitz about?  I have never heard of it

I've only listened to it a couple of times, but click HERE for the Amazon.com listing and HERE for Wikipedia's entry about the musical....you should start with that. :)
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« Reply #153 on: March 30, 2006, 06:51:04 PM »

Here's the synopsis from Wikipedia:

The story focuses on two families, the Jewish Blitzteins and the Cockney Lockes. Mrs. Blitztein and Alfie Locke have adjacent stalls on Petticoat Lane: she sells herring, he sells fruit; they do not like each other. Their children, Georgie Locke and Carol Blitztein, are in love with one another. In the course of the plot, Carol is blinded in an air raid, Harry Blitztein (Carol's brother) deserts the army (failing to show up when he is mustered), and we learn that Harry has a girlfriend Joyce, who is married to another man.

Georgie comes home from the war injured and invalided, and still in love with Carol despite her blindness. They get married (her mother approves, his father does not). Immediately after the wedding, Mrs. Blitztein nearly dies in another air raid, and is rescued by Alfie in his role as an ARP warden; they reconcile. Harry goes back to the Army.

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« Reply #154 on: March 30, 2006, 06:51:14 PM »

Think I'm going to have to call it an early night.  I have a big sentencing tomorrow and need to get some rest.
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« Reply #155 on: March 30, 2006, 06:51:41 PM »

But I may as well make it to 2400 posts.....night
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« Reply #156 on: March 30, 2006, 06:56:31 PM »

If you click on THIS article, you get a more detailed synopsis.  This link is one of the references in the Wikipedia article.
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« Reply #157 on: March 30, 2006, 06:56:43 PM »

Good night Cillaliz....
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« Reply #158 on: March 30, 2006, 06:57:09 PM »

Goodnight, Cillaliz!
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« Reply #159 on: March 30, 2006, 06:57:40 PM »

Thank you George....  
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« Reply #160 on: March 30, 2006, 06:59:43 PM »

Did you know on the series Perry Mason just did preliminary hearings, not jury trials?

No wonder everything was wrapped up in an hour.
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« Reply #161 on: March 30, 2006, 07:00:36 PM »

When you said "we" I thought you meant you and Sandra. ;D

My date for tomorrow evening is my son.
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« Reply #162 on: March 30, 2006, 07:01:21 PM »

This morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:
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« Reply #163 on: March 30, 2006, 07:01:45 PM »

And this:
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« Reply #164 on: March 30, 2006, 07:02:08 PM »

And this:
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« Reply #165 on: March 30, 2006, 07:02:30 PM »

And this:
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« Reply #166 on: March 30, 2006, 07:03:10 PM »

These are "The Ladies." They live on my desk.
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« Reply #167 on: March 30, 2006, 07:03:42 PM »

Thus endeth my frenzy.
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« Reply #168 on: March 30, 2006, 07:07:49 PM »

Keith is playing a new computer game and the graphics are amazing, especially the faces.  
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« Reply #169 on: March 30, 2006, 07:07:51 PM »

Very nice pictures!

I'm now done with work.  I'm off to dinner, then home.  Laters! (our very own HHW Broadway Pit Musician reference! ;))
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« Reply #170 on: March 30, 2006, 07:10:16 PM »

We were watching an episode from the weather channel Storm Series.  This episode involved a sea rescue by the Coast Guard in Alaska.  We watched as our friendís son jumped into the water to rescue a man from a lifeboat.  Cool!
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« Reply #171 on: March 30, 2006, 07:12:43 PM »

DRLaura :)
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« Reply #172 on: March 30, 2006, 08:03:03 PM »

DR Ron - I would say the Lestat character has several kick-ass numbers.  But for sheer crowd-pleasing, it seems there's nothing like a great comedy character, and Claudia's comedy number is an absolute hoot, as I'm sure it was in San Francisco, so much so that it immediately elevates the audience's affection for the character.  Lestat himself doesn't seem to be an appropriate character for the kind of funny stuff Elton John and Bernie Taupin clearly can write, though.  

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But as far as I could tell, there's nothing wrong for the show overall for the audience to root for Claudia over Lestat, and that winds up packing a real punch.  (In a way, it's kind of what happened with the Randy Graff character in CITY OF ANGELS or the Miss Hannigan character in ANNIE or maybe even the Mrs. Meers chracter in MILLIE.  The supporting character gets the show-stopping moments, maybe even a bigger hand than the lead on some nights, but the show overall is better for it.)
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« Reply #173 on: March 30, 2006, 08:04:34 PM »

I tell you I have not stopped since nine this morning and I am zonked.  We did our line-through earlier, and then I began finishing the fixes (which I did), and then I began the task of rewriting a song I wasn't happy with, and that took hours and hours, but it's close to being done and it's much better and will actually be amusing, I think.
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« Reply #174 on: March 30, 2006, 08:10:56 PM »

I'm fond of "Blitz".. I have a production of it on video as well.  The local production by a Youth theatre was attended by Lionel Bart who helped with the "missing" bits which had not made it to the existing LP.  The extra material is now on the CD.
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« Reply #175 on: March 30, 2006, 08:22:20 PM »

I'm going to an interesting event tonight at the TV Academy. WOMEN IN PRIME. Dealing with women in front of and behind the camera in Prime Time. For those interested in taking a look, there will be a LIVE WEBCAST at www.emmys.tv which is scheduled to begin at around 8 PM PST.

Good line-up of panelists scheduled:
Diane Burroughs (Creator, Executive Producer, Still Standing)
Laura Innes (ER)
Melina Kanakaredes (CSI NY)
Janet Leahy (Executive Producer, Boston Legal)
Janel Moloney (West Wing)
Kathryn Morris (Cold Case)
CCH Pounder (The Shield)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
Greer Shephard (Executive Producer, The Closer)
Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men)
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love)
And special guest Ms. Angela Lansbury

Should be fun.

What a marvelous panel. I watch and admire many opf these series and many of these women. Would love to hear your thoughts on this when you return.
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« Reply #176 on: March 30, 2006, 08:27:01 PM »

Just back from a quick trip to at ATM to activate a new check card. I could have called a number but stupidly tossed it away before jotting it down. I suppose customer service could have helped me, too, but I needed cash anyway and also had a deposit, so I took care of all that in the one trip.
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« Reply #177 on: March 30, 2006, 08:29:33 PM »

I watched about 70 minutes of TOPSY-TURVY tonight. Didn't remember some of what I resaw tonight and am enjoying it more the second time around.

This transfer is several years old now, but it holds up and looks and sounds quite good.
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« Reply #178 on: March 30, 2006, 08:30:01 PM »

WILL & GRACE - - -

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« Reply #179 on: March 30, 2006, 08:31:39 PM »

Since the 8:30 MY NAME IS EARL is a rerun, I started watching SMALLVILLE but only got about 20 minutes in. ENjoying the show and will look forward to finishing it up tomorrow.
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