Thursday, July 10, 2008

Busy week of shows

We have had a busy week of going to shows.

On Tuesday we went to our first show of the season at the Hollywood Bowl: Carmina Burana. It's a very commonly used dramatic classical work which appears in tons of movies, tv shows and commercials. We kept getting the name wrong (carmono burano, cabana banana, Carmen Miranda, etc), my favorite version of the name was "Captain Banana".

We sat up higher at the Hollywood Bowl than we had before and noticed that you can see both the Hollywood Sign and the Ford Theatre from the cheap seats, quite a nice view. We had a great time at the show, but the strangest part was that right at the beginning of the main piece there were a few clouds in the sky and it actually rained lightly for about 10 minutes. Amazing... the absolute last thing we expected. It never rains in July here.
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Then on Wednesday we went to The Drowsy Chaperone downtown at the Ahmanson. It's a "musical within a comedy".

Neither of us had a good idea what to expect and had not read up on the story. We really had a great time though and enjoyed the play thoroughly. A hilarious musical with some good songs also. A little bit for everyone, highly recommended.

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