Saturday, November 5, 2011

Out-of-town adventures

After being MIA (read: in bed, sick) for over a month, I am finally back on the blog. (A)live, from San Diego! I tend to plan much of my continental travel around concerts or theater. So I'm here in this lovely city with my lovely husband to cross a musical off my bucket list: The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien at the Old Globe.

What makes this adventure even better is that the show stars several actors I love. I'm most excited about the casting for Brad: Kelsey Kurz, whom I loved in Sons of the Prophet in Boston (I'm looking forward to seeing the play again off-Broadway, this time with Santino Fontana in Kurz's role). Janet is Jeanna de Waal, formerly of American Idiot on Broadway. Eddie is Andrew Call, who was fantastic in the American Idiot ensemble and whom I also saw as a St. Jimmy understudy. And the musical's lead attraction, Dr. Frank N. Furter, is Matt McGrath, whom I saw recently in a Pinter play at the Atlantic Theater and who was quite good in the dreadful Nightingale workshop at Powerhouse over the summer.

So I'm very excited to see a new city and a bucket-list musical. More later!


  1. Glad you're feeling better! I've never seen Rocky Horror onstage. It sounds like lots of fun. I'm seeing Sons of the Prophet next week. I love Santino Fontana. I caught him in the short-lived Brighton Beach Memoirs and also in Billy Elliot. (And in the HD broadcast of The Importance of Being Ernest.)

  2. I loved Santino in Billy Elliot. I don't remember him particularly from the cheap seats for Sunday in the Park, and I don't think I've seen him in anything else yet. But I'm sure he'll be great in Sons.

    Aside from a few casting problems, Rocky Horror was pretty fantastic. If it moves to New York, my wallet is in serious trouble.