Sunday, June 29, 2014

Week Twenty-Seven - 25 To Go

A light read. An absorbing amateur sleuth mystery featuring perhaps the first fictional "bone detective", the protagonist, Gideon Oliver. Oliver’s use of a mixture of scientific knowledge and diverse personal experience drives the story-line.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Week Twenty-Six - 26 To Go

Although Don Zimmer died at age 83 on June 4, 2014, in Dunedin, Florida, from heart and kidney problems, Zim remained helmet and all in the game he loved right up to the end. For a fan of baseball, this is one read not to be missed.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

StoryWalk - Diary of a Worm

It’s the StoryWalk.

Joan and I walk daily around Hoopes Park. Now thanks to the Seymour Library our walks are even more pleasant.

Dairy of a Worm is the first book installed along the pathway for the StoryWalk program.

This is an excellent book for both boys & girls of all ages. We have seen several families reading this book during our daily sojourn around the pond.

Other books:
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff & illustrated by Felicia Bond
A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Menopause The Musical

Joan and Lori spent a "ladies night out" attending the MGR production of Menopause the Musical at at the Auburn Public Theater. This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s had them laughing hysterically.

David Wilcox discussed Menopause with producer and director Seth Greenleaf, as well as star Fredena J. Williams, who's tallied 1,115 performances around the country as character Professional Woman.

Tony Curulla’s review.

Other shows of this season:
Mary Poppins
Damn Yankees
On the Town
The Will Rogers Follies
The Church Basement Ladies in the Last (Potluck) Supper

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Week Twenty-Five - 27 To Go

AAA baseball never had it so good. John Feinstein has done his homework well. You do not have to be a huge baseball fan to enjoy this book.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Week Twenty-Four - 28 To Go

Carnal indeed. It took only 8 pages for Stone to be curious. Typical Stuart Woods - fast read, little substance, same cast of supporting characters.

Mary Poppins

This evening Joan and I attended our first play of the 2014 season, Mary Poppins. Entering the Merry-Go-Round playhouse we found ourselves in line behind George and Ann. Taking our seats we surveyed the crowd which was substantial. During the introduction a gentleman in the audience gave Ed Sayles a floral bouquet.

The highlights of this production for us were the dance numbers of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Step in Time. The energy level of ensemble almost brought us out of our seats.
Mary Poppins (Elizabeth Earley) and Bert (Eric Coles)
teach the children (Seamus Finnian Gailor and Shannon Beel )
to fly a kite.

David Wilcox’s review in The Citizen.  Second Wilcox's review.

Len Fonte’s review in The Post-Standard.

Ed Sayles - Exit, stage right

  • This MGR production is the first regional production to feature the original choreography from the Broadway company.
  • On July 16, 2011, the Broadway production surpassed Pippin to become the 30th longest running show in Broadway history.
  • It took Walt Disney 20 years to secure the rights to P.L. Travers' book Mary Poppins.
Other shows of this season:
Menopause - The Musical
Damn Yankees
On the Town
The Will Rogers Follies
The Church Basement Ladies in the Last (Potluck) Supper

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Dustin's Party

The Gang's All Here.
Guest of Honor & The Hosts
The Players
West Coast Representatives
Bills Fan
'Til Next Time
 Party Favorites

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Week Twenty-Three- 29 To Go

Jeffery Deaver is the best. Once again Deaver pushes the mystery genre envelope with Lincoln Rhyme. Looking forward the continuation of the subplot.