I had a really nice evening. I had dinner with my friends Cameron Faucette and Jessica Roberts. Jessica is 6, but a very mature soon-to-be-first grader. Her mother, V.J., had a meeting and asked if I'd watch Jessica for an hour. Of course, I would. I haven't spent a lot of time with her in a while. And Cameron hadn't seen her in probably two years. Jessica said she didn't know Cameron. We told her that she has met her many, many times!
Dinner was at Mario's, which is on Broadway. I love eating there. I want to take my mother but she'd never be able to walk up those stairs. I guess I could get something to go one night and take it home for her.
After dinner, V.J. and Jessica went home. Cameron and I went to see "The Rocky Horror Show" at the International Marketplace, which is in the old warehouse behind the State Farmer's Market.
The show is really well acted and sung. The band is really good. Troy Heard has done another great job directing the show. And Janda Cearley has done a good job with the choreography.
The only problem was the sound. At first we sat in padded pew. But we really couldn't hear half the cast.
After intermission, we moved and the sound was much, much better.
Troy was looking around for us when the second act began. He spotted us, and then went to do whatever he was doing.
Later, we told him why we moved. He's working to get the sound perfected.
I know that the warehouse is not an ideal place to do a show. It's a warehouse! But the setting is really pretty good.
Troy said he's moving the speakers out a little.
Don't let the bad sound stop you from going. It's a great show. And a lot of fun. If you saw it six years ago in the Studio Theatre inside the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, don't expect to see the same show. It's very different. But still very good.
You'll have a great time.
I'm going back to see it in a couple of weeks.