Monday, February 23, 2009

Into the Woods

Pleasant Grove High School Performing Arts is running their showing of Into the Woods this week after months of preparation.  I have been a part of the technical setup of the production including lighting (very little), sound (we have 16 brand new microphones), and some of the special effects that have been incorporated into the production.

This is a production that is being done by high school students, bu

t you would never guess that by the sounds and sights that you are presented with as you watch the show.  The Director and his assistants have done an Incredible job at making this a great show, and I would recommend that anyone and everyone go to see it.  Here is the synopsis that I pulled off of Wikipedia:

  • Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Bernadette Peters' performance as the Witch, and Joanna Gleason's portrayal of the Baker's Wife, brought acclaim to the production during its original Broadway run.  
  • Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera. The musical has been produced many times, with a 1988 national tour, a 1990 West End production, a 1991 television production, a 1997 tenth anniversary concert, a 2002 Los Angeles production and a 2002 Broadway revival.[1]

It shows Monday (Tonight) through Saturday night starting at 7:00 every evening.  The prices are $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $3.00 for children (12 and under).  Come say hi if you decide to come see it.  =0) 

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lost in Portland...

Well this weekend, I was able to drive my sister and her two cute little sons home to Oregon. we made the drive to Oregon on Saturday, rested on Sunday (we may have gone to a museum to see the Spruce Goose), and then I drove home on Monday.

Well Sunday night I jumped on the Internet to make sure that I knew how to get home. The first step and most difficult I might add, would be making it to portland, then I just had to follow the Interstate all the way home. Well I didn't quite follow the plan this morning when I started my journey. Instead of following the route that was recommended, I took a little detour.

This is the route that I took, and it wasn't too far out of the way, but it could have been if it hadn't been for Melissa on the HelpDesk. She was amazing at trying to figure out where the heck I was, and then pointing me in the right direction. I finally made it to portland, and then onto INterstate 5, and then onto Interstate 84, when I then just had to follow for about 900 miles.

The detour was gorgeous, even though it may have added a little time onto the journey. It was early morning still, the the terrain was slightly hilly but really green. There were patches of mysterious fog settled below the hills, and the sun was making the bright green trees and fields shine a beautiful green. It was actually quite incredible.

Then in Idaho I missed the most beautiful sun set. I saw a little of it, but I was driving on I-84, so I couldn't look long. It was really pretty though. The snow covered fields were reflecting a blue tint, and then the sky was pink, red, purple, and then dark blue with scattered clouds that reflected the colors. It was really pretty, but I didn't dare look at it for too long. It was really pretty though in case you didn't get that part.

Oh, and I got to see the Spruce Goose which was Incredible. This thing is so dang big, I couldn't believe it. AND, it is made of WOOD! I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E!!!

In all it was a great trip.
Way cool! =0)