Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Night at the Theatre

Last night was an absolute blast ... and if you noticed the later-than-usual-ness of this post, I'm sure you'll believe that I'm still fairly bleary-eyed.

The Tuesday Night gang graced the Victory Theatre with our fish-nets (not quite, sadly) and enjoyed a fantastic performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The show was brilliant ... and I know I'm hugely biased here towards a show who's entire dialogue I know by heart. But, I also have very high-standards for it and I can honestly say that I was supremely impressed by Brendan van Rhyn's Frank. Oh and those legs! And Lyall Ramsden's Riff Raff - the two most important roles in the show. There was also huge debate over whether Clayton Heroldt (Rocky) was first and foremost a body-builder or an actor :)

Oh, and before I forget ... the set was very well designed. And the Victory Theatre is so cosy, I'll definitely consider going back there for other shows!

Well worth the late night and the upset schedule this morning ... luckily our BFL preparations didn't hamper our evening out as much as I'd expected them to and we're still right on track on day 3 :)


Anonymous said...

I'm actually a little ashamed to say it. I have never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Ever. *sigh*

Glad you had a blast!

Tamara said...

Wasn't the show amazing?! I love the Victory and Brendan was brilliant - such presence. He spends a lot of time in heels. Before this he was also in drag as Cathy Specific. It's quite freaky how he manages to still be sexy in his fishnets and tarty broekies :)

My porr hubby (conservative Afrikaner that grew up on a fram) didn't know where to look.

Hot patootie, bless my soul!

phillygirl said...

@jane - eep, really? RHPS was an integral part of my childhood. I was just saying to Varen that it's strange for me because I can't imagine what it's like to see it for the first time (this was only his 2nd after I instigated his first last year!)

Watch it.

@tamara - Yeah, I read Brendan's bio while doing the blog post :) He's better in heels than I am!

Paha, hope your hubby enjoyed it! We had a Jewish guy (the yarmulke gave him away) in front of us and during the interval the people he was with were debating whether he would come back for the 2nd half or not!

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