Friday, August 29, 2008

An Afternoon at the Theater - Hairspray

Yesterday was the last of the musicals in our summer theater season which was Hairspray.

Neither David or I seem to remember the movie that came out in 1988. Nor did we see the remake starring John Travolta last year was it? Though we now want to rent it. We had the best afternoon laughing and enjoying fun music and dancing.

They did an excellent job with the production and the acting was fantastic. Paul Vogt who plays Edna Turnblad (recreating the role he played touring in a Boradway production in 2004) nailed the part and played it to the hilt. Totally hysterical.

Before the show we always sit in the outdoor member lounge, reading our programs. They also offer free iced tea, ice water or lemonade to members.

That's David on the way to the outdoor lounge, which is graced by fans and misters as well. Good thing too since we were in the triple digets yesterday.

We always enjoy a local favorite, Merlino's Freezes; fresh juice and ice. As their motto says, When It's Hot, We're Freezing. David enjoyed a lemon and I an orange. They are always so delicious and refreshing on a hot day.

On the drive home from the theater we decided to stop in at Celia's for a Mexican dinner. That's their famous sangria I recreat at home. However tonight it tasted like there was cherry in it as well. They keep playing with me; sometimes it has this cherry flavor and sometimes not. I am going to try using Cherry 7-Up next time and see how it turns out.

That's me sitting across the table from David who had the camera. I do look a little heat worn.

The Arroz con Pollo I had been craving for a week since friend Kelli mentioned making her mother's recipe. Filled with chunks of chicken breast, mushrooms, peas, rice and a little cheese, it was not disappointing, though the chef was chile happy last night and it had some good heat to it.

David enjoyed the shrimp salad. It depends on who is in the kicthen on what the salad is like. Last night there was absiolutel;y no lettuce and the tortilla bowl was filled with fresh shrimp and topped with tomato and avocado. David was in his glory. BTW, don;t you just love the mini tortilla bowls that are holding the dressing? These would be great to use for bean dip, guac, salsa....they made them extra crispy to stand up to the wetness of the dressing.


African Kelli said...

What a fun day Diane! Wow. I love it. And your hair looks great! Why did I think you were blonde?

Erin said...

You guys look like you had a blast. Hmm, the food is making me hungry again.