Wednesday, June 08, 2005

far off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, a prince in disguise!

Okay, so it's not exactly Beauty and the Beast, but close. The Scarlet Pimpernel is playing at the Scera Shell June 8-24! (gasp, faint, die) I've included the description here for anyone who needs more info:

This lavish musical epic set in 1794 Paris during the French Revolution is blazing with adventure, romance, intrigue and deception. Back at SCERA by popular demand, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL tells the story of a brave band of Englishmen who masquerade as cowardly nobleman while secretly rescuing innocent victims of the guillotine. Their leader is an enigmatic hero known only by his calling card -- the red flower known as the Scarlet Pimpernel – a secret he must keep from his wife and her former lover who has sworn to apprehend him! Directed by Neal Johnson.

Adriane and I want to go this Friday (June 10) and EVERYONE should come! The show starts at 8:00 but we want to get there early for good seats. I propose we meet at 7:15 outside the gates. Everyone bring lots of blankets and other comfy lounge equipment. Tickets are $10 but you get $2 off if you bring your student ID. Call me if you have any questions! (400-5766)

11 comments:

Jon said...

I'm game!

Adriane said...

Guys! I have to tell you, this is the first time I'll be getting out in a loooong time. So you all have to come, cuz I'll prolly be a little loopy. Plus it's just about the best musical ever. And this way, we all won't be quite as jealous of Jena and Meagan who get to (got to) see Wicked.

Adriane said...

P.S. I know the director...he's my ex-voice teacher's ex-husband. Sadly, he was her not-ex-husband when I started taking. Um...that's all.

Maria said...

oohhh... me too!

Tiff said...

Will it be raining? And I didn't know they got to go see Wicked! That's it! I'm totally going to try talking Todd into going when I'm out in DC. Better polish up on my persuasive skills/ big eyes look.

Jena said...

Wicked is AMAZING!!!! And I want to see it with all of you! Tiff, if you doing NOTHING else in DC--SEE WICKED! But, Adriane, I'm just as jealous, Scarlet Pimpernel is terrific! (at least I remember the movie being when I saw it in 8th grade french.) Have fun you guys!

Erika said...

What's Wicked?

Meagan said...

It's a musical about Galinda and Elphaba before the became Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The tagline is:
So Much Happened before Dorothy dropped in... The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz.

One of my top 10 favorite musicals, maybe even top 5.

Here's the website: http://www.wickedthemusical.com/

Erika said...

Thanks Meagan. That sounds awesome! But the flying monkeys totally freak me out. Are there flying monkeys?

Adriane said...

Wicked tells you about why there are flying monkeys. For me, they became not so scary when I knew the "real" story behind them.

Maria said...

Last night was really fun. I appreciated being able to get together with everyone I hadn't seen for a spell of time. Thanks for organizing it!