Saturday, February 28, 2009

Winter Storm Watch for Sunday and Monday - up to 5 inches of snow possible...

Winter Storm Watch

From Arlington Alert:

"... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through
Monday morning...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a
Winter Storm Watch for snow... which is in effect from Sunday
afternoon through Monday morning.

Low pressure along the Gulf Coast will move east tonight... emerging
in the western altantic near Georgia and South Carolina by Sunday
morning. The low will then strengthen as it moves north along the
coast Sunday afternoon and night.

Some cold air will be in place due to precipitation tonight. The
storm will reinforce that cold air. Plenty of moisture will be in
place too. Therefore... there will be the possibility of 5 or more
inches of snow.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts."

10 years today.

Matt and I have been together 10 years today. The road has not always been easy, but it has been a wonderful adventure.
Luv, you Mister.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Civil War

HERE are details about Civil War at Ford's Theatre. I start rehearsal tomorrow morning.

Les Miserables rehearsals: Photos by Channez McQuay.

1st day of rehearsal. This photo makes me ridiculously happy.

Me and Jordi Parry in "Drink with Me". Too cute.

Closing Night - Les Miserables.

“There is always the eventuality of worthiness when people who love theatre gather together to value what is strongest about its nature-which is its welcoming embrace of the altogether unique people who are singularly responsible for creating it. I was once produced in Broadway theatres, and now I find myself working in church basements, but the essential love of theatre is present even in the most modest of circumstances, and is probably purest when compromised or minimized. We work and we fail; we work and we love; we work and we dream. The essential thing is that we work. If we are true to ourselves and to our partner in this remarkable art of theatre, we are rewarded, and it is not the prize you remember, or the parties, or the willing flesh, but the congregation of spirits who worked toward your shared goal and occasionally looked over at you and let you know that you were noticed and that you mattered.” -by way of Tennessee Williams, e-mailed by Amy McWilliams.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I don't know if I ever posted the link to the Entertainment Weekly review of Les Miserables or not, but HERE it is.
Two more shows.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

6 Shows Left!

Les Miserables closes this Sunday. Wow. I can hardly believe it. It has been such a fantastic show to be a part of, and such a wonderful family to belong to. I just can't believe it is almost done.
We began rehearsals in late October, so it has been a stretch.
Check back here through the weekend for photos from closing weekend. I'm sure there will be many.

I am pretty sure that the show is sold out for the rest of the run, but there may be standing room available. Not sure. Call 703-820-9771 for details.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


A full list of nominees HERE.

The Washington Post's article HERE.

Further DC Theatre Scene Coverage HERE.

Les Miserables alone garnered 13 nominations!
Get your tickets while you still can for the final two weeks! Les Miserables MUST CLOSE on February 22nd! GET TICKETS HERE!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Bloody Barricade Death

Saturday Matinee's VERY bloody barricade aftermath.

Back to the park with Buddha.

Matt, Buddha and I went down to the dog park for Pug day today! This was the first time Buddha had been back to the park since late November. The poor guy has been missing it so much! Between the cold weather, and the sewage scares in Four Mile Run Creek, the park has just not been the best place to go for the past few months. This morning the temperatures soared into the 50's, and on top of that, it was the first Saturday of the month - PUG DAY at Shirlington Dog Park. We tossed pug into car and headed down the hill.

The sun was terrifically bright and there was not one cloud in the sky. The weather made me ache for Spring to be here. It was the kind of day that made you want to be outside working in the garden.

Buddha had fun as always, and was very bummed to leave. Since tomorrow is going to be even warmer, I think we will go back in the morning. I want to try to get all of the exercise time that I possibly can in with him before it gets cold again! Enjoy the photos from today...

Have a nice Saturday night everyone!

Friday, February 06, 2009

February Candle Sneak Peek

The last monthly candle of CBS is out now. The February candle is chocolate brown and pink, featuring the scents of roses, chocolate, and champagne.
This is the last candle of the month to be offered by CBS. From here on out, there will only be one candle offered per season.
So send your orders to
For pricing details, go to the Candle Website.


I snapped this while at Bailey's Crossroads Shopping Center. Apparently something happened to the sign and they tried to fix it with red rope not much success.
I can hear the thought process...."Maybe no one will notice is we just..."

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Weslie Woodley as Fantine

Speaking of the Norovirus, Tracy Lynn Olivera was apparently stricken with the virulent plague yesterday. She teaches voice at Catholic University, do the math there. As all of you know, I love her with my soul and hope she mends well.
Her understudy is Weslie Woodley, who usually plays my wife, Marie.
As you all may also know, I love her just as much, and was SOOOOO proud of her last night as she went into the role of Fantine for the first time!
Here are the photos...

Well done, Weslie!
Get well, Tracy!


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Matt Conner as Thenardier...

Here are a few photos of Matt Conner as Thenardier. Matt has been Thenardier for the past two weeks, as Chris Bloch had a vacation conflict. Matt was amazing, needless to say. It was a joy and delight to see him do this role.
Enjoy the photos!

Funny Pug Videos

Ok...the blog is are 3 hysterical and cute pug videos. ENJOY!
You have to go HERE for this one (embedding was disabled)

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sick Again.

Well, just as soon as I had recovered from "The Plague", I have acquired a new treat. A coldish/fluish thing that currently has me laid up on the couch. I have not been ill so frequently in one season since childhood. Interestingly enough, Channel 4 talked about Virginia being the first state in the country to reach "widespread" flu break out levels this year.
Also, speaking of the plague, I saw this little gem of a news story this morning: Catholic University has been hit hard by "The Plague" which in actuality is the Norovirus. There are several ties to Catholic that run through Les Miserables, so I do hope that those folks stay healthy.
Everyone remember to wash your hands frequently, and take your vitamins and get plenty of rest.
Stay well,