Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Star Struck

We were very fortunate to be able to meet one of the stars of In the Heights, the musical we attended on Friday evening. She came to our acting workshop with her boyfriend who is one of the stars of the new Broadway production of "Hair." The two of them took questions from our girls for about an hour. These two young actors were very generous with their time and their answers- very down to earth, humble, and sweet. They shared with us how they came to Broadway and what a typical day is like for them. I am posting pictures of Courtney Reed and Paris Remillard.

The Ghost of St. John the Divine

I wanted to have a really cool story to post, but alas the real story is rather ordinary. Tessa O. has admitted to us that she was standing on tip toes and actually fell back as I snapped the picture which created the blur or transparent figure. Darn!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Few More Pics

Here are a few more pictures from our trip - the girls on Times Square, subway pictures, and our visit to the Hotel Chelsea

More NY Pictures

I am going to be posting more pictures and information about each picture so stay tuned. I will tell you when the posting is the last one.
These pictures are a few of the snow conditions when we arrived. New York handles snow very well. There was quite a bit of snow on the side streets. Snow plows had buried some of the cars parked on the streets. We passed Central Park a few times and it was beautiful.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Out of bed- Onto the subway- Across town. . . . . .

We packed a lot into this day. We began our day at St. John the Divine Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in the world, very peaceful and beautiful. We proceeded to the very unusual Chelsea Hotel, the home to some very famous people over the years - Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, and Sid Vicious. We spent two hours in Chinatown and Little Italy where we shopped and ate lunch. Later in the afternoon we visited the City of New York Museum. In the evening we ate pizza and saw "In the Heights", a wonderful production with great music, dancing, and very nice looking young men. We got in fairly early tonight - 10:45. We are happily exhausted.
I forgot to mention that last night at the theater Phil Donahue sat right in front of us. The girls did not have a clue who he was, but those of us over 40 enjoyed the celebrity sighting.
The group picture was taken at St. John. I am adding a picture of a few of the girls on the subway.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Long and Lovely Day

First let me say that these young ladies are a pleasure to have on this trip. They are polite, considerate, and always on time. What a joy they are!
We have had a very long day. We arrived on time and hit the ground running, just as we knew we would. The weather is beautiful - clear blue skies, very little wind and temps above freezing. There is snow piled everywhere, but it is not a problem at all. All girls were dressed appropriately and we were all very comfortable.
After dropping luggage at the hotel, our first stop was at Tommy Hilfiger. His sister Betsy gave us a tour that was interesting and exciting. We were even allowed into Tommy's office to look around. (He was not in.) We got to see the workings of the design world, with fabrics, sketches and clothes stacked all around. We returned to the hotel only long enough to freshen up before we left for dinner and the theater. The girls LOVED "Billy Elliot". It was a great show to start our broadway experience. We are now "home" and room checks are being made. I am attaching pics of our arrival at LaGuardia, Times Square, and Billy Elliot.
We will start again tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Nite nite!

Atlanta -we have arrived & flight to NYC is supposed to leave on time at 10:09.