I’m still adjusting to the time change, so I’m glad I went to the matinee yesterday, rather than the evening performance – I was really pooped by then.
The outside of the theater at the La Jolla Playhouse is all decked out in honor of Margaritaville.
Lots of audience members wearing Hawaiian shirts and the occasional lei.
Of course, margaritas were available.
Don showed me a photo from last night: three men (including a doctor and a lawyer) who have seen the show a few times, wore eye patches in honor of Don’s character. Hilarious!
I really loved the show – it’s such fun, pure escapism (and boy, don’t we need that right now?) I got to meet the cast before the show, a nicer group of people you could never hope to meet. They’re wonderful. Great performances by all, especially Paul, who plays the leading man, Tully. He plays the guitar, sings beautifully, and is a star.
Don, who would be embarrassed if he knew I was writing this, sort of steals the show. His character is quirky and funny and touching and darn it if he doesn’t sing a lot more than he let on! That sneak! I loved watching him and his fellow cast members who do everything; sing, dance, and act. Triple threats, every one of them.
I had the best time!
Rick and Doug were there as well, and we all went out for dinner between shows. Lovely. And bizarre – I just saw them last week in the Hudson Valley!
I’m proud of my husband, who is one of the best actors I know. He can do anything. But this character is perfect for him at this time of his life and he is having the time of his life. For that I am truly grateful.
Yay, Escape to Margaritaville!
Today, we’ll be out and about. I’m not sure where yet – but I’m going to suggest we visit our favorite antique shops in Ocean Beach. I want to say hello to my friend Lori, who owns Vignettes.
And why do I think we’ll end up at the local beach so someone I know can body surf?