Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Dancing Queen

I don’t have that much to say today, but I do want to start with a shout out to Team Cara. Somewhere in my youth or childhood….

Anyway, when I heard back in the day that they signed Leah Hocking to Mamma Mia! for only three months (now, note, I never verified this rumor), I thought: “The producers are waiting for Lestat to close so Carolee can return.” So, when I was told this weekend that Ms. Carmello was indeed on her way back to the Winter Garden, I was none too surprised. That said, I have not confirmed that she is, so let’s talk in the hypothetical for fairness sake. If Carolee Carmello is indeed returning to Mamma Mia! (and, again, I cannot swear she is), I urge you all to see her in it. I’m not a huge fan of the show—I don’t sing “Money, Money, Money” in the shower---but Carolee makes everything about it work.

I am so going to have more to say on Sunday… Now I’m just exhausted. Kevin promised me a Joe Iconis (aka “the future of musical theater”) protest song and I’m waiting for that to revitalize me. Though I shouldn’t expect anymore from my friend Kevin—“he’s stronger than he looks,” according to my mother—what else can I ask of someone?

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