Post by yellowstone2014 on Nov 3, 2019 14:10:08 GMT -5
Review from Mike Tigfan
Jackie showed up in a dress last night in Cerritos, a little black one. The top part resembled the black romper she's been wearing lately. She wore the same high-heeled boots she wore in San Jose. Either before or after Reflection she tripped onstage, then began discussing how she often walks right into a wall or curtain when leaving the stage and how she's glad that the audience can't see her when she does this. She tripped a couple more times during the show, holding up three fingers and smiling after the third time. Having some fun at her own expense.
I've never cared much for medleys, but the Phantom medley with abbreviated MOTN didn't irk me as much as the first time I heard it last month. And I have to say that All I Ask Of You was the best I've ever heard it, especially because Jackie ended it so powerfully. Jackie then explained how she researched Broadway shows, particularly Wicked. She stumbled again and said, "Second time...don't you just hate heels?" Before I'm Not That Girl Jackie said that she interprets it as more than just not being the one a boy chose, but rather being other than what is superficial. She said, "I'm blonde, but I'm actually pretty smart". Before She Used to Be Mine, Jackie spoke of wondering what happned to the person she used to be. "Where is that 13 year-old?" I miss the belting of the earlier performances of this song. But it could be better she doesn't do that. I'm just guessing. Jackie said she saw The Waitress. Earlier she mentioned not having seem Hamilton. Somewhere ended wonderfully with one of Jackie's signature bell tones. This is another of the doing-it-better-than-ever songs.
Before How Great Thou Art, Jackie said there would be an intermission after the song and there *might* be costume change. Then, in a New York accent, she told us to "Buy some stuff, get some fresh air, go for a walk...what evah ya do". It was hilarious.
Same dress in the 2nd half. The other one didn't fit, we were told. I noticed during Requiem there were recorded tracks playing because I could hear the mandolin. Falling Slowly was beautiful, but like She Used to Be Mine, she didn't belt it out as it was done in the recording. Dedicated Another Day/No Day But Today to Juliet again. "Strength, courage and grace". Jackie said a world that celebrates diversity is a world she will always believe in. Jackie stood while she sang Over the Rainbow this time, though a stool was available. Jackie was having a lot of fun. Even if she hadn't flat-out told us that, it would have been obvious.
Post by yellowstone2014 on Nov 3, 2019 14:25:00 GMT -5
Cerritos, CA. 2 November 2019 set list:
Pure Imagination Some Enchanted Evening Reflection Phantom of the Opera Medley: Music of the Night, Point of No Return, All I Ask Of You I'm Not That Girl She Used To Be Mine My Heart Will Go On Band instrumental on Maria from West Side Story Somewhere How Great Thou Art
The Way We Were Burn Requiem Falling Slowly Once Upon a December Another Day/No Day But Today Band Instrumental from Rent & The Greatest Showman Over the Rainbow Impossible Dream
2019/11/02 - 8th Concert of The Debut Tour Musical Director/Pianist: Jorn Swart Orchestra: Quartet of Piano, Drummer, Violin and Cello
Cerritos, CA 8:00 PM PDT Cerritos Center For Performing Arts Set List: 01. Pure Imagination 02. Some Enchanted Evening 03. Reflection Phantom Of The Opera Medley 04. Music Of The Night 05. Past The Point Of No Return 06. All I Ask Of You 07. I'm Not That Girl 08. She Used To Be Mine 09. My Heart Will Go On Orchestra: Maria from West Side Story 10. Somewhere 11. How Great Thou Art Intermission 12. The Way We Were 13. Burn 14. Requiem 15. Falling Slowly 16. Once Upon A December 17. Another Day/No Day But Today Orchestra: Medley from Rent and The Greatest Showman 18. Somewhere Over The Rainbow 19. Impossible Dream Encore: 20. O Mio Babbino Caro/Nessun Dorma (Lead-in)
rickolsen: I gave my cats some gravy dinner a couple of hours ago. Brandie and Sampson are sleeping on the loveseat. Phoenix is sleeping in on my bed. I am watching football and munching raw broccoli. Broccoli has lots of vitamin C. It is good for winter.
Jan 25, 2020 1:25:58 GMT -5
rickolsen: It was 38 degrees today. 40 years ago it would have been 0 or lower. We have less than 6 inches of snow on the ground. 40 years ago we would have had at least 4 feet. Michigan winters are vastly different from what they were in the 60's.
Jan 25, 2020 1:28:31 GMT -5
rickolsen: I gave my cats some gravy dinner awhile ago. Phoenix is sleeping on the couch. Sampson is in on my bed. Brandie is on the loveseat. I'm watching football. I made spaghetti today and I'm having some for supper with parmesan cheese. I like it.
Jan 28, 2020 17:18:48 GMT -5
rickolsen: I ordered my aftershave on ebay like I always do. Bay Rum. I like the smell of it. I had to go to the post office to pick it up. One bottle was leaking. I get 2 at a time. About half the bottle was gone. This is the only problem I have ever had with ebay.
Jan 28, 2020 17:29:06 GMT -5
rickolsen: I take it back. Once I got a bucket of cat litter and it had no handle. That wasn't ebay's fault. That was the shipper. Really my aftershave wasn't ebay's fault either. Shipping accidents sometimes happen. I still love ebay and will continue to use them.
Jan 28, 2020 17:32:07 GMT -5
rickolsen: I'm munching corn chips and watching football. I like corn chips better than potato chips. Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping in on my bed. Brandie is preening herself on the love seat. She will be sleeping soon. I have a good life. I love my cats.
Jan 31, 2020 22:40:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: Brandie is sleeping, so all 3 of my cats are sleeping now. I gave them gravy dinner about an hour ago. I'm watching a good football game. Peyton Manning is creaming Arizona. I'm going to eat a couple of cucumbers now. They are so good.
Jan 31, 2020 23:02:20 GMT -5
rickolsen: I got some Greek pasta salad, cole slaw, and deviled egg potato salad today. The Greek pasta salad has lots of feta cheese. I love feta cheese. I gave my cats some gravy dinner a while ago. They will be sleeping soon. I'm eating Greek pasta salad.
Feb 1, 2020 13:33:56 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cole slaw is gone. I've got half the Greek pasta salad and potato salad left. I'm not supposed to eat pasta or potatoes, but my doctor said I can eat them in moderation. When you are diabetic you can't eat anything good or cheap. I eat what I want.
Feb 1, 2020 19:21:08 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats are all sleeping. Phoenix and Sampson are in on my bed. Brandie is on the loveseat here in the livingroom with me. I'm watching football and munching corn chips. If you like corn chips get Great Value corn chips at Walmart. They are really good.
Feb 3, 2020 0:29:55 GMT -5
rickolsen: It is 10:00 am. My cats are all sleeping. Phoenix and Sampson are in on my bed. Brandie is on the love seat. I didn't give them gravy dinner because they didn't ask for it. When they do I will give it to them. I'm watching football.
Feb 3, 2020 10:02:55 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just gave my cats some gravy dinner. Prime filet chicken. They like that kind. They are gobbling it down. They will be sleeping soon. I'm watching football.
Feb 5, 2020 3:02:25 GMT -5
rickolsen: Brandie is sleeping on the love seat. Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping in on my bed. I'm watching football. Almost all of our snow is melted away.
Feb 7, 2020 10:18:07 GMT -5
rickolsen: My brother died yesterday. We weren't close. Now I'm the only son of 4 left. All 3 of my cats are on my desk. They came to see me.
Feb 10, 2020 16:54:26 GMT -5
Willyiam: May your Brother RIP!!
Feb 14, 2020 8:31:08 GMT -5
rickolsen: Thanks. I haven't seen, or spoken to my brother since my biological mother's funeral in 2009. I was adopted and didn't meet my biological family until 20 years ago when I was 44. We were never close. I see my biological father once in awhile.
Feb 18, 2020 18:32:02 GMT -5
rickolsen: One of my sisters found me. I didn't go looking for them. My cats are all sleeping. I'm watching football, and I'm hungry, so I'm making a big pot of stew. Of course it has mushrooms and lots of garlic.
Feb 18, 2020 18:37:03 GMT -5
rickolsen: My stew is so good I wish I could share it with you. I'm glad Agog suggested I cook my own food. I'm a good cook, it's cheaper, tastes better, and it's better for you. I love to cook so it works out perfectly.
Feb 18, 2020 18:55:35 GMT -5
rickolsen: I would cook for my cats, but they need cat food from the store. It has all the minerals and nutrients they need including taurin for good health. You should resist the temptation to feed your cat or dog people food. Give them the pet food they need.
Feb 18, 2020 19:05:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: All 3 of my cats are in the livingroom with me. Brandie is on the loveseat. Phoenix is on the arm of the arm chair and Sampson is on the couch. Today is trash day. I have to run a few errands and then I'm going to put out my trash.
Feb 19, 2020 7:45:25 GMT -5