Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Doctor Who and Wings 3D

I was unable to post last week but it was for happy reasons!  One of those reasons was that I spent Monday and Tuesday evenings celebrating David Tennant.  It was a good week! 

Typo on the screen but Tennant looks good!  :)

For my fellow Whovians, I thought I'd share a little bit about the 2 night event.  A while back, I read that Fathom Events was going to show two Doctor Who episodes that starred David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) in select theaters.  The ticket for it included a screening of the documentary Wings the next day which is narrated by him.  My husband and I enjoyed watching the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special on the big screen last year so we decided to go!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Disneyland Soccer Shirts

The World Cup starts today so to celebrate I'm sharing photos of soccer shirts I saw at the World of Disney store in Disneyland's Downtown Disney.  I believe they may be at a couple other stores in the parks as well. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Disney at the Tonys 2014

Last night I watched the Tony Awards.  I love theater and it was a big part of my years in high school.  My theater teacher would always encourage us to watch the Tonys on television during the summer and I have always tried to ever since.

There were several faces that would be familiar to a Disney fan at the Tonys this year and even a performance from Disney's Aladdin so I am sharing some of them here!   So here goes- let's start off this week at the theater!  

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

Disney Theater Productions celebrates it's 20th anniversary this year.  Their most recent production is Aladdin which received 5 Tony nominations.  Honestly I wasn't as excited when I first heard about this musical because we have a pretty spectacular version of Aladdin already in Disney California Adventure.  "Friend Like Me" was one of the music numbers at the Tonys however and it did seem like a fun show to see.  James Monroe Iglehart, the actor who plays the Genie was delightful so it was no surprise when he was rewarded a Tony for that role.  Check out his performance from last night:

Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in Frozen, was also at the Tonys.  She was nominated for her role in If/Then and I was happy to see her perform a song from it.   It was so good- it gave me chills!  I was also glad to see that she received a proper introduction- the "wickedly talented" reference was funny.

Anika Noni Rose, voice of Tiana from Princess and the Frog, was nominated for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun.  She didn't win but her co-star, Sophie Okonedo, did!  I really wish that Disney would do Princess and the Frog on stage and that Anika Noni Rose would star as Tiana!  How cool would that be?  Get on it Disney!

One of the biggest names of the night was Neil Patrick Harris.  For Disney fans, you might know him as the voice of California Screamin' at DCA.  Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tonys the last few years but yesterday Hugh Jackman took on the role as host while Neil Patrick Harris attended the show as a nominee.  Harris took home a Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch

There was also a bit of Peter Pan in the mix when Jennifer Hudson performed a song from an upcoming show called Finding Neverland.   I enjoyed the film years ago but I am not sure how I feel about this musical yet.  We'll see where it goes!

Hugh Jackman was the host of the Tonys and although I still prefer Neil Patrick Harris, it's a treat to see Wolverine dance and sing!  I recently read that the first role he ever played that involved singing and dancing was actually Gaston in a production of Beauty and the Beast in Melbourne.  You can see clips of his performance in the video below:

I recently rewatched The Music Man so I really enjoyed watching Jackman perform "Rock Island" from it with LL Cool J and T.I.  This was one of the highlights of the Tonys for me!  Especially since whenever I see LL Cool J, it reminds me of how he did a version of "Big Bad Wolf" in Simply Mad About the Mouse.  The following video's sound is off (hopefully CBS fixes it) and it skips a lot of Jackman's intro but it gives you an idea of what they did- they turned it into a rap! 

Watching the Tonys last night definitely left me in the mood to go see a show!  Maybe I'll stop by DCA to watch Aladdin again sometime soon!

You can see a complete list of the Tony winners here:
Tony Award 2014 Winners

Did you watch the Tony Awards last night?  What were your favorite moments? 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blog Update

Hi there!

As you may have noticed I have given the blog a mini makeover.  I took a blogging break and decided to start back up with a new look.  The biggest change I made was that I created a different avatar for myself.  It's simpler and I like to think it represents the kid I am at heart!   Here is the new avatar in various outfits... it's like a paper doll fashion show!

My schedule has been busy the past couple months but part of it included a vacation!  My husband and I went on our first Disney cruise and after returning we spent the rest of the week at Disneyland.  There were a lot of fun experiences that I hope to eventually share here.

Finding time to blog has been a little bit of a challenge but I'm going to continue to try!  I've been thinking of restructuring the blog a bit and possibly even changing the name sometime so there may be some edits here and there as I get around to each item. 

I hope you can stick with me!   I'm not sure how often I'll be able to post but I'm starting off with a goal of once a week.

Thanks for reading!

Until next time,


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