2.27.2008

Celebration Time

I hope you have that song in your head--the one that goes "Celebration Time, Come On!" cause we have some celebrating to do. The Utah Shakespearean Festival has recently announced that Brian Vaughn will be returning to the festival this year to play the lead in Cyrano de Bergerac and Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Now some of you may be looking at this photo of Brian and thinking that he's not bad looking but he's not all that. Well my friends you are wrong and I challenge you to attend one of his performances and not come away thinking "he's great" followed by a sigh. But the celebration need not end here because there is more. The festival has also announced that David Ivers will be returning to the festival to direct Brian in Cyrano de Bergerac. Could it get any better? Well yes I suppose also putting David on stage for at least one production in addition to his directing duties would be better; and Michael Sharon returning and the festival somehow landing Rupert Penry-Jones as well would be better. But I am happy and content and getting ready to buy my tickets.

5 comments:

MBC said...

Isn't it great news? My parents are flying out to Utah to see the Festival with me this summer, and I was trying to make my mom feel the joy that is the return of Brian Vaughn to the Festival, but she hasn't seen him perform before and wasn't exhibiting the appropriate excitement. She will learn, though . . .

Yankee Girl said...

Yes, MBC, she will learn and then her life will never be the same again and she will have to fly to Utah every summer just to see him (when he comes to us that is).

Yankee Girl said...

MBC--What are you seeing?

MBC said...

We're seeing Cyrano, Othello, and Two Gentlemen, all the shows playing in the Globe, at the beginning of the season. I'm considering going down later in the summer to see some of the other plays, but I don't know if time/money will allow for that.

Yankee Girl said...

I go with my Mom every year and we will be seeing Cyrano and Two Gentlemen but haven't decided yet on the third one we will see. I like the musicals, but I haven't ever seen Othello performed live so that would be a good one to see this year.