The Adventure Continues

TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lake Calhoun

We walked the perimeter of Lake Calhoun this afternoon, approximately three miles in perfect weather and very pleasant.
Here is a view across the lake to downtown Minneapolis
And this is one of the houses on the lake that gets to look at that view
There is wildlife
and sea monsters
and beaches and bridges and boats
We finished up (by design) at the famed Tin Fish take away food kiosk
 where there was a line of hungry customers stretching for yonks
Thank heavens we had the view to keep us occupied while we waited for our fish and chips
but even a Disney Princess has gotta eat!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Breakfast Guest


Minnesota Theater Alliance
Minnesota Theater Alliance
Guest at AD breakfast
July 29th at 9:00 AM

Meet Tony Sheldon

One more quick update on tomorrow's artistic director breakfast. We are pleased to have a guest, visiting actor Tony Sheldon, who is currently playing Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady at the Guthrie.

Mr. Sheldon, an actor and writer originally from Brisbane, Australia, has performed in award-winning shows all over the world. His performance in Priscilla the Musical on Broadway earned him nominations from the Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critic’s Circle awards, as well as a Theatre World Award. He has also performed Priscilla in Australia, New Zealand, London and Canada. Other U.S. and Australian credits include Saint Joan, Hearbreak House, Art & Science, Victor Victoria, Camelot, Hello Dolly, Dirty Rotten Scountrels, The Producers, The Witches of Eastwick, Private Lives, Merrily We Roll Along, Travels with my Aunt, I Hate Hamlet, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Chalk Garden, Once in a Lifetime, Into the Woods, Falsettos, Company, Wild Honey, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Torch Song Trilogy, Dracula, Deathtrap, The Glass Menagerie, and Inner Voices.

Also, we hear he is very charming. Please join us in meeting him and welcoming him to Minnesota!
Oh dear. I have to be charming as WELL as awake!!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More MFL

Helen Anker, Jeff McCarthy, Melissa Hart
Helen Anker
Sheldon & Helen Anker

Old Fogey
Designs for "Rain in Spain" by Fabio Toblini
Jeff McCarthy & Angela Timberman
Tyler Michaels
Tyler with Alex Gibson
The Embassy Ball

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Up A Lazy River

We took the 90 minute cruise.
Everyone sat outside

The boat immediately took us back to the Guthrie and the bridge we cross every week to the supermarket.
This is the view we see very day. It took up the first 45 minutes of the cruise. Then we headed in the other direction.

This was pretty much the view for the next 45 minutes, apart from going under five more bridges.
At least we can say we've seen it.

More Minnie

We continue to be impressed by the transformation of the Warehouse District

I assume these apartment blocks were once book warehouses.
The old painted advertisements are still a design feature.
The shops and restaurants around the North Loop are wonderfully stylish
Or...a nod to 50s kitsch
We took our dear friends Dan Foss and Bonnie Lee to the SMACK SHACK which heavily features lobster on the menu.

All very stylish and delicious. Bonnie and Dan, who spent many years in Minneapolis and now live half a block away from me in NYC, were reunited with MY FAIR LADY cast mate Tony Vierling (centre). They've known Tony since he was 12 years old. Tony and his husband, the brilliant dancer/singer/actor/writer/composer Michael Gruber, have been wonderfully kind to us and I hope they'll be in our lives for a long time to come.