Tomorrow we're dropping in on a matinee of "A Chorus Line"--the highlight for us. We're pretty sure Ella wants to see this particular show because of a certain Mario Lopez who is headlining, though she won't say. Fortunately, he plays Zak, the behind-the-scenes casting director. Maybe we won't have to see A.C. Slater dance too much!
One interesting note, which just goes to show how old Your Humble Scribe actually is. We saw "ACL" when it debuted in NYC in 1975, when we were more or less Ella's age. Up there on a summer internship with Cosmo. Yup, The Helen Gurley Brown was the boss! And, to either make us feel really, really old, or perhaps really really young, Kelly Bishop--she of recent "Gilmore Girls" fame--debuted the role of Sheila, for which she won a Tony. And. We. Had. No. Idea! We've been listening to the original score for eons, and little did we know that the caustic Sheila was none other than Rory Gilmore's Grandma! She's pictured above, in her Tony Award-winning role at the Schubert Theatre. It's a small world, ain't it?