fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

Particularly Rapid Unintelligible Patter

A few odds and ends:

1) I went to see the Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society production of Ruddigore last night. (Hence, the title). GGSS bills themselves as "America's only theater group with its own law school" and the production was at the law school moot court auditorium. It was reasonably good as amateur productions go. Some of the performers had trouble projecting their voices over the orchestra, for example, and I thought a couple overdid things. The most notable performance was Sara Dunsky's as Mad Margaret. I still find the score of Ruddigore to be fairly forgettable (though pleasant enough). That may be an advantage since it means I won't be walking around humming it for the next week or two.

2) There are amazing deals on airfares to Peru right now. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to go in November for under 250 bucks. I found that price on American via Miami, but there are allegedly similar deals on LAN. I will, of course, go to Machu Picchu, but I also particularly want to go to the Ballestas Islands and to see the Nazca lines. I don't need to do serious planning until August, though.

3) I haven't seen anybody note the death of Mark "The Bird" Fidyrich. He had only brief success as a pitcher, but was colorful and entertaining to watch. There are fewer characters nowadays.
Tags: celebrity death watch, gilbert and sullivan, theatre, travel

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