Well peeps. What can I say- ASU rocks my socks. I went into the theater having seen the show back in June and loved it.
As you all know Jenn Gamabetese is out on vacation. But when I went Leah Hocking was also out and her understudy Jenny Lynn Suckling was on. So I go in and get to my seat, Im front row... like right infront of the orchestra and able to see people on stage and make contact (more that later)
Love Me Tender- Julie was on, she was really good. Mark as usual was hilarious. I always laugh at the "I have to go get drunk now" line... its hilarious. I finally saw the bride leave in the car.
Heartbreak Hotel- Awesome as usual. Nikki and Sharon always amazing. The dancing is amazing. Like being in Row 0 last time I saw the dance but you feel it when you're two feet from the stage, you get that engery feel. Plus my seat vibrated from the drums.
Roustabout- Hello, Cheyenne rocks.. he's freaking the man. I mean seriously its like the most awesome thing I've seen. I mean he is just freaking amazing. The girls of the enesemble cracked me up when they first see him. Hilarious.
One Night With You- Julie was hilarious. She did alot of Jenn's movements, and adlibs, that make the song hilarious. The reprises had the audience laughing.
C'mon Everybody- Clapped my ass off. Sang alittle. But it was cool to be able to see so close up just how awesome the change from dull to alive is. I mean they really do come alive when he touches the jukebox.
Follow That Dream- Julie was awesome. Cheyenne as always was right on. He seriously was just on. When he did the "I've been with alot of women" line, he pointed at the lady next to me and she like blushed. Ironically her husband and her moved seats later. How strange
Teddy Bear/Hound Dog- Jenny Lynn was amazing vocally, not so good in the acting department, she seemed kinda weird. Like she wasnt fully prepared. (How many times has she actually gone on?)--- Cheyenne, Julie and Mark were right on and awesome. I die everytime Cheyenne says "When I see a hott woman who digs hott art, I say hott diggity", it cracks me up.
Thats All Right- Mark made the crowd laugh with his nerdy "Thank ya very much" and Sharon and Nikki rocked it. The ensemble has changed alittle since I was there in June, but they still have Justin Patterson, my favorite ensemble male ensemble and Trisha Jeffery is my favorite female ensemble although Cara Cooper may have stolen it (you'll see why later)
(You're The) Devil In Diguise- Alix is so evil, she is just.. Ah, you just wanna slap her. Poor Curtis being thrown around like some rag doll. Alix was hilarious. The crowd laughed at the fake flames. I as the ASU Super Fan went wild. Can I officially be called the ASU Super Fan? Nah, Liz beats me. Love ya Liz.
Its Now or Never- I love this song, Nikki and Curtis are just too cute. Its just amazing. I love the bike, its just so cute and Ah. She's too cute- I 3> NIKKI (why... you'll find out) and I noticed Brad Anderson was on the bus, I recongized him from Bryant Park.
Blue Suede Shoes- Julie looked so funny in all Ed's stuff, her beard looked really real though. Justin doing his blue suede shoeing, always a good one. Cheyenne rocked it.
Dont Be Cruel- A new glasses girl has come to town, she is very good, I believe I met her but Im not sure. But otherwise, John and Cheyenne hit it! The "COOL" makes me die.
Let Yourself Go- Leah's version rocks. Jenny's verison was pretty good. She doesnt really have Leah's "Im so classy" thing, she seems really too snobby. Its kinda weird. Me and my stautes, love those statues.
Cant Help Falling In Love- My favorite song in the song, its so pretty. When the wall between audience and cast is broken during the final part, I love it. Cast rocked it.
During intermission when playbill collecting and bought a poster for stage door. Also talked to some people who enjoyed the show and might come back.
All Shook Up- Awesome. Its like the title song, I mean come on. Cheyenne and his gutair. It was awesome. Julie was on, she was quite good at being Ed.
Its Hurts Me- Mark Price is a star PERIOD. I mean this song is so heartful and touching you feel bad for him like I know what happens and before I did, I felt bad for him.. but I know good things go Dennis's way....
A Little Less Converstation- Woah. Julie rocked. She was into it, just insane. I love that song, its truly the moment where Natalie just has had it with Chad not noticing her feelings and even as Ed she expresses them well.
The Power of My Love- This song makes me laugh just because John and Cheyenne are so clueless in the beginning. Jenny was good, but I missed Leah.
I Dont Want To- "OH ED, I'VE NEVER FELT THIS WAY BEFORE", Oh how I love this crazy number. Cheyenne was so freaking hilarious. Him on the merry go round. Oh. my. god. I died laughing.
JailHouse Rock- Got good applause and had people clapping. This is most deff for the Elvis fans in the audience because its so true to form of the movie. Cheyenne and ensmeble rock it.
There's Always Me- Sharon is a star. This song proves it. She sang her ass off again. She is just awesome- not just cause she's the "WHAT BABY" lady from Two Weeks Notice.
If I Can Dream- I love this number because truly If you can dream you pretty much can do anything- date interacially, fall in love with you're sidekick whose really a girl deeply in love with you--- yah know the small stuff. Cheyenne, Nikki, Curtis rocked. The flying motorcycle angels- HILARIOUS. I love them. Them and the statues--- my friends that whats life's all about.
Cant Help Falling In Love (reprise)- Hilarious. Only comment- GO JOHN JELLISON and "SON YOU'RE A BLACK MAN"- HILARIOUS.
Fools Fall In Love- Julie nailed it. Truly great. She is so awesome. Jenn has one awesome understudy. She was so upset and all like Jenn was. Its awesome. Go Julie.
Burning Love- The cast rocks. That song is where I made contact with Nikki, she saw me singing along and clapping and kept smiling at me and being really awesome. Alix flipped her fan at me.
The encore of C'mon Everybody- strong, rocking, crazy fun.
Standing O for Cheyenne from me.
Stage door- *BEST EXPERIENCE ever!*
Went to stage door and I began to notice people remembering me. Justin remembered me and told me it was awesome I came back. Cara Cooper comes out and goes "I had so much fun watching you Mr Front Row" and I kept laughing. Julie was really nice. So were John Eric Parker and Micheal Cusumano. As always Trisha was sweet. So Nikki comes out and goes "Hey Mr. Front Row, singing along, clapping and all, I was watching you" and I was like "This is my second time" and she goes "Obviously" then I told her about our plea and she said that it was really awesome. Cheyenne came out. He remembered me. He told me he thought our plea was great and to keep going. Alix was awesome too. Jenny Lynn ran by, she apparently was meeting her husband. No Shows included John H, Sharon, and Mark. I met Sharon and John before but Mark P still aludes me, WHY MARK WHY!
ASU rocks one and all and thats what its all about. The crowd was really good. I'd say about 70- 85% the mid mezz and orch were rocking. I'd say this weekend was good for the show. Im planning on a third trip when I can get back up here again. Basically people- If you wanna laugh, If you wanna sing along, or clap- come see ASU.
Its offical- IM IN LOVE--- IM ALL SHOOK UP.
*Mr Front Row*