|Brian Stokes Mitchell|
Now here's the odd thing about it. Despite the fact that I worked maybe 50 shows with him, I've never met Stokes. He's never met me. Spotlight operators are the most unknown people in the company. By the time "places" are called, we're up in the ceiling where no one can see us. We can't come downstairs until the final bows are over and everyone's gone.A few Sundays ago, thanks to my REAL Boyfriend, [The Man I Love], who pulled a few strings with some connections he has, I got to actually sit in a theatre seat and see my Secret Boyfriend perform.
And what a wonderful performance it was! It opened with this classic song:
That was followed by 90 minutes ranging from showtunes to classics to a little jazz. At one point, in recognition of the wonderful acoustics of the beautiful Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at Santa Monica College, the microphones were turned off, and he and the pianist performed "This Nearly Was Mine" from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" - completely acoustically.
For a taste of what it sounded like, go watch this YouTube video. (sorry, it won't allow embedding).
After the show, we were invited to a small reception at a local restaurant, and I finally got to meet my Secret Boyfriend in person.
|Which boyfriend is cuter?|