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Friday, March 3rd, 2017
12:53 pm
Randy's Cabaret Swan Song
On February 18 and 19, I attended Randy’s final two performances in Cabaret with friends from Germany, Italy, Australia and Texas. We were in the first row on Saturday evening and the second row for the Sunday matinee which was a whole lot better than seeing it from Row P as I did in Pittsburgh in February of 2016 at the beginning of Randy’s yearlong tour.

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Sunday, September 18th, 2016
5:34 pm
BILBAO REDUX
Last week I once again ventured to Bilbao, Spain for the fourth and hopefully last Zarata Event held there. This was for the Gale Fan Meet with Special Guest Randy Harrison.

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Monday, June 27th, 2016
6:29 pm
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Back to the Roots of Queer as Folk in Toronto. What a fantastic time we had with Randy Harrison, Scott Lowell, Dean Armstrong, Makyla Smith, Sherry Miller, Harris Allan, Stephanie Moore, Fabrizio Filippo and the added treat of “Dame” Sharon Gless as the cast likes to call her.

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016
5:46 pm
COME TO THE CABARET
This is going to be short and sweet but since I always report on any encounters with the cast, I thought I should say something about attending the matinee of Cabaret in Pittsburgh on Saturday, February 6.

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Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
10:24 pm
GALE MEETS HIS FANGIRLS
Last weekend, I journeyed once again to Bilbao, Spain to attend the Gale Harold Fan Meet. This was my third Zarata Event in Bilbao and each time it gets better. In addition to meeting up with several friends from my previous conventions, I met and became friends with another bunch of great gals and Gale fans.

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Saturday, June 13th, 2015
5:04 pm
QAF at ATX
Last weekend I traveled to Austin, TX for the ATX Television Festival. I met up with four other QAF friends, Jule, Dena, Arta and Judith. We all had weekend passes which granted us entrance to any of the panels there and at the three other venues, The State Theatre, Alamo Drafthouse and the Paramount Theatre all within walking distance of each other. As weekend passholders we were allowed to get three Fast Passes which would ensure us seats but we were welcome to go to any of the panels.

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015
6:33 pm
JUST A LITTLE GATHERING IN COLOGNE
I attended the Con in Cologne on March 20-22. It started out as just a gathering of fans who had attended some of Cons but then Elke got Randy to commit to attend. Once he was signed, she decided to get Dean Armstrong who played Blake and Makyla Smith Deleo who played Daphne to attend which made for a very different but lively event.

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Friday, August 1st, 2014
7:47 pm
RANDY DROPS THE BOMB IN ATOMIC
A few months ago I was arranging a trip to New York with some friends to see Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and was looking around for some other plays to see while there. I had wanted to see Tyne Daly in Mothers and Sons but we had settled on July 22-25 for our trip and her show closed in early July. During this time, the news broke that Randy would be in Atomic during that same time so, of course, that was going to be one of the plays we would see. We also chose Beautiful, the Carole King Musical.

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Sunday, April 6th, 2014
12:54 am
BILBAO REDUX
Last week I travelled once again from Pittsburgh to Bilbao to attend a convention. Last year’s Showtime Con was for meeting Gale Harold again since he was unable to attend the Cologne Rise ‘n’ Shine Convention the previous year. This time it was a QAF Convention with the “Big Four”, Gale, Randy, Peter and Scott.

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Saturday, August 17th, 2013
11:49 am
Randy in Harbor
Last weekend, some friends and I went to see two performances of Randy’s latest play, Harbor. I had read several reports about it from friends who had already seen it so I was not surprised with the less than happy but realistic ending but the fun of seeing how the four characters got to that point was delightful.

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013
3:12 pm
AT LAST THE HAROLD HARRISON DYNAMIC DUO TOGETHER AGAIN
and it was delightful. Just one week ago, I attended the Rise ‘n Shine Coming Home Convention in Los Angeles. Though it had been condensed to one action packed day, it was still worth the money I paid for a Loft ticket and dinner with Randy Harrison thanks to the wonderful Elke Kriebel who pulled the convention out
of the fire and made it work.

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013
3:59 pm
GALE DAZZLES IN BILBAO
Last weekend I attended the Showtime Con sponsored by Zarata Events in Bilbao Spain to meet with Gale Harold, Christian Kane from Leverage and singer Steve Carlson. Though I have never been to Spain and it was a chance to meet up with many German friends that I made in Cologne, my main reason for going was to see Gale Harold who was unable to attend the Rise ‘n Shine QAF convention in Cologne.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012
1:00 pm
A DOUBLE HELPING OF MICHELLE WITH A SIDE OF RANDY
Last weekend, I went to NY to see Michelle Clunie’s play US about her love affair with a New York politician and its unfortunate demise.

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012
6:59 pm
QWAN REDUX
Last Monday, I went to see Randy and company in their dual productions of Notes on a Scandal and Swan at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. Not only was I happy that I would be making my annual trek to the Berkshires but I was going to get to see both of these shows again and they didn’t disappoint. Since I already reported on both when I saw them in NY, I won’t elaborate but just add a few new observations.

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Friday, August 10th, 2012
1:03 am
Randy was a Little Lamb
Last Friday and Saturday night I went to see Randy in Silence, the Musical based on The Silence of the Lambs. He played Dr. Chilton, Hannibal Lecter’s nemesis. Randy and all the cast except Jenn Harris who is Clarice Starling play many roles as policemen, inmates, FBI agents and best of all lambs with floppy ears and white fuzzy legs with black hooves. In fact, when Randy first appears on stage, he is peeking out from behind the curtain as a lamb.

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Friday, June 15th, 2012
9:58 pm
My Chance of a Lifetime
It’s been several days since I returned from my great QAF adventure in Cologne and it’s still hard to absorb it all and believe that it really happened. It’s the greatest experience I have ever had in my 12 years in the fandom and if I never have another it will be okay.

At the end of the closing ceremony, I was emotionally drained. Most of the fans and many of the cast were in tears. I love these people and they loved us. They were truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of love after all these years.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
8:50 pm
RED Randy
Last weekend I went to New Brunswick, NJ to see Randy in RED. This was a two character play. Bob Ari plays the abstract impressionist painter Mark Rothko and Randy is his assistant Ken, a young art student he hires to help him prepare a series of paintings for the Four Seasons restaurant and over the course of 90 uninterrupted minutes, they talk and yell and paint a huge red canvas. Rather than talk about the play's arguments about art and creativity which frankly was not that interesting to me, I'll give my impressions of what I saw.

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Friday, October 14th, 2011
2:04 pm
Randy as a Rent Boy
Last weekend we made the trip to DC to see Randy in The Habit of Art on Friday and Saturday nights. As usual, he makes his mark in a very different kind of play which was a play being rehearsed so he plays a dual role as Tim, the actor, and Stuart, a rent boy in the play. He has a cockney accent as Stuart and he is very convincing. I really do like the long "do" with curls. It's really cute on him. There is a scene where Randy is eating and talking and it reminded me so much of the scene at Mel and Linds place when Justin was talking with his mouth full. He also uses a lot of the facial expressions and mannerisms that are typical Randy.

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Sunday, July 17th, 2011
1:07 am
RANDY SINGS TOMMY
Last weekend my friends and I took our yearly trip to the Berkshires to see Randy in the rock opera "Tommy". We were at the Friday night preview, the opening night on Saturday and the Monday night performance all viewed from the first row center just behind and above the excellent orchestra in the pit below. It was a great vantage point.

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
10:05 pm
RANDY READING
Having missed seeing Margaret: A Tyger's Heart because of cancelled flights to New York, I was happy to be able to get there on Saturday, March 12 to see Randy and company in Swan. I had read a wonderful review by another poster and it sounded like it was going to be a fun evening and indeed it was.

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