Monday, June 8, 2009

Tony, Tony, Tony!!!

Alright, folks. Let's talk Tonys.

Hated the opening number!! (Except all the Billy Elliot's dancing, and the guy from Rock of Ages getting hit on the head with the scenery, and the very end when everyone sang along with "Let the Sun Shine In" from Hair, and that Dolly Parton came and sang for her show.) I especially hated the whole West Side Story singing along with Guys and Dolls. It just didn't sound good. And there were definite sound system issues all night long. You can hear audible coughing through the opening number. That should never happen on mic.

Loved Stockard Channing's costume!

Loved Neil Patrick Harris as host!!

Loved that Angela Lansbury won!!!

Enjoyed that the Sharks speak Spanish in the West Side Story revival.

Did not enjoy the weird ending to "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat" from Guys and Dolls.

LOVED Carrie Fisher announcing the number for Next to Normal!!! She is so so so funny and a great face for mental health issues.

Liza Minelli is a tranny mess and is just embarrassing to watch.

Loved Geoffrey Rush's acceptance speech.

And now here is the 10 minute long monstrosity that was the opening from last night. It was just too much.


Beth said...

I totally watched last night and thought of you the whole time. Ditto on Neil Patrick Harris.

Emilia said...

Perhaps next year we can have a Tony...fireside. It seems wrong to have a Tony "party" on the Sabbath. Even if Will Swenson from Singles Ward 1 and 2 and Sons of Provo was featured. Except he's no longer active and is currently starring in a musical in which he wears no pants for a portion of the show. When he jumped up on the seats of the audience members last night, I found myself thinking, "I wonder if his former mission president is watching..."