Monday, March 3, 2008

Episode 17: Jukebox Stories

When last we left our intrepid hero, he was dodging giant squids in a Daly City swimming pool. Fortunately he had his trusty lemon zester with him.

This weekend our hero came to the aide of live theatre in need of an audience member. He attended two performances of Impact Theatre’s Jukebox Stories. Why? I hear you ask. Well, for one thing our hero’s girlfriend is the stage manager, and for another thing, the show is highly entertaining and different every night.

Is it improvised? I hear you ask again. No, not exactly. Prince Gomolvilas tells stories and Brandon Patton sings songs, all of which are scripted, but the set list changes each performance. Certain pieces they do every night, others are requested or chosen at random by the audience. They also play games with the audience. Our hero won a copy of the book All The President’s Men because he recognized a song from Top Gun. Seriously. It’s true.

Highlights of the two shows included:
The songs Patty’s Not Gay, The Only Trip of It’s Kind, and “The Beer Song”.
The dramatic reading of Prince’s sister’s MySpace profile.
Prince’s High School Musical Blogging adventures:

After seeing the show on Saturday night, our hero and the fabulous Miss-D were to go see The Rocky Horror Picture Show as part of a birthday celebration for one of Miss-D’s friends. However, our hero and Miss-D were attacked by OMG-I’m-Tired-And-Don’t-Want-To-Be-Up-Until-3AM Man, but they fought on valiantly long enough to show up and wait in line outside the theater. However, there they were blindsided by OMG-I-Have-So-Much-To-Do-Tomorrow Girl and OMG-Everyone-Else-In-Line-Is-Giving-Me-Nightmareish-Flashbacks-To-The-Nerdiest-Of-Ren-Faire-Nerds-Or-High-School-Geeks Boy. Unable to withstand this three pronged attack, they went home and stopped the sheets from fighting with the mattress by getting in between them.

When will our hero post pictures from Italy?
Who will be John McCain’s VP candidate?
And most importantly…
Have you seen my shoes anywhere?

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