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19 August 2009 @ 10:41 pm
 
Thought I'd give you all an update at what's going on in my life....

So not this weekend, but next weekend...I move to DC for college. Move-in day is the 29th, which is also my birthday. Also? That day I'll be getting a tour of the White House...YES. A tour of the White House. A gay organization was invited to go and they invited my school to pick a few LGBT students to go...so I got picked! Yay! That night I'll be going to my first gay club...
The next sunday? Oh, yeah...I'm going to see the last-ever showing of 9 to 5: the Musical. And meeting Allison Janney.

:D
 
 
 
Maximum Energy!: Allison Janney: Tony awardsannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
That's if Allison stage doors. I've seen the show three times, and she's only come out once.

I'll be at that show, too! :D
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Oh, you will??

Well I'm assuming she will because it's the LAST SHOW. That's why we picked it...I've heard she pulls a Patti LuPone and will only stagedoor the last show of the night, and that's her general thing...but since it's the last one...:D
Maximum Energy!: 9 to 5: The Musical: AJ as Violetannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Nope. The last two times I was there, she didn't come out and it was the evening show. I think she's over the whole stage-door thing at this point.

But, like you, I very much hope she comes out after the last performance. She's awesome, I love her, but I was super disappointed the last two times.
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, I get it, though...I mean, even Patti LuPone is over the stagedoor thing.

Was she nice when she did come out, though?
Maximum Energy!: 9 to 5: The Musical: AJ Maui Wowiannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Super fucking sweet. Like, extremely nice and gracious. I told her that I couldn't think of a better person to play Violet other than Lily herself, and that I thought it was really great that she and Lil worked together on TWW, and now she has the role of Violet, and AJ was "touched" and said how happy she was to have gotten the part, etc. She took a photo with me and signed two playbills. She made time for everyone. COOLEST CHICK AROUND!
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Ahhh awesome!!! That reminds me of how sweet Lily was when I met her...sat there talking to me for ten minutes. Best ten minutes EVER.

I know it will be a zoo since its the last show, but I'm hoping less so because saturday and friday are already sold out but sunday is far from it...nobody wants to go on a sunday lol.
I plan on edging in that I find her attractive, lol. Because she seems the kind of person that would be extremely flattered...I know Lily was LOL
Maximum Energy!: 9 to 5: The Musical: AJ I'm the Bossannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Hmmm, I wouldn't mention that, actually. Only because I believe there have been some issues with people at the stage door getting...overzealous, and the body guard will totally take out anyone who makes the ladies feel even remotely uncomfortable. Like, I'm not even kidding.

I know that probably sounds over-dramatic, but there have been incidents. I actually think that's part of why Allison doesn't come out often.
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Oh damn...really?
Wow, that's never happened at any stagedoor I've been to.
Sounds scary.
Maximum Energy!: 9 to 5: The Musical: advertisementannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Yeah. The first time I was there, they didn't have a body guard. The last two times, they did. He'll yell out the rules to you in the beginning right before the ladies come outside. He's super nice, but he says he'll get extremely mean if anyone oversteps with the ladies, and he sort of walks around the line with the (there are gates up, btw). He says, "Do not touch the performers!" Like, that's his first rule. And I fully believe that if anyone did touch Megan, Stephanie, or Allison, he would take them out like it was nothing.
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Oh damn lol.

Yeah- see, they usually almost throw the performers to the wolves. I know Patti LuPone has had to defend HERSELF many times (LOL- can you imagine?) and Bernadette had ONE bodyguard but he didn't do ANYTHING lol
Maximum Energy!: 9 to 5: The Musical: the new ladiesannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
I forget this dude's name, but I'm positive he would drop kick anyone who posed a threat in any way. I'm 5'7 and the guard rails went up to my chest almost. Taking pictures with them is awkward because you have to like, lean over but not touch. It's a tad funny, actually.

So, yeah. I wouldn't mention anything about Allison's looks. I'd just stick to the performance and that sort of thing. I mean, she might not even care, but...you never know. I was never told specifically of the incidents, but apparently people were grabbing at the women and perhaps there was crude talk, too.
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
Omg lol.
See, in my mind, I know all of the people in the world that are attracted to them because it just seems so unlikely, but I suppose there are really creepy people out there that are as well.

Yeah, damn...last time I stagedoored there was, I don't know...a 2 or 3 feet tall bar? Lol. Just enough so they weren't engulfed. And Lily didn't put one up AT ALL. Then again, she's a hugger....lol
Maximum Energy!: Lily Tomlin: checkered backgroundannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, there are for sure creeps out there. It's a shame that probably one or two people ruined it for everyone else. They still had the rail up the first time, but no body guard.

Lily is a hugger. I've seen her a bunch of times and she never has anything between herself and her fans. That's not her style. Plus, I don't think extremely creepy people have it out for her, so I'm fairly certain she's safe.

The only other person I can think of as having a rail up is Jane Fonda. And she had a guard, too. But, that's because crazy mo'fuckin' people always search her out. Like the nutty Nam veterans who spit on her. It's ricockulous!
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Hahaha it IS ricockulus.
Yeah, I DEFINITELY see Jane having it up. Not to protect herself of overzealous fans, but for the same reason the President needs it up, you know.

That is pretty sad that they ruined it for all...damn them lmao.
How long do they all stand there talking to you? It's varied so highly with people I've stagedoored before that it's always hard to tell what to prepare for.
Maximum Energy!: 9 to 5: The Musical: AJ as Violetannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Not too long. Enough to sign whatever you ask, take a photo, and maybe get a sentence or two in. That's about it. Though, Allison made everyone wait 30 minutes before coming out, and then she was pretty good about getting to everyone. I probably spoke to her for 2 minutes or less. Not long, but long enough to say what I wanted and not hold her up terribly much. Also, Megan gave my mom and I coffee. I'm not even kidding. I should link you to the post I made about the last time I saw them.
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
You definitely should.
SHE GAVE YOU COFFEE?
Omg, lol. I love her & Stephanie, too so that's exciting.
Maximum Energy!: 9 to 5: The Musical: the new ladiesannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
She did indeed.

Here's the link: http://annasedlak.livejournal.com/353208.html
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
That was awesome. Coffee=win.
Maximum Energy!: Harriet & Janet: kissesannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
my mom and dad drank some this morning. They weren't impressed. I was like, "Why are you drinking my souvenir?" You can order it online, though.

I think it's both cute and random that she's selling coffee. LOL.
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
LOL. I think its very cute and random...like "I'm a broadway star...hmmm...I think I'll sell coffee!"
Maximum Energy!: Jane Fonda: pin-up queenannasedlak on August 20th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
EXACTLY!

I'm not selling my solo album, just a delicious caffeinated beverage.

ADORABLE.
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
LOL.
It totally is.
Kelly: 9 to 5: sjb lipsthatdork on August 20th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
okay I'm totally jealous about the white house tour...

I'm going to be at teh last show too!! I actually have an extra ticket(row L, mezz center. $45 or best offer) if you know anyone who needs one!
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Aww I wish you had two! I'm taking a friend or I'd grab that offer!

Awesome, lol!

I'm excited about it!

Kelly: GA: dance stillthatdork on August 20th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Aw! I do have a second--but unless I win lottery, it's the one I need to use. lol

I'm sad, but excited. My birthday is the 1st and my friend Raissa's is the 2nd so we're going to try and do something! Plus I'm seeing next to normal Sunday night after the last. And 9 to 5 twice the day before. Lol
jesi76082jesi76082 on August 20th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Lol! Yeah, my bday is the weekend before...the day I go to the White House, lol.

I'm very excited about the whole thing.
Brianna: chenotaimoset on August 20th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
You are SO lucky to see this show.

It's closing a week before I get to NYC =(

I hope AJ comes out for you!!! =)
fairytaleaddict: Allison-- fairytalefairytaleaddict on August 20th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
OMG! Jealous!
Have a fantastic time. XD
sunshine_chrisi on August 20th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
That's amazing with DC! I wish you all the best there.
brier on August 21st, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
I added you on twitter cause I saw your post in the community. Good luck with college! I added you on LJ too, I hope you don't mind. I'm graduating this year but I'd love to hear about your first year. :)