Wednesday, June 23, 2010

High Flyin' Prescott Park

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

What a sight! G Lady took to Prescott Park last weekend and caught a bunch of high flyers being taught to take to the sky.

Watching the Blanchard boys Liam and Morgan (who play the Darlings in the Park's "Peter Pan)," along with Allyson Capetta and Megan Quinn (who alternate Peter and Wendy), learn to make weightless was worth its weight in gold!

Just watching their efforts to walk normally once strapped in their harnesses was a hoot - sort of Monty Pythonesque. (Photo ID's: littlest fella Liam; Morgan the big boy; Megan in pink and green; Allyson in navy).

This weekend you can catch them - harnesses hidden - at the Prescott Park Arts Festival opening weekend.

See you in the park!
Gossip Lady

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Well my friends, GL made it to "Rent" last night - which got a well deserved standing "O," by the by.

If in doubt about heading to the The Rep, check out the latest GL Video HERE. The last 5 minutes of it are entirely music performed by the Portsmouth cast show; no mics, in a hall with bad acoustics, just a single keyboard accompaniment - and it's still incredible!

"Get the to the theater art lovers! You will NOT want to miss this one; No, no, no, no, no.

See that facial expression upon my visage? That is an earnest reaction to the lovely Ashley D. Kelley voice and co member Scottie McLaughlin. Don't take my word for it, check out the video. It speaks for itself.

Yours in the love of great voices
Gossip Lady

Friday, June 18, 2010

Going up!

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

I took a stroll to the Prescott Park this week to get a peek at the set being constructed for "Peter Pan," this season's main stage production. Well let me tell you folks - especially those a tad disappointed with some sets in the recent past - they're out to wow, and WILL!

Um-um-um-um-um, that is a mighty fine looking set. It has things that move, hide, pivot and turn. Even sans color it's a beautiful thing.

Today, Friday, the crew is setting up the flying system. I plan on heading over this weekend to get a look-see at the rehearsal process. Word is Megan Quinn, one of the two actresses set to play Peter Pan, is a tad worried about chaffing. So, may I suggest if you head down you bring along some salve just as a kindness. Cookies of course, and salve.

One week from today, blisters or not, Megan and her counterpart Ally Capetta will be flying high in the park!

Till then, tata,

Gossip Lady

Oh thought I'd add a picture of the new rental table arrangements. Sweet little platform, nice arrangement. - You'll find me there - my usual post! GL

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rainy Day Things

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Well another day for the plants. And God Bless 'um, they deserve their time in the - well under the clouds.

And so do you!

So suggestions for the day: I must recommend the Players' Rings double header . They are doing two Shakespeare based plays in rep, and on Sundays offer both! So today you can catch "Hamlet" at 2 then have a bit of vitals and be back for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” at 7. Get thee to the Ring!

That McCartin woman gave it a rave review - and I must agree with her. What a delightful thing to do on a rainy day eh? (The above photo is of a few of the shows' dashing boys - do NOT be fooled by those innocent faces).

If you'd rather have a bit of a walk about - and catch "Bard and company" next weekend, its final - be careful, well there's all those delightful galleries in town. Remember the plein aire artist out and about a few weeks ago in downtown Portsmouth? That's Erin Murray, and she's exhibiting at the Kennedy Studio. G Lady had a lovely visit with this talented lady. Check out the Gossip Lady Video interview.

And look below for a link to the Portsmouth Fine Arts Musuem's latest do's. Better yet look at it live!

So folks, rise and shine. Let art be your sun. I assure you it will light you up!

Off to see creative wonders
Gossip Lady

Monday, June 7, 2010

Told You So!

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Well I've come back with evidence of what I say!

Here you go, some of what I witnessed at the Spring Fling benny for Seacoast Rep. Check out this VIDEO.

Said it looks great. Meant it. And here's the proof. A sampling from the upcoming Rent production at Seacoast Rep.

I can. not. wait!

Yours in Art,
Gossip Lady

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

It's 1:30. Sunday. Still on it.
Friday it was the Seacoast Rep's Swing Fling. The cast of Rent performed. If what they showed is what they'll follow through with - DON'T MISS IT. Chills! Hair at attention - the whole package!

Last night "Hamlet" at the Players Ring. Go.
In fact, I'm on my way to the second of its double feature to see "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," which is followed by "Hamlet." So if you hurry you can catch them both today!
Hope to see you there!

Yours in art
Gossip Lady

Friday, June 4, 2010

Weekend Madness

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Been a bit of time again, but with good reason; so many things to go, see, do. And this weekend, alas, will be no different.

I've already changed gloves and sneakers a number of times. Do I go to the galleries? The new show at the Portsmouth Museum of Fine Art? (How can one resist an image such as the one to the left)? How about the Prescott Park Arts Festival's Chowder Fest? The Seacoast Rep's Swing Fling or Shakespeare at the Player's Ring - and it just goes on!

Well, I think I'll tack the Portsmouth Herald's Spotlight Magazine calender section to the wall and throw a dart. Where ever it lands - so will I.

And you? How will you chose from all the wonderful weekend happenings?
Get out there folks, it's beautiful and there's even more beauty to be found.

Stop in this weekend to see what Gossip Lady's selections are or maybe just say hi when you see me running up and down the city streets trying to fit it all in.


Gossip Lady

image: from the latest PMFA exhibtion, Tseng Kwong Chi, Bill T. Jones Body Paint with Keith Haring 3