Friday, August 27, 2010

Going To London Tomorrow


Tomorrow Brit Boy and I were supposed to be going into London to see Whoopi Goldberg perform in the West End musical, "Sister Act". I’m sure that many of you will remember her in the movie role of Deloris, the singer who hides out in a convent, in order to not be found by criminals. Well Ms. Goldberg is one of the producers of the musical and had decided to step into the role of the Mother Superior in the last few weeks since the previous actress’ run ended. I was SO EXCITED when I found out that Whoopi was going to be stepping into the role and we promptly got tickets.

I was going to post about it today to share my excitement, but this post has to go another way sadly. Whoopi Goldberg’s mother has suffered a stroke, so she has flown back home to the USA to be with her. My prayers certainly go with her. Parents are so precious, and since neither one of mine are living now, it always hits me when I hear about things going wrong with other peoples’ parents. It hits me in a place that will be tender forever because I miss my parents everyday. So I just pray that all goes well with Whoopi’s mother.

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On a lighter note, after Brit Boy and I found out about this turn of events this afternoon, we were wondering what we should do…go to the show or do something else. Well, since my WHOLE reason for going was to see Whoopi Goldberg on stage in the musical, I was kind of neutral and so was Brit Boy. Therefore, we decided to skip the performance since they were inexpensive seats anyway, and yet we’re still heading to London for a bit of a hang out. So it’s all good! :-)

We haven’t been to London, since we went to see "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof", so we’re gonna just enjoy a day of no real plans and just seeing what we get up to. I'm going to try my best to come back with some photos to share. Until then, have a great weekend everybody!

10 comments:

Diane said...

Hope your trip is still wonderful. Have a great weekend! :O)

misschicago said...

Have a fantastic weekend. War Horse I heard is good (should you decide on another play). :) [New London Theatre, Drury Lane].

Jacqueline said...

I'm really sorry to hear the news about Whoopi's mother.
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Hope you guys have some fun! That's all that matters while you're there. :-)

Mike Golch said...

I hope you have a good time,Prayers are being offered for Whoopie's Mom.

Roschelle said...

wow...look at Big Ben! would love to see London some day. Have fun!!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

London!!!! Hope you and Brit Boy had a terrific time and your feet aren’t quits so sore from all the walking-but hey I would take sore feet if I could walk in London. LOL. Hope things are going well!!!!

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Dori said...

Thanks for your comments everybody :) We had a great time! I hope you enjoy my new post and the pics that I took!

Emm said...

I went to see Whoophi in Sister Act just before we went away on our holiday. She was really quite good and the auidence clapped for about 5 minutes when she came on stage! I think she is an amazing woman too.

I never actually put up a review of Sister Act because I didn't actually enjoy it. The same happened with Wicked. I'm not sure if I just don't enjoy musicals or maybe it is because I am going on school nights. It is the type of thing I thought I would have enjoyed! Anyway... I think what was most disappointing about the play is that they did not sing one single song from the film and I had really been looking forward to that.

Dori said...

I think it's great that you got to see Whoopi in Sister Act. I wish that we had been able to do so :) She is amazing!I have loved her since The Color Purple and even before that when she did her one woman show. She inspired me so much creatively back then. And I identified with her character...I saw parts of myself in the one woman show character.I'm with you, I loved the movie but wasn't really bothered about seeing the musical until I heard that she was going to be in it. Seeing her was the main thing for me and I hope that one day I will get to see her. It will be a full circle moment for me :)