Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Wet Blanket Attends a Concert

Or:  Why Bebe Neuwirth is a Vampire.

So, I went to New York City yesterday.  I had had it planned for a while, but I had planned on going alone, until my co-worker/friend Christie asked, "Can I come?" like, less than 24 hours before I left, lol. She might have been partly joking but I was like, what the hell?  YES.  You should definitely come.  So she did.  :)

We had a good time, we started out the day seeing The Addams Family on first ever Broadway show that hasn't been a touring company!  I was really excited because I have loved The Addams Family since I was a little kid.  You might say I am a bit obsessed, actually.  (I dressed as Wednesday Addams for Halloween like, three years in a row.)

The show was awesome, the songs were great and what they did with the scenery was just incredible!  I was a little bummed that we missed Nathan Lane as Gomez (he stopped performing on the 6th!  Literally missed him by three days!) but the understudy was still very good.  Bebe Neuwirth was Morticia and a bunch of people who had some bit parts on 30 Rock were in the cast, too.  I was pretty excited about that.

After the show we waited by the stage door.  I got a couple autographs and was waiting for Bebe to come out (I had commented to Christie earlier that day that Bebe seemed to NEVER age.  I wanted to get a look at her up close and maybe even tell her that, if I got the guts).  Someone from the crew asked who we were waiting for, and a guy said, "Bebe."  and the crew guy replied, "Nope.  She won't come out.  She never comes out for matinées."

At first I thought, wow, what a DIVA.  And then I tried to wrap my brain around what made matinées less worthy than a later show.  I mean...we paid the same price for our tickets.  The show was still pretty packed, although not sold out.

And then it dawned on me.

Matinées are shown during DAYTIME HOURS.
Bebe hasn't aged since the 80's.
Bebe won't come out during matinées...during the day...
...when the SUN is out...
Bebe Neuwirth...

More on my actual trip later...for now, ponder that thought.


Anonymous said...

Haha good point, however Bebe is sleeping between the shows. Well vampires sleeps in the daytime, so it won't rule out your theory.

Alison said...

Anonymous: Thank you! That makes me feel better about the fact she didn't come out...we were a little upset thinking she might have been snobbish. (While she IS a big name, I guess she has that right, but it was still slightly disappointing.)

But that does support my vampire theory, haha. Maybe I'm really onto something. :)

Rosie said...

Alison it's very simple why she won't come out. She and I are the same age so I know for a fact that the sun is not kind to our faces. We look much better with a lot of make up on and dim light.

Alison said...

Rosie: Considering I have never seen you during the day either, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you're trying to throw me off the vampire-scent. Nice try! :D