October 28, 2008

THRILLER...

Last night, Nick's good friend Bevan and his wife Darcey, invited us out to the ODYSSEY DANCE THEATER'S, Thriller Show. Darcey is the owner of THE POINTE, Performing Arts Academy, which also is the home for The ODYSSEY DANCE THEATER.  We had a relaxed, fun dinner at P.F. CHANGS....and by relaxed, I mean, we took our time/we had time.  Because, normally we try to pack so much into date night.   We are notorious for ordering our food, with the drink order, and asking for the check and our desert to go...just so we won't miss more than the first 10 min. of a movie.  We time these things to the second.  Darcey and Bevan are two of the funniest, most enjoyable couples we've ever hung out with.  So...we had amazing tickets, of course... 4th row, and they put us in the isle, where the above pictured "ZOMBIES" could harass us.  It was actually very creepy...they..the zombies never broke character and had the gate, the hiss, and the stare that would make any "night of the living dead", proud.  The show was unbelievable!  Nothing is more inspiring that witnessing true talent in action!  
Stacey Clark was dancing lead and I sat on the edge of my see in awe of her, and Lisa Benson, who is in our ward.....and also an INCREDIBLE dancer, blew my mind.  We got to go back stage during intermission, to give Darcy's daughter Allyssa something. (she danced as a "chucky-doll"...would have given my little sisters nightmares for weeks.)  I was able to meet Derryl Yeager back stage.  He is the founder and artistic director of Odyssey.  You may recognize him from, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Staying Alive, Days of Our Lives, Broadway..(Cats/Dreamgirls...) and if you don't recognize him from that....there is one role you'd never mistake him in......take  a minute and really look.  It made me laugh too!  
Anyway!  It was amazing and I thank you BEVAN and DARCEY a million times for the invite!!  We love you!  I'm so glad I finally got to meet you Darcey!

9 comments:

Valery G. said...

I absolutely love Thriller! I went last year and was impressed. Other than the dance "Thriller" I loved the skeleton dance and Frankenstein and his wife. Classic moves!!!

Crystal said...

Lucifer? omgosh. lol

OMI PHOTOGRAPHER said...

Val...The skeleton one my favorite one too. There was a mummy one that was amazing and the Salem witch one...WOW.

Pri*Sila said...

Lucky!!! 4th row?! Ugh! I'm jealous!

I'm Natalie. said...

He was my ballet teacher while I was growing up. Daryl Yeager. . . he's awesome!

I'm Natalie. said...

Ha ha. . . yeah I just read your thing. Frr.

Irene said...

How fun! Omi I wish I was with you on this one. Were you brave and able to watch it all? That looked like such fun.

OMI PHOTOGRAPHER said...

Yeah...it wasn't really scary....it got creepy at times, but much more tolerable than a movie...thanks for saying I was brave...ha ha.

Wilde Family said...

I am so glad you enjoyed it! It was so great to finally meet you too!! Thanks for a fun night out. We have to get together soon!!