>Yesterday was so perfect. Christian and I woke up early, went to the gym then headed to Grand Central Station where we hopped on a train to Bridgeport. The train stop was just a block or two away from the theater which was a lovely space with seating for about 270 people. Being a Sunday matinee meant Christian and I were pretty much the youngest people there so Christian wanted to wager on whose head would nod first.
The musical “Barnum” itself is just okay. The review in the paper actually summed it up perfectly when they said the book and score are weak but “Thank God for Scott Ramsey.” He was so perfectly cast and really brought life to the show. When Scott was describing how the musical was originally produced on Broadway, it made more sense. They relied on real circus performers and innovative stage design to make up for half-assed writing. Anyway, he was a delight and afterwords we rode the train home with him and his mom who had flown in from Texas to surprise him.
When we got to Scott’s, he presented me with the most glorious birthday gift of ALL TIME. A recording of a short scene from the movie Klute we filmed when I was 16 and he was 17 — though he looks like he’s 12, and I look like I’m 30. It was for a friend of his who was a film major who had to do it for their editing class. It is fu*king mortifying and delicious and, oh, I can’t wait to share it with the world. I’m actually going to contact The Rejection Show or try to get re-booked on Mortified, it is THAT awe-ful (TM). After viewing it twice, we had an amazing dinner at Rosa Mexicana. All in all, it was a perfect way to spend my birthday.
Christian got me a gorgeous dress he picked up in Santa Monica so I can wear it tonight to Florent’s closing / birthday party. He has the best taste ever!