Wednesday, June 1, 2005

OK, the best part first ...

    All 5 days of my adventure in Orlando were amazing, but the very best part was the very last night so that's what I'm going to tell you first. I made arrangements to stay an extra night in Orlando to see ... "The one, the only, the Diva that needs no introduction ... drum roll please ... the Michael" (setting my watch now, to see how long it takes Mortimer to notice that I've stolen his intro line) in one his Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Shows and I'm so glad that I did.

     This was my very first live J-Land encounter, it was also my fist mystery dinner. I was really looking forward seeing the show and to meeting Michael, but I did have a little trouble finding the place. I was not there 45 minutes early as agreed, for some reason that made me a little nervous and I almost never get nervous.

     I walked in just as the show was getting started and was seated at a table with 7 people that I didn't know. A nice family of five and 2 young men from North(?) Carolina. It didn't take long for me to find out that the boy's (Brian and another Michael) were also friends of Michael's. They were absolutely adorable, we became friends instantly and I am so glad that they were there.

        The cast was hysterical, especially Elga the maid played by Michael. This is a photo I took of them ... don't they look great? Each of them were suspects in the bloody murder of Lord Mansfield who was bumped off early in the show, and we were instructed to keep an eye out for anything suspicious that may end up being a clue to who did it!

    

     Each table had to choose a spokes person that would ask the cast one question in attempt to get more information for solving the mystery, we choose the mother of the family that was seated at our table. In the beginning she suspected that Brian and Michael (from N.C.) might be part of the show because they knew Michael, they in turn made her think that it might be me that was in on it, since I was the last person to arrive and I was also a friend of Michael's.

   We laughed hysterically throughout the evening, especially at the blue "for your eyes only" note that was delivered to the table for Brian. Michael's friends were so much fun, their laughter was contagious, every comedy act needs people like this in their audience.

     By the time it came down to finally asking our question, our spokes person had changed. We ended up asking a question that we knew would not solve the mystery but we just had to find out why Elga came out on stage with a turkey baster stuffed between her bosom. You'll have to ask Michael for the answer to that one, but obviously a bloody death by way of turkey baster seemed highly unlikely!

     I won't tell you who did it, encase you ever get the chance to see the show. I'll just say that the perfectly timed innuendo was hysterical yet the show was still acceptable for the mostly family type crowd that was there!

 

     We did get a chance to chat a little after the show and someone in the cast did get a photo of the two of us. Thanks Michael, for making J-Land come alive for me a little this weekend.

                                                            

19 comments:

jeanno43 said...

It all sounds so much fun.  Great pictures as well. xxxxx

springangel235 said...

Glad you are back...welcome home!  Loved the photos and all about your adventure to Orlando.  Have a wonderful day!  Joyce

gaboatman said...

What a great story.  I would love to meet some of my J-Land friends.  How lucky you were to get to be with Michael and see him in action.
Sam

cneinhorn said...

Glad you finally met Michael!  

emfeasel said...

YAY Coy ...how fun that all sounds..Micheal is a love!...lucky you...lucky you two!...E

lamove04 said...

Well, Michael looks highly *suspicious* to me in that get-up!  

How great that you got a chance to meet him and see him perform... I bet he would look dashing in 5-foot butterfly wings too!  --Albert

geminiwilder said...

wow, what a great time that was for you!  and Michael looks simply beautiful, oh my!!!  :)    Phinney

suzypwr said...

I was hoping to get to Orlando myself next week, sigh. I am glad you had a great time and met "one of us." I have now met several j-landers, and have had a great time always!
xoxo

brimasta1 said...

That sounds like some serious fun. I might have to see if anything like that is around here. :)

B

indigosunmoon said...

What an awesome evening!  I'm so jealous!
Glad you had a good time Coy!
Love ya,
Connie

astaryth said...

I had already heard (via Michael's J) that you two had met... What fun! Sounds like a fun evening, and I just love the pics.
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hadonfield78 said...

Im glad you had a nice time. Its sound like a dream vacation. I was telling someone the other day here on aol, that it would cool if aol journals had a picnic this summer somewhere in the united states, so journalers could meet their on line freinds if they wanted too. Wouldnt that be a BLAST ???

ryanagi said...

How cool! I love dinner theater and murder mystery nights...combine the two and wow!

sanforized6 said...

Now that sounds like a lot of fun. Glad it all went well. rich

stormie4851 said...

Even though I dont go to shows or anything, sounds like it was really neat.  Was it based on that board game, Clue?  I use to love to play that game.........Stormie

sonensmilinmon said...

I want to go! Sounds like so much fun.

Monica
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sunnyside46 said...

sounds like a great &  unusual evening!
Marti
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judithheartsong said...

yea!!!!!! Oh this must have been a blast! judi

luvmort said...

I just loved Sleuths! It IS a bit hard to find and the whole "getting the tickets nine doors down from the damn theatre" is a bit strange. I guess if they think you can manage that, you are smart enough to figure out the "murder". I had a different show, it was a murdered movie director and star. The one, the only, the diva that needs no introduction...Michael is just such a lovely person. I am so glad the you got to meet him. I count him among my friends, I feel that I have known him forever. Glad you had such a nice time.

P.S. I would have noticed sooner but, I was otherwise engaged in Chicago!