Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Parade Rehearsals!

I captured this video on my digital camera Monday night. It's the cast of Broadway's Legally Blonde: The Musical rehearsing "What You Want" for tomorrow's 81st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Also rehearsed that evening was Young Frankenstein: The Musical and Xanadu: The Musical. Surreal, it is, when every musical highlighted in the parade is based on a film property produced in the last forty years. Coming Soon: The one-hundred dollar movie ticket and lines for the ladies' room at the multiplex. Enjoy the following preview (as much as you can with its poor sound and picture):

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Parade Week Begins!

What can be expected over these next four days (or actually, next month and two weeks) in New York City? CROWDS!

Unbelievable, sidewalk-clogging 'OMG!-I've-never-seen-indoor-plumbing-and/or-buildings-over-four-stories-tall before,' crowds. I'll tolerate it this week because a large percentage of them are what will add to the electric energy of Thursday's 81st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Considering that this event is approximately one-tenth of the reason why this blog exists, I would be remiss if I made no attempt to celebrate it this week. To kick off my Geeky Parade Enthusiasm Week (herein referred to, if at all, as "GPEW," which admittedly sounds like something you would say upon either the encounter of an unpleasant odor or an empty seat in church), I'm posting images of the four new character balloon models currently displayed in Macy's promotional parade window located on West 34th Street, between Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

They include: DreamWorks Animation's Shrek (l.), Sesame Workshop's Abby Cadabby (l.), Sanrio's Hello, Kitty (c.) and Jeff Koons' Rabbit (r.).