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Dollypop
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joined:5/15/03
Michael Learned as "Miss Daisy"
Posted: 2/25/13 at 09:19pm
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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supportivemom
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joined:5/23/07
Michael Learned as
Posted: 2/25/13 at 10:04pm
She's actually playing this now at my local dinner theatre. I really hope I get to see it. I have been a fan of hers since I was in the 6th grade! I used to write her fan letters but I never sent them. (with 2 kids in out of state college- it's all about the funds)
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joined:5/26/07
Michael Learned as
Posted: 2/26/13 at 01:38am
SupportiveMom, please excuse my confusion. You wrote her several or more fan letters but never sent them because you have to spend all your time making money to support your children? Was the problem the cost of stamps? Or the time it takes to put the letters in your mailbox? I imagine I'm missing something obvious here, and I certainly respect your priorities, but please explain.
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supportivemom
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Michael Learned as
Posted: 2/26/13 at 11:25am
Ha! I realized after I hit post message that my syntax was off! What I meant is that I didn't know if I could see her show right now because of the cost. I wrote letters when I was 11 but I never sent them because not only did I not know where to send them but I didn't think my parents would allow me to do such a thing. This was a time with no Internet and personal computers and such. I wrote the letters as more of a dream. Glad someone reads my posts though! :)
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dreaming
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Michael Learned as
Posted: 2/26/13 at 11:30am
Dolly-Is there some link with a list of dates and tour stops? I'd love to see this, but I don't live in Jacksonville (I thought it was a tour).
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Reginald Tresilian
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Michael Learned as
Posted: 2/26/13 at 11:52am
Supportivemom is SO supportive that started saving for her kids' college funds back when she was in 6th grade and therefore couldn't afford stamps.






Updated On: 2/26/13 at 11:52 AM
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CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
Michael Learned as
Posted: 2/26/13 at 12:04pm
Supportivemom is not only supportive she is an absolute doll. I like reading her posts because she's so sweet and honest. I always feel like giving her a big hug.
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Reginald Tresilian
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Michael Learned as
Posted: 2/26/13 at 12:49pm
Couldn't agree more, Carlos.
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supportivemom
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joined:5/23/07
Michael Learned as
Posted: 2/26/13 at 12:55pm
Aww! Thanks guys! I really appreciate that! I guess you haven't seen my posts about Khate Gosselin and Sarah Palin because I'm not always sweet-lol! Reg- right now, I WISH I would have started to save for my kids' college funds in the 6th grade. Being broke is NOT fun!
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supportivemom
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Posted: 3/7/13 at 02:18pm
UPDATE: I just got back from seeing this show at a matinee. I only paid $26 for the ticket. Apparantly, it was student day but the audience was full of high school students and senior citizens. I couldn't beat that price but unfortunately, Michael did not stage door because the staff said she only comes out during "real" shows. So, I guess, because I am trying to save money, I was not part of a real audience-lol! It was nice to be in the same room with her though.

I thought her performance was good but it didn't blow me away. I think the actor (Lance E. Nichols- who is on the HBO show Treme- that I have never seen)who played Hoke was much better and more believeable- especially with the aging process he went through. Only about 10 people in the audience gave it a standing ovation. It was good- but not OMG great! Perhaps I was expecting too much but there was something lacking- I just can't put my finger on it.

Michael looked great as far as her figure and she looked better than I thought- but she didn't look like a woman in her seventies or nineties. She moved really well though and many of the transitions were done with her in the dark. You couldn't even hear her move! I am glad I got to see the show but disappointed that I didn't get to meet her. Oh well!
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Dollypop
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joined:5/15/03
Michael Learned as
Posted: 3/7/13 at 07:26pm
I'm sorry to learn of your disappointment.
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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supportivemom
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Michael Learned as
Posted: 3/7/13 at 07:36pm
It's okay Dollypop! Really! I'm a pretty tough critic but since the show didn't get a standing ovation, I suppose I'm not the only one who thought that. I have seen so many mediocre shows at that venue that have gotten standing ovations and here was a show with a 4 time emmy award winner that did not. Like I said, I was thrilled to be in the same room with her and the play itself is very well-written so it held my attention. There were just some moments that weren't directed well- imo- but that was'nt the fault of the actors. I have heard nothing but positive things about her meet and greets after the show and who knows, maybe I will go back up there after a show to do that.
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Dollypop
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Michael Learned as
Posted: 3/7/13 at 07:43pm
Standing ovulations have lost their meanings in recent years. I mean, the crowds stood for IN MY LIFE and THE ANARCHIST. Did these shows deserve it? NOOOOOO.
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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FindingNamo
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joined:7/22/03
Michael Learned as
Posted: 3/7/13 at 07:47pm
And the Godspell revival.

Long live JohnBoy.
'First the Bastille than the butt plug.' -- M ______
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Dollypop
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Michael Learned as
Posted: 3/7/13 at 08:10pm
Oh, the GODSPELL revival more than deserved the ovulations it received! It was a theatrical experience I'll never forget. It transformed my life.
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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FindingNamo
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Michael Learned as
Posted: 3/7/13 at 08:14pm
A better punchline would have been:

Long live Ike Godsey.
'First the Bastille than the butt plug.' -- M ______
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supportivemom
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Michael Learned as
Posted: 3/7/13 at 08:50pm
The crowds in Jacksonville, Florida aren't as sophisticated as they are in New York- I know- shocking! The lady that was sitting at my table was still using the term "colored" for an African American person.