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ATTENTION!!! See Charlie Ross' one-man LORD OF THE RINGS in Chicago! - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
January 22nd, 2005
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ATTENTION!!! See Charlie Ross' one-man LORD OF THE RINGS in Chicago!
Folks, it was so good at ORC that I'd be more than willing to see it AGAIN! To be honest, when I looked at the description before ORC, I thought "eh... maybe it will be okay" - but you have to see this to believe it. This guy can mimic every single person in LOTR, then condense all 3 movies into 1 hour, AND - add in just enough humor and poking at the story to make you absolutely lose it - *L*!!! And he THROWS himself into it - the poor guy must lose a gallon of water in the one hour.

PLUS - he does a spoof of STAR WARS! Apparently that's how he started this kind of a gig. Take it from somebody who saw it a week ago - tell all your friends to go see it, if you live around Chicago. They'll be kicking themselves later if they don't.

Here's the info: http://www.apollochicago.com/coming/index.html.

From the site:

"Lucasfilms loved the show so much they hired Charlie Ross to promote the new Star Wars movie coming out next spring."

"The One-Man Star Wars Trilogy Showtimes: Fri at 10:30PM and Sun at 6:00PM.

The One-Man Lord of the Rings Showtimes: Sat at 10:30PM and Mon at 7:00PM. Added shows: Fri, Feb 18 at 10:30PM, Sat, Feb 19 at 3:00PM and Sunday, Feb 20 at 6:00PM. Opens Sunday, Jan 23, 2005."


Grrrrr.. blast!!!! Saturday at 10:30 pm? *wails* He must be in a space used for another play during normal hours. I was going to suggest a Midwest Moot until I saw that. Makes it pretty difficult to see it. I would have suggested mooting on Feb. 19 at the 3 pm show, but I'll be in New York.

Still... *G* the rest of you can go!!!! Huh? What do you think? Elan and Boo - you'd love it... even SB would, as long as he could sit high enough to see! Kisa, definitely worth a drive down. As for the rest, definitely think about it! *S*

I'll eventually be posting my photos of him - if any come out! That guy moves sooooooo fast! *G* Maybe that will help make up your minds. *S*


AND - a really nice interview of Cliff Broadway and Carlena Cordova (spelling?) AT ORC about "Ringers" - check it out! http://www.iesb.net/movies2/lotforc.php

AND - to anybody complaining about ORC - *S* - here's a good opportunity to learn more about TORn and their involvement: http://www.iesb.net/movies2/christornint.php

God... love all the Star Wars comments... everybody in all the interviews is a Star Wars fan (or former fan) as well as an LOTR fan - and the predecessor to TORN was www.theforce.net!

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From:ex_wild_iris641
Date:January 22nd, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
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He really is terrific, isn't he?

I'm really sorry that I missed you! I'd have introduced myself had I known you were there, I was in D26.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 23rd, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
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I was in C40! The silly, very round woman in a black t-shirt with the SLR camera. *G* Hope you checked out my pics, since we were so close - *G*.

I would have been rolling in the aisles laughing if I hadn't been worried about blocking the poor lady filming (I was in a different seat), and getting carried away - *L*!
From:ex_wild_iris641
Date:January 23rd, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
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I did check out your pics, they're absolutely wonderful!
You really are an incredible photographer, Rosamunde.

The poor lady filming, yes... she was right next to me. That was tough duty I think, especially with Billy ;).
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 23rd, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
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Yes - back and forth, back and forth - *L*!!!

And thanks!
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From:bluelily17
Date:January 23rd, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)

Ummm there's an afternoon ones too....

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Sat, Feb 19 at 3:00PM , or Sunday, Feb 20 at 6:00PM

I want to go if anyone else will go. I'd hate to go by myself. Anyone up for planning a moot?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 23rd, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)

Re: Ummm there's an afternoon ones too....

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Go! Go! Go!!!

(I'm going to be in NY that weekend... rats)
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From:bluelily17
Date:January 23rd, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)

more times:

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Ticketmaster also lists other times for his performance of the LOTR one, Sun,
01/23/05
01:00 PM One Man Lord of the Rings Find Tickets
on sale now
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 23rd, 2005 05:01 am (UTC)

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Oooooo... wait... that's tomorrow. Damn.
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From:bluelily17
Date:January 23rd, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
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I think our LOTR lineparty group could also go to the Star wars one if the LOTR ones don't work. Both are extreemely funny---
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From:beannis
Date:January 23rd, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
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Charlie is a friend of a friend of mine. Nice guy!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 23rd, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)
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And incredibly talented! If he didn't realize it when he was performing, the crowd was laughing wildly, and gleefully looking at each other at every funny part, with looks saying "did you see that? did you hear that? OMG!". And, of course, he slew the slashgirls with "Are we gay, Mr. Frodo?" at the end!

But, LOTR aside, his mimicry, his obvious background in dance as well as theatre - all were on display. Did he do the "writing" as well (i.e., put the whole act together himself)?

*in utter awe*
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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:January 24th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)

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Oh wow, this is so my cup of tea!!! I wish he had done or was going to do a video. Still, I'll email the link to Mr. Dee adn see what he says. Anyway, thanks for posting about it.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 24th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)

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It really is a hoot - hope you get a chance to see him sometime. Heck... see if he's coming up to Milwaukee!
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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:January 24th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)

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That's a good idea! *blomp* I must bring Kisa and Gaya with me so that they can carry me out after I have passed out from laughing. ;)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 24th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)

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*L*! - good idea! *G*
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