September 17, 2001-
For 'Naming' we had seats to die for (Moving Platform, A 29, 30 in case you wanna know ;D) *ahem* - meaning Jake Brent was in front of us. He has the most amazing voice, as I must have mentioned before, but what really stunned me was his recitation. I’ve seldom heard something as beautiful. I appreciate nothing more than poetry and I could tell Jake was ‘feeling’ the words, really trying to make them sound as they should. He did a fab job, since I had melted after the first sentence.
We had the pleasure of seeing another adorable catfight - Sebastian (Alonzo) wound about near Misto, until the latter finally gave up and grabbed his tail. They proceeded to circle each other, arching their backs and hissing slightly before pouncing. *sighs*
Jake and Candice (Evans) were decoratively lounging on the mattress and just before Cassie joined the dancers - and John (Tug) went off to hassle someone in row J - Misto pulled her tail with a sweet mischievous grin. *melts*
And another thing during ‘RTT’ - John kicked the ball of wool in the direction of Jake, who stood on the mattress, but it didn’t get far enough. Misto had to come down from his stand and, with an elegance I’m sure no soccer player will ever muster, kicked the ball offstage. ;D. For the first tom line up in ‘Bustopher,’ Misto had to take charge of course, pushing Cassie away - how he leads her off without as much as touching her waist with his arm is beyond me ;D. Poor guy, Skimble was crying at Misto’s shoulder after he’d failed to salute/shake hands properly with Bustopher. Jake rolled his eyes, then patted his hands encouragingly. *cute* ‘Pekes & Pollicles’ gave me a shock. I saw my darling thundercloud (yes, I mean Oliver’s Cori ;D) laugh! *gasps* He slapped Jake’s hat clear off his head and started grinning madly, throwing himself on the ground in merriment. It was funny to see Misto’s expression, btw - I’ve noticed that Jake always holds the back of his wig when taking off that hat, so as not to dislodge it. *grins*
Jake did seem to have trouble with his microphone’s wire (doesn’t he always have trouble with his mic? I can’t remember having ever seen him not trying to straighten it ;D), but his pirouettes were flawless as always. As everyone leaned back before the mating dance, Vicky leant against Misto, her head on his chest and he steadied her with his arm round her waist. Very carefully and softly as always, we’re having a true gentleman here after all. ;D.
‘Growltiger’ was way cool. Munk got kneed in the groin again, to Misto’s infinite amusement. In case no one ever noticed, that black kitty is the only one who doesn’t get beaten up. Yeah, he’s clever, ain’t he? *grins* And now to one of my favourite numbers overall - aren’t you surprised? *grins* Sachmet told me Jake wasn’t wearing a bow tie, or at least it didn’t seem like it. I didn’t notice, I have to admit. I do believe there were more crystals on his costume, maybe I’m mistaken though. Jake was sparkling (and no, I’m not talking about those crystals ;D. His presence on stage is enough.) and I counted somewhere around 35 conjuring turns. His performance left me stunned *surprise* and I do think he might just have normal glitter on his face instead of those little stones. *shrugs* And what a treat to see his facial expressions close up! Melted into nothingness during ‘Addressing’ (yes, there was still a little of me left for all Jake’s charms ;D). Skimble and Misto both have such adorable facial expressions. Jake was ‘wriggling’ his nose (see the Video’s 'Making of CATS' where he’s sitting in his chair getting his makeup on) *cute* and licked his lips at the mention of “salmon pie.” Just before Kenny (Admetus/Macavity) ran onstage for the Credits, he said something to Jake, who’d been sitting beside the mattress with him - Jake started laughing madly, bending onto the mattress. I’ve seldom seen anyone laugh that hard ;D. Looked absolutely adorable... Would love to know what they were talking about. *winks*
Misto asked Griz to dance as usual, but Tuggy interrupted with a little pout and “Hey!” As Jake stepped back, John caught him and danced him offstage, stopping at the ramp for a moment to shout something and clap before Chrissie (who was grinning madly) shooed him off.
(Reported by Triskell - firstname.lastname@example.org)
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