Sunday, April 09, 2006

Oogaboo Rendezvous

I'm currently trapped at an Oogaboo Rendezvous! This is an event that happens a few times a year up here in the Pacific Northwest. The Oogaboos are the residents of the Northwest corner of Oz in the Oz books by L Frank Baum, and they are also a group of Eric's closest and oldest friends. Today's meeting has nearly twenty people, two dogs, and a troll, all talking and eating and enjoying themselves. Ok, the dogs aren't getting fed, but they are getting enough attention.

Ok, go look at the Israeli Rap video featuring a singing pug that's got a Wizard of Oz theme.

Update: After the Rendezvous, a bunch of Oogaboos went down to the 5th Avenue Theatre for a Spotlight Night about the upcoming production of Pippin. Why is this of interest to Oz fans? Because Pippin was the work of Stephen Schwartz... who also is the musical genius behind Wicked the Musical. We got to see a number of songs from his various musicals performed (including "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas) and two songs from Wicked ("The Wizard and I" and "For Good"), as well as getting a neat biography of his career.

After the show, hubby-Eric and I (at my urging) hung around at the stage door until Mr. Schwartz emerged, so Eric could get his autograph in his copy of the Wicked Grimmerie which he'd brought along, just in case. Yup, we hung around the stage door! And as a bonus, I kind of want to see Pippin now...