Friday, November 25, 2011

An Evening at the Theatre

I am not usually a frivolous person, but I do enjoy pop culture.  



I also like a nice cocktail reception.






I apologize for the dark photos but the room was lit mostly with candles and my point-and-shoot camera couldn't handle   it.  Also, just when I thought I had a good clear view, people would step right in front of you.  The nerve!  




I may have mentioned a certain actor whom I have had a crush on admired for the past 25 years.  


He is even nicer looking in person with a really nice complexion


He is a home boy, having grown up in the NYC suburb of Massapequa, Long Island.   My friend Kathleen J. went to the high school where his dad taught history.  She said there is a  strong resemblance.  (Kathy, I told him this!)


Alec Baldwin


On November 21st, I had the pleasure of seeing Alec Baldwin on the stage at the Two River Theatre Company in New Jersey.  It was a one-night-only performance called Unplugged.  My friend and I were also given access to a cocktail reception before hand, and were introduced to him.  




Alec, Michael Cumpsty and the Two River Theatre's creative director, John Dias, discussed films and roles, playwrights, and answered audience questions and did readings.    Michael is an accomplished Shakespearean actor, as well as acting on television and in movies.  This was a benefit for the theatre and I really enjoyed it.  


John Dias, creative director of Two River and Alec 

Only shot of Michael Cumpsty,  r.
I was a nervous wreck and just took photos when I could.  But my friend Lily was brave and decided to go up to Baldwin and let him know that her friend was a fan of his for years.  She was adamant that we get a photo together.  He asked what my name was and we chatted briefly.  I hope I wasn't too much of a babbling fool.  I get tongue tied around one of the sexiest men in America famous people. 


MY FRIEND Lily and Alec
And I am still camera shy!  




As we were leaving, Lily said to me, "Not bad for two girls from Brooklyn, out hobnobbing like this"...................indeed.




Joining Seasonal Sundays at the Tablescaper here


xo

42 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness how cool Barbara! He is handsome and you look beautiful. Exciting for sure! :)

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  2. Yes, indeed! Oh, how wonderful to meet him!! And you chatted with him too? Oh, what a great thing to have happen.
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. What a beautiful event. i lived next to Mr. Baldwin when I lived on Long Island. He was married to Kim Basinger at that time and the two of them were quite a trip. Enjoy. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  4. Oh Barbara, what FUN!! I would have been tongue-tied and nervous, too. But WHAT a THRILL!! I'm glad you had the op and that your friend Lily helped you take advantage of it!!! :)

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  5. WOW.... How wonderful for you ! !
    So glad you visited my blog & I am a new follower of yours!! I will be back.....
    Have a Great Weekend!
    Marilyn

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  6. What an amazing night! So glad you had the chance to experience this, I know it was way too much fun:@)

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  7. What a wonderful thrill, Barbara, and such an elegant affair! I like Alec Baldwin too, especially when he's on Saturday Night Live..he's one of the best hosts!

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  8. Barbara,
    This looked like such a fun event! How wonderful that you got to meet Alec Baldwin. He is one funny and handsome guy! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  9. Wow! Love the picture of Lily and loved reading about your evening. What a thrill to remember. I am a big fan of 30 Rock!

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  10. You lucky lady! He is for sure a very sexy and talented guy. Whoohoo!

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  11. Hi Dear Barbara,

    How fun that you would notice the rockettes ornament on my tree. That pic is for my NYC blogging friends. ;)

    Your post is sooo cool! I can't believe you got to meet Alec Baldwin. I don't think I've ever met a real celebrity before. I'm camera shy too, and I'm sure I would be a tongue-tied ninny as well. :) How exciting for you. Do you know, my mom used to love him when he played on Knotts Landing many, many years ago. He was quite handsome then.

    Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  12. What a fun night that must have been. and nerve-wracking...:)))

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  13. Imagine meeting Alec Baldwin! You are one lucky girl; sounded like a fun evehing. your photos are wonderful!
    Rita

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  14. Congratulazioni!Sei bella e hai i lineamenti italiani,Baci,Rosetta

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  15. Oh WOW! That is one event I'm sure you will never forget.... and to think you saw him in my neck of the woods. Alec is dreamy that's for sure. :-)


    Dee

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  16. Oh, what fun you had! I have always liked Alec Baldwin as an actor. I love the movie, "THE EDGE.' That's an event you will rememebr always.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  17. AMAZING!!! Alec Baldwin is one of the best...he was always so darn funny on SNL.

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  18. How fun! Good for you. So glad you had a great time.

    - The Tablescaper

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  19. Lucky you! I am very happy that your dream came true, Barbara.
    Blessings, Beth

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  20. Not bad indeed my dear. You made a great looking couple. LOL. So glad you got to have this experience. So nice to see you beautiful and smiling face. Hugs, Ginger

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  21. What a wonderful way to make memories. It's fun to meet people you admire too. Big Hugs!!!!

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  22. Now where is the picture of YOU and Alec? You know we wanna see!
    Sounds like a lovely evening and the ambience appears very elegant. I'm so glad you were able to do this!

    xo
    Pat

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  23. Wonderful post!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  24. What a great evening you had, cocktails, heartthrob, theatre, the works!
    Sounds like my kind of fun.

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  25. WOW! I still can't believe you got the chance to meet Alec! I am still smiling at it all. Great memories for sure :D

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  26. How exciting to meet him - lucky you! I love when Alec Baldwin hosts Saturday Night Live.

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  27. How cool is that!! I like to watch him when he appears on Turner Classic Movies and leads in to his favorite classic pics. He's also quite the comedian!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  28. OMG, G I R L!!! You are a rock star!! I love him too.... I've always thought he was so sexy and handsome..... and I love a good cocktail party too! You are my
    H E R O!! You girls from Brooklyn ROCK!!

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  29. OMG!!! My Dearest tBarbara,
    What a splendid time you had with your friends♬♬♬
    I'm not so familiar with him, but I DO remember him in the "Working Girl" and somewhere else!!! HOW EXCITING to be able to chat with the celebrity☆☆☆
    Funny you said that "I hope that I wasn't too much of a babbling fool. I get tongue tied..." I DO have one particular actor I've been wanting to meet in person, I would be on cloud nine if I were you♡♡♡
    I'd love the "hobnobbing" like that with you, hehe. And thank you very much for the "Orchid" in the last picture, beautiful!!!

    PS> Sorry for the belated comment, really busy since last Fri. And still AM, whew...

    Love and Lots of Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

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  30. Hi lovely lady.
    He is so Handsome I love all this movies. You look so beautiful with him love your dress sweet lady.
    I also lived on Long Island some time ago. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas Tablescape.
    I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

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  31. How fun and what a huge thrill for you! I feel that way about Tom Selleck. I would make a big old fat fool out of myself if I met him. I just know it!

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  32. Your life is decidedly more interesting than mine :-). I loved your post today. I hope you have a great week. Blessings...Mary

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  33. Oh, small world! My cousins went to high school here, and a guest we had at the university team dinner last week went there too. Wonder is you know them...
    xo Cathy

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  34. Wow ! WISH I WAS YOUR FRIEND! tHANKS FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL POST.JOANN

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  35. Wow, now that is brag worthy! How fun and you both look wonderful. What a great opportunity, so glad you took advantage of it and shared with us!

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  36. Alec Baldwin is a talented actor, but he is also a comedian with spot on timing. Some of his Saturday Night Live stuff is so funny, it makes me cry!

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  37. Oh what a fun event and evening for you and your friend. I think it's great you got to meet one of your favorite actors. He is also one of mine. I'm happy you took your camera, you did great getting snaps in such a setting. Thanks for sharing your evening.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  38. Wow! You met Alex! I am very impressed. Love him as an actor. The evening shows like it was perfect. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Martha

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  39. What a fun night and those Baldwin boys sure have charm don't they?! Glad to see him settle down a bit in these last few years too. :D

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  40. Ooh, I'm jealous! I do have a crush on him too! I would have said something really dumb to him!! What a treat that must of been to see him perform live! I enjoy our local playhouse- I can't imagine seeing someone with his background! Thumbs up to the two Brooklyn girls!!

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  41. Just saw this great post! How fun! I have always loved his beautiful eyes! ;)

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