…..was held this year at the Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica.
The ever lovely Natalie with CTG Producing Director Doug Baker.
Before we heard Doug Baker and Artistic Director Michael Ritchie discuss the upcoming season, there was an incredible buffet.
There were croissants with chocolate inside…Oh soooo French!
I hunted down the cream cheese to go with this wonderful lox and bagels...
Frittatas…..French toast….You were waiting for this one. Bacon, Bacon, Bacon!!! Soooo good!Nikka and I were at table 11 where I piled on as much as I could onto my plate. Nikka got the coffee and sweets for me.Nikka really paid attention as we learned a lot about the upcoming season and the journey of putting on a show. In the past, CTG has put on 200 shows which includes 40 new productions. Coming up, ’A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ the Arthur Miller play which will have stage seating of 110 as the play takes place in a boxing ring. I think that would be great fun to do! After its run at the Ahmanson the play will travel to the Kennedy Center.
‘FUN HOME’ is a new, smartly woven theatrical production that won the Tony Award for best musical. We were told it will make our soul sing! ‘CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG in the NIGHT-TIME’ is another Tony winner and wallopped Broadway. ‘INTO THE WOODS’, 'JERSEY BOYS' and’AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL’ will round out the season.
I was busy taking videos of Doug Baker and Michael Ritchie’s interesting talk so I didn’t get a good still.Here’s some more cuteness….. We stayed in the hotel and went to the Terrazza Room to wait for Mary and Keith.
Clara took time out from her busy day to stop by and say hi!
Just a little more to eat please…...O.K., time for our third event of the day…..Off to the Starky’s where Grandmaster Don Baird was being celebrated that evening for 40 years heading the 'AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MARTIAL ARTS’! There were so many touching testimonials about the life changing affect Grandmaster Baird had on countless lives.
Maureen gave a beautiful presentation of the award….
Here’s awesome Grandmaster Maria Baird who we love so much!
Even the doggies were wonderful…This one wanted in one the treats...
There was so much food, all of it yummy but I’m just going to show you the cakes because, after all, after bacon, isn’t it all about the CAKE!!!
We decided we had not eaten enough all day so off we went to Din Tai Fung for Boba’s! However, there was a two hour wait so we wound up getting them to go!
Whoops….nearly missed this doggie. All pups must be photographed!
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you….Nikka spotted a bride as we left the Hotel Casa Del Mar and that’s always a wonderful sight!
Wishing you moments of joy each and every day!