334/365 – Hamilton at the Pantages

Today we saw Hamilton for the second time. I am obsessed with this musical and can’t have enough of it. 🙂 The story, the music, and the choreography are fantastic, the work of genius. If Hamilton comes to your city, GO SEE IT! It was interesting to see how three months into their LA run, the company has gotten so much better.  Apparently, coming from a run in a smaller theater in San Francisco, the performers were shocked by the sheer size of the Pantages Theater, in Hollywood. It is much more challenging to perform in such a large venue (2,703 seats), packed to capacity, with a very enthusiastic audience. Today’s performance was phenomenal and I was delighted to have gone again. The photos below are not of the show (no photography allowed), but rather of the beautiful Pantages theater, a stunning Art Deco building from the 1930s. My iPhone photos don’t do it justice (they won’t allow “professional” cameras into the premises), but you can still see the beauty of the palatial building. So, enjoy the show! 😉

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

This week’s challenge is to create a three-picture story. Here’s my interpretation:

Occupy Every Space

Back in November of 2011, while walking around the Hollywood and Highland Center–a shopping complex in Hollywood– I heard chanting that sounded like a protest. I was at the top level of the structure so, as I looked down, all I could see was a very busy scene.IMG_2013I continued to look down trying to figure out where the chanting was coming from and finally spotted a small but very loud group of young people. They were singing, shouting slogans, and passing out leaflets, while a couple of policemen quietly observed them.IMG_2010As it turned out, they were part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which was spreading all over the US and had reached Los Angeles. The last photo zooms in on the most vocal of the protesters, a sort of leader of the group. IMG_2011

This entry is part of Weekly Photo Challenge. Visit the site to see other “three-picture stories.” http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/