They were advertising an upcoming exhibit called "Hello, Carol!" - a celebration of Carol Channing. I thought it looked pretty fun, and then I saw the Best Thing Ever. I can't describe it any better than the description online, so here you go:
HELLO, CAROL! A Celebration of Carol Channing
This one night only concert Thursday, September 25, 7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre features Carol Channing plus special guests Carole Cook, Rita Moreno and others in an evening of song, accompanied by the 65-piece California Pops Orchestra (Kim Venaas, Musical Director).
Tickets are $30 to $65. $125 front orchestra
VIP tickets include an exclusive reception immediately following the concert upstairs at the Museum of Performance & Design.
The post-concert reception also offers a special sneak preview of the Museum’s retrospective exhibition "Hello Carol! A Celebration of Carol Channing" which opens Sept. 26 and runs through March 14. On view will be such treasures as the iconic red dress from the original 1964 "Hello, Dolly!", outfits by costumer Bob Mackie, video and audio clips, posters, programs, original drawings by the great Al Hirschfeld and Miss Channing's Tony and Golden Globe awards.
Proceeds from the concert benefit the Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kullijian Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving arts education in California schools.
For more information, please call 415-255-4800 or visit www.mpdsf.org.
She is kind of amazing. I am kind of way excited about this. Oh, and I'm going with my friend Andrea, who I used to do theatre with in high school. this is going to be unbelievable.
PS - I bought Special Edition 2-Disc DVD sets of both Singin' in the Rain and Meet Me In St. Louis at Costco today. Price? $8.99 each. Even though I own Singin' in the Rain on VHS already, this was totally worth it.
PPS - My email (both corporate and personal) has been down for almost an hour, leaving me unable to do about 99% of the work I normally do. Hooray.