Through a weird twist of fortune, my wife and I were able to see two broadway productions in one weekend, which is awesome because we almost never get to do those kinds of things!
On Saturday, we saw The Lion King in Sacramento. It was absolutely beautiful, with incredible sets and the fantastic (if not altogether too familiar) story. I confess the opening sequence was the most amazing part for me, but get some Elton John/ Hanz Zimmer compositions in there and the rest of the show is nothing to shake a coconut-embellished stick at. The costumes, in particular, were absolutely amazing! Very well-designed and creative!
On Sunday, we saw Wicked in San Francisco. I can honestly say I've never been so inspired by a stage-performance before. The actors and actresses were phenomenal. The two leads, playing Glinda and Elphaba, were outstanding. The story was so much better than I could have hoped. I highly HIGHLY recommend this show to ANYONE. It's one I will want to see again (and again)! Maybe I'll luck out and they'll make a Wicked film that I'll get to work on :D
Not much on the animation end, as I've been trying to stay out of Maya as much as possible while on leave, and this weekend was a very nice (and very needed) break.