Today, 17 January 2008, at 14:35 I got the kind of surprise that only the Internet can bring â€” an email from one of the composers and lyricists of Avenue Q â€” Jeff Marx
Email from Jeff Marx â€œHi Lorna. I’ve been reading your website. Thank you for all the complimentary things you’ve been saying about Avenue Q. It’s so surreal to witness our work being done halfway across the globe by people we don’t know, and to see such enthusiasm about it. It’s sooooooo cool and amazing.
â€œI thought about coming down to Manila for the opening of the show there, but it was such a busy time for me, I just couldn’t break away. The first time around I was working under tight deadlines, the second time was the holidays and my family was in town.
â€œBut I’d really love to see what you guys did with the show.
â€œI didn’t realize there was going to be a “Farewell Run” in June… I’d love to try and attend that one! I’m so glad you’re doing it again and there’ll be another chance to see it.â€
The Invitation Of course, I offered, â€œIf you need assistance with your Philippine trip, just let us know, and we will try our very best,â€ and added, â€œThe shows we have invested in, dubbed as the Spread the Fuzz on Avenue Q Manila shows, will be on 14 June 2008 at 2pm and 21 June 2008 at 8pm, and I just know that everyone will be thrilled to bits if you and Robert Lopez can come and watch the shows.â€
What Can You Do Q-mmunity, letâ€™s SPREAD THE FUZZ!!! Letâ€™s persuade Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (the other composer/lyricist of Avenue Q who happens to be part Pinoy) to come here!
First, please consider writing a comment addressed to Jeff and Robert (aka Bobby). Once the comments reach like a considerable number (how about 50?), Iâ€™ll send a link to Jeff so that they can read your notes. (Nothing beats impassioned letters.)
Second, if you have contacts with the airline and hotel industry, and the like; or you want to open your hearth and home, or you want to offer whatever hospitable option, just let me know through:
NOTE THAT WE CAN SEND THE INVITATION, BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT CAN BE ACCOMMODATED; BUT WHAT THE HECK, LETâ€™S TRY FOLKS!!!
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