First things first... the Mama Pig Update. Mama Pig is continuing to recover. She's still having some issues pooping, but she's getting better as the days go on. I've stopped giving her pain medicine at night and she no longer needs ridiculous amounts of fluids to make her go. Tonight we experimented with a "fluid-less flush". This consisted of a nice relaxing massage from Crippie's mom. It calmed her down to a point where she could pee and poop freely, which she did. We're probably gonna try more massages as the days go on. Again, Crippie is still not gonna say that Mama Pig is "cured" because I thought Emma was cured... she was on the mend then she stopped peeing, she was gone 12 hours later.
Other than taking care of the pig Crippie had a very chill day. I had plans to go visit the boys at the shelter but I was just too tired and achy to go. Ever have one of those days where everyone in your house feels like crap, that was my day. The dogs were included in that statement. Helen was sleeping on my bed for a good 6 hours today. The day of rest did me good. Crippie doesn't feel quite as crappy now.
Moving on to Theatre Nerd business. The Tony Award Nominees have been announced! I don't know about you guys, but I love trying to guess winners of awards and events. Crippie almost guessed the winner of the Kentucky Derby this year and I've correctly guessed the winner of the Superbowl for ten years straight! I don't even know a damn thing about sports!!! Crippie is also rather gifted when it comes to guessing awards that she knows a thing or two about. So without further adieu... I give you Crippie's guesses for the Musical categories. I don't know a damn thing about the plays.
Best musical: “Leap of Faith,” “Newsies,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Once.”
CRIPPIE'S GUESS - ONCE - While there are no clear "shoe-ins" for the winner, Once got great reviews, has a different sound than most musicals, AND they do Irish music jam sessions before the show and during the intermission. In other words, Once is special.
Best book of a musical: “Lysistrata Jones,” “Newsies,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Once.”
CRIPPIE'S GUESS - ONCE - Again, Once is awesome. I've always loved the story.
Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater: “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Newsies,” “One Man, Two Guvnors,” “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
CRIPPIE'S GUESS - NEWSIES - I'm guessing this because A) There's a special place in Crippie's heart for Alan Menken B) It's the only successful show amongst the nominees C) Crippie hates Bonnie and Clyde with a passion. Seriously if Bonnie and Clyde wins that award there will be a massive Cripple Rant here.
Best revival of a musical: “Evita,” “Follies,” “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
CRIPPIE'S GUESS - PORGY AND BESS - How do I put this lightly... this was the only one that got really good reviews. Also, they took out the racism, which is nice.
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical: Danny Burstein, “Follies”; Jeremy Jordan, “Newsies”; Steve Kazee, “Once”; Norm Lewis, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; Ron Raines, “Follies.”
CRIPPIE'S GUESS - NORM LEWIS - Porgy and Bess is just a great musical and it demands great actors
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical: Jan Maxwell, “Follies”; Audra McDonald, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; Cristin Milioti, “Once”; Kelli O’Hara, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”; Laura Osnes, “Bonnie & Clyde.”
CRIPPIE'S GUESS - AUDRA McDONALD - It's Audra friggin McDonald, she'd get a Tony for this part even if she was sitting in the damn audience. I'd also like to see the chick from Once get this, but I don't think it'll happen.
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical: Phillip Boykin, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; Michael Cerveris, “Evita”; David Alan Grier, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; Michael McGrath, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”; Josh Young, “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
CRIPPIE'S GUESS - MICHAEL CERVERIS - Why? Because Michael Cerveris kicks ass, that why.
Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical: Elizabeth A. Davis, “Once”; Jayne Houdyshell, “Follies”; Judy Kaye, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”; Jessie Mueller, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”; Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “Ghost the Musical.”
CRIPPIE'S GUESS - ELIZABETH A. DAVIS - She has one of those special memorable parts that just gets you a Tony.
The Tonys are June 10th and NEIL PATRICK HARRIS is hosting... ommmmggggggg so excited!
Crippie's Tippie - Unless you want to see Crippie yell at you about theatre, don't tell her that you like "Bonnie and Clyde the Musical"