Well, we've survived the first weekend of Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. The Roda was close to sold out for the first six performances.
Carrie attracts the most fun audiences -- fans of her best-selling books, the recovery movement, the celebrity seekers, a big LGBT following, and yes, Star Wars fanatics. And of course the general theatre-going communities. They're all having so much fun. They love the extraordinary photos of Carrie taken by Rebecca Martinez that decorate the lobby. They love the specialty drinks -- Princess Leia's Pleasure, Rum & Coke Zero, and my personal favorite, Darth Vodka. They love Carrie.
I saw the show on Thursday night. Rapturous ovation at the end. No surprise -- we're going to have a great run. On Friday night, well, big surprise. Turns out Carrie's dad Eddie Fisher was in the house. A natural star himself, Eddie joined Carrie on stage and they sang a duet of "If I Loved You" from Carousel. The audience was very moved. Rapturous ovation.
Rapturous ovations nightly!
Just nine performances left. Tickets are flying out the door. Reserve your seats now.
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