Thursday, August 16, 2007

I Know What Brian Boitano Would Do!

When we were on the ship earlier this year, we met a great singer/actor named Franc D'Ambrosio. He got his big break when he was chosen to play the opera-singing son of Al Pacino in Godfather 3. Then, he was the "Phantom" in San Francisco, playing the role longer than any other actor. He tours constantly as a soloist now. Anyway, we totally fell in love with Franc. (Who wouldn't?)

When we told him we were coming into San Francisco, he said he had a friend he'd like to bring. So, imagine how we felt when we were standing in the receiving line hugging Brian Boitano (who is a total sweetheart). Katelyn, our stage manager, was having major heart palpitations, doing triple lutzes backstage at intermission. I just felt so honored. And, of course, Franc is being deluged with mp3s from me, begging him to sing my songs!

Jim Brochu, Franc D'Ambrosio, Brian Boitano & Steve Schalchlin
at The Big Voice: God or Merman?
New Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

(Click on image for high res photo and see how cute we really are.)

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