You know how it is when you find something you love and instantly you want everyone you know to love it, too? Here is a list of things the Beehive is into at this very moment.
We invite you to share your obsession in the comments.
Donald: I’m obsessed with Artists’ Repertory Theater’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show” at Severance Building. Can’t stop talking it up to people. I wrote my column on Sunday about Daniel Chavez Jr., the talented actor/director/choreographer who plays Frank ‘N’ Furter, the sweet transvestite from another planet. Add to that a big advance 7 cover story on the show on opening day and a lengthy Beehive review, and I admit it’s been a tsunami of coverage. Why such enthusiasm? It’s a sharp production, of course, with some great singing, dancing and creative use of the Severance space. The chance to hear a pipin’ hot live band is a big plus, too. But more than just the quality of the show, what makes me so pro-”Rocky” is that it truly feels like a community theatrical event. The amount of work that went into this production is obvious — and the energy that the cast and crew gives is infectious. I know that I’m going back to see it again.
Felicia: Even though “The Amazing Race” now is in Season 13, I still dig this show. It’s by far my favorite reality series because teams have to compete in challenges as they race around the world. We’re down to five pairs. This season’s had a bitter tinge. Example: A team of divorcÃ©es dissing their exes, an older couple trying to get past the husband’s infidelity, and a young couple in which the guy is just so needy. (Early on, he’s whining to his girlfriend: “You have to focus on me!”) It’s also a season in which teams have a problem reading directions. My original fave team, computer wonks Mark and Bill, were eliminated because of this error. So my loyalties went to the mother-son team of Toni and Dallas. So far, they are respectful and supportive of each other. I can’t wait to see who wins.
Kathy: I’m obsessed with Robert Pattinson (aka Edward Cullen in “Twilight”). I definitely have a thing for British guys. In this case, I think it’s the hair. In one picture it’s a crazy mess; in another it’s got more style than Patrick Dempsey’s ‘do. He just adds another layer to my “Twilight” obsession. There are just 7 days until the movie opens. I think I almost drove poor Rick Bentley crazy talking to him about the books before his trip to LA last weekend for the screening of the movie (stories from the visit are planned for Sunday, Wednesday and Friday next week). At least my husband thinks my obsession is cute. He even downloaded the soundtrack for me, which keeps me in the “Twilight” zone while I drive to work. Okay, go ahead, make fun of me! But it is cool enough to be in Vanity Fair.
Mike Oz: I’m obsessed with Bauer. He’s my dog. He’s adorable. But he’s a puppy, so he’s also a pain in the butt. Lately, our lives revolve around the dog: taking him to training, going to the dog parks (Roeding > Woodward), making trips to PetSmart, and, of course cleaning up his potty. Soon enough, though, I’ll be obsessed with Jack Bauer.