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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Fair Lady Timeline

Posted by: Pia Haas on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

My Fair Lady returns for an extended run now through  January 29th! Here is The genesis and the evolution to the Musical which is "My Fair Lady"                                  

43 BC – 17 AD – The Roman poet Ovid first wrote down the Greek myth of Pygmalion, about a misogynist who creates a statue of the perfect woman.
1912 – George Bernard Shaw wrote his Pygmalion.
1914 - The first English language production of Pygmalion. It starred Mrs. Campbell and was directed by Shaw. It was a huge success and established Shaw as a commercially successful playwright.
1938 – The film version of Pygmalion written by Shaw. The film was hugely successful and nominated for an Academy Award.
1952 - Lerner and Loewe are approached by Gabriel Pascal to adapt Pygmalion.
1956 – My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe opened on Broadway and starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison.
1964 – The film version of My Fair Lady debuts, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. It won eight Oscars including the Academy Award for Best Picture.
1987 – Pygmalion is revived on Broadway. This production starred Peter O’Toole as Henry Higgins and Amanda Plummer as Eliza Doolittle.
1993 - The third revival of My Fair Lady opens on Broadway. This time Richard Chamberlain takes the role of Henry Higgins
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Glad to have you home, MSG. Ernesto Arguelles

Posted by: wbtpress on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 5:14:00 pm Comments (0)

At this Joyous Holiday Time... Welcome Home to those valiant Servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us...  We honor and give thanks to them as they continue to Boldly protect and defend our country. Meet some who came to visit us for "Home For The Holidays!"

I grew up in the Borough of Queens in NYC. I joined the USAF in september of 1983
-Desert Storm/Desert Shield
-OIF : activated to European bases:Spain, Italy and Germany to stage from
-OIF: USA-Andrews AFB for 1year tour
-OEF:Afghanistan( 2 tours)
 
My job as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician with the USAF Reserves was to be part of an Aeromedical Crew was to evacuate, care for our wounded/ill servicemembers and Nato troops and even our captured injured enemies via a USAF planes. Job was to evacuate them to a forward combat hospital bases or to a definitive higher echelon definitive hospital in Germany or the USA military medical centers.

I missed my two dogs, seeing greenery, driving my car and freedom to go out to do things instead of being locked in a base. I missed spending The Holidays with my family. I missed this holiday season for two consecutive tours in Afghanistan

Our comrades were a small unit, we spent the holiday with our own small gathering and we received care packages that included Christmas trees and lights, ornaments and we played holiday music and shared stories.

 

Welcome Home Sean Scott!

Posted by: wbtpress on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 4:37:00 pm Comments (0)

At this Joyous Holiday Time... Welcome Home to those valiant Servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us...  We honor and give thanks to them as they continue to Boldly protect and defend our country. Meet some who came to visit us for "Home For The Holidays!" I have been in the Army for 10 years. I Enlisted when i was 17 in 2001. During my years in the military i have been deployed twice. Once to Iraq and another time to Afghanistan. And have been training for a up coming deployment. I have been married for 2 years, and my wife and I are expecting very soon.   Something I missed being away from home is fishing and hunting season. My favorite christmas tradition is cutting down the christmas tree. Overseas, We tried to have fun on Holidays, While in Iraq, I dressed up like Santa to keep the morale up for the guys. 

Meet David Cohen, US Army

Posted by: wbtpress on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 4:10:00 pm Comments (0)
At this Joyous Holiday Time... Welcome Home to those valiant Servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us...  We honor and give thanks to them as they continue to Boldly protect and defend our country. Meet some who came to visit us for "Home For The Holidays!" 
I grew in Pomona, NY and now live in Harriman, NY with my wife Christie. Joining the Army in 2004 gave me a sense of purpose, patriotism, and pride. The military trained me in the skills of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Operations. I deployed to Iraq from 2005 to 2006 as my units CBRNE specialist and 50 caliber gunner protecting military convoys. I missed the basic luxuries that people take for granted like eating out and the change of seasons. I have fond memories of driving to my grandfather's house with my parents to spend Christmas with the rest of my family. I'm now married into a family full of wonderful holiday traditions. There are many, unfortunately, spending holidays overseas.. In Iraq, my roommate and I decorated living quarters for the holiday. All our cafeterias and Saddam Hussein's Palace located in base were decorated for Christmas and Hanukah as well. I received lots of holiday cards, letters and gifts from my family and strangers from all over the United States. The holiday is a challenging time for many soldiers who already miss their family back home. I missed being with my family, friends and girlfriend at the time, now my wife. No matter how much the military tries to make the holidays bearable for the troops, it's still not home. Our perception of what we wanted for Christmas changed that year; we wished to get home safe. The gifts we received from family and friends were a bonus. I missed the whole holiday environment, but most of all the great food. To keep our spirits up, we put up a small Christmas tree in our headquarters office.