To quote the great Parker Posey from “Waiting for Guffman,” it’s the day of the show, y’all.
Twelve hours from now, we’ll be in the thick of the 2015 Metros ceremony, with many awards already in the hands of winners and several performances already completed.
Here’s what you have to look forward to tonight:
Kids will arrive at Stepinac starting at about 3 or so, with the overall production nominees getting time to rehearse on stage and actress and actor nominees rehearsing with the night’s musical director, Jordan Rudess, who is a bona fide ROCK STAR, as keyboard player/composer for the progressive rock band Dream Theater.
We’ll be handing out Metros swag once again and gathering nominees on the blue carpet. Our live blue-carpet interviews will be from 6 to 7ish. The ceremony begins at 7:30 and should end at about 10:10 or so. (After all, it’s a school night.)
By all means, if you’re at Stepinac, step over to the house-right lobby — by the huge doors leading to the plaza in front of the school — and catch the blue-carpet from 6 to 7ish.
It’ll be loud. It’ll be proud. It’ll be, as the kids say, “on fleek.”
(Of course, now that I’ve used that expression, no one will ever use it again. Sorry.)
One the ceremony begins, I’ll be live-blogging the awards in one post, topping it with each award, as sort of a running log of the night. Should be fun.