Starry Noises Off Opens Officially on Broadway

first_imgIf a bad dress rehearsal really is good luck, one of these characters may have just won that $1.5 billion Powerball. The Broadway revival of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off opens officially on January 14 at the American Airlines Theatre. The Roundabout production, directed by Jeremy Herrin, boasts a cast that includes Tony winner Andrea Martin and Smash bombshell Megan Hilty.To celebrate, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of the cast. The hijinks-laden gang’s all there: check out Squigs’ sketchy depictions of Martin as Dotty Otley, Hilty as Brooke Ashton, Campbell Scott as Lloyd Dallas, Rob McClure as Tim Allgood, Kate Jennings Grant as Belinda Blair, Tracee Chimo as Poppy Norton-Taylor, Daniel Davis as Selsdon Mowbray, David Furr as Garry Lejeune and Jeremy Shamos as Frederick Fellowes.Congratulations to the cast of Noises Off; may your show-within-a-show remain delightfully disastrous! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 13, 2016 Related Showscenter_img About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Noises Offlast_img read more

5 Takeaways from the Canyon Quest Soft Cooler

first_imgSoft coolers are becoming increasingly popular these days as adventurers look for ways to take coolers, and all the benefits they provide, along on more types outdoor excursions in increasingly remote locations.I recently had the opportunity to test one of these coolers during an overnight adventure on the banks of the Chattooga River. Here are 5 takeaways from a day in the woods with the new-to-market Quest Soft Cooler from Canyon Coolers.img_47391. DurabilityThese types of coolers are expected to hold up to the riggers of the elements. I supplied the riggers and the mountains, woods, and waters of Upstate South Carolina supplied the elements. All the while, the Canyon Quest met and exceeded my expectations. Constructed form raft-grade tarpaulin inside and out, the sample sustained a few falls on the slippery trail that led the river and emerged unscathed from an intentional 12 ft. drop off of a boulder located in the vicinity of the pictured Long Creek Falls. Most importantly, the beer inside remained intact and unharmed.2. ComfortOne of the first things I look for in a soft cooler is comfort. How does it ride during a steep three mile hike to your favorite swimming hole? In the case of the Canyon Quest, like a cadillac. The built-in chest and waist straps offer optimum stability while the adequate back padding keeps your back comfortable and chafe free even during extended hikes in the back county.screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-3-12-08-pm3. WeightThe cooler itself is relatively light, coming in at what I would estimate as just under two pounds. This is increasingly important on a trip like mine which required several miles of hiking on steep, slippery terrain. Beer and ice are heavy enough without the added weight of a bulky insulator.4. InsulationThis thing was designed with raft guides in mind and is consequently tasked with holding ice for days and even weeks on end. Sadly, I haven’t yet had the opportunity to tote this baby along on a three to four day canoe-camping trip, but I did keep it out in the field for more than 24-hours. During said trip I noted that the ice, while partially melted, did remain intact and, most importantly, the beverages remained ice cold and the food fresh.fullsizerender5. Size The quest comes in two, sizes the 22 L and the 32 L. I opted to test the smaller model, known as the Canyon Quest Trek 22. It proved perfect for my needs with plenty of room for a six pack and a few snacks.Related:last_img read more