Last night, Kip and I went to the Sesame Workshop company Christmas party, which was held only 2 blocks from my house, at the Kaufman-Astoria Studios, on the set of the world-reknown show.
It was fun--all that insider vocabularly, door prizes, open bar and butlered hors d'oevres. Most company holiday parties are like this. What made this one particularly special was the performance--Elmo and Abby Cadabby hosted a "year in review" musical medly decidedly not for the regular watchers of Sesame Street. The other puppets all performed various higher-ups at Sesame Workshop. It was charming, funny and people loved it.
I also got to re-meet Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Tony-nominated former star of Avenue Q. She and Kip used to work together, and although I'd met her briefly after one Q show a few years ago, she did not remember me, and apologized profusely for it. There was no need to apologize, of course. At the first meeting, she shook my hand for about 1.5 seconds in a line of many other people. I was not offended.
Evidence of the fete you shall find below. Perhaps of all my readers, my nephew will find this most impressive.