junkchief: Since this is all hypothetical, I would have lunch with Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise-E. He was/is/will be (not sure what tense to use) a celebrated Starfleet officer, archaeologist and diplomat who single handedly changed the course of history in the Alpha Quadrant. Who wouldn't want to break bread and share a conversation with this great man to have him recount his greatest battles, the intricacies of intergalactic politics, or just have him quote a few of his favorite lines of Shakespeare in that voice of his? While straightening my taped up glasses and pulling up my pants to my belly button, I do know what he would order after lunch ... "Tea, Earl Grey, hot." :)
mushelle: If I could, I'd take my grandmother. She's 97 so too old to travel, but we speak on Skype sometimes and she tells all her friends and neighbours afterwards that she's been to China and stayed for breakfast!
robertpaschen: This was tough! Great comments. Wish I had more tickets to giveaway. But...there can only be one winner. And that winner is.... ravenraven. The emotion you expressed in your comment was awesome. I'll send you a pm with details. Congratulations!!!! And enjoy the show.
tpatra: Bob Fosse (the original choreographer and director of Cabaret) has been one of my idols since I started dancing as a child. I've written numerous research papers on the impact of two of his most famous works on modern-day choreography and Broadway shows. I would love to see this adaption of one of my favorite shows. Cabaret is wonderfully interactive and witty and poignantly discusses complex issues regarding the human psyche.
ravenraven: ummm...because going to plays is one of my favourite things to do. I have been to one of East West Theatre's shows before and it nearly brought me to tears with the story they told. Their talent is undeniable. Love living in Shanghai where you get so many talented and interesting people flocking to the city for things like this.
narsfweasels: "Not to worry, though. We're sure the Party will prioritize consistent and predictable adherence to the legal code any day now to provide these victimized parties the legal recourse they deserve."
Well Played, Ms Chelsea.
eddie10: Those types of pain that's self-inflicted and not acknowledged are the worst! :-P
Generalising, many (all?) countries have such pain-points, and it takes a special type of leadership to cure. Per TCM, the best cures tend to be bitter and/or painful (think acupuncture or moxi/cuppings). :-/
Parachutes on the ready, folks? Hope so.
laobanone: Costs are rising too fast. It is not possible to pass on costs to overseas clients at this pace. We are being squeezed, so no profits. Regulation is unreasonable and, worse, it is capricious and unevenly implemented. It is only going to get worse for foreigners when the shit hits the fan and that could happen anytime now.