But, I don't want to skip over the BEST NEWS IN A LONG TIME...
I got a new camera!
I ended up getting a Nikon D3100 [thanks for all the other suggestions guys! I considered them all but in the end picked what seemed easiest to use and best for my budget] and so far I love it. The quality of images on this site will improve immensely with my new 14.2 megapixel powerhouse. OH, and it takes pretty nice HD video too, which I was tempted to do when I saw one of the torches getting a bit out of control on stage during a pivitol scene in The Merchant of Venice, dripping burning stuff right on the wooden stage until one of the actors put out the torch and stomped out the flames. Enough about that. You come here to see pictures and here are some new ones! Enjoy!