I am finally caught the Muny Kids show this last week. And I enjoyed seeing three of my voice students in the performance, and also in the main stage for
Well, I’ve had a full week of ‘vacation.’
And yes, I’ve rested from my usual labours. But the daily tasks, and the catch-up tasks, continue.
dog washed and trimmed
garden in good shape, with elephant ears split and more annuals in various pots
yummy Asian chicken salad made and devoured
at-home office desk purged of piles
monologues memorized and rehearsed for an audition
travel home from NYC
dry cleaning delivered, collected, and stored
lessons taught and coachings given
music composed, and new-to-me songs read and digested
cooking shows watched and enjoyed (and let the weekly menu planning commence)
photos taken and new sites scouted
Independence Day duly celebrated with a movie and then some grilled meat
laundry accomplished; bedsheets changed; bathroom scoured
fresh Gerber daisies placed in one of two favorite vases, and adorning the living room
new cast albums heard and enjoyed (mostly)
cake made and most eaten now
dog walked more times than I can remember
The list could go on and on, and doesn’t seem like much other than daily life, but living a daily life away from the office for a couple of weeks is a delight!
Pic of Auggie post-grooming:
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN.
The show is everything it is purported to be. And Ben Platt is an act of god
By the numbers:
13,374 steps Thursday.
2 meetings with songwriters.
And 1 most extraordinary dessert.
Amy’s Bread had a butterscotch cashew bar calling my name. I succumbed.
And speaking of succumbing,
Hello, Dolly! was a paroxysm of delight. Bette Miller is out this week; I saw Donna Murphy in the title role.
While Miss Murphy’s voice may be ever-so-gently frayed, her energy, spunk, spirit, and timing — and her legs — are intact. And I loved her.
This revival had me in tears of joy a couple of times. Kate Baldwin is glorious as Miss Milloy; Gavin Creel, a most engaging Cornelius. I could not erase the memory of Josh Borgmeyer (may he rest in peace) as I watched Taylor Trensch as Cornelius, though.
One of the stunners of this current revival is the chorus — rich, glamorous, able to move as a unity, and full-throated. “Sunday Clothes” will never be bettered, visually or aurally.
I am not blogging today.
But an update anyhow.
Six voice lessons today. Six hours of joy and life and loving music.
And then dinner with one of my kids, and a trip to see the Muny Teens work their magic.
And catch up with all sorts of people I know at the Muny.
And a walk home from the Muny.
Life is good.
In about 12 hours, I land in NYC.
Seven of my private voice students were on stage at the Muny this week.
I’m one proud teacher.
I caught six of them after the second performance of
The Little Mermaid.
That’s two waves, two guppies, a Flounder, and 1/4 of an octopus. Not a bad catch . . . at the Muny.
Well, that’s another show in the books.
Sweet smell of DONE.