Category Archives: Song

Recital photo

From today’s voice recital of some of my high school students.  We let one get away before we got a photo…..

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The week

Well, I’ve had a full week of ‘vacation.’

And yes, I’ve rested from my usual labours. ┬áBut the daily tasks, and the catch-up tasks, continue.

To whit:

  • 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:

Thursday in NYC

By the numbers:

13,374 steps Thursday.

2 meetings with songwriters.

1 show.

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.