FavD’s Musical Opens Tomorrow Night

7 10 2010

It’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Meredith Ross is Olive Ostrovsky!

(credit to official TALC photographer Ray Colletti)

Everything she needed to know, she learned in musical theatre . . . her last show was connected more to her unschooling Europe adventures, I thought. But this one is about unschooling life itself, how valuable that can be even for thoroughly schooled kids. In the end, isn’t it always the unschooled and ideally musical power of story learning, about who you are and how to live, that really matters?

P.S. Aaaahhhhh! Young Son just walked through the kitchen where I was posting and said, cool, her number is 42! Huh? — and then I shrieked. Of course! We’ve all read Douglas Adams. Talk about Power of Story!

I bet they got to pick their own numbers, Young Son says. No, I don’t think so — you just noticed something I didn’t, and I doubt they did either, not even your sister in the middle of all that goes into producing a musical. Let’s go see, he said. And so we shall. I’ll let you know. 😉

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4 responses

9 10 2010
Nance Confer

Looks like a fun show! DD is in rehearsals now for Beauty & the Beast. Lots of pretty costumes. 🙂

10 10 2010
JJ

Ball gowns and milk maid dresses with those white aprons tied around, heck yeah!

11 10 2010
JJ

Her “I Love You” song was so beautiful and sad Saturday night, that she choked up her father; he was still red-eyed in the lobby after. I saw the Sunday matinee and she actually had a tear trickle down her cheek as the song reached its peak of emotion. I have no idea how she learned to do that . . .

11 10 2010
JJ

That song tells her character’s power of story. It’s all about self-absorbed and distracted parents not paying attention, just going through the motions, not loving enough this wonderful child wishing and trying so hard, and how despite them not deserving it, they are loved by that child anyway.

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