I was tired this month. So tired. And sniffly, and sometimes a little down. It’s February, and although I did not have to face the bitter cold my East Coast friends are suffering in, there is an odd malaise that settled in nonetheless. The shortness of the month is always startling, work was stressful (but still fun, because like all type A neurotics, I thrive under pressure), and I only posted a few times. I won’t apologize, because I find it weakens my words. Point being, I took a little break from blogging, not on purpose, but because I needed it. I hope to be back regularly in March to start the spring off strong. But this whole blog is really an exercise for me to figure out what kind of writer/artist/human I want to be so in the end, whatever happens I will have learned something. I do greatly appreciate everyone who reads, comments, likes, and/or follows me on here. I’m deeply grateful that there are people who care to hear my thoughts. Feel free to chime in a little more in the comments–I’d love to hear your feedback, encouragement, or constructive criticism. I truly LOVE writing this, and I can’t wait to see what it can become!
In other news, I have another play to add to the list. Last Friday, I saw Foothill Music Theatre’s production of Sunday in the Park with George, which was spectacular. After working on the publicity for this odd, brilliant gem of a Sondheim show, I think it’s edged its way into my top five favorite musicals. (It’s doing battle with Into the Woods, another Sondheim-Lapine collaboration). You might think I’m biased, but I’m not the only one who loved it. A multi-generational, semi-surreal tale of love, loss, and art, the show left me weepy at the end, either from a cathartic release or just an appreciation for how gorgeous the score is. If you live in the Bay Area, I would strongly suggest you see it. (The show runs Thurs-Sun through March 8, more info at http://foothillmusicals.com) This makes 16 shows since I began counting. I can’t really tell you what I hope to gain from taking “80 plays” so literally, but I feel confident it will all become clear as I go along. Bear with me, intrepid readers!
That’s it for now. I hope you have had a productive week and a happy February. Stay warm, stay creative, and stay wonderful. ❤
Love and theatre,