Years and years ago, there was a production of The Tempest, out of doors, at an Oxford college on a lawn, which was the stage, and the lawn went back towards the lake in the grounds of the college, and the play began in natural light. But as it developed, and as it became time for Ariel to say his farewell to the world of The Tempest, the evening had started to close in and there was some artificial lighting coming on. And as Ariel uttered his last speech, he turned and he ran across the grass, and he got to the edge of the lake and he just kept running across the top of the water — the producer having thoughtfully provided a kind of walkway an inch beneath the water. And you could see and you could hear the plish, plash as he ran away from you across the top of the lake, until the gloom enveloped him and he disappeared from your view.
And as he did so, from the further shore, a firework rocket was ignited, and it went whoosh into the air, and high up there it burst into lots of sparks, and all the sparks went out, and he had gone.
When you look up the stage directions, it says, ‘Exit Ariel.’
“The “Sound Of Music Live” reminds me of when I saw “Peter Pan” as a young little thing. It has been the single thing that has kept me inspired to keep in this business all these years. Is Carrie Underwood Julie Andrews? No. But neither was Mary Martin. (Please, I’m not comparing Mary to Carrie) Should she star in this show on Broadway? No. But I would have said that more so about Christina Applegate in Charity…. But remember that there is a kid out there right now who is going to bed inspired to be in musical theatre. Perhaps even a kid who didn’t know what musical theatre was until being introduced to it by Carrie. So thank you Carrie, you worked tonight and it showed girl.”—
- Bobby Walczak, keeping a kind, optimistic, and not jaded soul. (via minorfour)
this. is. everything. The world needs to read this please.. okay, thank you!
Definitely NOT as good as my first set of movers. The first set KNEW what they were doing and they had a bigger crew. This 2 man team- was a HOT mess- they carried my stuff quite dangerously… I thought they would tear some items apart. They didn’t believe me when I said the couch would fit through the door- it was ridiculous- but it ended up getting inside. I was afraid they were going to rip my mattress/ box-spring apart.
In the end, its all here… only two things- that i know of so far- the TV and my personal items are yet to be unwrapped, but one of my metal filling cabinets came up unwrapped and missing 3 wheels… rude. And one of my ikea pieces had a few small dented pieces on the top (granted ikea furniture is made from like sawdust, but still). All in all, it could have been much worse, but it was definitely a stressful experience.
Creating art with your best friends is a gift that is difficult to describe. It is such a joy and can give you such pleasure! Last night, sitting in a room with all my favorite people I couldn’t believe how blessed I am that I get to do this!
Even though there are times when I worry about stability and financial security, moments like this prove how much more fulfilling following your dreams can be!
I’m loving life and I hope I can continue to make great art with the ones I love!