Magnolia Trees

When I was in the 11th and 12th grades, I pushed out of my shell a bit and randomly decided to join the high school musicals those years. (You didn’t have to audition unless you wanted a solo or something.  You just had to show up.)  They were revues, with vague decade-based themes, I think.  As a result, I know all the words to a lot of strange and ancient songs. Continue reading

Really? Must We?

Because sometimes it is good to go see something other than a movie, on Thursday night we decided to give local theatre another go and went to Stanley Park to see Bye Bye Birdie, which is part of their Theatre Under the Stars program.

There actually is a movie [fair warning – this link is pretty irritating] of this show, and apparently once upon a time, a Broadway version.  The movie was made in 1963 and starred Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, and Ann-Margret.  I’ve never seen it, and was going into this with no knowledge of what to expect besides that it was a musical.

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