Happy #MusicalTheaterMonday! This week I sang Mother’s act 2 solo from Ragtime. I saw Ragtime for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I think everyone needs to see it. I have NOT been able to forget about it since I saw it. It is one of my best friends’ favorite musical and so we used the opportunity as an excuse for her to come and visit. We saw the show together on opening night, and this was a piedmont opera production so there were three chances to see it and I had to go back closing night and see it one more time. The story itself is compelling and devastating and mind opening, but I think for me also knowing a lot of the people on stage just made it even more impactful.
For me, the biggest thing I walked away with is a more tangible understanding that we are all the same, and our differences come from our surrounding environment and experiences. It was incredible. Everytime I get the chance to go and see a show (versus being in one) I am reminded of the power we as artists have. We have the power to open minds and hearts and change people. I fully believe that-probably because I have been changed by art.
The Dorkie Diva
I don't remember exactly when I came up with this, but I think it is so fitting! I really am truly one of the biggest dorks in the world, especially when it comes to Opera and Music and I hope you can see some of that here on my blog! I also hope Then there is the other half which is my diva side, she is only allowed to show herself in my style, and on stage!