Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Red, White and Blue

On Tuesday evening, Music Mania performed our "Special Show" for nursing home residents and disabled people. We had a full auditorium and did our show "Around the Roundabout" in front of a very noisy, enthusiastic and appreciative crowd.

If only all our audiences would be so responsive!

After the show it was picture taking time.... don't you just love our costumes? Chorus people wore Blue with Union Jacks for the first half, and in the second half, the ladies wore Red with Welsh and Scottish flags, and the men wore Green vests with an Irish flag.

And one of our talented chorus members decided the chorus ladies needed sparkly earrings.... and made these for everyone!

Swarovski crystals too! This pic doesn't really show off the mega-sparkle.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Dress Rehearsal

Let the wind blow high, let the wind blow low.... The dancers performing an awesome version of Andy Stewart's "Donald, Where's Your Troosers?"

Our handsome men sing "500 Miles". All together now.... Dah da dah dah!

Doncha just love those afro wigs? "Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive..."

.... and Queen's dark "Bohemian Rhapsody".

That was Dress Rehearsal. Another rehearsal tonight then it's show nights on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and two shows on Saturday.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Brother, Can You Spare a .... Quarter?

A very long time ago, my sons nailed a quarter to the sidewalk outside the house, then peeped out of the window to see if anyone tried to pick it up.

Obviously nobody did. It's still there, twenty odd years later.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Around The Roundabout

Only another couple of weeks and it will be Music Mania time again in my small Ontario town.
This is the 49th year of Music Mania... next year we will celebrate the BIG FIVE OH!
This year, the annual Variety Show will be taking our audience on a virtual trip around the British Isles with song, dance and comedy skits from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

We've been planning since September and rehearsing since January, and finally the show is starting to come together. Some of the songs... Holiday, A Foggy Day in London Town, Hippy Hippy Shake, Ticket to Ride, Mull of Kintyre, and many more.
This year I'm involved in costumes, choreography, chorus, and I'm Co-Producer, so no wonder I never have any spare time. Tickets are on sale at some of the local stores.... if you live in the area, I hope to see you at the show!

Saturday, 18 April 2009

In Recovery

I've been really sick.
Well.... not me exactly.... but my computer.
Somehow I got a virus plus I deleted stuff I don't think I should have deleted in my frenzy to make the computer work and I lost my internet connection.
This was a really bad time to be disconnected from the rest of the world as it's only two weeks to the annual Variety Show, I'm in the midst of planning a kitchen renovation, and I just bought a new car, and on top of everything, it's Income Tax Time! More about all that later.... this is just to let you know I'm back in blogland!

Sunday, 5 April 2009


If you remember the music of Queen, this show is for you.

We Will Rock You is a futuristic tale of the loss of the music.... of the "age of Boy Bands and Girl Bands. Of Boy and Girl Bands. Of Girl Bands with a couple of boys in them that look like girls anyway."

And a tale of the Bohemians living beneath the cities. Rebels who search for a hero to find the legendary mighty guitar buried in time and bring the real rock music back....

Don't miss it.... it's a great show. I was so enthusiastic about it that OlderSon and The Equestrienne have booked tickets. And OlderSon refuses to see shows with singing and dancing.... but I know he'll love it!