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rhythm and music.

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from the rhythm and music section of my baby book:

“loves to hear record player going or any music at 15 months.

attempts to dance to it and complains when music stops.”

not one part of this has changed except for my age.  

 

“music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.”

-plato

next to normal.

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Diana Turner sings her heart out

as the name would imply

this was not your ordinary theater performance

a story told in song

next to normal

is a tale that will touch your every emotion

when a family lets you into their living room and their lives

as they try to navigate their way

through the relentless storms that mental illness can bring

with a story and score that won a pulitzer and numerous Tony awards

I was not be able to turn my eyes or ears away from what was in front of me

with larger than life heartbreaking voices

pouring out their souls

on a tiny stage in this tiny 32-seat theater.

 it was a very potent cocktail.

 

 

“make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter.

what do people go to the theatre for?

an emotional exercise.

I am a servant of the people.

I have never forgotten that.”

-mary pickford 

credits: slipstream theater initiative, barbie weisserman, music theater international

what a feeling!

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with great expectations

i went

to my favorite detroit theater

in the beautiful fisher building

to see the broadway adaptation

flashdance-musical

of 

one of my favorite

guilty pleasure movies

of the 80s

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back then

i had

the perm

the leg warmers

the ripped up sweatshirt

the dance moves

the music

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and

i couldn’t wait

to see

the

iconic scenes 

and

dancing

and

to hear

the

music

once more

but

somehow

the live show

turned out

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more like this

only worse

and it was

quickly apparent

that

my expectations

were

way too high

just like

my old perm.

both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience.
– samuel alexander

image credits: paramount pictures, flashdance the musical, saturday night live,