Saturday, June 24, 2006

Scavenger Hunt - The Theme is "Love"

My hubby and I the day after our wedding.


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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Scavenger Hunt - The Theme is "Father's Day"


My hubby isn't the big sports fan, but he does love to
bike - so here he is, biking in the countryside.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Scavenger Hunt - The Theme is "Community"


My picture is a group of girls doing what young girls
love to do - brush and braid each others hair.
That, to me, is a beautiful portrait of community among girls.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Scavenger Hunt - The Theme is "Mirror"


I couldn't find a picture that was better than one of my favorites by
Norman Rockwell.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Thirteen Musicals I love (out of about 1000)

Thirteen Musicals LibertyBelleLoves

West Side Story has the greatest music, and
a plot that is just as important today as it was when written.
The great Stephen Sondheim wrote the fabulous lyrics.
It is my all time favorite.

She Loves Me has wonderful music and
fantastic lyrics. Many plays and films are based on this little story
of two people who work together and can't stand each other, but who are
secretly pen pals without knowing it. Sound familiar?

Phantom of the Opera: The stage version
is much more dramatic and beautiful than the film.

Annie is a heart-warming and enchanting musical
with great tunes. Kids love Annie because of the cast of children.
I've got to say that no one beats the incredible talent of Carol Burnett.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a not-well known
musical, but one of my favorites. It is a play within a play, based on Charles Dicken's very last book. It is a "who-done-it" but unfortunately, Mr. Dickens died before revealing "who done it"!! The composer,Rupert Holmes made 7 endings
and lets the audience vote on who the murderer is. No two performances
are the same. Great music, good plot!

Little Shop of Horrors.
A nerd, a babe, a masochist, a greedy shop owner,
3 soul sisters and a flesh eating plant all set in the slums
of some big city. Music by the fabulous Alan Menken.
A fun musical with a great score.

Singing in the Rain.
Not sure if this one was on Broadway, but with a song like
Make 'em Laugh, and Singing in the Rain, it has to be a favorite!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
The dancing in this one is fantastic. The wonderful
Russ Tamblyn dancing in the barn-raising scene is fantasic!
A bit dated, but fun.

The Music Man.What can I say? "We got trouble, right here in River City"!
Even the Beatles liked the songs from this musical.(Bells on the Hill).
It's a turn of the century time piece and I love it.

Joseph is a mish-mash of every genre of music from
Calypso to rock 'n roll, pop to country. I had the privilege
of conducting this one and enjoyed every performance.
The Old Testament has never been more entertaining!!

Grease! Who doesn't love the Danny, Sandy,
Grease Lightning and rock 'n roll - the Pink Ladies, Greaser guys and
old cars??

I grew up loving the musical,Gigi.
Paris, the streets, the costumes, Maurice Chevalier and
the adorable Leslie Caron. Another turn of the century
musical with the sweetest songs.

Fiddler on the Roof.
I also conducted Fiddler and had a lump in
my throat at the end of every performance. It
is a sad, tragic but heart warming musical about people,
love, hate, racism and hope.

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