My study is finally tidied, and organized.
I spent several hours organizing music, and putting all the copies from on-line music purchases into binders. That process ended at 2:30 AM.
I rose at 6:30 AM to complete another organizing-project. The closet is orderly, and all 93 binders of shows I’ve directed these past 32 years are neatly arranged in alphabetical order.
The afternoon was finding other things to organize until I realized I was in desperate need of a nap. I had hit the wall of tiredness. However, I went to lie down on the living room sofa, something I rarely do, and I could not stop watching the three dogs and the cat. They are so content, and it’s obvious they feel loved.
I got to spend time with my friend, Jim Beard, and his son, Trent, a recent Bellbrook HS graduate, soon to be on his way to Bowling Green State University to study marketing. Neat young man, and he has a huge heart like his dad.
I first met Jim in 2007 following a production of SOUTH PACIFIC in which he played Luther Billis, one of the most loveable characters in musical theatre history.
Mr. Logan co-wrote and directed SOUTH PACIFIC, and several times we discussed Billis’ character, and it was obviously Mr. Logan loved the character, and described how the tough guy image was one of the biggest covers for the teddy bear with the great heart. He stressed that, though it never played well in the movie version, which Mr. Logan also directed, he believed Billis had a secret crush on Nellie Forbush. Jim played Luther Billis just as I imagined the image in Mr. Logan’s mind.
It’s so damned neat how theatre, and music, brings folks together.
Tomorrow is Friday. Maybe some photos around town, or something interesting before I have dinner with some more dear friends, and then seeing my students in JESUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR.