MY DAY: Windy Saturday

The day was less productive than I would have liked, but I feel as though the rest, coupled with my buffet of treatments, I’ve succeeded in warding off this cold and sinus infection.

The day was sunny and bright with a strong breeze that developed into quite strong winds that brought down branches and power lines.  Several reports of power outages throughout the area.

Nicole Melin picked me up as she was dropping off Ian at a birthday party and we moved on to Christopher’s Restaurant in Kettering for a delicious meal and a delightful discussion.

Our second destination was The Schuster Center where we took our place in the house right gallery practically breathing down the necks of the basses and cellos, below.

Tonight’s Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Super Pops offering was the music of Broadway and screen legends, Lerner and Lowe.  We were entertained with selections from CAMELOT, PAINT YOUR WAGON, GIGI, BRIGADOON, and MY FAIR LADY.

Excellent!

Julie Andrews originated the roles of Eliza Doolittle and Guenevere in MY FAIR LADY and CAMELOT but lost out the movie casting to Audrey Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave.

la-me-louis-jourdan-20150215GIGI was originally a movie before it was adapted for the stage.  Louis Jourdan starred in the movie as the young romantic lead and while a student at Ball State University I got to see Mr. Jourdan playing the older character’s role.

My mentor, Joshua Logan, directed the movies, PAINT YOUR WAGON and CAMELOT.  I heard a number of interesting stories about the filming of these two movies.

What a fun evening!

 

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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