MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday morning, November 20th & BRIGHT STAR

It was 19 degrees when I left the house at 7:20 AM for my Sunday morning breakfast haunt. My weather app now says it’s 18 degrees. But, despite the frigid temperature, the sun is blasting its brightness, just little warmth.

Last night, Laura and I enjoyed a great Mexican dinner at Don Patron near the Bob Evans across from Wright State University.

The performing arts center’s lobby was buzzing with people and activity with SISTER ACT playing on the main stage, BRIGHT STAR in the Herbst Theatre, and another concert. I loved seeing all the activity and aliveness of the performing arts.

BRIGHT STAR.

Wow.

It was one of the most incredible productions I’ve seen.

I’ve been attending WSU productions since 1991 and I always give their productions an A or A+. Through the years, some standout shows for me have been CHESS, BRIGADOON, their more recent INTO THE WOODS, PETER PAN, LES MISERABLES, SOUTH PACIFIC, OKLAHOMA!, and RAGTIME.

BRIGHT STAR, which became one of my top favorite shows after seeing Megan Wean Sears’ production two years ago, hit an all time high for me last evening. I cannot come up with the best words or adjectives to entirely describe how much I loved what was handed to me last night. Twelve hours later, I am still numb from the multiple waves of emotion felt from the writing, the directing, and that damned phenomenal cast.

Go see BRIGHT STAR at Wright State University. Go immediately to their website and grab your tickets. The show runs through the first weekend of December.

I’m halfway home, riding No. 17. I have a number of things to accomplish before beginning my afternoon and evening of teaching at 3 PM. Wednesday, I begin my temporary manager position at The Park throughout the five week festival, “A Carillon Christmas.” I will be heading up the concessions in The Round House, otherwise known as The Transportation Center. I will be working five days a week, 3:30 PM until 10 PM for three days and 3:30 PM until 11 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. I will be doing this from November 23rd until December 30th.

Make it a great day!

PHOTOS: from the BRIGHT STAR director’s Facebook page

Really, go see BRIGHT STAR!

About Wright Flyer Guy

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