Seeking Closure, Helping the Family See Anastasia in San Francisco Which was Planned in Washington, D.C.

In 2018 discussions took place to take my Dad to the Kennedy Center for a musical when he visited Washington, D.C. for Thanksgiving. That never happened as his health declined. An opportunity recently arose to allow my siblings to see the musical Anastasia in San Francisco. This post is about trying to bring my family some closure in pursuing an activity that was once stopped due to a medical crisis.  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town is a story of two young females who leave Ohio and travel to New York where they find themselves. The music is by Leonard Bernstein and Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote the lyrics. It came out in 1953 and has had several revivals over time. This work is not as popular as Bernstein’s West Side Story or On the Town. Best song from it is called Ohio, also It’s Love. Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Do I Hear a Waltz?

Do I Hear a Waltz is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Its about a love story in the context of an affair in Venice, Italy and is based off a film that Katherine Hepburn once acted in. It debuted on Broadway in 1965 and it was not a success and didn’t recoup its investment. For songs that I would recommend, check out “Do I Hear a Waltz” , “Someone Woke Up” and “Take the Moment.” I hope you enjoy your weekend!  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Sunset Boulevard

Its the story of a famous Hollywood actress who has fallen from fame and can’t deal with changing times. In the process she meets a struggling writer who can’t break through in Hollywood. Sunset Boulevard is based off a classic film by Billy Wilder. Andrew Lloyd Webber turned it into a spectacular musical in 1993. Those who have played Norma Desmond include Glenn Close, Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley, and Elaine Paige.  This is a musical that is rich in songs and orchestrations. The best songs from this gem are “With One Look” ,  “As If We Never Said Goodbye” , “Sunset Boulevard” and “Too Much In Love to Care.” Have  a great weekend and enjoy yourself!  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: The Goodbye Girl

This weekend I am going to feature a musical by Marvin Hamlisch and David Zippel. The Goodbye Girl is based off a 1977 film which is about two people who are forced to share an apartment who fall in love. It came out on Broadway in 1993. A couple of songs I would recommend are “How Can I Win”,”Who Would Have Thought?”,”I Think I Can Play This Part” and “What a Guy.” Hope you guys have a good weekend!  Continue reading