A few things to tell ya today – all to do with the impact of words and music.
First, coming up this Thursday, April 12 is the next edition of The Beautiful and the Damned. This spoken word/poetry/music cabaret event features host Lizzie Violet, and guests Kat Leonard and Helen Posno – at Zelda’s (692 Yonge Street, Toronto) 7 – 10 p.m. Check their Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/207813085992975/?__adt=6
Alumnae Theatre opens its final production of the 2011-12 season, Louis Nowra’s Così, this Friday, April 13 on the Alumnae main stage, running until April 28. In early 1970s Melbourne, Australia, young university grad Lewis gets a job at a mental hospital. His job: bring the patients out of their shells by directing them in a stage play. Lewis wants to do a simple one-act. Roy, a patient who’s taken leadership of the cast, has other ideas. Roy wants to mount Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte. For more info and reservations – and some lovely production stills – check out the Alum website: http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/1112cosi.html
And, last but not least a couple of vids. My Twitter pal Maria tweeted this link to a beautiful, moving and inspiring video – the power of music in a seniors home. Thanks, Maria!
And co-worker Brenda sent this one of a two-year-old jiving to Elvis. Thanks, Brenda!