Tuesday, September 16, 2008

He's a Music Man!

Last night my sisters and I went to our first rehearsal for The Music Man! It's an all-kids cast (grades K-12) with 29 leads/soloists, all (or nearly all) double-cast. Since it's a workshop thing, the auditions haven't happened yet. "Audition Preparation Night" is tomorrow, and the first auditions are on Sept. 24th. My sisters and I - and my mother - are all excited about this. For my sisters, it's their first play, and for me it's my first musical and my first experience with choreographed dancing. That's going to be the hardest part, but it will be good for me.

In other news, I'm going to change the name of my blog to something else. Something longer, something nicer, something more "me." Probably something from Shakespeare, or literature. I'm open to suggestions! On a side note, I discovered that "Voices" is the title of a Catholic women's magazine! :)

School is going mostly well. I dislike Geometry, but we get along alright most days. My history book is great, English is challenging, and Biology is easy and sometimes interesting, but it just doesn't interest me personally.

I finally finished Henry IV and The Hidden Treasure of Glaston - I liked them, but it felt like I was reading them forever! ;) Now I'm working on Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton, and I'm reading Father Brown stories aloud to my sister. We both love them.


Q said...

Down Delaney
(Find the pun.)

cuileann said...

Ooh, G.K. Chesterton. I've been meaning to read something of his for a while now.

Rebecca Joy said...

Geometry and I never get along. We battle constantly. ;)

The title of my Blogger blog is from a poem by Emily Bronte.

And that's really cool (the magazine discovery). :)

Delaney said...

@Q - Hehe... I don't see the pun. :P

@cui - You should! You'd like him. He's so ... balanced. His writing gives me a healthy dose of sanity and insanity, of sense and nonsense, or reality and fairyland. I love it. :D

@Rebecca Joy - Haha!
Ooh, Emily Bronte! :)

Q said...

Okay, so it has to do with how I pronounce your name (duh-LAINE-ee) (how do you pronounce it?). so it's like Down the Lane. I don't quite know why I like it, but I do.

Alyosha said...

I like Voices, alas alas... *recovers* I am sure you'll think of something suitably thrilling. I've considered changing my blog title to Cabbages and Kings or something more exciting and less pompous-sounding but I'm too lazy plus it would mess up all my blogrolls and yada yada.

Ha, you're still reading Orthodoxy? What do you think of it? My dad brought the book home ages ago and I'm taking forever with it too, though it is most excellent. He reminds me of C.S. Lewis, very much.

Best of luck with the audition (audition? how frightening!^^)

Delaney said...

@Aly - Yes, I took a too-long break from it, now I'm coming back. I have to take Chesterton's heavy philosophy stuff in smallish doses, but I do love it.

No, not frightening! Healthily intimidating at first, but I'm most excited about the auditions. :P

@Q - Yes, that's how I pronounce it, and I found the pun today in the car. I'm like that. A little slow. ;)

Miss C.N.W. said...

I was in Santa Clarita yesterday and I thought of you. :D

Courtney said...

oh! i loved Father Brown! He just seems so pleasant and jolly! ^_^! what are your thoughts on the endings of a mysteries though? i found them to be....lacking.

Anonymous said...

I tagged you for a meme. :)

Delaney said...

Ok, thanks, Leigha.

Courtney - I found them "lacking" when I read them by myself, because I was used to Agatha Christie's SHOCKER endings. But when I read them aloud, there's new depth to them that goes beyond just "whodunnit". For example, in The Flying Stars **SPOILERS... kind of**

We learn at the beginning of the story that Flambeau is the criminal, but we don't know until the end who he is in the story. And the crime is significant because it is his last. When I read that one by myself I thought, "Hm... ok... he repented?" but when I read it out loud to my sister after being introduced to Flambeau beforehand, I loved it and thought, "Wow... he repented!" :P

To conclude, I guess they are a little lacking in the shocking-whodunnit department, but they make up for it with insane motives and Father Brown's faith which ties everything together beautifully.