I treated myself a few Sundays ago to a symphony ticket. How glorious. As part of the Pops series, the Fort Worth Symphony presented Rodgers & Hammerstein show tunes accompanied by film clips. Basically, the symphony played and the singers on screen burst into song.
I knew them all thanks to my folks. My mother and father loved theater and show tunes and I grew up knowing Oklahoma , The King and I, Carousel, Sound of Music, and South Pacific. Wow - so many great songs.
If I Loved You, June is Bustin' Out All Over, There is Nothing Like a Dame, Some Enchanted Evening, Getting to Know You, Shall We Dance, Oh What A Beautiful Morning, and more....
I had a great seat in the orchestra section. The symphony did a grand job, and the clips brought back such awesome memories. I was fortunate to actually see Yul Brynner many years ago in a touring production of the King and I - holy cow - he commanded the stage.
Anyway, support your local musicians and go see some and hear some great tunes. I'll be going back, that's for sure.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.