Share something that very few people know about you: My brother introduced me to musicals. I don’t recall the story behind his interest in the Phantom of the Opera. However, I clearly recall his insistence that the four disk soundtrack belonged to HIM! Perhaps his overprotective insistence is exactly why I permanently “borrowed” the CD’s from him, memorized every song, read the corresponding book, purchased the sheet music, and attended the live production twice. Today, John and I delight Brett and Jill with “Ramquist: the musical” from time to time. We all have John to thank!
My interest in the Phantom expanded to other musicals and eventually four years of high school choir. In college, I learned that Maureen shared the musical love. http://undertheoldwalnuttree.blogspot.com/2012/01/birthday-fit-for-diva.html
This year for Maureen’s birthday, I opted for a selfish gift: spending more time with her at a musical. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
We finally made it to Issaquah theatre for The Producers last month. The show was hilariously inappropriate. Every few minutes Maureen and I glanced at one another with the expression, “Can you believe they just said/ sang THAT?!” I laughed the entire show and sang under my breath, “It’s Springtime!” for days to follow.
My birthday gift giving scheme worked. Maureen & I spent more time together and enjoyed a great musical.
Share something that many people know about you: musicals make me happy. Maybe I will drag my brother along to the next show. Something tells me that he won’t put up a fight.