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Monday Mashup: Thankful

The list of things that we’re thankful for at the Center goes on and on, and if I wrote a blog post about everything that we and I were thankful for, it would be a great blog post, but I’m not sure anyone would stick around and read it. So, I’ll keep it short and simple.

We’re thankful that Ballet Etudes is bringing back The Nutcracker for two weekend performances. The Nutcracker has always seemed like a holiday tradition and I’m happy that the Center is doing it’s part to keep the tradition alive. You can still snag tickets, but keep in mind that they are going fast.

We’re also thankful for our kids programs. We started with just a few week-long camps, but those have grown. Instead of one Glee Intensive camp for spring break, we’re offering two. So if you can’t make one, please don’t count us out, or think of this as a way to have even more fun on a spring break.

Plus, the Glee Camps have been such a success, that we’re now offering a longer workshop for all the young actors that way to get some extra experience. It runs once a week from January until April, and the students will get the training they need to improve their skills.

We’re also thankful for Zoppé Parties. I might just make up an excuse so I can have a party with a (non-creepy) circus.

This last one is a personal one, but I’m thankful for you. At first, I felt like a weirdo because I was blogging but I wasn’t sure if anyone was listening, but then you showed that you were. I started getting comments in real life about things that I was blogging about, and I had a few people quietly nudge me when they felt that I wasn’t blogging enough.

You rock. Thanks for listening to me and making me feel like I’m not a weirdo. I owe you a hug and/or high-five the next time we run into each other.


Monday Mashup: Long weekend, regular weekend, really long weekend

I was expecting Classic Albums to perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and bring the house down, but they far exceeded my expectations. Seriously, when they first started up I had to squint from my perch to make sure that we didn’t actually hire Fleetwood Mac or that they snuck on stage. The group sounded just like Fleetwood Mac, down to the note. I was blown away.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at some video that I got from this weekend.

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Okay there’s a hitch in something and my videos aren’t imbedding properly. So click on over to here and here, and you’ll be able to listen.

Anywhoo.

This weekend we don’t have any performances, but the weekend after, in my favorite long weekend of the year, we’re kicking off The Nutcracker by Ballet Etudes. They were the same people that put on the ballet in the spring, and it’s Nutcracker! It’s a tradition, and you can’t mess with traditions.  They’ll be here for two weekends, so if you’re out of town next weekend, you can watch them in the beginning of December.