Monday, August 16, 2010

My Fair Lady

Saturday night I took my mother-in-law to see Attic Production's presentation of the musical, My Fair Lady.

Attic Productions is our local theater troupe. While mostly amateurs, they generally put on great shows and while the acting may not be on par with Broadway, it is superb in my opinion.

Louisa Britt, a 16-year-old rising junior at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, played the role of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney lass who decides to take elocution lessons from Professor Henry Higgins in order to rise up in her station in life.

Britt has one of the best singing voices I have ever heard. She did a fantastic job. The other actors and singers, some of whom are friends, also did very well. I was quite proud of them for putting on such a splendid production.

My mother-in-law, still recovering from the loss her husband last month, enjoyed the evening out and I was glad to have given her a respite. We had a good time.

I hope that everyone supports their local arts groups. This kind of activity is important because it fosters thinking and imagination, gives folks something to do, and helps to create community. Our society is performing a great disservice to one another and to our heirs as we dismantle the arts because in the minds of some it has no value. Seeing a production like Attic's My Fair Lady has immensely more value than a trip to Walmart, that's for sure.

So support an artist. Buy a picture, see a play, pick up a book. You'll be glad you did!

5 comments:

  1. Some folks don't realize how important the arts are until they're gone.

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  2. Love the new look of the blog!

    I'll bet your mother-in-law was in heaven getting out with you for a few hours. Must have lifted her heart a bit.

    Di

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  3. A couple of the kids and I were there Sat, night, too! I was really impressed with the quality of this production. It ran a little late for this early riser, but I enjoyed it despite my heavy eyelids.

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  4. So glad you and your mother-in-law had an enjoyable evening. Yes, we do need to support the arts - Thanks for the reminder.

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