Wednesday, November 9, 2011

We Lift a Glass

We lifted the glass in celebration. The synopsis is written, the music recorded. My son's musical, The Dance, is ready to send to regional theatres in hopes that it will be produced.

If you have followed this blog, you know that my son has followed his dream as an actor and singer since he graduated from Northwestern University. His career has been met with much disappointment along with the high points that have kept him going. Sometimes it's not easy to follow the dreams.

James knew that he wanted to write a show for his grandfather about WWII. Over the last couple of years, the story has gone from a roughened script to a completed show. Pieces have fallen into place. Jane Thatcher, who wrote the music, came to him through a mutual friend, a woman I taught acting to when she was a child. The show moved forward by the support of Lisa, his wife, and friends who were wanted to help. After many readings, rewritings and stage readings, it came together.

Maybe the show will be produced in your area some day. Please join me in making a toast to my son and his production of The Dance. Please join me in sending positive energy his way.

Thank you, my readers.

For the next few days, you can hear the music at this site (James and his wife, Lisa, sing Ivory Moons together and separately on other songs):


  1. When I get home from work tonight, I will have a glass of wine in honor of your son! I wish him much success!