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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Anything Goes

Over the past week I got to play in the pit orchestra for the Cole Porter show "Anything Goes." Playing the swinging rhythms of 1930's music in the middle of a big band was a new experience for me - and I loved it. With three trumpets, three trombones, five reeds, keys, drums, percussion, guitar, and bass, I felt a little out of my element as the lone violin in the ensemble, but what fun it was!

I told my Grandma and Grandpa about the show in an email, asking if they knew the tunes - songs like "It's De-lovely," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You'd Be So Easy to Love," and "You're the Top." They wrote back,

"That's our kind of music. We know all of them. Now that is music."

(I want to do it all over again already.)


  1. Oh wow, that sounds like so much fun! What a neat opportunity.

    I like that music too - it is a lot of fun and I think it is something that somehow transcends generations.

  2. Anonymous10:34 PM

    Did you know your friend Dustin was in a spectacular production of "Anything Goes' at Harbor Creek HS when he was a senior?


  3. That sounds so fun... you just inspired me to look into 2008-09 theater tickets.

  4. Anonymous6:58 PM

    oops...Dustin was in "Good News" about the same era of music.