So far my summer has been anything but lazy, and I am getting increasingly excited about my 3rd quarter classes being announced tomorrow, Wednesday June 14th, at noon central time! I am especially excited about my new class, “Beads and Booze.” I know, silly name, but that’s what I envision the class to be – fun, lighthearted with a little vino for those who wish to partake, and a party among friends! This will be an evening class and you can decide on times, anywhere from a start of 4:30 up to 6:30 – whatever works best for you.
The idea is for you and your friends (3-7 people) to schedule a class when you have a little time to chill for an evening of good talk, good refreshments, good friends and great jewelry! I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to these get-togethers for so many reasons – I get to meet terrific new people, I even get to chill a little, and it is a fun way for me to share what I love to do in an informal setting. For a few more dollars per person you can even make it into a birthday or other kind of party – I do all the work and cleaning, you enjoy the view and some fab jewelry!
I took a last minute trip to Branson with my daughter and youngest grandson in early June. We had such a great time. Noah loves Branson (this was his third visit with us) and he was excited to share the places he had already discovered and loved with his mother, who hadn’t been there since she was a child. It was one of those trips that started off good and just got better! There were a few snags (Noah got a little bit sick and Saturday night we had quite a thunderstorm), but we braved it all and didn’t let that dampen our enthusiasm.
It was a fast and furious trip. We got there late Friday evening, went to the Sight and Sound Theater for their production of “Moses” Saturday afternoon, went to Noah’s (and my) favorite place to eat in Branson Saturday night – it is a student-run restaurant at the College of the Ozarks called Dobyn’s and man is it good, and quite reasonable. Sunday we took a trip down the river on the Branson Belle. The food was decent and the show (which I didn’t realize was country and may not have scheduled it then) was really well done. Some people behind us told me they thought it was much better than their normal show. Score!
Lots of things happening theatre-wise this summer. I just completed a very-well attended staging of “Rock of Ages.” That was such a delight. I loved working with that cast and the show itself was so well cast, not to mention so many excellent musician/actors and a band to die for! That show will go down as one of my favorite all-time experiences as a music director.
I am now working on “Heathers,” a musical based on the movie. It also has a wonderful, talented cast and a great band. The story is – how shall I put it – a little left of center and bizarre, and a word of caution – leave the kids at home! But I have had a good time working on it and have been blessed with some really good casts this summer. You would think that makes my job easier but, in fact, I think it makes it harder because I want to make it better and better and we all expect a higher musical performance level, which I absolutely love!
I also just completed my list of upcoming art fairs and hope to see you at one or two! Take a look at my web site, www.NancyGoodallDesigns.com, for a complete list and description of classes and dates of upcoming shows.
I hope you are doing well, and I would love to hear what you are up to this summer. I am not on Facebook as much as I used to be, so fill me in with all your fun!