Sunday, March 2, 2008

Glorious!


No, this is not the Easter Message.
This is live theater that we enjoyed in the city this weekend.
This is the true story of Florence Jenkins who lived from 1868 - 1944
She is an American soprano who became famous for her lack of musical abilities.
She is known as the worst singer in the world.
She can't sing a note. She screeches and squawks.
But she has a love for music and
no one in the world will drive her passion away.

She was a women who knew how to be full of joy and
incredibly happy and hugely popular.
It's an old fashion play written in the style of the 1940's/1950's
How could a woman with so little talent be so full of joy?
This play is somewhat old fashioned, but in the best possible way.
It is not political, or modern, nor does it carry with it any great social message.
It is designed purely to amuse and to delight.
She is a rather admirable figure who teaches us
that we should all try and live our dreams.

Check her out on You Tube.
(I'm keeping my finger crossed that the link will open for you.)
She is well known for the "Laughing Song,
From "Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss Jr.
If you are looking for a good laugh, you will love Florence
and she will laugh and live in your heart for ever.

Have a Glorious Day!!

3 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you had a fun time in the city. The video would not play for me. (crossing your fingers did not help.) :( dairymary.

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  2. The video played for me...I had to turn down the volume!

    Live theatre is always a treat! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. Oh wow, what a hoot. . i bet you all just about died laughing.
    The video played perfectly for me.

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