Dance the Night Away

Dance rehearsal tonight. Wow, look at that, it moves! “Smells Like Art” comes to life as a salsa-disco, Village People, Little Shop, Fame, Saturday Night Fever extravaganza. I could watch Barbara create it and the kids work it for hours. And since I can’t dance, to ensure that I CAN watch this sort of thing for hours, I’ll keep writing big ensemble dance numbers and insisting that Aaron set it to kitsch.

Monica began staging the opening of the show too and working on creating the high school environment–often a wall of people in this case—for Kitty to “blend in” to. I’ve been picturing this in my mind for five years. Seeing it come together in front of my eyes is an experience that’s difficult to put into words. I spend much of the time either grinning from ear to ear or having my jaw hang slack. Doofus, doofus, and, yes, doofus.

Getting accustomed to the space as high school students at J. Edgar Hoover High

Getting accustomed to the space as high school students at J. Edgar Hoover High

Working with Kitty and finding her place in the universe...or at least the opening of the show.

Working with Kitty and finding her place in the universe...or at least the opening of the show.

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