Sigh – it’s over – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The RAHS Drama kids finished their student-run show – and it was a great success. Maria played Rosemary – the on/off love interest of the male lead, J. Pierpont Finch.
I love watching Maria is her shows. It’s a very emotional experience. Of course I know it’s “just” acting, but it really hits me hard.
Many songs make me sad. Watching Maria sing Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm made me want to cry. I sat in the darkened theater thinking, “She’s really growing up. Soon she won’t need me. She looks so adult-like and self assured up there. Oh, I know she’s not – but it looks that way and it makes me think of times when she will be – times when she won’t need me (as much).”
Let’s hope she doesn't have to settle for a “happy to keep his dinner warm” life.
After seeing three complete shows – and a part of Thursday’s show – I can’t get the songs out of my head. Sitting in my cube, The CompanyWay comes to mind.
FINCH: Your face is a company face...
MR. TWIMBLE: It smiles at executives then goes back in place!
That’s me – smiling at execs!