Monday, August 24, 2015

Sweeney Todd

This evening Joan and I attended our fifth play of the 2015 season, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Once again we had not seen the movie, directed by Tim Burton and staring Johnny Depp. So Sweeney Todd's story line evolved in real time for us. We found the singing of the "Sondheim Sound" absolutely brilliant and the twist at the end a surprise.

The playhouse was about three-quarters full and the audience though somber throughout did give a standing ovation at the curtain call.

Some photos.

David Wilcox’s review in The Citizen.


Tony Curulla’s review in The Post-Standard.

Other shows of this season:
West Side Story
The Light in the Piazza
Late Night Catechism
The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Camp Michael

Camp Michael Revisted

Joan and I made our way to Michael and Emily's early this morning. There we packed and left for Camp Michael. Michael drove.
After the usual pit stop at the Utica Visitor's Center, we headed North up by way of Deerfield Hill.
Arrived at Camp Michael to find the Olsons well settled in. After a lunch of burgers and hot dogs grilled by Brian, Heather, Joan and I took a walk to Francis Lake and visited Mosher Dam.

Some of the interesting bugs on the Camp Michael property.
Brown Moth
Damselfly
Dragonfly
 American Pelecinid Wasp
 
Before leaving our new family photographer took a team photo.
A fun day in the Adirondacks.

Week Thirty-Four - 18 To Go

Michael Bennett is one of the best character in the James Patterson stable. This eighth installment of the series with its despicable antagonists presents Bennett at his best hard-nosed posture. Fast-paced and current - this novel should not disappoint. Plus an update for those interested in Seamus and Mary Catherine.

Second Baptist Church

More interpretations at InSPIREd Sunday.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Story Walk - Wild About Books

The Story Walk features pages from a picture book placed on stakes along the walkway of Hoopes Park.
 
This summer's fifth book:
 
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra

First Story Walk of 2015 - Hurry Up and Slow Down
Second Story Walk of 2015 -  Monkey And Duck Quack 
Third Story Walk of 2015 - The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
Fourth Story Walk of 2015 - I Don't Want To Be A Frog

2014 Story Walks:

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Week Thirty-Three - 19 To Go

C.J. Box’s characters will draw you into this drama set in a sub-zero environment. Non-stop action. Suspense right up to the ending which sets the scene for the next Cassie Dewell novel.

Tyre United Methodist Church

Tyre NY
More interpretations at InSPIREd Sunday.