I’ve been a Barry Manilow fan for as long as I can remember and was lucky enough to see the stage production of Copacabana while I was living in Erie. This is such a fun song!
I’m so excited to direct Bright Star this Spring! Auditions will take place the first week of February and I can almost guarantee you’ll get tired of hearing me talk about the show as we move through the rehearsal process. But until then, here’s a taste!
Pip is a pygmy warrior who finds herself captured and placed in a cage at the local zoo. She is given the opportunity to talk regularly with a human, a man who is doing research and develops an almost fatherly affection for Pipl. Suddenly, she finds herself taken – or is it rescued?! – by a dragon! The amazing creature takes her to an island acadmy where she learns, much to her surprise, that she is actually a dragon herself. Young Pip, the pygmy warrior, is a shapeshifting pygmy dragon! She has a long, uphill battle to prove her right to be at the academy to say nothing of learning to control her shapeshifting powers! There are evil forces at work, seeking to control all of dragonkind, and Pip’s unique abilities will prove to be invaluable in the fight that is to come.
I loved everything about this book. Pip is feisty and fierce and refuses to give up without a fight. But she is also willing to admit her mistakes and tries diligently to learn from them. She is cautious when getting to know the other students, taking her time to form friendships with those she knows she can trust. The first in a series, the author has created a collection of rich characters and a well-crafted world with legends and a history that provide a well-thought-out backdrop to Pip’s adventures. I can’t wait to continue reading the series!
Bring it On: The Musical is a serious guilty pleasure of mine. I’m COMPLETELY the wrong age demographic for that particular show, but the music stole my heart. Enjoy!