We just finished the inaugural performances of Quonnie: The Musical. What a great weekend!
"Quon"-grats to all who sang, acted, made costumes, painted sets, sold tickets, helped corral kids, and generally made this show such a pleasure to create. We had wonderfully enthusiastic audiences, we were able to donate some of the proceeds to the Quonochontaug Historical Society, and the kids had a great time!
It went so well, in fact, that we will repeat the show in 2012. I've done this before; I did an encore presentation of The Odyssey because it was well-received, and I wanted to see if the kids remembered anything! (They did).
For the first time ever, I'm selling my lyrics in a songbook format -- "Quonnie: The Songbook." I had never even given it thought, but a nice mom suggested I do it, and now I'm kind of excited to work on this project! If you want to order a songbook (or a DVD of the show), just email me. I have extra songs that didn't make it into the show; I'll throw those in, too.
I'm one of those people who likes to know what she'll be doing 12 months from now (a family trait). In fact, I have already purchased my day planner for 2012 and am filling it in, so this past weekend has been delightful for Planner Eden.
One of the songs in the musical was called "Rocks Of The Quonnie," to the tune of "Rock A Bye Baby."
It was all about the huge rocks that grace our beach. They have cute names like Profile Rock and Turtle Rock, and interesting histories. We had seven sweet young ladies sing the "rock parts" in the show, and my son made a "rock map" for the program to show where they were. Great idea, but . . . this past weekend I've toured friends and family to those rocks -- everyone wanted to see where they were! -- unfortunately, three of them are on property that used to be public, but is now private. We got some very suspicious looks from people. I don't know how much longer I can go up those driveways and pretend to be a geographically challenged tourist.
The only solution is. . .write another song.