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It has been a busy summer around here. For Gracie, that busyness has included lots and lots of music. Since Jazz Camp, she’s been spending a lot of time at the high school, hanging out with the band. She even tried her hand at marching with the bass drum – but that only lasted one day! She’s marched in a few parades, carrying the American flag (which we think is ironic, considering she was born in Vietnam, but oh well!) She got to try her hand at playing piano with the Jazz Band at a local event. And she and a cellist friend provided music for a local winery event this past weekend.
Anyway, since we “officially” started our school year yesterday, I thought it was high time that I take a moment to update everyone on the 2 Year Musical Journey that we have embarked on. If you’ve missed the first two posts, you can visit them here:
I will also be adding some posts related to some of the products that we’ll be using the supplement and enhance our musical journey. My first post in that series is here:
Now, continuing the journey . . .
On July 17th, we went to see Oklahoma at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. This time, Gracie and I were accompanied by Ashley and Gracie’s friend, Rylie. This time, we opted for the dinner too. 😉 I was a little cautious about the food because I got very sick the last time I ate there (which is when I discovered that I’m allergic to more than just shrimp!) But, supper was nice enough, I didn’t get sick, and they had some very delicious brussels sprouts (and I do like their salad bar).
I’m always amazed that, for such a small theater, they put on some really great shows. We all enjoyed the show; and the fact that this one actually takes place in the US made it tie in really well to our first year of studies!
A few weeks later, the same group of us went to see South Pacific at Allenberry Playhouse (August 2nd). We stopped for lunch at Red Robin, but we still arrived early, so we picked up our tickets and spent some time wandering around the grounds and relaxing. The theater is set in a very shady grove of trees and it’s very pretty there.
Right outside the theater, they had this area set up, complete with photo booth props. But, I couldn’t get the girls to use any of the props! I did take their picture here though, because . . . who knows? They just may be performing here someday – either on stage or in the pit.
We enjoyed this show as well. The acting, singing, and dancing were all a lot of fun to watch. And they had some very talented actors and actresses in this show.
We don’t have any more shows on the schedule yet, but we’re hoping to check out West Side Story at Dutch Apple and possibly The Fantasticks at Allenberry as well.
Also, be sure to watch for upcoming posts about some more materials that we are using for our study.
If you have any ideas of resources that we should be using in our studies
or theaters that are easily accessible from central PA, please do share!