July is a Four-Letter Word

The creation of tomorrow’s schedule took half of today. What’s that about?

We desperately need a computer program (hint hint) to streamline this process. 36 people, 6 locations, 4 projects, 11 hours. The schedule itself is an internal document, but the proofing worksheet (at left) isn’t. Bob Fincheimer, where are you?

This is indeed the thorniest part of the summer.

The Studio is doing a daily dance class and Italian language coachings. Having closed Alcina last night, they can now focus their staging time on their upcoming Britten Project scenes performance.

Four of our Filene Young Artists are performing in recital with Steve Blier on Saturday evening. Four others are in daily performances of Instant Opera at the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. And 15 singers are beginning the Ariadne auf Naxos rehearsal period.

Scooby Doo Fun, The Opera

Today in the woods (clockwise from upper left) Scooby-Doo and a bad-joke-telling Witch tried to teach Barney how to dance. I can’t remember who the lovely princess with the flowers was, but she made it all better :)
(P.S. – You haven’t really lived until you’ve heard a baritone try to replace the word “Fi-ga-ro” with “Scooby Snacks” in the “Largo” from Barber of Seville.)

I Have the Dumb

My colleague Rahree is a cat person. And a dog person. (Not sure how that works.) I’ve been pet-deprived all my life, but I still can appreciate well-done cat humour. This picture has graced my office door for a few days now. And it’s getting truer by the minute.

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