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» Vaudeville At The Forks

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It's that time of year again for the annual "Vaudeville at the Forks" live and on stage variety show. This show is put on at the Forks of the Wabash on
the edge of Huntington, IN, and I will be performing again to help raise funds to keep this important historic site running. This is the same place that
I did the school tours this spring and had so much fun teaching the kids about American Indian music featuring drum, rattle, and flute.

I'll be performing my "Honoring the People" song on my drone flute in my 3 to 4 minute time slot. We have two performances this year-- one at 4:00pm
and the other at 7:00pm if anyone is in the neighborhood and interested in coming. That's this Saturday--June, 17th. The show lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 hours,
featuring all local amateur talent from performers of all ages. It's lots of fun and for a very good cause. So let's go break a leg tongue.gif .

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So, Ginger... even given the time difference between your place and mine, I'm guessing the vaudeville shown has been and gone..

I hope it was a joyous time for all involved. smile.gif


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QUOTE(shewhoflutesincaves @ Jun 18 2017, 01:20 AM) *
So, Ginger... even given the time difference between your place and mine, I'm guessing the vaudeville shown has been and gone..

I hope it was a joyous time for all involved. smile.gif

Oh, yes! We had a lot of talented people this time around. Besides me, there were several gifted singers, a variety of skits including the classical
Abbot and Costello "Who's on First" routine, and two or three comedy routines. The young man who dressed up as the Beast--from Disney's "Beauty
and the Beast"--sang the song from the movie where Belle is leaving the castle to return to her father. I'm afraid I don't know the song's title. I kid
you not, this guy has opera potential. I think you would term him a baritone, and could he let it roll. I should add that he was perfect to play the
Beast, being well over 6' tall with broad shoulders.

As for me; I didn't get near the applause that I received last year, but that was okay. After the show, I still had a couple of people from the audience
say how much they enjoyed my performance, and one gentleman asked a few questions about my flute, wanting to know what it was called, how
long I'd been playing, etc. I thought for sure that this time the audience wouldn't bother me, but I could still feel the butterflies... even though I'm
pretty sure stage fright wasn't a factor this time.

We all worked together very well, performers and backstage people alike, and the show went off smoothly all the way around.

Ginger


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Interesting mix smile.gif

Audiences will differ from one day to the next, as will their response, I guess. Glad you all had fun, and that your fluting attracted more interest to the beautiful NAF smile.gif

Stage fright is a funny thing... With choir, or fluting, I'm ok if I get in the zone... Fluting is easier for me, because I close my eyes... not something I'd normally do in front of an audience... With choir, I'm looking at the audience, or fellow singers, but if I love the song, and am fully involved in what it means, there's no stage fright. If we do songs that don't click with me (rare, but it happens), I tend to start thinking about what I don't enjoy about the song, and lose my mojo! biggrin.gif

Fluting, though... love it!!!! smile.gif


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