Friday, October 1, 2010

Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme

Tale as old as time
True as it can be

Barely even friends

Then somebody bends


Just a little change
Small, to say the least
Both a little scared

Neither one prepared

Beauty and the Beast

Ever just the same

Ever a surprise

Ever as before

Ever just as sure

As the sun will rise

Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bittersweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong

Certain as the sun

Rising in the East

Tale as old as time

Song as old as rhyme

Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme

Beauty and the Beast


I adore Beauty and the Beast, don't you?!

We're going to a BATB sing-a-long this weekend. How fun is that?! And even funnier and funniest of all, I can't sing a note. bwahahhahahaha! Not much of a treat for my audience mates I dare say but then they may all be under five years old and my pathetic caterwauling may just get by undetected.

We're going to see it at the wonderful old El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.

The El Capitan Theater

I was lucky enough to get to see it on the stage here too with my mom - I can remember it was so much fun to see Belle's father come on the stage in his little putt putt car and of course, to see the Beast turn into a man!

We saw the play at a theater, The Shubert, which no longer exists here - torn down for another high rise office building. ARGH! So very sad. Great memories though - I got to see Ingrid Bergman, George C. Scott and Glenn Close in plays there to name but a few.

I better go warm up this golden throat of mine and practice for the big day, huh?! ... me me me ... warble warble la la la ack ack ... Be our guest! Be our guest! Be our guest! Get your worries off your chest ...

Oh! As I returned home from my errands this morning, I saw a sign posted saying there's a Quilt Craft Fair at a home nearby this weekend. Fun fun fun. Better write it down quick before my middle aged brain forgets it.

Wishing everyone a fun weekend!



  1. Sally! I had a great comment to you about how I love the Schubert and the El Capitan theater, and how I wonder if were were ever there at the same time...and BLOGGER ATE IT!!!!! ACK!!! OKay, I will remember to copy this one before I post it. Sheesh. Anyway, have a wonderful time singing! Fa lalalalala!!!! You will make a lovely Belle! xox Pam

  2. Hi Pam!
    Mean old blogger, eating our words! I sure know how that goes! And I never remember to copy my posts before hand, which I should have learned to do by now. D'oh.
    Did you take the kiddies to see BATB at the Shubert? Or Annie? Oh! And The Secret Garden? I could have sworn I saw you teehee!
    Happy happy weekend to you,
    Sally xoxoxo

  3. I'm so jealous! You are gonna have so much fun. I saw the high school musical version at my son's school and it was really great-so I know you will love it! Be our Guest was the best! Have fun. you lucky!

  4. Hi Leslie!
    I'm so glad you got to see it on stage too, isn't it a delight?!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!