Welcome LOADsters! This month we will dance & sing our way through the Golden Age of Broadway. Hopefully, you will remember some songs and stories from these well-loved musicals, or be introduced to some new ones. Set your playlist to Broadway, break out your tools, and have a great month of scrapping to the hits!
Each day will focus on one Broadway musical as we move through time to the present, plus each day of the week has a recurring theme. You will have two prompts for each day: a story prompt & a technique prompt. You can choose to do one or the other, or do both. It’s up to you to personalize this experience. Twist the prompt, be prompt-adjacent, turn the prompt on its head, whatever you want, just make a layout every day and feel the success!
Show of the Day: Oklahoma! (1943)
Long considered the beginning of modern musical theater and ushering in its Golden Age, Oklahoma! is a book musical, meaning the story is the important thing and the music helps to move the story. Previously, shows had little dramatic development but were a series of novelty acts, dances, and songs that were loosely tied together by a story. Oklahoma! has a compelling dramatic story of a young farm girl torn between two men: the handsome, charismatic cowboy, Curly, and the brooding, dangerous farmhand, Jud. The show also included a groundbreaking dream ballet sequence choreographed by the legendary Agnes de Mille which told a story within a story of Laurie’s inner conflict. Music by Richard Rodgers, libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qFrZC1qv68 (no sound, but dancing!)
Choose Your Prompt (or do both):
Our featured designer today is Heather Torvi.
When I go the prompt the idea of inner conflict was one I was wrestling with. I had decided to take a year off before going to grad school and was just starting to look at what it would take to get accepted, hence the inner conflict do I really want to do this. Then I started looking at the technique which is to use the moody blues, I started with what the colour blue means. blue symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. It is known to have a calming effect on you. That is why I was so excited to find the positive sayings all on a blue page. I could not stop with just blue I needed to go a bit outside the lines and chose to use green to bring your attention to the book. Which is what much of my inner conflict is about. Can I learn a new language and do well thereby taking another step towards the goal I have for myself. As for the journaling it is tucked under the photo so that I know that it is there but that it is not the focus but the page. Instead it is the photo and the positive messages I send to myself to let myself know that POTIS SUM–I am able.
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