I can’t believe it’s December already! ‘Tis the season of cold weather and hot chocolate, dark nights and bright lights, and, of course, Christmas music!
A Christmas tradition in my family is for me and my girls to go see The Nutcracker. This is something we look forward to every year and we were especially excited this year because one of my girls was actually in The Nutcracker. So, it was extra special. I loved the production by Triangle Academy of Dance. The dancers were so beautiful and graceful and you could see the love for what they were doing in their faces. We actually got to see their faces! Their bright eyes and brilliant smiles were amazing. The whole experience brought tears to my eyes.
The Nutcracker was inspiring in more ways than one. There was something about seeing the director come out and talk about all of their hard work and introducing the teachers and talking about other upcoming events that touched me. It was not a great speech as speeches go, but there was pride and joy in her voice. It was the voice of the culmination of years of work and effort; it was a voice of triumph. This was not their first Nutcracker. In fact, this is the second year we’ve seen this particular studio’s production. But in her voice there was the excitement and pride of a first performance. I remember thinking to myself, I want that to be me.
No, I do not want to start a ballet studio. But I do want an opera company. The wheels in my head are in motion and changes are coming next year to Peak Vocal Academy. Keep an eye on your inboxes because we will need help. It’s going to be a wild ride, but I look forward to our first production late next year. In the meantime, we will keep doing what we do: sing, sing, sing.
Happy Holidays, everyone! Stay safe. Be well. We will see you in 2022!