Friday, November 3, 2017

November Preview of Upcoming Events

Since this blog is  all about keeping a forward trajectory in mist of change and reaching your personal best, I wanted to preview some of my planned experiences in  the hope  that it will inspire some to join in. As Dale Carnegie once said, "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." Let's all get busy!

The Color Purple-Pittsburgh Broadway Series at the Benedum - November 14-19

The Color Purple- Nov. 14-19 at the Benedum

The Color Purple is a story about a women (Celcie) who triumphs over life’s hardships to become, as my blog inspired physiologist Maslow would say, her personal best.  I can’t  wait to experience This  women’s uplifting  journey based on the book, The Color Purple which is packed with a gospel, jazz, soul and blues musical score. Blog Post to Follow

The Humans –PPT at the O’Reilly Theater -November 16, 2017

One for my Blog inspiration books, Everything I Learned about FAMILY I Learned From a Little Golden Book reminds us that, “Family life is made of moments, big and small, moments that bind us over time…times that give us a sense of belonging”.  The play The Humans is about the dynamics of a middle class family that gather for Thanksgiving dinner. Bridgid invites her parents, sister and grandmother from Scranton PA,  to  join her and her boyfriend in New York’s Chinatown. If her Irish Catholic family is anything my Italian Catholic family there is sure to be laughter and some serious drama at the table. I can’t wait to see what happens in The Humans on November 16, 2017.  
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 (The Humans runs November 9-December 10, 2017 at the O’Reilly Theater for tickets go to

4x4 Ephemeral Architectures November 4th, 2017
4x4 Ephemeral Architecture -Nov 4th August Wilson Center
In this quest for something different - how about a show that merges ballet with juggling?  Renowned juggler, Sean Gandini, and the Royal Ballet dancer, Ludovic Ondiviala, combine their talents in the show, 4x4: Ephemeral Architectures on Saturday November 4, 2017 at the August Wilson Center.
This show that opened during the  2015 London International Mime Festival at the Royal Opera House continues to receive rave reviews. I am ready for my first  contemporary circus experience that  sounds wonderfully inventive and beautiful.  

Blog Post  here at Day 245 4x4 Ephemeral Architectures-Ballet and Juggling -Beautifully Intimate

Marriage of Figaro –Pittsburgh Opera - November 10, 2017
Marriage of Figaro-Pittsburgh Opera (Nov 4,7,10 and 12th)
There is nothing better than a good laugh, especially when there  seems to be an endless trail of “doom and gloom” stories in the news. The Marriage of Figaro with music by Mozart is a comic opera!  There are mistaken identities and fun love triangles. This  might be my first opera where someone does not die from a self infliction or is killed in the name of love!

 I have discovered  a new interest in the opera during  my empty-nest period. They all seem  to be such “larger than life” productions with extravagant  sets,  powerful voices and beautiful symphonic music.  I am expecting the same from this show but with a twist of laughter  from our  Pittsburgh Opera talent in the production of the Marriage of Figaro (November 4, 10, 12, 2017) at the Benadum Center for the Arts.  Blog Post to here

(For tickets go to