I was little Josie Cohan way back then. I had to tap dance in the patriotic musical “George M!” George M. Cohan was the part of a vaudeville family who birthed some great songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.”
-Oh the hours I spent
47 years ago
I was hooked!
Theater was a God Gift which helped an awkward little teen escape the reality of life struggles. On stage I could smile and sparkle and belt out songs. Life was good.
Today I wait in the wings to go on to tap in the musical “Anything Goes.”
I have to say, I’m still better at life when I dance and sing.
So…I wait for my cue. Any minute now.
I need to tap dance today.
It’s reassuring and energizing to share this love with the audience.
Hmmm… by golly….I think God gives us skills to help others. Dancing and singing may be just the gift needed to help someone through a tough time.
This is a verse which reminds me of my God Gift :
You turned my wailing into dancing…you clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever.” -Psalm 30: 11-12
Here are some views of shows I’ve danced my way through:
Forty seven years ago, who knew this kid could tap?
Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific”