Quote of the Month: Open the window in the center of your chest and let the spirits fly in and out. Rumi
(My theme for this year’s A to Z Challenge is Open.)
Millie and Willie Cottonpoly, a sock puppet creation, are here to tell you their story during the April A to Z Blogging Challenge.
Millie and Willie hitched a ride with a knight to the St. Francis Catholic School’s Production of
What a Knight!
Millie: Weren’t those kids darling up on stage.
Willie: Couldn’t hear them.
Millie: The costumes were adorable.
Willie: Couldn’t see them.
Millie: I really liked the songs. The soloists did a great job. The kids seemed to be having fun.
Willie: There was music?
Millie: Of course, there was music. It was a musical.
Millie: Well, I just love a show with kings, queens, court jesters, dragons, traveling minstrels, knights.
Willie: Oh, there was more than just one knight in the show?
Millie: Of course, there was a whole cast of characters from Medieval Times. The school had about 60 kids involved. They all looked like they were enjoying it so much.
Willie: I didn’t see 60 kids on that stage.
Millie: What do you mean, Willie? You rode into the show with me.
Willie: Well, I guess you didn’t notice that I fell off the horse at the concession stand and never made it into the auditorium.
Millie snuggling behind the knight in shining armor.
Millie: I, um, well, he was a dashing young man.
Willie: The popcorn was good.
Millie: You dribbled a little on your trousers.
Willie: I’m going to talk to Annie.
Millie and Willie with their neighbor Annie, who played a princess in the school play.
Willie: You look very nice in your costume. Could I get a ride home?
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: What are some of your favorite songs from a musical or a movie?
The top three that come to my mind are My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music, Chim Chim Cher-ee from Mary Poppins, Maybe from Annie, and Wouldn’t it be Loverly from My Fair Lady.
Willie: Mine is the opening number to The Music Man. Love the rhythm of that song.
Millie: He’s a Tramp from the Disney movie The Lady and the Tramp, which is also one of my favorite movies, along with 101 Dalmatians and The Fox and The Hound.
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I love musicals such as Oklahoma, Carousel and the like but my favourite piece of music was from a film called Somewhere in Time.
Hi, Willie and Millie, I like musicals. Saw one not too long ago. Love them!
Love this! Love one-act plays, and the way you build to the surprise, how you shifted the perspective on us. There is a group in New York performing monologues. Your dialogue is so natural and crisp, you would be a natural for them, Mary. Let me know if you would like info, as they recently had a call for submissions.
This was so cute and clever. Love musicals, too. Poor Willie.
Loved reading your aside about town names. I really should take a moment to look that up — get a chuckle.
Good being here.
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Great job, Mary! Really loved your dialogue and the cleverness. (You’re a natural at this, the way it flows!) Aww, poor Willie!
Hope you’re digging out from all that snow without a problem. Yipes, what a winter you’ve had!
Those two…they remind me of Troy’s grandma and grandpa when they used to banter back and forth. 🙂
Such a cute post!! Enjoyed! http://www.sandysanderellasmusings.blogspot.com
And she didn’t even notice him missing – poor Willie!
Hello, Mary! This was adorable. Millie and Willie are awesome!
I love too many songs from movies. I don’t think I can choose a favorite! Hmmm. Maybe Reflection from Disney’s Mulan. I really like Christina Aguilera’s version of it, too.
Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines
My favorite musical songs are “ZippedeeDooDA” from Songs of the South, “One Day More” Les Miserables, “Circle of Life” Lion King.
Mary, I could use up all your bandwidth if I listed my favourite songs from movies/ musicals, so I’ll just go with a few…
Climb Every Mountain – Sound Of Music
Tomorrow – Annie
Consider Yourself – Oliver
Impossible Dream – Man From La Mancha
Moon River – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Maria – West Side Story
If I Were A Rich Man – Fiddler On The Roof
Most of Andrew Lloyd Webbers musicals/music……..
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