Friday, May 3, 2013

Unfettered & Unbound


To quote my nephew Jack, "If I've said it once, I've said it on Thursday!"..."Come to this concert!" (I was quoting myself in the last part. Snicker.)

Get a babysitter. Sit down in a gorgeous theatre with your lover or a friend. Listen to some gorgeous, jaw-dropping voices and leave totally inspired.

This is the thing--this Angela Jeffries. Maybe you've never heard of her. If you've been to any shows at the Hale Center Theatre over the past few years  you've probably seen her in a lead role. But what I want to tell you is that she is a part of our story. She played Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan when I was Peter. When Lucy would attend the show dressed in her Tinkerbell costume. When our family was whole and young and hopeful. She was the Mrs. Darling who sang "Tender Shepherd" to her children and told them that the night lights were the eyes a mother leaves behind to watch over her sleeping children.

Her voice is transporting. It takes you to places inside yourself you have never visited. And they are wonderful, beautiful places. Vic was absolutely smitten with her voice and performance in Peter Pan. (And he may have told me a time or two that if I ever die, she is first on the list for wife #2...just sayin.)

Angela attended Lucy's funeral. She wrote Lucy a profound letter that I keep with me next to my bed. She changed her life for Lucy. She has given us gorgeous Disney (Peter Pan) figurines year after year in honor of Lucy that are now family treasures.

So why is she doing this concert? She is moving to New York City to pursue her dream of being on Broadway...and she needs your support! She's phenomenal. She really, really is. And anyone who loves me enough to support me through the dark abyss of losing a child, deserves all of my support and more.

Please come. I'd love to meet you.

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