I don’t really like the musical Pippin. I’ve seen awful high school versions of it, including one where they decided to do it in hip-hop style, but the director clearly had no idea of just what that was except for posturing. Plus the only person who had a really good voice was my student, Elyse Wojciechowski, in the role of Leading Player. (That performance is remembered in my household as the one my husband left at intermission.)
I do like a lot of the music, particularly the opening song, Magic To Do. That came to me a few weeks ago when I was reading Seth Godin’s daily blogpost, which I decided would make a great meme – so I made one.
Think of your to-do list as full of possibilities instead of tasks, to think of your practice time as time to create, to think of your work or school assignments as opportunities to do something innovative. Imagine that you have magic to do – but maybe it’s not just for you. For your audience, for your teachers, for your family. And for yourself.
People have told me that I would love Pippin if I’d seen the 2013 Broadway production – and based on this video from the Tonys that year, I think they’re right.
Have you got magic to do? Go do it.
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