September 16, 2010

Maggie And The Lt. Colonel...

Here is the program from last night's Williamsburg Consort "America Alive" concert. It was fabulous! Tom Puwalski was the clarinet soloist and his musicality was second to none. He received standing ovations for each of his performances, but there was an irrepressible presence in the house, and she stole the show.
Miss Maggie Worsdale brought down the house...again! When she sang "Alexander's Ragtime Band", the interplay between her and the conductor, Lt. Colonel Larry Lang (USAF) tickled everyone in the audience.
When she came back onstage to perform "All That Jazz", he started teasing her about her hat. She told him that after her performance, she'd let him wear it.

Then, she started singing her baudy rendition of the song and he had a hard time not laughing during the performance when she twirled her cape and hit him square in the tush! He really wasn't expecting that. (Being a serious military type, and all.)
The song ended, she reminded him that he was going to put on her hat. She handed it to him, and (to all of our surprise), he bent over and placed on his head! What a sport!
She had one more number (with a guest conductor) to do after this embrace, so she told him he had to take her hat offstage with him. He stepped down off the podium, hung his head, bent his shoulders...and still wearing her hat, sauntered off the stage. The house filled with laughter.

This is the image I'll remember from this year's Consort performance...a memory of all of the fun we had this year in Williamsburg. It was a wonderful week with all of our musical friends.

Today we'll load up the F150 and head south. Time to leave and go back to Florida. We're heading home, Kessie. Keep the light on for us. I'll share more photographs after we get back home. (I've saved some great ones of Handsome's Dixieland Band performance for you.)

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Patty C. said...

I'm glad you had a good time - Have a safe trip home :)

Liszha said...

You would think the conductor with the two pair of arms would take all the attention!
I can see you had a good time. That's great. How is your hand?

The Farmer's Attic said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!!!!

Mandy said...

What a lot of fun! It was amusing to see "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in the programme. I shall be singing this with the altos in our choir's concert this evening! (A four part choral version accompanied by piano). It is such fun to sing.
Safe journey!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Donna, looks like a lot of fun! Hope your finger is all better now. Mine is still swollen and painful after a fall I took several weeks ago. :/ I just saw your flowered sachet hearts on your boutique blog and they are absolutely gorgeous! Wishing you all the best, Tammy

MosaicMagpie said...

There is nothing that can compare to a live performance. All the interaction between the participants and the freshness of it all. Sounds wonderful.

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Donna,

Well looks another great time was had by all. I look forward to your piccy's of your husbands band. I hope your trip home is safe.

Love ya'

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

sounds like a wonderful time!
wishing you traveling mercies...and a fun trip home.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That looks like such fun, Donna!

Have a safe trip back home. :-)


Faerie Moon Creations said...

Looks like everyone had fun - including the performers! Have a very safe trip home. Theresa

Michelle May said...

Oh my gosh was this ever fun! I wish I could have seen it in person!!! Hilarious!

Beedeebabee said...

Donna, this sounded like sooo much fun! xo


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