I See The Blue Breaking Through | Song # 401 | 10/7/09
Now what? We begin to begin again
Now that the rain has decided to end
And our hearts are certainly on the mend
(Can you comprehend?)
How good it feels to look up and see
Blue sky begin to break through and The
Clouds of grey beginning to blow away
Gravity. Sometimes drags you down
Relax. Stretch out upon the ground
Look up. And watch the blue break through
I see the blue breaking through
Do you catch a glimpse of it too?
What’s it like to be brand new?
I can’t say I knew it would work this way
Had a moment when I had to keep fear at bay
But at the end of a very long day
(I have to say we found a way)
To have fun while we got the job done
And I want to thank everyone
Who joined in and helped us with our play
(hip hip hooray)
So what’s next?
Where do we go from here?
Climb with me up to where the air is clear
And watch the blue break through for you…
Commentary: This song arose out of a conversation I had with Playwright and Director, Jill Jayson of Center Stage Theatre Company reflecting back on the intense week of rehearsals and 4 performances of “Letters To Daddy, Jr” with 19 amazing elementary school age actors. Saturday We did 2 performances in Westport CT. It poured rain all day. But that did not dampen anybody’s spirits! The rain let up just as we had to break down the set and pack it into a half dozen parent’s cars for the NYMF performances in Manhattan on Sunday. Sunday dawned clear and beautiful and everyone and every thing got to New York City by 9 am! We set up. We did a run through for lighting cues. We checked the sound. The kids did two great shows (although by the 4:00 pm show you could tell they were tired (I know I was exhausted!).
Then we had to break down the set and pack it all away in all the different cars and head back.
It’s all a blur now but, Tuesday morning Jill and I were discussing future projects and while we were speaking the sun broke out of the heavy clouds and blue sky began to show through…I said to Jill, “I see the blue breaking through…”
“There’s a new song!” she said.
So here it is still in a bit rough form but you get the basic idea. Can you imagine 19 kids belting out the chorus?
I just want to send out a special thank you to Jill Jayson, and the Parents of all the cast members! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Copyright by Mark Shepard
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