Hi. Remember me? The wannabe runner? Slowest girl to complete a half marathon? Haven't run since Thanksgiving because of unforeseen circumstances?

It's no secret I have no athletic ability whatsoever. But I tried. Sure, I was picked last for the kickball team in grade school. But I gave it my all.

Well, kinda the same goes with my singing ability. And my artistic skills. Same with acting. Mediocre. But dangit, I still sang my heart out at competitions. And I rocked my orations at States. Wannabe performer.

Yet I still admired the arts. (I bet you thought I was going to break out the Spice Girls, didn't you?)

So it warmed my heart when Amara applauded the touring cast of Memphis last week at Playhouse Square. She watched intently through the acts then began to sing "Scratch My Itch." Amara instantly fell in love with Huey and Felicia. Makes me excited to take her to upcoming performances of Mamma Mia and Footloose. Of course we'll hit the International Children's Festival in May too.

And just because I wanted to test the waters, I brought Amara to the Rembrandt in America exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art. An eight-year-old to the museum...what was I thinking? Well obviously I'm a genius! She was enthralled with each piece, dissecting the artwork as if she were in class, inspecting it as if she were an art dealer. Amara now even has a "favorite" Rembrandt.

This week also kicks off the Cleveland International Film Festival. I don't have plans to take Amara, but I hope to be attending a blogger reception and take in a film or two (or three).

But my wannabe cultured self isn't stopping there. Next week, Playhouse Square will reveal the shows for its upcoming 2012-2013 Broadway Series. Can. Not. Wait. I was invited to a preview launch party just before the public announcement. I'm not sure how I'll keep my fingers from tweeting with excitement.

All that's missing from my spring lineup is a trip to the Orchestra. But I'm sure that will happen soon too.

I may not be able to carry a tune, but I'm more than willing to support those who can. The arts community in Cleveland is so alive, so vibrant. We're so lucky to be a part of it.

So, have you seen any good shows lately?


  1. You MUST MUST MUSTMUSTMUST put "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" on your bucket list. You will LOVE it.

  2. K - just found out it's coming to CLE! I'm so excited!


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