The Play Ground

The music season is opening with fanfare and September will be a busy month for The Play Ground and all music lovers.

On September 10 at 8pm the Arbor Opera Theater will open its 2005-2006 season with A Bernstein Celebration. The evening's centerpiece will be Trouble in Tahiti, a one-act chamber opera premiered in 1952 and the first opera Bernstein wrote. Set in suburban America, the story chronicles the emotional decline of a contemporary marriage. The remainder of the evening will feature selections from other Bernstein works such as West Side Story, Mass, and Candide. The performance will take place at St. Clare's/Temple Beth Emeth.


Is it just me, or are those clowns pretty scary?

Perhaps Steven King's It has gone to my head.

Clowns in general can be pretty scary ... admittedly, you can't get much less threatening than the Town Clown from Captain Kangaroo, and yet I hid around the corner from the tv every time he came on. Looks like I wasn't the only one, though.