September 22, 2010

Fact #73: Have you seen this man?

I have!

The Handsome Little Devils had a show in Punxsutawney, PA yesterday, and I got to see them! It was a beautiful and inspiring show. It was fun, funny, spectacular, and incredible!

The kid in me -- by which I mean all of me -- spent the whole show with her jaw on the floor and her eyes as big as saucers. (I nearly suffered spontaneous globe luxation.) I couldn't stop clapping and cheering.

It was really inspiring to see what people can do with somewhat limited resources. They've been developing this show for a while now and it's been really successful. But it started out small, and it's grown only with the imaginative and technical efforts of its creators. It looks amazing -- the props and costumes are beautiful and detailed, the acts are polished and sharp.

It was such an amazing reminder to me that if you take pride in something and insist on making it the best it can be, it will shine. I think sometimes limited resources give people an excuse to settle for 'just okay', but creativity and hard work can more than make up for a lack of monetary resources.

And if you can juggle chainsaws, you're off to a pretty good start.

Til tomorrow!

There was one huge blot on an otherwise magical evening. I was so excited to go to Punxsutawney, the setting of one of my all-time favorite movies, Groundhog Day. But did you know that Groundhog Day was actually shot in Woodstock, IL? I didn't. Until last night. When my heart got broken.


Rick said...

I agree - what a great show. We saw it in Loveland at the Rialto.

Q Schroe said...

I keep hearing great things about them, I really would like to see the show sometime!

That's pretty lame about Groundhog's Day though, I cant' believe they cheated like that. And you weren't even there in Feb to see the real groundhog come out. :(