Saturday, October 13, 2007
A BIG BROADWAY EVENT AND A FATIMA MEMORY
Broadway comes to television today as the very first currently running Broadway show is broadcast on MTV. The show is "Legally Blonde". Lawrence O Keefe (The Bat Boy) is the composer. Could this be the way to keep shows on Broadway that may be faltering in box office sales? Maybe. The show itself only opened in April of this year. But hey, if this is the way to keep musical theatre going on Broadway-- why not? The stagehand union's threatened strike won't happen this weekend, thank goodness, but still looms as a real Broadway show stopper. The only two MAJOR musical shows that would NOT be shut down completely should a strike be declared is MARY POPPINS at the New Amsterdam and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Hilton. Those shows are covered by separate contracts. This is my last day at the Studio City Ritz Camera store and I go on to manage the Sherman Oaks store on Sunday, October 14th. A big challenge, but with God's help, I will be successful. Today is also the 90th anniversary of the last appearance of the Blessed Mother at Fatima. "The Miracle of the Sun" happened on this day and hundreds of thousands witnessed it. The Mother of God is my strength, my pathway and light on the dark roads of life. She has rescued me more times than I can ever tell you. We Catholics don't "pray to Mary" instead of God. We ask the Mother of Jesus to intercede for us with God and her Son. It was the dear Mother of Our Savior who got His public life started with the Miracle of Cana. Who could deny their own Mother's request? Well, it isn't any different with Jesus. And so Dearest Mother of God watch over me always and forever!