Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"It's a Great Day for America, Folks"

So says Craig Ferguson in the introduction to his monologue every evening on "The Late, Late Show." Today I am doing my civic duty and voting in our presidential election and I do hope that all of you are doing the same. After my parents and I hit up the polls, we will be venturing down to Manhattan for dinner and this evening's performance of South Pacific. What could be more patriotic than that?

Once again, I turn to a personal favorite for musical theatre support:

"To Make Us Proud" (Bernstein-Lerner)
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (cut out of town)/A White House Cantata (finale)

To burn with pride
And not with shame
Each time I hear
My country's name
Not hide my head
When the flag goes by,
But feel I'm soaring
Where eagles fly:
Not walk away.
But stand and say:
I love this land!
It will prevail.
If love be strong
We will not fail
Let rage be fearless and
Faith be loud.
This land needs love.
To make us proud.

1 comment:

Esther said...

I know you and your parents will have a wonderful time. I'll be eagerly awaiting a full report on the evening!