The Only X Factor

Every few years I try to get away to New York to see some Broadway shows. On this one creative escape, I hit the lottery. I got to witness two of the best musicals I've ever seen: Matilda and Once.


Matilda the Musical is based on the children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl and featured one the most talented casts I've ever seen -- and most of them were kids. Once was based on the indie film with music by Irish singer Glen Hansard and his Czech partner Markéta Irglová and is filled with the rawest, most honest love songs of any modern musical. Both shows were mind-blowingly good. Both won a ton of acclaim and awards. Some might comment, with a theatrical flare, that they were "glorious". But were they, in the truest sense of the word, glorious?

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In the shower

The Father speaks to me in the shower. The other day I heard Him say, ”I’m changing the studio into a sanctuary. No longer will it be a place of seduction, but a place where I dwell.” In that moment, something wonderful happened. 

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Whose are you?

"The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence. At last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice. 'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.”

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Redding Performing Arts