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My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« on: March 28, 2014, 07:00 PM »
I just got an invitation from a class in Oakland, California, to attend a mini-opera they are performing of my Gold Fever book! I am so thrilled and honored I can hardly stand it. The best part of their invitation is that the mini-opera is being performed right at the same time we will traveling close to that area. We (my husband and I) are going to plan to attend. I can't believe it! I'm still in  :aah  and :woo about it.  :yeah
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 07:03 PM »
I love it, Verla!  :guitar: :music:

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 07:07 PM »
 :yay
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 07:11 PM »
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 08:10 PM »
What a very special event!   :shootingstar
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 10:49 PM »
Wow, that's incredible, Verla! I hope they'll let you take a video, or at least some photos to share with us. Yay for the mini opera and double yay for perfect timing!

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2014, 05:56 AM »
That's so cool, Verla! So, so cool!! :dancer
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2014, 06:38 AM »
Wow, that is so cool!

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 06:51 AM »
That is amazing! Congratulations!!! I had the opportunity to see the world premier of the MineCraft opera at Virginia Tech this fall, and it was so interesting to see how they translated the characters and setting of the game into an opera. (If you are not familiar with MineCraft, it is an online world-building game that my 11-year-old boys are crazy about.) To see your actual BOOK turned into an opera would be 100 times better!!!! Maybe you will get to share a video clip from it--that would be great to see!

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 07:19 AM »
That is adorable!
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 07:23 AM »
That is so cool I can't even stand it, Verla!  :like :partytime :yeah
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2014, 08:12 AM »
How awesomely fun! :yay :yay
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2014, 08:41 AM »
How FUN!   

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2014, 08:44 AM »
That's great news, Verla! I wish I could be there. (Please tell us all about it.)
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2014, 08:52 AM »
That is so cool!!! What fun to see your work brought to life like that.
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2014, 08:59 AM »
That is just AWESOME!!!! I hope you can get a video or photos to share. So cool!  :hairdude

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2014, 09:24 AM »
That is so cool!
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2014, 10:21 AM »
That's really cool :)

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2014, 11:35 AM »
I'll do my best to get permission to share some pictures, at least.
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2014, 12:49 PM »
Woo! How fun!  :yay :gogirl :partytime

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2014, 01:20 PM »
Wow! What an honor! SO COOL Verla!!
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2014, 01:35 PM »
Criminy, does that ever sound like fun! Huge, congrats, Verla!

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2014, 07:21 AM »
Oh, what fun!! Looking forward to seeing those pix!
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2014, 07:58 AM »
 Sounds like a great adventure for you, Verla!  Congrats!  :bananakilt

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2014, 08:33 AM »
Wow, Verla! Looks like more  :snoopy for you!!!




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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2014, 06:20 PM »
How exciting!

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2014, 10:24 AM »
 :grrr <---- typical Wagnerian opera singer transforms into ----> :train :talking: :guitar: :alone :rainbow :yeah

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What age group will be doing the honors?
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2014, 01:15 PM »
It's a fourth grade class and I am SO eager to see them perform. I imagine they were VERY surprised this morning when they found out I was actually going to attend. They probably sent the invitation assuming I most likely would not be able to be there. I wish I could have had a hidden camera in the room when they got that email saying my husband and I WOULD be able to attend!

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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2014, 06:04 PM »
My granddaughter is in the fourth grade near Oakland.  I can only imagine what the reaction would be if this happened in her classroom. Verla, it is fabulous!  The kids will have a wonderful time and always remember you gracing their performance.
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Re: My Book as a Mini-Opera?
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2014, 09:39 AM »
That is so cool! Congrats!
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