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James and the Giant Peach Play "Calm Progress" Concept

The teacher I accompany always shares with his students the concept of "Calm Progress", where we accomplish; calmly make progress with tasks. Referring to doing pieces of large projects into "digestible bits", not cramming everything all at once. I've always been a list person, yet this has been life-changing for me and how I run a business. Yet I still keep lists.

In less than 2 1/2 weeks I'm doing the play of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, adapted by Richard George. The story is about a boy who goes to live with his atrocious aunts, who make him work hard manual labor all the time in the summer heat. James meets a mystery man who gives him a bag of "magic" that will turn the dead peach tree into a tree that produces one enormous fruit. James meets insects and bugs, and they go on an adventure, allowing them to develop amazing friendships.

As I prepare for the last weeks, I'm reading the play, printing off copies of the lyrics to four of the songs we'll learn, finding potential props and costumes, reviewing the choreography I created, market and so much more. I'm doing my best to keep calm progress amid the upcoming play. The other thing I hope to get is "extras", an ensemble that can be the crowd that sees the peach at the Aunt's house, be Cloud People, and hold up pics of seagulls in the background.

I'm not always the best with calm progress, yet I try to do what I can promptly as a business owner, teacher, and musician. What are ways that you use "calm progress"? I would like to know. Thanks for your support. Blessings.


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