One wants to wander away from the world’s some-wheres..
....................into our own nowhere.”

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Miss Moussie's Cirque de la Lune Exceeds All Expectations."

By Tea Rat, Critic at Large
(and Purveyor of Fine Teas)



Anticipation, so the dictionaries tell us, is the emotional and enthusiastic looking forward to a future pleasurable event. Ah! But will the event itself disappoint, or will it meet or even exceed expectations? That is a Gordian conundrum that even fabled Alexander could never have solved either by brain or brawn.

In such a state, I, accompanied by my dearest friend and colleague, Rattus Scribus, took my seat in the front balcony stage left just as the lights dimmed and nothing less than magic began.

The acrobatics of Bebe, Jasper, Gretta, Raccoon, and Mozes enthralled the entire audience. We cowed in fear for the safety of Gretta and Raccoon on the high wires. We utterly doubted our senses that the fabulous Bebe juggled no less than 13 balls at once. We laughed ourselves nearly to hospital at the sight of manly Mozes the bear in a pink tutu. And Joli's Can Can was simply scandalous, and we loved it so.

But I would be neanderthal in mind and manners if I continued this review without mentioning the crowning element of the evening.

Miss Moussie, from whom the show derives its fame and light -- as the first glorious flower in Eden derived its splendor from the new-made sun -- introduced and proctored the entire theatre production with beauty, grace, poise, and brilliant elocution.

It was the first time I had been in the same physical proximity of what is, quite simply, the brightest star in the thespian firmament, and whose fame and form I have followed and adored for years.

But I fear that in Miss Moussie's presence, I was like poor Icarus, who foolishly flew in wax and feathers too close to the sun.

For I was so overwhelmed in senses and emotion that I was compelled like a Dervish possessed to join the performers on stage. I repent of the act now. But I assure you, that moment of actually being in the magic, and afterward meeting Miss Moussie herself, will remain a highlight of my existence in this life and the next.

Miss Moussie's Cirque de la Lune or Travelin' Show did not merely meet my expectations. It surpassed, excelled and transcended my loftiest conceptions of the theatre. Indeed, I must now consider new descriptive paradigms altogether.

And the Divine Miss M? She eclipsed as the sun over this small terrestrial sphere all previous conceptions and expectations of feminine beauty and grace.

So, do I give Miss Moussie and her Travelin' Show two paws up as my fellow critic Rattus Scibus did? The question is of course rhetorical at this point.

The Hindu gods haven't enough arms to express my unqualified recommendation. Absolutely, paws up.

Cheers,
Tea Rat
Critic at Large
Purveyor of Fine Teas


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Text by Rattus Scribus
http://rattusscribus.blogspot.com/
Art by Castles Crowns & Cottages
http://wwwcastlescrownscottages.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

Bonnie said...

Oh, how Miss Paisley and I concur with your review.

We stopped at the Fox and Hound for some tea and late night nibbles after the show and could not help but recall how funny Mozes looked in his pink tutu or how Bebe managed to juggle all those balls at one time!

An amazing and wonderful evening. We will be talking about it for days to come!

Fondly, Bonnie and Paisley

PS - I would be remiss if I did not mention that we saw you in the balcony and almost thought you were part of the act. It looked as though you were about to fall out of your seat and onto the stage. We were quite frightened for you, sir.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Absolutely capital, I say, absolutely marvelous this review. I say old man Rattus, we are a pair, aren't we?

The Dutchess said...

My dear Tea..With anticipation..both emotional and enthusiastic ,I looked forward to read you critique!
To be honest,I find critics to be a bit suspicious...you never know what they are going to say about you...BUT, dear Tea...you changed my mind..I love everything you write..I am going to collect all your reviews and letters,and later publish a book..The Collected works from Tea..You will be famous one day,I'm sure.
With great respect and admiration,you friend Miss Moussie.

The Dutchess said...

Surtenly there will be so many words written by you that we can publish TWO books...The Collected works from A to Tea..volume one..and The Collected works from Tea to Z or to infinity....Well,thats something to look forward to:))
Anyway...Your great!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest Miss M......

You are a peach! What a clever little moussie you are...and GORGEOUS...!" Tea

"Hhhhhmmmmmm Now, now old man, mind yourself!" - Rattus

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bebe has picked up every paper she could get her little hands on and has traveled to Hilltop to read this marvelous review to Miss Moussie and friends..

Everyone is still talking about the performance... What a grand show it was... I knew it would get nothing less than an OUTSTANDING review from Tea himself...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh my apologies for arriving late for this wonderful show...Bravo Bravo!!! Splendid dear Anita...Dzintra♥x

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour mon amie!

I've had so much fun reading here this morning!! The artwork is adorable, so much talent between the 2 of you. Bravo ma chere!!

Bisous, Sherry

Jacqueline said...

What a night! It is sure to go down in The Greatest Events Book of all time. A tale never to be left behind in left field or right field. It was a home run cried Rac! Over the fence and outta here! Rac and Gretta were amazed at the grace they flew through the air on their famous flying trapeze. Oh the lights, the camera and the action! Channel 450to Nowhere was there! Interviews for all! Celebration party is in the works. Gretta and Rac sat down to play Scrabble and celebrate and have a couple of brews! A dandy night as all the stars came out to play! Mozes...I never knew you could dance a jig like that! What a grand adventure dear Anita and friends! Many thanks and cheers to all! Slosh, slosh...

Violet said...

Delightful! Well done!!!! smiling... ~ Violet

Fete et Fleur said...

The critique is almost as wonderful as the show. Anita did a marvelous job with Miss M and the troop. Bravo!! And I leave you all with a resounding Encore!!

Nancy

Marie said...

You two are a team. I enjoyed every second of it all. Looking forward the the next adventure and review. Although....hmmmm...I do suspect there's a little "I'll scratch your back if you'll scratch mine" going on here. I could be wrong...