Well, I've been hard at work getting Cabaret Libra: Songs of Love, Liberty, and Leisure up on its feet these last few weeks now, and - lo and behold - it's almost time to start lacing up its shoes!
Brief history of CL
The idea to write a cabaret show about astrology grew directly out of my love for singing dramatic material and my life-long learning of astrology. As I would play/sing through many of my favorite songs, I began to notice how the 'personality' (or sometimes 'personalities') of each song's speaker could be understood in terms of the characteristics of the zodiac signs. So... as a Libra Sun person, it only seemed befitting to start there! (I soon learned that my Moon and Ascendant in Scorpio would demand to play a supporting role as well...)
...But what if you don't believe in Astrology?
No problem; for that matter, it could be the Enneagram or Myers-Briggs typology being used. The main difference is the type of system used to understand each other and ourselves. It might help to try and think of astrology as a family of ancient symbols that interact to tell stories about our personalities.