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Gail's Page: Learned All From Noah

On being a new fan and Internet Wisdom

Comments offered to Stephen from Gail

I'm actually a new fan of yours. It all started when I happen to read a review of Children of Eden in my newspaper. I have never heard of this play before, but the review was very positive. I saw the show in San Jose, California at the end of January and then the show in Sacramento. This has now become my favorite musical. I have bought the CDs of COE and listen to them almost every day, while I'm at work, since I got them. I have now added to my CD collection, The Stephen Schwartz Album and The Prince of Egypt. There are several touching moments in the play and I have seen many people wiping tears from their eyes, me included. My favorite songs from COE are A World Without You, Children of Eden, Stranger to the Rain, and In Whatever Time We Have.

I guess I should have recognized your name since I have seen The Prince of Egypt, Pocahontas, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I went to Disney World in 1998 and got to see the stage show of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the MGM studios and Pocahontas and her Forest Friends at the Animal Kingdom. I'm an ice skating fan and Michelle Kwan skated to "Just Around the Riverbend" as Pocahontas in 1996 in the Champion On Ice tour as the US National and World Champion Gold Medalist. So I had no excuse not to have known about your works.

I'm looking forward to seeing your newest work, Geppetto. Wishing you many success on all your future endeavors.


The following are notes I received by e-mail that I wanted to share. For anyone who doesn't know, the second act of Stephen's Children of Eden musical involves Noah, his ark, and family dilemmas.

All I need to know I learned from Noah's Ark

  1. Don't miss the boat.
  2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.
  3. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
  4. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
  5. Don't listen to critics, just get on with the job that needs to be done.
  6. Build your future on high ground.
  7. For safety's sake travel in pairs.
  8. Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
  9. When you're stressed, float awhile.
  10. Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.
  11. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.