Patrick wrote this special note to his readers on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, after the dress rehearsal of The Gift of Nothing Musical at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
It’s a special day. Today was the dress rehearsal for The Gift of Nothing at the Kennedy Center. And what a gift it is to see Mooch, Earl and other MUTTS characters come to life on the stage. If I say so myself, Nothing’s perfect.
The cast is spectacular and each actor has really embodied my characters. The director, and co-author, Aaron Posner, is brilliant and Andy Mitton has composed a beautiful, touching score. (Yesh! Andy has created a Little. Pink. Sock. song which will forever play in my head when I draw Mooch with his little pink sock.) And the costume, set and lighting all creatively capture the spirit of the book. I am bursting with joy.
The play runs through the holiday season (11/22 – 12/28). If you are in the D.C. area, I hope you can find the time to see the play. Nothing would make me happier.
Here’s to a wonderful holiday season.