Two hours and forty-five minutes of music, dance, drama, comedy, and costumes. I had never seen The Merry Widow before. I didn't expect to like it because it was an operetta. I was wrong. I am still humming the music and thinking about the powerful voices. Although my daughter did not perform, she choreographed the production. She began studying The Merry Widow in the fall, researching other productions and learning the story and the music. In January, rehearsals were in full swing. She used her young lifetime of training and experience to make everyone on stage look professional and natural. As I sat in my seat, taking in this wonderful experience, I could see evidence of my daughter's creative mark in scene after scene. She amazes me.