George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, one of the most scandalous and controversial plays of its time, recently opened to a receptive audience at South Pasadena theater company A Noise Within in a spirited new production that brings Shaw’s work to the modern day, with a contemporary female twist, reminding us that more than a hundred years after the play’s first performance in 1902, women … Continue reading Mrs. Warren’s Profession at A Noise Within
“Say what you want to say And let the words fall out, honestly.” -Sara Bareilles Bonjour! Today I wanted to talk about something that’s been on my mind, but which I haven’t written about yet on this theatrical blog… Da, da, DAAA! The female writers of Broadway! As many of you know, I am A female and A writer of musical theatre who is gunning … Continue reading Female Writers Who Changed Broadway Forever
“Life is a cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret!” -Cabaret Bonjour, mes chéris! I’m sure you’ve missed me while I’ve been gone. Well, I’ve missed you too and I’ve really been dying to tell you all something quite wonderful. Over the years I have striven for class and elegance. This you know. Sometimes I have been successful and sometimes I have not, but my faults … Continue reading A Theatre Geek’s Guide to Class, Elegance, and Revenge
Albert Fisher is an Emmy award-winning TV executive who early in his career worked as the director of publicity for The Merv Griffin show which broadcast from The Helen Hayes Theater on 44th street in New York City, right next door to Sardi’s, the iconic restaurant located in the heart of all things fabulous. He entertained many guests like Carol Channing and Judy Garland at Sardi’s and became good … Continue reading Reading the Reviews: A Conversation with Albert Fisher About Sardi’s Restaurant
Bonjour and hello! I have returned, my theatrical friends! I’ve missed you with every part of my dramatical self, and I am so happy to be back. I have many exciting and fabulous articles and interviews planned for this blog, and I also have some very exciting news about my musical, Lavender Nicholson Is Not Okay, that I will be announcing shortly. Much has happened … Continue reading I’m Back!
Hello my friends! I hope you are all doing well and being theatrical and stunning aka being yourselves! I missed you every moment that I was away from you, but thank the theatre muses, here I am. I have returned. The past several weeks have been terrifyingly busy. Who decides to take six college classes while they’re still in high school and do two plays … Continue reading More Theatrical Musings
Bonjour, mes amis! Where the Sondheim have I been? That is a very good question. Much has occurred in the past weeks, not the least of which has been my return to college and the struggles that have resulted. I’m taking six classes, and directing a play and trying to workshop my musical, and- I feel as though I’m getting a handle on it, though. … Continue reading Watching Brand-New Musicals With Stephen Schwartz!
Bonjour, my theatrical friends! I know I’ve been AWOL and I’m very sorry and annoyed with myself, but let me make a blanket statement that will hopefully excuse my absence: The past two weeks have been snazzier than Joel Grey in eyeliner. I know. The fabulosity started on Monday the 5th, with the performance of a song from my original musical, Lavender Nicholson Is Not … Continue reading Performing From My New Musical!
Bonjour, mes chéris! Here I am again, sitting in the college library, willing my Pulitzer-worthy prose to come to me. While I wait, I might as well tell you what’s poppin’. As a side note, “what’s poppin’” is slang for “what is currently happening?”, and NOT a thing people say when they want you to explain the entire plot of Mary Poppins and … Continue reading Theatrical Musings
Hello, my dear friends! I am so sorry I haven’t been writing. School has been a bit crazy and I’ve been a bit stressed, but I missed weirdo blog! Today I want to discuss something quite Vital and Important. Let me set it up: You hear two bars of its opening song and burst into tears. You stay awake all night penning what you feel … Continue reading The Stages of Becoming Obsessed With A Musical
Happy Day After New Years! After all the festivities and concerning amounts of Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider that we have sipped from plastic champagne glasses while watching Cabaret (or was that just me?), we’re all a bit worn to the bone and looking ahead to the New Year. It’s sort of terrifying. Last year my New Year’s post was about how we theatre geeks don’t … Continue reading A Very Theatrical 2018!
Bonjour, my theatrical friends, and Merry Christmas! I have very exciting news! My blog of Broadway, weirdness, theatricality, and bad French was nominated for the Liebster Award by one of my favorite blogs of all time MyMusicalTheatreLife. I absolutely love this blog which covers all aspects of the fabulosity that is theatre; from the best costumes ever to the most loveable villains of all time, … Continue reading I Was Nominated For The Liebster Award!
Bonjour mes amants de théâtre chérie! In other words, hello, my darling theatre lovers! I’m back. And wishing I spoke better French. The issue isn’t my underuse of the language, it’s my overuse of Google Translate. But no one can ever say I wasn’t fully committed. What I’ve learned, through my adamant perusal of theatricality is that half the battle is being committed. Will this … Continue reading A Very Dramatical Christmas🎭
Hello, my friends! I’m sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I was unfortunately in the clutches of a nasty stomach bug, and was pretty much entirely incapacitated. Thankfully, I am back and in the words of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical, so much better than before! This week I was thinking about siblings, specifically siblings from musicals. In my opinion, some of the sweetest, … Continue reading The Top 5 Greatest Siblings of Musical Theatre!