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 and a musical at the same time?
Erm, moi, apparently.
Why would I do such a thing?
College has been going pretty well. I get rawther tired at times and it makes me a bit snappy so then I have to glare at people around me. Glaring is an art.
Sometimes I have to lower my eyelids cooly at my English professor who talks endlessly about World War One. I am sorry, but is there a well-known, enjoyable, somewhat critically-acclaimed musical/play about World War One?
I think not.
There is a reason for that.
On the marvelous side of things, I have convinced the college to let me mount my fabulous musical, Lavender Nicholson Is Not Okay in their theater. Am I an utter and complete genius? I think yes. I will fill you in on everything that occurs, because I think it’s going to be rather an event.
I had my first table-read this morning and it went really well. The thing is, whenever I first start directing actors and I don’t know them terribly well, I get sort of tense and I think I come across as being slightly strained and flustered. This is never the intention. I really love my actors and I can’t wait to work with them, but there is always a hint of doubt in the back of my mind that I, Broadway Little, know what I am doing at all, a fear that I am simply a Lillian Hellman-obsessed fraud with a set of glittery champagne flutes.
But I know that this is not true.
Broadway seems to be swinging, and I want to know what’s new! I haven’t been keeping up on all of the new shows, but I recently watched a video of a new song from Frozen, which I thought was absolutely lovely. I hope I get to see Frozen, it seems like it’s going to be great.
Friends, I have to chop off now, but I’m so happy that I got a chance to write; what new musicals have you been enjoying? I need recommendations desperately!
I love you all!