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!
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!
“Without a song or a dance what are we?” -Mama Mia Bonjour, my friends!! Autumn is almost over and the world is starting to pull out their sweater collections and curl up to watch the full Broadway recording of Newsies on Netflix. Honestly, though, I’ve got other things on my mind. The only season change that I actually care about has just begun. Glittery, colorful, … Continue reading The Top Broadway Shows of 2018 That You MUST Know About
Bonjour, mon cheris, bonjour and Happy 4th of July if you live in America! I have made it back to this blog of song, dance, overly loud voices, New York accents, and questionable fashion choices, my darling people! This past week has been very painful for me because my long-time choir was disbanded due to lack of funding and I feel like I’ve lost twenty … Continue reading The Theatre Geek Condition: Are Theatre Geeks Born or Made?
This season on Broadway we’ve had an especially diverse array of stories. As Tina Fey put it, as she presented the Best Leading Actor award on the Tonys, “[we’ve had] straight men playing gay, gay men playing straight, anxiety disorders, existential crisis, accordions, and fat suits”. I think that pretty much sums it up. But in thinking over things, I came across to a startling … Continue reading Theatre Geek Chic: The Broadway Princess Edition👸
Dear Friends, I, Broadway Lil, love the Tony Awards. I’m sure you do too, theatre geek that you are! It is the night when all that I love is celebrated and lauded to the fullest, and it is also the time when people who might never see a Broadway show otherwise, are able to experience the fabulousness that is live theatre. If you are even … Continue reading Losing The Tony Awards: A Theatre Geek Recounts
Once again, I was speechless. There I stood outside the Imperial Theater in my Natasha Rostov inspired outfit, preparing to see Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812. The thing that most people don’t realize is that whatever the outfit you chose to wear to the theater may be, it will always influence, if not you directly, those around you. This is why I … Continue reading New York, New York Day Five: Russian Princesses and Josh Groban
I stood there. My heart pumped loudly in my chest and I wasn’t sure if I was still alive. Sometimes one isn’t. People raced around, dodging the tall girl with the mildly disturbing glasses as she stood staring up at the huge faces of Sara Bareilles and Elphaba The Wicked Witch. I had arrived in Times Square. When one is very much extraordinarily excited … Continue reading New York, New York Day Two: Drama and Peril In The Big Apple
“The world will never be the same”. -Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton Cheerio, my darlings! I hope you’re doing absolutely smashingly today. This past weekend was one of my very best because of one absolutely marvelous thing: The LA Times Festival of Books happened. The LA Times Festival of Books, something that occurs every year in Southern California, is an event filled with wacky authors, boba, many variations … Continue reading The Top 5 Reasons Hamilton Is Not Over: A Theatre Geeks Smashes The Haters
“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