Bonjour, my darlings! It’s Lil! Is it true? Am I actually back here with you? I have been off doing an assortment of activities, but none of the activities that I’ve been doing (glibly) truly justify my long absence; this I realize. We have to leave that behind us in the spirit of the Holidays, a season that has prompted several notable musical theatre productions, … Continue reading Gallivanting Wherever: Pippin, Me, and Alligator Heels
Falsettos opened this month at the Ahmanson to a packed theater. Sitting in the mezzanine on opening night I observed my fellow audience members as they arrived. It’s what one does, the watching. It’s protocol. The vast majority of the incoming audience was dressed up — an uncommon sight for theatre audiences in Los Angeles where “add a fedora and you’re set” is a common … Continue reading Falsettos Opens in Los Angeles to an Audience of Teenagers and It’s Awesome
Broadway Lil. That is what they call me. At least it’s what I call myself. Darling, self-titles are rather important because you always need something snazzy to say when you’re being introduced to theatrical people and also jazz musicians. As you kiss your new acquaintances glibly on the cheek you can shout your title. “Broadway Lil, darling, salutations!” I haven’t met any jazz musicians lately … Continue reading A Theatrical Life
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!