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 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
“It was only in the theatre that I lived.” -Oscar Wilde Cheerio, my friends! Perhaps you’re wondering why I’m speaking with an English accent. Good question. Well. This past week, in a bit of a state of frenzy and panic, that was induced by something many refer to as “mid-terms”, I began thinking about somebody whom I absolutely adore: Oscar Wilde; specifically, Oscar Wilde and … Continue reading Oscar Wilde’s Everyday Tips For A Splendidly Theatrical Existence
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
evIt started out a day like any other. Except it didn’t, not really. Something was hanging in the air around me as I woke up groggily, wishing I hadn’t watched so many episodes of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt the night before. And then I remembered and jumped out of bed to recklessly throw turtlenecks and jackets and notebooks together as fast as I could, and … Continue reading New York, New York Day Four: The Quest For Caricatures