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
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 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
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!
“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
“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
“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” -Oscar Wilde Bonjour my dear friends! Have you ever noticed that certain people have certain ways of saying the same thing? Those with theatrical tendencies have especially unique ways of speaking; as a first class theatre geek, I have had the chance to observe much theatrical brogue, and … Continue reading The Theatre Geek’s Theatrical Dictionary