Watching Brand-New Musicals With Stephen Schwartz!

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!

The Top 5 Greatest Siblings of Musical Theatre!

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!

The Top Broadway Shows of 2018 That You MUST Know About

“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

Mrs. Warren’s Profession at A Noise Within

George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, one of the most scandalous and controversial plays of its time, recently opened to a receptive audience at South Pasadena theater company A Noise Within in a spirited new production that brings Shaw’s work to the modern day, with a contemporary female twist, reminding us that more than a hundred years after the play’s first performance in 1902, women … Continue reading Mrs. Warren’s Profession at A Noise Within

So You Want To Direct A Play?

“No one can ever say, ‘You can’t be in the theater anymore.’” -Hal Prince Hello, my friends! I haven’t been gallivanting around this blog the past week and I’m rather upset. The thing is, though, I’ve been working on something rawther theatrical, and I’m absolutely thrilled to finally let you, my theatrical friends know the news: I am directing a play. Da-da-DAH! Thank you for … Continue reading So You Want To Direct A Play?

Oscar Wilde’s Everyday Tips For A Splendidly Theatrical Existence

“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

Telling Our Stories: When Musical Theatre Isn’t So Glittery

“Writers are given one great story to tell: their story.” -Larry Kramer Bonjour! I have in fact returned to this blog, despite many signs indicating otherwise. I am going to make an excuse today for not writing sooner and that excuse is that I’m currently in the midst of putting together an incredibly fabulous project which, for now, I’m going to be cooly mysterious about … Continue reading Telling Our Stories: When Musical Theatre Isn’t So Glittery