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 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!
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, 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
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
“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?
“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
“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