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, 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
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!
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!
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!
“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
“One can never be overdressed or overeducated.” -Oscar Wilde Bonjour! I am so thrilled to be back amongst you, my fabulous friends! I have some rawther exciting news, and this news is the cause of my lack of an appearance on this blogosphere for a bit. The news is slightly frightening and somewhat exciting and about sixty three percent fabulous. Here goes. Ahem. I, … Continue reading Theatre Geek Chic: Back-to-School Fashion
Bonjour, my theatre loving friends! I, Broadway Lil, have some of the excitingest of exciting news to share with you tonight. Firstly, can we all just breath a big sigh of relief that Lin-Manuel Miranda has returned to Twitter? Thank you. Phew, we almost didn’t make it through, but here we are. Secondly, guess where I’m going tonight?! A discussion of the writing of Hamilton … Continue reading Meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda?!
“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