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!
“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
“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
Bonjour, Darlinks! I hope you have all been doing fabulously this week! Darlinks, sometimes I say “darlinks” when I want to sound more fancy, but in reality I have strong Southern California accent, something that is the cause of much of my heartache in this life. Really, me of all the fabulous people in the world? Why, gosh? Truly tragical. ANyway, there is something quite … Continue reading Writing Tips From The Theatrically Inclined
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
Once again, I was speechless. There I stood outside the Imperial Theater in my Natasha Rostov inspired outfit, preparing to see Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812. The thing that most people don’t realize is that whatever the outfit you chose to wear to the theater may be, it will always influence, if not you directly, those around you. This is why I … Continue reading New York, New York Day Five: Russian Princesses and Josh Groban
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