Don’t ever let someone tell you “there is no such thing as bad theatre.”
Because it is. I’ve witnessed it myself. And people, including myself, walked out at intermission.
Everybody had a RENT the musical phase and if you say you didn’t you are LYING
Wasn’t that musical about Aids?
it was a musical so this post failed from the start
Erroneous. I never had a rent phase.
Lies. I’ve never had any desire to see Rent. Hate musicals with a passion
Here’s an unpopular opinion: Rent is the one musical I hate.
It has nothing to do with theme. I get it. But I fell asleep on it 2 to 3 times. Nothing about it moved me, and I have no idea how it ends.
I’ll be that theatre snob to say Rent is not the boogie.
After a long, crazy rehearsal
Absolutely. Theatre people love to go out for drinks! We will close down the bar. If you didn’t come to party, then you better go home.
This chick just got her ticket to go see The Lion King!
Yes, it’s not till October, so it’s a long ways off, but I’m still excited! And I’m 4th row, cause you know, I need to be up close to see it all.
I hate writing a bio for playbills.
Because I’m not good at talking about myself.
Which is probably why I’ve failed at so many job interviews, but that’s a whole other post.
Broadway Musical Survey
Name 10 Broadway shows (in no particular order):
- Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies
- Avenue Q
- The Wiz
- 42nd Street
- My Fair Lady
- The Lion King
Have you ever seen these shows live? If so, where? Yes, I’ve seen Avenue Q and the Broadway tour of Chicago. I’ve stage managed Urinetown and Annie. I’ll be seeing Wicked on the 30th, and The Lion King in October.
What’s your favorite song from play 2? It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)… because Phyllis Hyman tears down the house and the tap dancing is slick.
Who’s your favorite character from play 4? Roxie. In an alternate universe somewhere, I’d like to play her.
What’s your favorite scene from play 9? Haven’t seen it yet, but I believe it will be the opening scene/Circle of Life. I’m probably gonna cry and combust in my seat.
What’s your favorite lyric from play 8? ”Words, words, words. I’m so sick of words!”
From play 5, which character are you most like? Possibly The Scarecrow, because I often doubt myself.
Can you quote every line from play 1? For the most part. 6 shows a weekend plus rehearsals will do that to you.
How many times have you seen play 3? Once. I’m contemplating going again.
If you could play anyone from play 6, who would it be? Ms. Pennywise, minus some of those big notes she has to sing. She gets to be bitchy, but a likeable bitchy, because she’s just doing her job.
What’s your favorite song from play 7? The Overture/Audition or Go Into Your Dance. Some fancy footwork I’ll never be able to do.
What’s your favorite song from play 1? You’re Never Fully Dressed (Without A Smile)
Out of all these plays, which one is your absolute favorite? Chicago
What’s the best musical they turned into a movie? Chicago.
Is there a musical you DON’T like? Not on this list, but Rent. Grab your torches and pitchforks, string me up, but I gave it a few tries and could not get into it.
Life of a Broke Theatre Nerd
Wanting to go see ALL the shows
And can’t afford it.
People do realize that this upcoming production of Annie is going to be produced by a bunch of A list Black folks so whatever weird half racist reservations they have about Annie being Black have already been dealt with.
But these people also don’t realize that the role of Annie in the production was always going to be a little Black girl. And that while no it is not necessary for Annie to have red hair, because this is a new production and they can make it whatever they want, little Black girls can and do have red hair.
Times are changing.
I just recently did a stage production of Annie during the holidays, and the kid orphans we had in the show were confused as to why our Grace wasn’t Black like Audra McDonald in the 1999 movie version. Because that’s the version they grew up with.
A lot of us older people do remember the more classic versions of Annie, particularly with Andrea McArdle. The red curly afro has become synonymous with Annie; it is an easily recognizable symbol.
But…times are changing. If Grace can be Black, so can Annie. I would love to see a Black Daddy Warbucks, too!
Catherine Zeta Jones!
Chicago is my favorite movie musical.
I’m a theatre nerd.
"Went to watch some obscure foreign film called “Les Miserables” this weekend. Anyway, the movie started and Wolverine was singing his guts out. Then Catwoman started crying and singing too. It was all very moving. The only problem was that the girl next to me who had apparently read the book or something, kept singing along, which was quite distracting. So Wolverine was on the run from the Gladiator, because Catwoman had [a baby] Sophie from Mamma Mia at Borat’s house, but then she wanted Wolverine to care for her. Then other stuff happened and everyone died. Four stars!"
— Les Mis review