• No Day but Today: RENT Countdown Day 5

      Rent’s overarching theme is love. That’s my interpretation of the show, with everything that goes on they still love. Rent is so important because it is love. Rent shows us to love ourselves and everyone else. Art is all up to your interpretation of the piece but this one is a little different. This show illustrates the lives of starving artists, HIV/AIDS positive people, LGBT couples, and more. It shows the best parts of community that are often frowned upon. It’s message is to Stand up, Love, and fight for what’s right. It never really dawned on me what this show was about until I watched it for what…

  • Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age

    Design in the digital age, it sounds like a normal exhibition title. Nothing to get excited about, it’ll be just like every other exhibit. There could be a hundred different exhibits that could have the same title and you couldn’t tell one from the other. But what if there was one that focuses on making the world beautiful. No political, religious, or personal struggles but simply making the world we live in today beautiful. This is what hooked me on Joris Laarman Lab’s Design in the digital age. It is a stunning exhibit on the creation of beauty. Breaking the industrialized mold of beauty or what we’re told is beauty.…

  • No Day but Today: RENT Countdown Day 4

    A lot takes place in act two of RENT and in acts three and four of La Boheme. I decided it’d be easier to talk it out. I completely analyze and draw connections for the rest of the show. it’s the exact same thing but it’s on my… PODCAST! I wanted you all to have something to listen to, I dropped A LOT of information on Both, La Boheme and RENT. It’s just easier to digest in podcast form for most, so that’s the medium I chose. It finishes up my summary and even let’s you know what’s coming next week when we resume the countdown! You can find it…

  • No Day but Today: RENT countdown Day 3

    Day 3 of my Rent tour countdown! I’m so excited about this post! I’m about to give you a song by song, act by act comparison. Showing you exactly how closely related La bohème and RENT really are. I’m going to give the song title from the musical then give you the act it happens in and how it happened in the opera. The musical also doesn’t take place in the order of the opera so let’s get into it! “Rent” (Opening Number): In Act One of the opera, Marcello (Mark) and Rodolfo (Roger) burn Rodolfo’s manuscript to warm themselves. In the musical, the exact same thing is happening. Where…

  • No Day but Today: RENT Countdown Day 2

    Rent is based off “La bohème” written by Giacomo Puccini. From its beginning Jonathan’s goal with this piece was to “Bring Musical Theatre to the MTV generation”. He began writing RENT with a partner but they later parted ways. Jonathan then took on the behemoth. He took this opera and gave it a makeover while still leaving some ties. In the early 90s he began dissecting and he went IN. The next two days we’re focusing on the nods towards La bohème. I had some much fun nerding out and just living in this material. Ties in the names If you look at the character names in both RENT and…

  • No Day but Today: RENT Countdown Day 1

    Family! The show that started my musical theatre obsession is coming to the Fox Theatre. Jonathan Larson’s RENT is the show that kicked it all off for me. Just like the other millions of musical theatre nerds born after 1990, I am in love with RENT. It broke all traditional mold for a broadway show knowingly. This show means so much to me just because of that. They showed the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS in a way that wasn’t demeaning. Not only that but they did so with a cast of People of every shade in a show that depends on LGBT+ relationships. It was everything…

  • Disney’s 2018 Movie Slate!!!!

    DISNEY JUST RELEASE ITS 2018 MOVIE SLATE AND I’M DUMBFOUNDED! AHHHH I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS. From Oprah, Han Solo, The Incredibles II, and The Black Panther, 2018 is about to be the best year EVER! Now… Here we GOOOOOO!   February 16, 2018 – BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios) Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that…

  • Lion King Atlanta

    I recently got to see the Lion King and it was everything I’ve ever dreamed of. The Lion King is possibly one of the best kept long-running shows. It’s just as powerful as the day it premiered 21 years ago. One thing I love about this show is its risk-taking evolution. This show has changed and shifted over the years and I think it’s gotten better. When I saw it, I’d noticed there were some changes they’d made to the script. I think this was brilliant choice to keep younger audiences and parents engaged so you don’t know what’s next. From jokes about twitter to Frozen they hit all the…

  • An Aurora Theatre Holiday

    Have you ever wondered how holiday tragedy can be turned into the most hilarious 90 minutes you’ve had in a theatre? If you have, the Aurora Theatre has the thing for you. The Aurora Theatre’s funniest shows to date are “The 12 Dates of Christmas” and “A Christmas Carol”. Both shows are performed by only one actor and they’re brilliant. Breaking the Myth of the One Man/Woman show When most think of a one person show they think it’ll be someone’s life story or even a more standup like setting. In some instances, it is but sometimes you luck up on an incredible show. I found this pot of Gold…

  • The Color Purple Revival Tour Review

    GUYS! I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve the shows I’ve seen recently but I’m thankful! This has been by far the most diverse theatre season I’ve been able to witness. It’s incredible to see artist of color onstage together. The truth is it doesn’t happen very often but when it does it’s mindblowing! “The Color Purple” Broadway revival national tour is a prime example of the mindblowingness of this (yep I made up a word). A show comprised fully of black people?!? It was like Christmas for me because it’s important to see people like me on stage. People that look like me, sound like me, dance, and…