• Todrick Hall: An Unprecedented Success

      Todrick Hall has achieved success like no other artist ever has. Todrick is one of the few theatre people to gain mainstream attention with ‘theatre culture’. I started watching his videos a decade ago, I promise you I didn’t think the guy singing at the drive thru would be where he is today. Over ten years, I’ve watched him do flash mobs, mashups, tours, TV shows, two documentaries, and two visual albums. I mean this wholeheartedly and with the pun intended, this man is Nonstop. I’m not going to breakdown his life and how he got to where he is because there’s a Youtube channel with 489 videos on…

  • Serenbe Playhouse’s Little Mermaid review!

      The show must go on, my Serenbe Playhouse ‘Little Mermaid’ experience. FAMILY! I got to see Opening Night of The Little Mermaid at Serenbe Playhouse and I must applaud this cast. Theatre is about the recovery, if you mess up a line but recover well you just won the audience. At the end of the last number, the sound cut out. The orchestra somehow was disconnected and wasn’t coming through the speakers. This cast finished that song and in just enough time for the sound to get connected again. THEY FINISHED THE NUMBER WITH NO MUSIC. The audience was on its feet. An audience will forever respect the recovery…

  • The Horizon Theatre Company’s Freaky Friday

    The Horizon Theatre Company Presents: ‘Freaky Friday’ ‘Freaky Friday, the best Disney musical that never went to Broadway.’ Disney is a juggernaut in every medium of entertainment, from screen to stage. From shows like Aida, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Frozen, but there are a few that didn’t make it to Broadway that are brilliant. Freaky Friday is honestly just a good show, often you’ll see shows with incredible music but with a disconcertingly bad book. I’ve even seen my share of shows that just don’t make sense, but the music is brilliant, so we forgive the book, but Freaky Friday is the opposite. Disney somehow assembled the perfect group…

  • Rent 20th Anniversary tour Review

    FAMILY!!! I wish there was a way to add gifs into this post to express my mood right now. I just had the opportunity to see the Rent 20th anniversary tour. Rent is the show that gave me the theatre bug. I’d never seen it in a theatre before and wow, just wow. I love this cast together. Something about these people telling this story feels right. At this time in their lives, something clicked and they’re all exactly where they are meant to be. They created a space and a community on that stage. As a performer first, I understand that what we do is give parts of ourselves…

  • No Day but Today: RENT Countdown Day 6

    No Day but Today- the story of RENT. I wanted to close out this countdown in a special way. This post is short because this show doesn’t need much more from me. I’ve told you almost everything about it but there’s something else. No but Today is also a brilliant documentary chronicling the life of Jonathan Larson and his process. So I’ll leave you with this. I absolutely cannot wait to see RENT. So take love into the theatre with you. Your attitude affects the people of stage and those around you. Actors vessels and we need to be fed from your energy. So without further ado, THE VIDEO! https://youtu.be/PGgoY9QCj00

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Holler if ya hear me at True Colors Theatre Company

    I’m going start this off by saying this is the best show I’ve ever seen. In any capacity, this is the best show I’ve ever seen and I was blessed to see this show. This is deeper than Phantom or Macbeth for me. This, is the reality of so many people in the world today. There wasn’t any acting happening on stage. This is raw truthful and passionate. It is beautiful. I don’t think any show will ever have as much of an impact on me than this did. To know these are the words of Tupac Shakur is mind blowing. Every single word in the show is masterfully crafted…