• Review: ‘Sheltered, ‘Questioning the meaning of Love and Protection

    Review: ‘Sheltered, ‘Questioning the meaning of Love and Protection ‘Sheltered’ is one of the most well written plays I’ve ever seen. The Playwright, Alix Sobler, is the winner of the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda playwrighting competition. The competition gives the winner, a student playwright, a production of their work. A FULL PRODUCTION, FULLY STAGED. This Competition bridges the gap between student playwright and working professional. I’m so thankful that she won this year because this story is EVERYTHING. ‘Sheltered’ takes place pre-WW2, and brilliantly holds up a mirror to the audience. It sets up some incredible parallels between 1939 and 2018. So many of the discussed material is prevalent today in the…

  • 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…

  • 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…