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#833: See Jekyll & Hyde

The trouble with only knowing certain musicals through their songs via the piano music you had growing up is that you only know them through their songs via the piano music.

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Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Theater

 

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#753: See Wicked

I couldn’t see any facial expressions of the characters on the stage, but for $20 tickets without having to stand in line (we got them through work), I can’t complain.

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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Theater

 

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#473: Learn a Broadway dance

The Broadway Bodies class I took was fun–the first half was a warm-up to different Broadway songs, and the second half was learning a choreographed routine based on a Broadway show.

I kept up with the group even though almost everyone else was a regular in the class, and I got a good workout. But I couldn’t help but think the whole thing was pointless.  We spent 25 minutes learning a dance, and then we went home.  Next week, those who return will learn a different dance.  And another one after that.  They never actually put these dances to any use or perform them for anyone else.

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Posted by on June 12, 2013 in Sports

 

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#365: See Les Misérables

Before I say what I’m about to say, can we pause for a moment to recognize that the first time I’d ever heard of this musical was when Joey Potter sang a song from it on Dawson’s Creek, while I was supposed to be doing my math homework?

Anyway.

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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Movies

 

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#316: See Once on Broadway

There aren’t words to describe how incredible this show was for me.  Or at least, I don’t want to use them for fear of inadequately placing them in the right order to successfully get the message across.

How can something that makes you sad be wonderful?  How can something that makes you ache be enjoyable?  How can something tragic be funny? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Theater

 

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#294: The Players Theatre

The Players Theatre is a tiny little place in the midst of NYU/West Village madness.  The play I saw was Hollow, a musical adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

That’s right–a musical Headless Horseman.  It was exactly as cheesy as it sounds…maybe even more.

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Posted by on October 21, 2012 in Theater

 

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#289: Buy tickets for Once

No kidding, I am as excited about this as most women probably are for their wedding day.  Ever since it was first announced that Once would be adapted for Broadway, I knew I would go.  It didn’t matter if I was living in Ohio; it wouldn’t have mattered if I lived in Australia.  When you love something enough, you’ll do anything for it.

Including wait until November to see it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Movies, NYC

 

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