Category Archives: theater

…lead by example

We are living in extraordinary times, crusaders. As absolutely overwhelming as they can be, they are (for better or worse) uncommon. Unfortunately, fear and distrust are no strangers to current events, and it’s easy to lose sight of that bigger picture when you’re in the middle of those smaller but significant moments.

So, I wouldn’t blame you if you missed a moment of historic proportions that happened quietly while much of the world’s attention was focused elsewhere.

I’m of course talking about the incredible night “The Band’s Visit” had at the Tonys on Sunday and the history they made in the process. Read the rest of this entry

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…Build Momentum

Welcome to Monday, fellow crusaders! Whether you’re feeling jazzed, dismayed, dizzy, dazed or indifferent after last night’s Tony Awards we could all use a little boost (or jazz hands?) to get the week rolling.

Seeing as those of us who care about such things are coming off of a theater high, I’m taking my cue from the stage. I’m borrowing my motivation for this new week from this year’s nominated shows…and you’re welcome to as well.
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…pull the stops out

It’s today, crusaders! Tony Sunday is here!

It’s the Super Bowl Sunday of the theater year and time to make those final tough Tony predictions. But first, our annual reminder of the joys of theater.

For those unable to fly to New York and see these shows, it’s not hard to feel disconnected from the world in which they exist. In essence, the Tonys are New York theater awards. These are not national productions, they’re New York productions. But guess what? Your town probably has its own theater awards.

In Chicago it’s the Jefferson Awards, Saint Louis has the Kevin Klines, Minneapolis has the Ivey Awards, and the list goes on and on. You know why? Because there is theater EVERYWHERE! Read the rest of this entry

…Vamp

The Tonys are inching closer and closer, and at this point you may be wondering, “What else could there possibly be to discuss?”.

That’s a great question, and one that is clearly being asked by someone who doesn’t love the theater. While I can certainly sympathize that for some theater is just, “not their thing,” I can’t help but wonder if they just haven’t found the right shows.

After all, theater covers an infinite number of genres and styles. There’s a chance these sad souls just haven’t found their particular brand of theater…yet. Read the rest of this entry

…fade in

This Tonys Week, I was faced with quite the decision, crusaders. What to Watch Wednesday left me in quite a pickle. With so many musical shows and Broadway stars on the small screen, how in the world was I supposed to choose which show to highlight this most auspicious of Wednesdays?

I kid of course. The choice was clear. This What to Watch Wednesday let’s take a trip down memory lane to the greatest musical theater television drama about a Marilyn Monroe musical ever told…

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