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Patrick Randak/NBCLast night a new kind of live television musical swept audiences away. “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” may not have had the most accurate title (it was fully staged), but that didn’t stop it from rocking Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic rock opera.

From the first electric note through all the buzz to the last shot, they nailed it (too soon?). Read the rest of this entry


…have heaven on our minds

This Easter Sunday, we’re looking up. Not just in observance of the holiday, or to distract from Loyola’s well-fought Final Four loss, but to take in the introduction of (what I hope will be) a new holiday tradition. America, we got a bonafide Easter special (it’s a thing look it up).

After a longer than expected hiatus from its live musical specials, NBC is returning (like certain other somebody) with “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” And I admit when it comes to most things (and especially musical theater) I am an eternal optimist. But I really feel like NBC may have found their sweet spot with this one. Read the rest of this entry

…hop to it

easter-easter-bunny-family-decoration-easter-eggsFor many, today is a day of renewal, rebirth, and spring.

So, this Sunday Funday it’s all about the Bunny.

Whatever today brings you, I hope it’s a day full of good times with friends and family.

Happy Easter, to all, and without further ado, I’ll hop to it… Read the rest of this entry

…Rise and Shine

HappyMother's DayHappy Easter!

While everyone may not celebrate this holiday, I think we can all agree on its message of hope. Which is something we all could use a little bit more of.

It’s been a rough week, and hope may seem like its in short supply, but its days like today that prove otherwise. Read the rest of this entry

…hop to it

Happy Easter! In honor of the holiday we’re going to keep this short. Read the rest of this entry