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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


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

…think lovely thoughts

angel-564351_1920Well, here we are, crusaders, at the start of another week. And it’s not just any week, it’s the final week before Christmas, and the second to last week of 2016… Read the rest of this entry

…Lumos Maxima

Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildIt’s here! For the first time in nearly a decade there’s a new Harry Potter book. Yes, technically it’s a script, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting.

Of course, since the last book, a lot has changed in the world. Specifically, back in 2007 when “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” first hit the shelves, Twitter was barely a year old.

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