…Stock Up

It’s starting to feel like the end of summer is rapidly approaching, which must mean it’s August. As the long days and warm nights start to wane, it seems more urgent than ever to enjoy and savor what’s left. Personally, the end of the season has me feeling nostalgic. Growing up, June through August wasn’t…

…Remix

With two days until Independence Day it’s time for a rough draft rewrite. A Declaration Remix, if you will. The final days leading up to the approval of the Declaration of Independence are near and dear to my heart. Why? Well, first let’s have a quick refresher on American History 101.

…Create a Distraction

In case the title didn’t give it away this post has some ulterior motives, which is nothing new. I just decided to be upfront about it today to keep you guessing and on your toes. What those motives are is up to you to determine. (Yes, you.) Good luck. I’ve been feeling a bit distracted…

…make up your own story

Today we enter new territory, crusaders — Best Revival of a Musical. I know there are plenty of people out there who don’t like the “old-school” musicals and I understand their perspective. There are certainly dated aspects in many “classic” shows that need to be handled with care (and aren’t always). But leaving these shows…

…Try Again

“For a moment I forget just how dark and cold it gets.” Eurydice, “Hadestown” Just so there’s no confusion, this is not a review, this is a love letter. Anais Mitchell’s “Hadestown” has gone on quite the journey to get where it is today. It’s been a work in progress for over a decade. It’s…

…Play Dead

I’ll give those who are just joining this party a chance to digest the fact that “Beetlejuice” has been musical-ified. Yes, yes it has. Cool, right? Okay, are we all good? So, “Beetlejuice”…Beetlejuice…sorry, I couldn’t resist. With the classic “Day-O” and “Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)” musical numbers it’s easy to see how this…