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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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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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…Hear the People Sing

As we make our way through this week leading up to the Tonys, I thought I would take a look back. Not to the Tony Awards of yesteryear, but a bit further.

On this day in 1832, a short-lived uprising broke out in the streets of Paris. If you’re wondering what this has to do with the Tonys, I’m getting there.

A reminder of The French Revolution and a hint of things to come, this small rebellion only lasted two days.

Too small to be a true revolution, this minor disturbance may have been forgotten were it not for a novel that sparked a different kind of revolution over 100 year’s later. Read the rest of this entry

…Bust Out

Happy first Sunday of June, fellow crusaders! I know you’ve got places to be, people to see, and sunny weather to enjoy, so I’ll keep this short.

If the warm weather has a little extra pep in your step, you’re not alone. June seems to inspire. With the warmer weather and the return of nature’s colors, it’s easy to see why.

In honor of its arrival, here’s a few June (and June-ish) videos for your Sunday Funday. Read the rest of this entry