…Start from the Bottom

This is not a drill! I repeat this is not a drill! It’s Monday, but we’ve got this. I think… Before we do anything else, let’s take a deep breath (inhale…and exhale). Now grab that coffee/tea/smoothie with a side of determination and perseverance and get to it.

…ring true

It’s “RENT: Live” eve, crusaders. Can you feel the electricity in the air? As the excitement builds for this next live, musical experience, I thought I’d take a moment to remember those that have paved the way, some with undeniable success, others with lessons to be learned, but all wonderful in their own way.

…have confidence

This week I’m taking a slight detour from the Summer of Blockbusters to visit everyone’s favorite Austrian, singing almost-nun. The Chicago Lyric Opera has staged a beautiful production of “The Sound of Music” and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to gush.

…tell me more

It’s on musical theater fans and Twitter snark aficionados.

…Start at the Very Beginning

By now you’ve probably all heard opinion upon opinion about NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” that aired on Thursday night. The snark fest began well before the telecast began and continues on. So instead of adding to the deluge of obvious complaints about the production (it’s been firmly established that Carrie Underwood’s acting was…

…screen it

In honor of tomorrow’s awards, which I know Lindsey will do more than justice in her coming blog, here’s some of my favorite movie moments.  And yes,they all have songs: “Summer Stock”:  Not Academy Award nominated, but it’s Gene Kelly, a squeaky floorboard, and a newspaper.  Pure Genius! “500 Days of Summer”:  Why I love…