…Fight the Dragons

“So I fight the dragons and I storm the castles and I win a battle or two. Then comes the day it’s time, I’m packing up and I am bringing all my stories home to you.” Fight the Dragons, “Big Fish” Happy Father’s Day to all the super dads, super moms who are dads too,…

…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…

…Leave the Light On

As we come down off of our theater high after a week of Tony nominees, it seems like a good idea to slowly work our way back into the harsh light of the usual day-to-day. I thought I’d ease the transition with one of my favorite theater traditions/superstitions/necessities — the ghost light. For those not…

…feel the magic in the air

Today’s the day crusaders. The songs have been sung, the dances danced, the nominated musicals counted down and we are just hours away from the start of the 2019 Tony Awards … and game 6 of the Stanley Cup … Don’t worry, procedures have been put in place. In past years we’ve done a few…

…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…