Broadway Musical

Jagged Little Pill tackles ugly beautifully. I saw this show for the second time on Sunday with a group of 50, many in the 14/15 year old range. When there are kids and their parents in the mix, I am hyper aware of the content that is that is being covered. And Jagged Little Pill covers a lot of dark, ugly and challenging content…

There are two things I take completely for granted, but are completely necessary for me when I write: time and quiet. The performers on stage at freestyle love supreme are afforded neither of these luxuries, but wow can these word geniuses pump out the language…

Tina Turner did not have an easy life. This icon was handed the steep, craggy, dangerous and entirely uphill version of life at birth. She was also granted three super important gifts that would enable her to so marvelously persevere as she tackled this daunting climb: her spirit, her tenacity, and her voice…

I think it is fair to say that after living in NYC for almost 20 years, my “pinch me I get to live in NYC” stance is a permanent condition. But every so often there are days and even perhaps whole weeks that roll along and I am shaken to the core with how grateful I am to inhabit this town…

I had no particular desire to see Beetlejuice, now in previews on Broadway. Nor do I have any particular desire to say no when offered free tickets.  So when the offer came for Beetlejuice – I went and I am glad I did…

Note: I am in no way affiliated with the show King Kong on Broadway and do not recoup any financial benefit from positive words of praise. I’m just a girl with a crush on an oversized Gorilla…

Two years.  730 calendar days. That is not a lot of time.  How remarkable that just a scant two years go by and boom, I find our 14-year-old twins to be absolutely on target to appreciate and love the exposed nerve that is Dear Evan Hansen…

Don’t tell the husband, but I have a massive crush on a giant gorilla. My crush is 20 feet tall and weighs 2,000 pounds. He has soft brown eyes that can make you melt and a roar that can set you back, but leave you wanting more…

I am an unapologetic fan of social media.  I know it comes laden with some caustic social downsides, but it is a powerful tool.  A medium so powerful in fact, it can breathe a minor player of a musical back into existence with every tag, share, stream, and post.  Such is the story behind Be More Chill…

Does growing up mean you have to stop doing the things that make you happy?  Are there no happy moments to be found while “adult-ing”?  Everyone remembers the things they loved to do when they were young, had no real responsibilities and lots of time to pursue whatever floated their boats, right?  But are those pursuits able to translate into a career?  What are the sacrifices one should and shouldn’t have to make when becoming an adult?  These questions are at the heart of the show Gettin’ the Band Back Together.

Regina George (aka Taylor Louderman) can sing.  And rock a fat suit.  And command a stage.  And she can be really, really mean, which was her job as head Plastic.  I loved her.  I loved her honesty, her fearless nature and her confidence.  And when her sound system went kaput towards the end of the show I loved her even more…