Monday, August 31, 2009
Click Here to read my Blog Entry "Easy to be proud" about Broadway Impact.
"I Got Life"-song from Hair
JUST IN GLEEKS!
Here is the music set to be released on the GLEE soundtrack voulume 1 set for this November 3rd!
"Don't Stop Believin'"
"Can't Fight This Feeling"
"Take a Bow"
"Bust Your Windows"
"Maybe This Time"
"Somebody to Love"
"Hate On Me"
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
"Keep Holding On"
"Bust a Move"
"Dancing with Myself"
NOW ON ITUNES is "On My Own" from Les Miserables' sung by Lea Michele. The record is being released by Columbia Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television.
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"-song performed on GLEE
"Sing Sing A Song"-song from Sesame Street
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Here is also a video I tried to take from the show. But becuase we where far away it is of the screen so you can not see very well. :(
"Lady peaceful, Lady happy"-Lyrics from Maybe This Time from Cabaret
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Check out Andy Señor Jr. Blog called La Vie Boh ...MMM. Andy is currently on tour with the Broadway musical RENT and says this about his blog "I had two dreams I wanted to fulfill in my life since i was a kid: to be on Broadway, and to open my own Cuban cafe......1 down...1 to go. This is a blog about my culinary journey through life as an artist and food lover....".
Its an great BLOG but beware if you are Hunrgy do not go to his blog because it will make you hunrgy! Besides the yummy food, his posts are filled with great behind the scenes pictures on the cast as they break bread together at all the different stops of the RENT tour.
Here are some youtube videos he has posted.
"And one pasta with meatless balls"lyrics from La Vie Boheme
Tomorrow is the LA GLEEK TOUR stop! If anyone attends please let me know how it was for next week's update!
Here are two behind the scenes video's from the GLEEK Tour.
THE NEW GLEE WEBSITE IS UP & RUNNING!
That's right the site has been redone so let me highlight some of the great new features.
EXTRA'S: You can now get GLEE Wallpaper, AIM icons, and Screensavers.
MUSIC: They now have a whole page on the music featured on the show. You can see who originally sang it, who sang it on the show, and even buy it off of itunes.
EPISODE RECAP: Here you can get a recap video of the episode, the music highlights, and a summary of the episode.
COMMUNITY: This is where you can converse with fellow GLEEKS on hot topics in forms.
VIDEO'S: Here you can watch behind the scenes stuff, episodes, and previews of upcoming musical numbers.
BIGGEST GLEEK PROMOTION: Are you the Biggest GLEEk? Prove it! Win points from activity across Twitter, Facebook and MySpace to claim the title of Biggest GLEEk. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
To hold you over till next week's GLEE Update here is A Show About Loser video aka "the push it".
"All the Single Ladies"-song featured on GLEE
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here are video clips of my favorite performances from each movie list above.
"Get back"-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sunday, August 23, 2009
My favorite character is the Emcee, who oversees all the action and is played by Joel Grey. He presides as master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and throughout the show he serves as a constant metaphor for the state of society in Weimar Germany during that time.
Hey Los Angeles!!! Tony and Academy Award-winning legend Liza Minnelli will play two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl THIS WEEK Aug. 28-29 at 8:30 PM both evenings. TICKETS STILL ON SALE!!!
If you can not make it to the Bowl no worries, according to Minnelli's official website her Liza's at the Palace at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas set for Sept. 25-30 will be filmed. No plans on how it will be released just yet. But trust me I will keep you informed!
"Willkommen"-song from Cabaret
Saturday, August 22, 2009
FEED ME CAMPAIGN TASK 1: I have now written over TWO HUNDRED entries since the BLOG started in February this YEAR and I would LOVE your FEEDBACK on them! (get it) I only get one comment every seven entries or so it has been hard to see what is working and what is not. OR if anyone is even OUT THERE? Please comment on this entry: Let me know one thing you LOVE, one thing you LIKE, one thing you do not LOVE or LIKE. That's it! (Now I am crossing my fingers and hoping for something)
"Feed Me" -song from Little Shop of Horrors
- Patti Lupone at the Walt Disney Concert Hall May 15th.: Where you can buy tickets: ticketmaster.com. Go on sale on August 23rd. (no deals on this one)
- RENT at the OCPAC October 20th -25th: Where you can buy tickets: ocpac.org. Go on sale to public on the 31st of August. BUT if you join the OCPAC facebook group they will give you a presale code to buy tickets NOW!
- AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY September 8 to October 18: Where you can buy tickets: centertheatregroup.org. Sept 8-27 performances are currently on sale. Sept 29-Oct 18 performances on sale Sept 15. Buy your tickets in August and pay just $39 for performances through Sept 18!
- Parade September 24 - November 15: At the Mark Tapper Forum. CLICK HERE to buy them before they are on sale to the public this Sunday.
- Spring Awakening November 17th- 29: Tickets go on sale in September but join the Guilty Ones to hear about special opportunities for the show. I was in the Guilty Ones group for the Broadway Production in NYC and got onstage seating!!! I was also on the Center Theatre Group's Guilty Ones and was able to get free tickets to see SA as well as free tickets to see another show with CTG. Click here to find out more about the OCPAC GUILTY ONES. IF YOU JOIN PUT MY NAME DOWN that I recruited you. (Krystal Alvarado).
"Money makes the world go round"- song from Cabaret
Friday, August 21, 2009
We are ONE week way from the GLEEK stop in LA!
FRIDAY: Aug. 28 Hollywood & Highland3:00-6:00 PM 6801 Hollywood Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90028. Screening: Mann’s Chinese 6 @ 9:30am for the first 750 guests! CLICK HERE FORE MORE INFO (sadly I have work and can not attend but if anyone goes please let me know how it was, send me a recap and I will post your feedback!). Above is picture from one the stops on the GLEEK Tour so far.
HERE is a video of Matthew Morrison talking about his role on GLEE.
Another Sneak Peak from Episode TWO of GLEE:Behind the Scenes of "Gold Digger"!
GLEE Cast Member spotlight: Cory Monteith! Here are five things you need to know about Cory.
- Monteith was born in Calagry Canada! And was raised in Victoria British Columbia (home of Butchart Gardens which are amazing you must go see them!)
- Before GLEE he held many odd jobs such as Wal-Mart greeter, Taxi Driver, telemarketer, and construction worker.
- He was on Kyle XY for seven episodes from 2006-2007.
- Here is video of Cory from Hollywire.
- 5. HE Tweets! CLICK HERE FOR CORY's Twitter Page!
- "Can't Fight This Feeling"-song performed on GLEE
Thursday, August 20, 2009
"Blue Wind"-song from Spring Awakening
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Watch the Video below to see why I love this actor's work sooo much. The 1st video is from the 2007 Local One Strike on Broadway. Gallagher and his Spring Awakening castmates were out in font of the theatre every night to sing for the audience who would have gone to see their show if the strike was not taking place. It is also my favorite performance of the song "The Bitch of Living". The 2nd video is from one of his concerts. The 3rd is a performace of Still Sixteen with his old band Old Springs Pike who later changed their name to The Spring Standards when he left the band.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Please subcribe to the RIPLEYTHEBAND's Youtube Channel. Below are only a few of the bizzar clips that she has been post over the last two weeks.
I will post more of my fav's as she continues to deliver them.
"Who's Crazy/My Psychopharmacologist and I"-song from Next to Normal
Made up of mainly Broadway theatre people, they describe themselves as: "We are a community of actors, directors, stage managers, fans, producers — pretty much anyone who has ever seen, been in or worked on a Broadway show — united by the simple belief that anyone who wants to should be able to get married...We are a community of talented, generous and amazing people and what we are able to accomplish together is incredible. Every year we raise millions of dollars for charity. When someone needs our help, we are there organizing and rallying together to raise money and show our support. Now, there is a fight that has come to our stage and it is one that we cannot ignore. This fight needs more than just our money... it needs our action."
I love this organization and I hope that you check out their website: http://www.broadwayimpact.com/
Follow Broadway Impact on Twitter!! http://twitter.com/BroadwayImpact
Also check out Gavin's BLOG (click here). Here is a video from his blog. (great ending by the way)
"Easy to be proud"-lyrics from Easy to Be from Hair
Monday, August 17, 2009
"Have you heard about Hugo and Kim?"-lyrics from The Telephone song from Bye Bye Birdie
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Follow GLEE on Twitter! CLICK HERE
GLEE FEATURED CAST MEMBER: Matthew Morrrison!
Here are 5 things your need to know about Matthew:
1) He made his theater debut on Broadway in the musical version of Footloose, followed by a revival of the Rocky Horror Show. He originated the role of Link Larkin in the Broadway production Hairspray. He played the role of Fabrizio Nacarelli in The Light in the Piazza. His last role on Broadway was in the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific as Lt. Cable.
2) He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in The Light in the Piazza. He earned a Drama Desk Nomination for his role in the off Broadway show 10 Million Miles.
3) He has appeared the films: Dan in Real Life and Music and Lyrics.
4) He is from California (but calls NYC home)!
5) Here is an interview he gave right before he left South Pacific to do GLEE.
ONE LAST THING: The first GLEE soundtrack will drop in November. Second one could be out in December
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Video one is with "chuckthemovieguy". (who I find creepy).
Video two is with "mannythemovieguy". (I love manny's shirt)
Video three is of Skylar Astin (also of Spring Awakening fame) Interview Taking Woodstock
Taking Woodstock comes to a theatre near you on August 28th! Click Here to go to the movie's webisite!
"All That's Known "-song from Spring Awakening
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The film is part rock concert, part memoir, and part Broadway musical. Spike Lee directed the film which breaks conventions to tell its story of a young L.A. songwriter’s international journey to self-discovery.
Tickets for the Screening are still available. CLICK HERE FOR TIX. But, tickets to the special Gala Party following the screening are SOLD OUT. Additional Gala Party tickets may become available on the day of the show.
"Amsterdam"-song from Passing Strange
The show also launched it's website full of fun stuff to explore about the show such as Conrad Birdie facts. http://www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com/.
* photo thanks to broadwayworld.com & Walter McBride/Retna Ltd (click here to read their article on the event)
"We love you, Conrad, oh, yes we do!"-song fromBye Bye Birdie
Monday, August 10, 2009
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"Are We the Waiting"-song from American Idiot
First of all this movie is charming, laugh out loud funny, and made me long for NYC. Though I love Julia Child (played by the ever so talented Meryl Streep ) I found myself connecting with Julie Powell (played by Amy Adams). Julie is young woman in NYC about to turn thirty who is lost in life, yet finds it in a BLOG she writes about Julia Child's cookbook. The main thing through out the movie that Julie like I, struggled with was trying to find a balance between work, relationships, friendships, and one's passions in life. Another similarity Julie and I share is that someone close to us gave us the idea for the blog. Julie gets the idea for her blog from her husband (played by the wonderful Chris Messina) who thinks she would have fun doing so and my friend Allyson told me I should write because she thought I would have fun doing so. Julie thinks no one reads her blogs, I also think no one reads my blog.
The turning point of the movie is that Julie's blog becomes more than a thing to do but rather a career opportunity. I aspire to one day work in the theatre industry and I have come to view this blog as a tool in creating opportunities in order to achieve that goal. Julie's dedication to her blog was inspiring and I too vow to try to make this the best blog that I can! Anyways, enough about me...go see this movie, I promise I did not spoil it for you. Here is the Trailer just in case i did not convince you to go see this movie!!!
In case that was not enough here are three ways the Movie is connected to Theatre/Musicals:
1) Amy Adams and Meryl Streep both started in both DOUBT based off the play by the same name. Stanley Tucci (who plays Mr. Child) made his Broadway debut in The Queen and the Rebels
2) Adams and Streep were also in movie musicals: Adams in Enchanted and Streep in Mamma Mia
3) A certain song from Guys and Dolls was featured in the movie ( title of entry hint hint)
*Photo above from MSNBC article featuring the real Julie Powell (truly an inspiration)
"A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck"-lyrics from A Bushel and a Peck a song from Guys and Dolls.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Purchase by August 16, pay only $75 (VIP), $55, $45, $35 *VIP includes preferred seating and Artist Meet-and-Greet (DISCOUNT CODE: MAKINGGOOD) CLICK HERE FOR TIX
Presented by Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel
"Day By Day " song form Godspell
Friday, August 7, 2009
Talent for the event inculdes; Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, Sally Kellerman, Daisy Eagan, Susan Egan, Georgia Stitt, Lesli Margherita and Ty Taylor with Ashley Cuellar, Michelle Duffy, Jeffrey Landman, Ethan LePhong, Jen Malenke, Bets Malone, Katrina Parker, Hila Plitmann, Cindy Robinson, Jerry Sharell, Anne Fraser Thomas, Kritsin Towers and Brooke Wilkes.
FOR FULL TICKET INFO CLICK HERE: There is a $20 cash cover charge with $30 food-drink minimum; $15 standing-room tickets have a two-drink minimum.
"Merrily We Roll Along "-song from show by the same title
"Superboy and the Invisible Girl"-song from Next to Normal
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
For Full Details and more on what Cinespia is click here!
"Fit As A Fiddle "-song from Singing in the Rain
Monday, August 3, 2009
An exciting new membership program for 22-35 year-old professionals who love theatre.
Membership Benefits Includes:
-Tickets to four shows and mixers at all three CTG theatres
-Up-Close Dialogues with cast and creative teams
-Networking opportunities with other young professionals
-Discount ticket offers for other shows
-Shows included Spamalot, Palestine, New Mexico, A New Play by Lisa Kron and a TBA show.
Membership costs $300! (Total amount may be paid in two installments –$150 now and $150 in six months. Tickets for individual events are also available. Call CTG for more information.)
Click here to learn more about the Young Professionals Group or call Ana Rose O'Halloran at 213.972.3192
"Find Your Grail"-song from Spamalot
"If I were a Bell"-song from Guys and Dolls