Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Catch Me I'm Falling

It was just announced that Next to Normal National Tour will launch in Los Angeles in November 2010!!!

The show will play at Center Theatre Groups Ahmanson Theatre from November 23 and run through January 2. Next to Normal features rockin music by Tom Kitt, lovely book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and captivating direction by Michael Greif.

The tour will also run engagements in San Diego, Seattle, Hartford, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, St. Paul, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Washington, DC.

"Catch Me I'm Falling"-song from Next to Normal

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Very Merry Unbirthday

MUSIC MONDAY: Best Holiday song from Musicals!!!

1)Easter Parade: Fred Astaire & Judy Garland from The 1948 flim by the same name.

2) Christmas Bells: RENT: Filmed Live from Broadway.

3) This is Halloween: song from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

4) Yankee Doodle Dandy: James Cagney in 1942 film by same name.

5) A Very Merry Unbirthday: song from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.

"A Very Merry Unbirthday"-song from Alice in Wonderland

Friday, March 26, 2010

9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you

SO, work has got the best of me this month, I've been working 24/7. As you can tell I have unfortunately posted less entries this month then usual. I was recently promoted at work and have been in this transition period until they found my replacement. I finally will be officially in my new position and will resume my normal blog entry schedule as of next week. Here are some entries I am working on:

Remember GLEE is on Tuesday's starting in April but next week I will bring back GLEE Weekly Updates resuming every Wednesday, reviewing the latest episode, tour updates, backstage gossip and more!!!

Welcome back Music Mondays!!! Up this week is Top 5 Holiday themed songs from musicals in honor of Easter!

Also next week what shows/ performers are headed to the OC this 2010/2011 season? I'll give you a hint, one is a hard working show!


"9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you"-lyrics from 9 to 5

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

And Sing Along To The Age Of Paranoria

American Idiot Previews Start TODAY!!! The new ROCK musical based on the Grammy Award-winning album by Green Day will have it's 1st BROADWAY Preview TONIGHT!!! Featuring direction by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer the performance is sure to rock the house at the St. James Theatre in NYC. I can not wait to see this show on Broadway next month!!! I loved it in Berkely and I am sure I will love it on Broadway!!!

To kick off the start of the show yesterday they invited fans to sit in on the final sound check where Gree Day made a guest apperance. The video below is from that event:

"And sing along to the age of paranoia"-lyrics from the title song American Idiot

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Elphie, now that we're friends, I've decided to make you my new project

Did you miss Kristin Chenoweth on ELLEN TOO?

Well here is a clip of her apperance. She is amazing :)

"Elphie, now that we're friends, I've decided to make you my new project"-lyrics from Popular from Wicked

Monday, March 22, 2010


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STEPHEN SONDEIM WHO TURNS 80 TODAY!!! Thank you for all the music and lyrics you have given to us over the years!

"Somewhere"-song from Westside Story

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm Alive

Did anyone see Next to Normal star Aaron Tveit guest staring on UGLY BETTY on this past weeks show? Incase you missed her is a clip.

"I'm Alive"-song from Next to Nomal

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I've Been

Another amazing set of interviews from Susan Blackwell!!

"I've Been"-song from Next to Normal

Grease Lightning

Grease Sing-a-long at the Hollywood Bowl!!!
Friday, June 25, 2010, 7:00 PM (Pre-show activities at 7pm. Film begins at 8:30pm.)
"Bring your best poodle skirt & saddle shoes, biker jacket & shades for the pre-show parade, and your heartiest vocals for a frolicking ‘50s sing-along to Grease, for the first time on the Bowl’s giant screen. Grease is the word!"-
hollywoodbowl.com click here for ticket info!

"Grease Lightning"-song from Grease

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Send In The Clowns

A Little Night Music get's a Cast Album:PS Classics & Nonesuch have partnered together to release the revival Broadway cast recording of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. The cast features Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury and much more. The official album release date is April 6, 2010. You can listen to samples tracks which are now available online via Nonesuch! Click here to listen!
"Send In The Clowns"-song from A Little Night Music

Not For The Life Of Me

CALLING ALL THEATRE GOERS SHE IS BACK IN LA!!! Sutton Foster will perform her solo show 'An Evening with Sutton Foster' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on April 29 and 30. Musical Director Michael Rafter will join her as she performs songs from her solo album Wish and hit songs from Broadway.
Tickets are not on sale yet but keep checking the Center Theatre Group's website (click here)
This is not her first performance for CTG, she did a run of the Drowsy Chaperone at the Ahmanson's Theatre back in 2005 pre-Broadway. If yoy miss these upcoming concert dates do not worry, also set to perform at the OC performing arts center next year in February!

"Not For The Life of Me"-song from Thorougly Modern Milli.

I'm Like the Bluebird

Encores! (NY) persents Anyone Can Whistle at the City Center Mainstage Apr 8 - 11, 2010!
The production stars Raúl Esparza, Sutton Foster and Donna Murphy. It is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.

"Stephen Sondheim’s and Arthur Laurents’ experimental mid-‘60s satire of any and every target on the American cultural scene of the moment – conformity, psychology, race relations, greed, religion, politics – divided the critics, thrilled the emerging counter-culture, baffled the masses and closed quickly, becoming an instant legend that has grown over the years as Sondheim’s reputation has soared. The title song and “With So Little to Be Sure Of” have survived as cabaret classics, but the rarely heard complete score is a riot of jazzy, show-biz razzmatazz, waltzes, gospel numbers and Broadway pastiche, as full of variety and surprise as the show that gave it birth"-
Encores website click here for more info.
"I'm Like the Bluebird"-song from Anyone Can Whistle

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Know Him So Well

Idina Menzel, has announced dates for her upcoming 2010 national tour. Here are the dates announced so far:
April 24 in Jacksonville, FL at Metropolitan Park
May 4 in Boston, MA: Opening Night at Pops: 125th Pops Anniversary Celebration
May 5 in Boston, MA at Boston Pops Symphony Hall
May 6 in Boston, MA at Boston Pops Symphony Hall
June 24 in Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center
July 2 in Lenox, MA at Tanglewood
July 9 in San Francisco, CA at San Francisco Symphony
July 17 in Washington DC at Wolftrap
July 31 in Bethel, NY at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Aug. 1 in Hyannis, MA at Pops by the Sea
Nov. 5 in Denver, CO at Boettcher Concert Hall
Nov. 19 in Minneapolis, MN at Orchestra Hall

For More Info Click Here to go to Idina's website.

"I Know Him So Well"-song from Chess

Comedy Tonight

Starting tomorrow the Reprise Theatre Company's presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The production is directed by David Lee, choreographed by Peggy Hickey and Steve Orich is the musical director . The musical won six Tony Awards for it's run original on Broadway in 1962.

CAST includes: Annie Abrams (Philia), Stuart Ambrose (Miles Gloriosus), Bradley Benjamin (Geminae), Erich Bergen (Hero), Matthew Patrick Davis (Protean), Meg Gillentine (Tintinabula), Tonya Kay (Vibrata), Laura Keller (Gymnasia), Michael Kostroff (Marcus Lycus), Mercy Malick (Panacea), Alan Mandell (Erronius), Russ Marchand (Protean), Candy Olsen (Geminae), Ron Orbach (Senex), Larry Raben (Hysterium), Justin Michael Wilcox (Protean), Lee Wilkof (Pseudolous) and Ruth Williamson (Domina).
The production will play till March 28. For more Info CLICK HERE

Top Photo from Erich Bergen's Twitter.


"Comedy Tonight"-song from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Here comes the rain again falling from the stars

The Making of American Idiot the musical.

"Here comes the rain again falling from the stars"-lyrics from When September Ends from American Idiot

Our Little Secret

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cover of Time Out!!!
Sean Hayes and Kristin Cheoweth's interview to promote the revival of Promises Promises on Broadway, is tooooo cute and too funny!!! It is a must read! Click Here to read. I have my ticket to see the show this spring, can't wait!!!
"Our Little Secret"-song from Promises Promises

Friday, March 12, 2010


Enron the play set to open on Broadway this spring? Thats right, tickets have just gone on sale for Lucy Prebble’s play Enron. It will play at the Broadhurst Theatre starting April 8. Opening night is set for April 27. The production is directed by Rupert Goold and music and sound by Adam Cork.
The storyline losely follows real-life events of the most famous corporate scandal of all time through music, dance and video. The show opens on Broadway after it’s world premiere run in London. The London production was very successdul gettiing nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play.

Cast includes: Norbert Leo Butz as Jeffrey Skilling, Stephen Kunken as Andy Fastow, Gregory Itzin as Kenneth Lay and Marin Mazzie as Claudia Roe. The show also features Noah Weisberg, Rightor Doyle, Ian Kahn, January LaVoy, Jordan Ballard, Brandon J. Dirden, Anthony Holds, Ty Jones, Tom Nelis, Jeff Skowron, Lusia Strus, Ben Hartley, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Mary Stewart Sullivan and Madisyn Shipman.
"Enron"-name of play

Be Our Guest

The Pantages Theatre just announced that Disney’s Beauty and The Beast will have a limited run next year from March 9th - 26th 2011!!!
I have always wanted to see this show live so I am soo excited!!!

"Be Our Guest"-song from Beauty and the Beast

This Is How We Do IT

GLEE LIVE TOUR UPDATE: more dates added!!!
Sat, May 15, 2010 at 8:00 PM Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

Thu, May 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

Fri, May 21, 2010 at 8:00 PM Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

Sat, May 22, 2010 at 2:00 PM Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

Sat, May 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

Tue, May 25, 2010 at 8:00 PM Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre

Wed, May 26, 2010 at 8:00 PM Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre

Fri, May 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

Sat, May 29, 2010 at 3:00 PM New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

Sat, May 29, 2010 at 8:00 PM New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

Sun, May 30, 2010 at 8:00 PM New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

"This Is How We Do It"-song performed on GLEE

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cell Block Tango

CHICAGO is coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood April 20th- May9th:
The theatre will be offering $25 STUDENT RUSH TICKETS! Must show valid full-time student ID. Rush tickets will be made available beginning 2 hours prior to each performance. Ticket must be purchased in cash at the box office window only, and there is... a limit of 2 tickets per ID. This offer is subject to availability, at box office discretion.

"Cell Block Tango"-song from Chicago

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Look With Your Heart

Love Never Dies Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-anticipated sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, officially opens tonight March 9!!!
The new show began performances at the West End's Adelphi Theatre in February. It is to open on Broadway in November 2010 (though no theatre has been announced).
Decca Broadway released today two versions of LOVE NEVER DIES cast recording on CD, a regular and deluxe edition. Both versions of the CD are two-disc sets, with the deluxe version including a DVD with behind the scenes footage/ interviews and much more.

Here are a few photos from the new production:
"Look With Your Heart"-song from Love Never Dies

Monday, March 8, 2010

You Can't Always Get What You Want

GLEE UPDATE!!!The season priemere of GLEE will air at 9:30 due to American Idol which is set to run 90 minutes on Tuesday, April 13. GLEE will then resume its NEW regular Tuesday, 9:00 time period on April 20.
Tuesday, April 13
8:00- American Idol 9:30- GLEE

Tuesday, April 20
8:00- American Idol 9:00- GLEE

Also GLEE LIVE has added dates for their upcoming tour:

May 18 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
May 20 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
May 21 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
May 25 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
May 26 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
May 28 New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall
May 29 New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall
May 30 New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall


"You Can't Always Get What You Want"-song performed on GLEE

Friday, March 5, 2010

But Jimmy want more, jimmy want more, jimmy want, jimmy want, jimmy want more

GO SEE DREAMGIRLS @ THE AHMANSON THEATRE!!This past Tuesday night I attended the opening night performance of Dreamgirls at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The house was packed, not a single seat open. The audience was more than ecstatic about how much the enjoyed each number; often giving a standing ovation to most numbers.
Dreamgirls cinderalle story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl group and their jourby through their success and tribulations of their new found fame. The original 1981 Broadway production won six Tony Awards. It was adapted into a motion picture by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures in 2006, staring Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Eddie Murphy, and Jamie Foxx.

A new production of Dreamgirls is directed/choreographed by Robert Longbottom. Cast includes Moya Angela as Effie White, Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones, Adrienne Warren as Lorrell Robinson, and Margaret Hoffman as Michelle Morris, Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Curtis Taylor, Jr., Chester Gregory as James "Thunder" Early, Trevon Davis as C.C. White, Milton Craig Nealy as Marty Madison. I must say that the stand out performance came from Chester Gregory as James “Thunder” Early. Every time he came on stage the audience went wild! He stole every scene he was in.

On hand for opening night was the original Dreamgirls Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Holliday. Dreamgirls plays at the Ahmanson Theatre through April 4th so Hurry and get your tickets!! Click Here for Ticket Info!
"But Jimmy want more, jimmy want more, jimmy want, jimmy want, jimmy want more"-lyrics from Jimmy's Rap from Dreamgirls

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Can I Get Another Amen!

The Broadway cast of American Idiot had their 1st NEW YORK CITY performance at the Character Approved honorees Party last month. Doesn't this cast look great! Check out their performance below!

"Can I Get Another Amen!"-lyrics from Holiday song from American Idiot

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Life Would Suck Without You

GLEE LIVE IN CONCERT: Dates announced with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and New York!!!

Dates and locations:

May 18 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
May 20 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
May 21 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
May 25 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
May 26 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
May 28 New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall
May 29 New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall

Cast members who are signed on to the tour are: Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Dijon Talton (Matt).

Tickets go on sale THIS Friday for American Express cardholders. General Public tickets begin May 12 for the Phoenix show and May 13 for the remaining cities. For more information: http://www.gleetour2010.com/

"My Life Would Suck Without You"-song performed on GLEE