Monday, May 31, 2010

That Thing You Do

DVD of the Month:That Thing You Do
This 1996 film was written and directedby Tom Hanks. The story takes you on the journey of the fast rise and fall of a one-hit wonder band of the 1960's. The band is made of up four Beatles like characters who call themselves the "Wonders". Guy Patterson is the drummer who joined the band after it's drummer broke his arm. Guy is played by Tom Everett Scott and totally is that cool dude in the shades who is obsessed with jazz. Then there is Jimmy Mattingly the songwriter/ guitarist/ singer , played by Johnathon Schaech. Jimmy is full of himself and gets loss in the world of showbiz. Lenny Haise played by the comic genius Steve Zahn, is the guitarist and singer. Lenny is all about having fun and does not think before he acts. Ethan Embry plays the last member of the band the boyish bass player T.B. Player. Also in the cast is Liv Tyler who plays Jimmy's girlfriend who joins the boys on the road. Tom Hanks plays the boys manager from the record company. The flim also stars a very young Charlize Theron, as Guys girlfriend.
If you have yet to see thing flim you must! I have seen it at least 10 times and have never gotten tried of it. The story is fun, full of great music, and will leave you singing the hit song That Thing You DO for plays. The sountrack is a must buy!!! There is not one track on it that I do not love!

"That Thing You DO"-song from self titled movie

Friday, May 28, 2010

And the audience loves me! And I love them

Vanity Fair released a photo gallery featuring a number of 2010Tony Award Nominees. The feature is called "Tony Express". They take a look at the nominees work in which they are being honored for, and their road to success. Click here or the photo to go to their site.
"And the audience loves me! And I love them"-lyrics from Roxie from Chicago

Not Gone

The National tour of Spring Awakening has sadly come to a close. I was honored to see the tour four times (San Diego, Los Angeles, & Costa Mesa). The cast was truly amazing, not only in talent but also just plain nice people. I am soo sad to see the show go but all good things must come to an end. Thank you cast and crew of Spring Awakening Tour you ROCK!!!

"Not Gone"-lyrics from You've Know from Spring Awakening

Hey # 1

Did you miss the cast of Next to Normal on Good Morning America? If so here is clips of their performances.

"Hey #1"-song from Next To Normal

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Funny Girl

GLEE UPDATE!!! Episode 20: Theatricality
How great was GLEE? It was such a fun and yet heartbreaking episode. I cried my eyes out through out the episode. When Kurt's dad stood up for him and was even willing to risk his relationship with his girlfriend for his son amazing! Then Idina Menzel singing Funny Girl, WOW. Then followed by her and Lea singing Poker Face, even more WOW. Though I did have mix feelings over the lyrics of Poker Face being sung out the why it was. I am very sad that there are only two more episode left before the season ends.
Here is behind the scenes look at Lady Gaga Episode!

Though Kurt is my favorite character in GLEE, Brittnay if fighting for that spot. Played by Heather Morris, Brittany is a DUMB cheerio who has the best one liners next to Sue on the show. Check out the video all about Heather and how she joined the cast of GLEE!

"Funny Girl"-self title song from Funny Girl

Every day is just another and another and another

OK so I was checking my facebook during my lunch break today and what do I see... a post announcing that Alice Ripley who won a Tony last year for her role as Diana in Next To Normal will head the touring cast of the show.
Next to Normal Tour kicks off at the amazing Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles starting Nov. 28 and will run through Jan. 2, 2011. The rest of the touring cast hasn't been confirmed yet. Michael Greif, who directed the Broadway version, will also direct the touring production.
Ripley who is still starring in the Broadway production of the show will exit the show on July 18 in preparation for the tour. I can not wait to see Alice Ripley in this role again!!!
"Every day is just another and another and another"-lyrics to Another Day from Next to Normal

ooh, you better stop rappin' you're not ready It's gonna get hot and heavy, and you're already sweaty

By popular demand IN THE HEIGHTS has extended its Los Angeles Premiere run at the Pantages Theatre by TWO WEEKS! IN THE HEIGHTS will now run June 22 - July 25!
But if you are planning to attend to see Lin Manuel Miranda please note that he will NOT appear in the following performances: Sunday Matinee on 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, & 7/25 and Thursday Matinee 7/1.

"ooh, you better stop rappin' you're not ready It's gonna get hot and heavy, and you're already sweaty"- lyrics from 96,000 from In The Heights

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What I Did For Love

The Pantages Theatre just announced that they will have $25 Student Rush Tickets for A Chorus Line! The show runs June 1st through the 13th!

You must show valid full-time student ID. Rush tickets are 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.

"What I Did For Love"-song from A Chorus Line

Memphis Lives In Me

The Audience Awards winners have just been announced!!!. The great thing about these awards is that they chosen by the fans. Here are this years winners:

The Addams Family
Favorite New Broadway Musical
Favorite Onstage Pair: Nathan Lane & Bebe Neuwirth
Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Musical: Kevin Chamberlin
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Krysta Rodriguez
Next Fall
Favorite New Broadway Play
Promises, Promises
Favorite Broadway Musical Revival
Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Musical: Kristin Chenoweth
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Sean Hayes
Favorite Diva Performance: Kristin Chenoweth
Lend Me a Tenor
Favorite Broadway Play Revival
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Favorite New Off-Broadway Musical
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Favorite New Off-Broadway Play
American Idiot
Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Musical: John Gallagher Jr.
Favorite Ensemble Performance

Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Play: Jude Law
In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Play: Laura Benanti
A Little Night Music
Favorite Featured Actress in a Broadway Musical: Angela Lansbury
Time Stands Still

Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Play: Brian d'Arcy James
A View from the Bridge

Favorite Featured Actress in a Broadway Play: Scarlett Johansson
Wishful Drinking

Favorite Solo Performance: Carrie Fisher
Favorite New Broadway Song: "Memphis Lives in Me"
Next to Normal
Favorite Replacement (Male): Kyle Dean Massey
Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show
Favorite Replacement (Female): Mandy Gonzalez
Blue Man Group
Favorite Long-Running Off-Broadway Show

"Memphis Lives In Me"-song from Memphis

Favorite Son

Ok, so I missed this MTV special when It premiered because I was on an airplane headed to NYC. I finally was able to sit down and watch it in its entirety. I love this documentary so much that I just had to share with you all. If you have not fallen in love with American Idiot yet then this will do the trick! Enjoy :)

"Favorite Son"-song from American Idiot

Monday, May 24, 2010

Take me out to the ball game

DID YOU KNOW? Broadway has its own softball league? Well the tradition has been around since the 1950's. It started as an informal way to pass time and have fun among the cast of Broadway's shows. They just kicked off the 2010 season on May 13th. They play at the Great Lawn in Central Park. There are three divisions:The Effrat Division:
American Idiot
Addams Family/Million Dollar Quartet
Billy Elliot
In the Heights
Lion King
Mary Poppins
Phantom of the Opera
Rock of Ages

Lewin Division:
Blue Man Group
Davenport Theatrical
Jersey Boys
Lend Me a Tenor
New World Stages
South Pacific
United Scenic Artists
West Side Story

Koehler Division:
Actors Equity
Actors FCU
Actors Fund
Atlantic Theater Company
Local One
Local 306
Local 751
Shubert Organization

To learn more about the league or see where you favorite cast is currently standing click here! Check out all the fun!

"Take me out to the ball game"-self title track from the show Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Word of Your Body

Lin Manuel Miranda just posted the following video on his youtube page with this message "With congratulations to the tour cast of Spring Awakening. Please consider us your next time around."-Usnavi

"Word of Your Body"-song from Spring Awakening

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Is it me you're looking for?

Guess who stopped by at GLEE LIVE? Jonathan Groff! WHY did I not get to go the same day as Jonathan Groff! Amazing!

"Is it me you're looking for?"-lyrics from Hello song performed on GLEE

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Can anybody find me somebody to love

GLEE LIVE:The show was amazing. They started with Don't Stop Believing; the song that make them stars. Then each cast member got to sing there own solo giving them time to shine. You could tell the cast was having the time of their life. The place was sold out and it truly was full of such positive energy. It truly was one of the best experiences of my life. Here are all my videos from GLEE LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on May 20th 2010! Enjoy! My favorite is the GAGA video!

"Can anybody find me someonebody to love"-song peformed on GLEE

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Dreamed A Dream

Ok, so I really wanted to go to GLEE LIVE but tickets were out of my budget, then it was sold out, then I got too busy (which is why I haven't posted much). BUT then TODAY I got word of FREE tickets to see the show tonight! I knew someone who knew someone who had tickets and magically I GOT TO GO!!!

Let me just say the show was AMAZING!!!! I had awesome seats right next to the VIP entrance, so I saw everyone come in and out! I saw Ryan Murphy TWICE! He is such a genius. Also I saw other members of the creative team behind GLEE as they took their seats. The cast really worked their butt's off and gave an truly GREAT show. I LOVE IT. I must go to sleep now but tomorrow I will give you my full report including LOTS of video's!!!
"I Dreamed A Dream"-song performed on GLEE

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Piano Man

GLEE UPDATE: I loved this week's episode of GLEE. OK HOW AMAZING WAS NHP??? Matthew Morrison and NHP's rendition of Dream On ROCKED! It truly blew me away. From the song selection to the emotional roller coaster it took. I was so happy to find out that Idina Menzel's character is Rachel's mom! That had been the rumor from the beginning of hearing of her involvement with the show. They sounded so good together singing I Dreamed a Dream. I can not wait to see how the mother/daughter relationship turns out.

GLEE: ON TOUR NOW! Yes the cast of GLEE is currently on tour and I really wish I could go :( but THANK GOD for YOUTUBE: Check this out!

Here is a look at next week's GAGA episode, which I can not wait for!!!

"Piano Man"-song performed on GLEE

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Tony Award Song

How did the Tony Nominees react to the news?

"The Tony Award Show"-song from [title of show]

Bad Romance

In honor of GLEE tonight spend you day listening to GLEE RADIO!!! Yes, there is a whole online radio station devoted to the music of GLEE. The station has all your favorite tracks from the show as well as the originals. GLEE RADIO is hosted by CBS Radio!!! Check it out! Click Here for more info.

Also do not forget to get GLEE volume 3 came out today in Stores/ itunes!!!

"Bad Romance"-song performed on GLEE

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I walk alone, I walk alone

Tony Award winning actor John Gallagher Jr. and who is currently staring in American Idiot stopped by the studios of WNYC last week. The radio show Soundcheck interviewed Gallagher about his work in the Green Day rock musical. It truly was a great interview where they explored role of Johnny as well as the show's meaning. My friend who I stood with during my time in NYC currently works for WYNC, so I want to also give a shoot out to her for working for a organization who puts out such great interviews to the public. Click Here to listen to the interview

UPDATE: If WNYC wasn't already cool enough to interview John, they just released John's playlist for his commute each morning to the St. James Theatre. Click Here to hear!

"I walk alone, I walk alone"-lyrics from Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Monday, May 10, 2010

You didn't hear this from me! But some little birdie told me...

Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Usnavi for the Los Angeles engagement of In the Heights at the Pantages Theatre June 22-July 11! He is also set to play the role in a film version of the musical.
"To be honest, I've been itching to play with the tour cast since we began their rehearsals last fall," Miranda said in a May 10 statement. "It has been a joy to watch Kyle Beltran and the rest of this company make this show their own, and to win over audiences all over the country. I'm excited to play at the gorgeous Pantages Theatre, which I had the privilege of visiting two weeks ago. I can't think of a better way to prepare myself for the demands of playing Usnavi in the movie version of Heights. Most of all, I can't wait to get back on that stage, in Usnavi's shoes." -!

"You didn't hear this from me! But some little birdie told me..."-lyrics from No Me Digas from In The Heights

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I like the song too, but a Tony Award joke is too easy.

TONY AWARD REACTION!!! So I was really excited to hear the nominations but once they were out it was anticlimactic. I mean there is not one person I am TRILLED about winning for performance and I am deeply upset over.

Best Musical: I am so happy about American Idiot and I believe they will win the top prize. Fela! got nominated Really??? I do not like and I think Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet are good but overrated. Best Revival of a Musical: I love all of these nominations! If I had to pick a winner I would choice Finian's Rainbow. Best Book of a Musical: I am sooo happy that Everyday Rapture got nominated!!! Scanlan and Scott deserve it. Best Direction of a Musical: I am really upset that Michael Mayer did not get a nomination! He had American Idiot and Everyday Rapture this season and nothing? Really people? Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: I am so happy to see Robin De Jesus from La Cage aux Folles.

"I like the song too, but a Tony Award joke is too easy." - The Tony Award Song from [Title of Show]

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

That lucky star I talk about is due!


Click photo to read NY Times blog on the Tonys (photo Sara Krulwich)

Best Play
In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play Author: Sarah Ruhl
Next Fall Author: Geoffrey Nauffts
Red Author: John Logan
Time Stands Still Author: Donald Margulies

Best Musical
American Idiot
Million Dollar Quartet

Best Book of a Musical
Everyday Rapture - Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott
Fela! - Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones
Memphis -Joe DiPietro
Million Dollar Quartet - Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
The Addams Family: Music & Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
Enron Music: Adam Cork Lyrics: Lucy Prebble
Fences Music: Branford Marsalis
Memphis: Music: David Bryan Lyrics: Joe DiPietro, David Bryan

Best Revival of a Play
Lend Me a Tenor
The Royal Family
A View from the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical
Finian's Rainbow
La Cage aux Folles
A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Jude Law, Hamlet
Alfred Molina, Red
Liev Schreiber, A View from the Bridge
Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Viola Davis, Fences
Valerie Harper, Looped
Linda Lavin, Collected Stories
Laura Linney, Time Stands Still
Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Kelsey Grammer, La Cage aux Folles
Sean Hayes, Promises, Promises
Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles
Chad Kimball, Memphis
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Kate Baldwin, Finian's Rainbow
Montego Glover, Memphis
Christiane Noll, Ragtime
Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture
Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
David Alan Grier, Race
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Fences
Jon Michael Hill, Superior Donuts
Stephen Kunken, Enron
Eddie Redmayne, Red

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Maria Dizzia, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family
Jessica Hecht, A View from the Bridge
Scarlett Johansson, A View from the Bridge
Jan Maxwell, Lend Me a Tenor

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Kevin Chamberlin, The Addams Family
Robin De Jesús, La Cage aux Folles
Christopher Fitzgerald, Finian's Rainbow
Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet
Bobby Steggert, Ragtime

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Barbara Cook, Sondheim on Sondheim
Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises
Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music
Karine Plantadit, Come Fly Away
Lillias White, Fela!

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty, The Royal Family
Alexander Dodge, Present Laughter
Santo Loquasto, Fences
Christopher Oram, Red

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Marina Draghici, Fela!
Christine Jones, American Idiot
Derek McLane, Ragtime
Tim Shortall, La Cage aux Folles

Best Costume Design of a Play
Martin Pakledinaz, Lend Me a Tenor
Constanza Romero, Fences
David Zinn, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Catherine Zuber, The Royal Family

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Marina Draghici, Fela!
Santo Loquasto, Ragtime
Paul Tazewell, Memphis
Matthew Wright, La Cage aux Folles

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Hamlet
Neil Austin, Red
Mark Henderson, Enron
Brian MacDevitt, Fences

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, American Idiot
Donald Holder, Ragtime
Nick Richings, La Cage aux Folles
Robert Wierzel, Fela!

Best Sound Design of a Play
Acme Sound Partners, Fences
Adam Cork, Enron
Adam Cork, Red
Scott Lehrer, A View from the Bridge

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Jonathan Deans, La Cage aux Folles
Robert Kaplowitz, Fela!
Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen, A Little Night Music
Dan Moses Schreier, Sondheim on Sondheim

Best Direction of a Play
Michael Grandage, Red
Sheryl Kaller, Next Fall
Kenny Leon, Fences
Gregory Mosher, A View from the Bridge

Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Memphis
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Ragtime
Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles
Bill T. Jones, Fela!

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Promises, Promises
Bill T. Jones, Fela!
Lynne Page, La Cage aux Folles
Twyla Tharp, Come Fly Away

Best Orchestrations
Jason Carr, La Cage aux Folles
Aaron Johnson, Fela!
Jonathan Tunick, Promises, Promises
Daryl Waters & David Bryan, Memphis

Tony Nominations by Production
Fela! - 11
La Cage aux Folles - 11
Fences - 10
Memphis - 8
Ragtime - 7
Red - 7
A View from the Bridge - 6
The Royal Family - 5
Enron - 4
A Little Night Music - 4
Promises, Promises - 4
American Idiot - 3
Finian's Rainbow - 3
In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play - 3
Lend Me a Tenor - 3
Million Dollar Quartet - 3
The Addams Family - 2
Come Fly Away - 2
Everyday Rapture - 2
Hamlet - 2
Next Fall - 2
Time Stands Still - 2
A Behanding in Spokane - 1
Collected Stories - 1
Looped - 1
Present Laughter - 1
Race - 1
Superior Donuts - 1


I will post my full reactions to hearing the Tony nominations but for now I would like to say that Michael Mayer and Tom Kitt Got ROBBED! No nominations for the masterpiece that is American Idiot nor a nomination for Everyday Rapture which they both worked on? WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING???

"That lucky star I talk about is due!"-lyrics from Everything's Coming Up Roses from Gypsy

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A House Is Not A Home

Promises, Promises was delightful, BUT I really really Liked but did not quite LOVE. Here's why:
  • CAST: -Kristin Chenoweth need I say more? Krisitin plays Fran Kubelik, a cafeteria worker mixed up with a married man. She falls into depression before she wakes up to find love underneath her nose. Kristin has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. I cried my eyes our during her rendition of A House Is Not A Home. She is truly amazing! When she came on stage there was a round of applause that stopped the show. -Sean Hayes carries the shows as Chuck Baxter, a lonely bachelor trying to move up in the company. He decides to start to lend out his apartment management executives for them to have somewhere to go with their mistresses. I was really taken at his vocal ability. I had never seen him sing before (well besides on Will & Grace), so I was pleasantly surprised. Hayes has comedy in his bones and add much needed comic relief. -Katie Finneran steals the spotlight in act two with her portrayal of Marge MacDougall. Marge is a drunk that Chuck picks up at bar. Their song and dance number had me on the floor laughing. She needs to be nominated for a Tony award.
  • Costumes & Makeup: I loved the costumes! They were sooo sixties and they made me want to blow out my hair like Jacki-O and throw on a pencil skirt. I also must admit I have a soft spot for men in suits, so a whole play where all the men where in suits was Heaven.
  • The storyline between Chuck and Dr. Dreyfuss. Ventren actor Dick Latessa played Dr. Dreyfuss was Chuck's next store neighbor trying to figure out how why so many girls are coming in and out of the apartment everyday of the week. Dr. Dreyfuss had the best one liners and kept the story light.
  • Music: Though I LOVE Burt Bacharach it is not the most upbeat music. So I found myself falling asleep at times. There where too many slow placed songs and not a good balance of tempo to keep the show a float.
  • Set: I am so sick and tired of these bare sets with just hints of objects they are meant to represent for period pieces. GIVE ME A REAL SET PLEASE. I would have loved to see more of the sixties look and feel in a more elaborate set. I know more detailed a set is the more money it costs but if it helps the story why not?
  • No offense to Hayes and Chenoweth but they are not twenty something year olds so why are they playing ones? I think the both look amazing for their age but I seemed far fetched that they were two young adults trying to make it in corporate America.
  • The theme of cheating is not one I would want to sing and dance about too. There is a whole song about how the men are going to pull off cheating on their wife. They pretty much start to lose it at the thought that they can not cheat. Now I might not be the most conservative person out there but I found it kinda offensive that they never got really punished for their actions (ok it was hinted at but still).

Overall I truly enjoyed Promises, Promises I just can not give it a full 10 out of 10. It was like a 8 1/2. If you are a Chenoweth or Hayes fan then, yes it is a must see. But if you are headed to NYC to blown away by a big Broadway production value then go see a WICKED or a Mary Poppins. Now if you are looking to be wowed on all levels (from production value to music to meaning) go see Next to Normal or American Idiot. Promises, Promises just missed the mark for me.

"A House Is Not A Home"-song from Promises, Promises

On Our Way

I have been keeping you up-to-date with news of John Tartaglia’s IMAGINOCEAN and I wanted to give you a full report of the show after seeing it for myself show during my stay in NYC. I attend Sunday’s (4/19) performance of the new family musical which is currently playing at the New World Stages (NYC) and LOVED IT.
When I walked in to the New World Stage Theatre it is very dim but you could still see around. Kids and their parents were buzzing as they waited for the show to start. When the show starts the lights go dark to reveal side stage wings on stage which two fishes who tell the children the rules of the theatre in very cute and fun way. The two fishes are meant to represent the Greek masks of Comedy and Tragedy. Once the rules are instructed the lights shut off and you are taken into the world under the sea with bubbles falling from the sky. The story forces on a group of fish friends (Dorsel, Bubbles, and Tank) who set off on an adventure after they uncover a treasure map. This journey leads them to learn about themselves and the true meaning of friendship. My favorite character was Dorsel a scared of everything fish who finds the courage within to overcome his fears. Overall the story is wonderful and made me long to be a five year old again.
The creative team behind the project wowed me from start to finish. William Wade did marvelous job with the music & lyrics of the show. The music was kid friendly but covered many genres of music that everyone could find a song they liked. Donna Drake did an amazing job directing and choreographing the movement of the sea life. The dance scenes and 3-D effects allowed audiences to feel a part of the show. Best dancing was done in the Jellyfish Jive number, tooo cute. The loved Michael Shawn Lewis innovative black light effects which make all the scenery glow with vibrate electric colors like you have never seen before. Even the bubbles glowed bright blue under the back light. The simple set, designed by Robert Kovach was not complicated nor complex which help you focus on the story. The set also worked well with the lighting to hide the puppeteers, allowing you to fully believe that you were under the swimming alongside Dorsel, Bubbles, and Trank. Last but not least the Puppets created by the Puppet Kitchen in New York City, were amazing. They look fun and cartoony yet they are build to still be very expressive. They are also sooo cute that you want to buy a plush toy to take home with you.
Overall if you are a child at heart or a parent looking to expose your children to the theatre a young age this is the show for you. I would say that this show is aimed more towards 4 to 9 year olds, though there are tons of jokes for the adults as well. This is also a great show for a field trip (they even have a study guide on their website). The show is only playing in NYC currently but I would hope to see a tour of the production to other cities soon.
For more information about John Tartaglia’s IMAGINOCEAN CLICK HERE.

"One Our Way" -song from ImaginOcean

Racing With The Clock

Tickets for this season's Hollywood Bowl shows are NOW ON SALE!!! Here are a few shows you just have to check out!
-RENT will have a three day run at the Bowl this summer from Aug. 6-8 and will be directed by Neil Patrick Harris! The cast: Vanessa Hudgens as Mimi, Wayne Brady as Tom Collins, Aaron Tveit as Roger, Skylar Astin as Mark, Collins Pennie as Benjamin (“Benny”) Coffin III, Tracy Thoms as Joanne, Telly Leung as Angel with original Broadway Renter Gwen Stewart.
-Broadway, Music, and Film star Harry Connick Jr. will perform along side the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Aug. 13-14.
-A Beatles Celebration will play July 9-11. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and special guests will perform songs in honor of the Fab Four.
"Racking With the Clock"-song from The Pajama Game

Saturday, May 1, 2010

One Less Bell To Answer

So I have been behind on my update for GLEE due to my crazy schedule but I promise to make sure they become more current. There are a lot of GLEE news out there. It is crasy to pick up a maganize while in line at the gorsgery store and see stories about which cast memeber is dating who? Beauty secrets from the set of GLEE. Random right? Who would have thought?
RECAPE of HOME:HOW GOOD WAS THIS WEEK"S EPISODE? I loved the whole HOME theme. I must admit I cried my eyes out when Kurt sang House Is Not A Home. Kurt sets up his dad with Finn' s mother to get closer to Finn. When his plan backfires and his dad builds a father-like relationship with Finn, Kurt is left feeling unloved. Then Kristin Chenoweth returns as April. April is still not sober but is in an affair with a rich older man who leaves her with a good junk of change when we dies. She sings a love rendition of House Is Not A Home/ One Less Bell To Answer with Will. AMAZING!!! Then Mercedes is pressed to lose weight by Sue. She learns the heard way that she is at home in her body and sings Beautiful before the student body in protest to Sue.

Congratulations LEA MICHELE! Lea was named one of TIME magazine's 100 people who most affect our world. Also names was soon to be GLEE guest star Neil Patrick Harris. Click Here to read the article!

Twitter Contest: win a pair of tickets to a viewing of the hit film "Funny Girl" with GLEE star Lea Michele and producers Ryan Murphy and Dante di Loreto on May 8th at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

The rules for the contest are as follows:

1. This is a Twitter contest, so tweet to enter! Entries are unlimited. Make sure you include @GleekShelly, @gleeks and this link: in your tweets. It would also be nice if you mentioned some info about the event. Here's an example of an ideal tweet:
Win 2 tix to see Funny Girl @ the Egyptian Theatre w/ Lea Michele & Glee producers! @GleekShelly @gleeks
2. Any tweets from now until 11:59 pm (PST) on Monday, May 3rd will be accepted.
3. You must be following both @GleekShelly and @gleeks to be eligible.
4. Only enter if you're SURE you can make it to the event. Please be considerate of other fans; if you don't think you can make it, don't take away tickets from someone who can.
5. Winners will be chosen and announced by Tuesday (May 4th) evening.


CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT Lea's and John's road from Spring Awakening to GLEE!

Also the cast of GLEE just was at the Television Academy for a panel discussion. Here are some clips of that event.

"One Less Bell To Answer"-song performed on GLEE

You Make Me Feel So Young

Did you miss Broadway week on Regis and Kelly? Do not worry here are clips from all the casts:

"You Make Me Feel So Young"-song from Come Fly With Me