Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nobody Likes You

The cast of American Idiot wins 2010 best ensemble Audience award from, check out their thank you video below. Video clip number two is of John Gallagher Jr. as he talks American Idiot on ABC News!

"Nobody Likes You"-song from American Idiot

I used to think we lived at the top of the world

Check out this great video from of Lin-Manuel Miranda talking about the Los Angeles stop of In The Heights!

"I used to think we lived at the top of the world"-lyrics from WHen Your Home from In The Heights

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Sutton Foster looks HOT in the promotional photos for her new play Trust. Foster is a Tony Award winner, who is best known for her work musical comedies (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical), but she is set to enter into the world of dark comedies in Trust. The play was written by Paul Weitz’s and will run for a short limited engagement at Second Stage in NYC. The show also co-stars Zach Braff (Scrubs), Bobby Cannavale (Mauritius) and Ari Graynor (The Little Dog Laughed).
For more info on the show click here.
"Thoroughly Modern Millie"-self titled track from show Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hair, Hair, Hair

Sadly HAIR played its final performance on Broadway this past Sunday June 27th. The good news is that the show will head out for a national tour which is set to begin in October. This revival of Hair was directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Karole Armitag. It featured book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.

"Hair, Hair, Hair"-lyrics from title track of Hair

Monday, June 28, 2010

Oh no, here goes mr. Braggadocio

Flash Mob America helped Broadway LA gather fans to celebrate the Los Angeles arrival of IN THE HEIGHTS by dancing to the song "96,000" at Universal City Walk on June 26th 2010! They also surprised the creator and star of the show, Lin-Manuel Miranda, watch for his reaction. How I wish I could have been there!

Learn the Dance Below

"Oh no, here goes mr. Braggadocio"-lyrics from 9,600 from In The Heights

Hello, Dolly

Upright Cabaret just announced the cast for their 'American Icon Series' concert entitled "Country Roads" at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts! Former Miss Anaheim Jill Burke (LA Weekly Award winner, Ovation Award Nominee, Doug Carpenter (Life Could Be A Dream), Brenna Whitaker(Jazz Chanteuse) will perform their own selections while highlighting the Music of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, under the musical direction of in this one-night-only concert event on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 8PM. Click here for ticket info!
"Hello, Dolly"-self title song from show Hello, Dolly

Yours, Yours, Yours

Musical Theatre West presents 1776 July 9-25, 2010! With music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone, this musical won a Tony Award for Best Musical. It is based on the events leading to the writing and signing of the United States Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, in 1776.

See the photo above for discount info.
"Yours, Yours, Yours"-song from 1776

Friday, June 25, 2010


Susan Blackwell is my hero, no question! Here is her Side by Side by with Chad Kimball, Katie Finneran & Robin De Jesus (The Tony Special)!

"Dishes"-song from La Cage Aux Folles

Poker Face

Here are some videos to keep you satisfied until the fall.

"Poker Face"-song performed on GLEE

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I'm Home

Spring Awakening tour cast members Matt Shingledecker, Jake Epstein, and Krystina Alabado audition for In The Heights.

"I'm Home"-song from In The Heights

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Paciencia y Fe

Just saw In The Heights with Lin Manuel Miranda on Tuesday and was blown away. Just this past April I saw the current Broadway cast after years of patiently waiting to see the show (Paciencia y Fe). Though I loved the Broadway cast I had, this cast on Tour for the Los Angeles run is truly mind blowing. To start with Lin is Usnavi he does not just play him on stage but he lives and breathes that character. What I mean is that you can just tell in his performance that he is so passionate about bring this story to life on stage (after all this is the world he created). He has the power to make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with every single character in the show. On of my favorite funny bits of the show is Usnavi's celebration after getting a date with Vanessa and let me just say Lin is the only person I can see do that bit correctly ever. His quirky dance moves and rapping skills are amazing. There is no question that this man deserves his Tony Award!

Other cast members that rocked where Sabrina Sloan who played Vanessa. She is so talented and completely blows you away during It Wont Be Long. Rogelio Douglas Jr. who plays Benny has one of the best singing/rapping voices I have ever heard. Arielle Jacobs who plays Nina brought me to tears during Breathe. Shaun Taylor-Corbett plays Sunny and steals every scene he is in. 96,000 by far is my favorite number to see performed live. I get chills watching each cast member being spot lighted in that song and then all come together in that awesome kick ass chorus. I could go on and on but I will make this a short entry so you can hurry and go get your tickets. Please go see In The Heights at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood it runs till July 25th!!!

The show is having it opening night festivities tonight so I will post photos of who attended soon so please check back!
"Paciencia y Fe"-song from In The Heights

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


A New Musical is headed to Ahmanson Theatre this fall and its called "Leap of Faith". The show will be based on the 1992 movie by the same name starring Steve Martin. It was just announced yesterday that four-time Tony-nominee Raul Esparza and actress Brooke Shields will star. The musical is about a sham faith healer in a small Kansas town.

"Leap of Faith" is set to open the Ahmanson's 2010-11 season, and run from Sept. 26 to Oct. 17.

"Company"-title track from show

Monday, June 21, 2010

Care about the bleeding crowd? How about a needing friend? I need a friend

Do you miss GLEE? Well here are some video clips of Jonathan Groff who played a solo show at Joe's Pub in New York. Many Spring Awakening Alumni where on hand to support their former co-star.

"Care about the bleeding crowd? How about a needing friend? I need a friend"-lyrics from Easy to be Hard from Hair

Friday, June 18, 2010

You Got A Friend In Me

DID YOU KNOW TOY STORY IS A MUSICAL? As you might have heard Toy Story 3 comes out this weekend but very little people know its a full on stage show. The show currently plays on board the Disney Cruise Line. Check it out!!!

"You Got A Friend In Me"-song from Toy Story

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Please Send Me Someone

The classic Mel Brooks movie is now a Broadway musical! Young Frankenstein the musical is headed to the Orange County Performing Arts Center! Use promo code "Ritz" to get your tix to before the public. Offer ends June 19, 2010. Click Here to get your tickets!
"Please Send Me Someone"-song from Young Frankenstein

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It Won't Be Long Now

JUST ANNOUNCED THERE WILL BE STUDENT RUSH FOR "IN THE HEIGHTS"!!! We are just ONE week away from the 1st LA show of In The Heights!!! Broadway LA just announced that they will have $25 Student Rush Tickets! 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.
"It Wont Be Long Now"-song from In The Heights

Music of the Night

Music of the Night on Ovantion TV is one my favorite events of year but I always forget when its on untill its the last week of programming (this is 2nd year in a row I did this). Anyways you have untill the 20th to enjoy Broadway on TV all day long!
Click here to see what's playing next !

"Music of the Night"song from Phantom of the Opera

Monday, June 14, 2010

What Do Tigers Dream Of

Hang Over Star Justin Bartha from Lend Me a Tendor With Jimmy Fallon! Check it out

"What Do Tigers Dream Of"-song from The Hangover

What if this show won a Tony Award?

Full List of winners for the 64th Annual 2010 Tony Awards:

Best Play:Red Author: John Logan

Best Musical: Memphis

Best Book of a Musical: Memphis - Joe DiPietro

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Memphis Music: David BryanLyrics: Joe DiPietro, David Bryan

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play:Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play: Viola Davis, Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical:Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles Winner

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical:Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play:Eddie Redmayne, Red

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play:Scarlett Johansson, A View from the Bridge

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical:Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical:Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises

Best Scenic Design of a Play:Christopher Oram, Red

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:Christine Jones, American Idiot

Best Costume Design of a Play:Catherine Zuber, The Royal Family

Best Costume Design of a Musical:Marina Draghici, Fela

Best Lighting Design of a Play:Neil Austin, Red

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:Kevin Adams, American Idiot

Best Sound Design of a Play:Adam Cork, Red

Best Sound Design of a Musical:Robert Kaplowitz, Fela!

Best Direction of a Play:Michael Grandage, Red

Best Direction of a Musical:Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles

Best Choreography:Bill T. Jones, Fela!

Best Orchestrations:Daryl Waters & David Bryan, Memphis

"What if this show won a Tony Award?"-lyrics from Tony award song from [title of show]

Saturday, June 12, 2010


The Tonys are just a day away! Here are some photos from rehearsals! "Tomorrow"-song from Annie

Friday, June 11, 2010

My shadow's the only one that walks beside me

The cast of American Idiot visited CBS's Early Show this past Thursday.
Here is a clip in case you missed it.

"My shadow's the only one that walks beside me"-lyrics from The Boulevard of Broken Dreams song from American Idiot

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Are you an In The Heights Fan? Then You NEED to be at this event!!! Read below or click the picture to get more info. "96,000"-song from In The Heights

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


GLEE UPDATE:OK HOW AMAZING WAS TONIGHT'S SEASON FINALE? I cried my eyes out. With in the 1st 5 minutes alone I lost it. As soon as the kids and Will found out about Sue being a judge they were so depressed. Will's moment when he lost it in his car as soon as Don't Stop Believing came on, was sooo touching. I loved the Journey medley it really brought the season full circle. The Finn Rachel I love you before they performed was tooo cute!!! The Bohemian Rhapsody performance was AMAZING! Jonathan Groff rocked it! And how cute was it that when Quinn went into labor she had Puck and Mercedes by her side. It was sad to see the GLEE kids lose but I really think it was the best way to end the show and be realistic at the same time. The best number of the whole episode was To Sir With Love, which the GLEE kids did to thank Will for all that he did for them that year!


Word on the street is that on GLEE next season John Stamos will join the cast as Emma's Boyfriend. I can not wait to see this!!!

To:My little GLEE weekly watching family thank you for a wonderful season of laughs and tears.

"Faithfully"-song performed on GLEE

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Calor! Calor! Calor!

On this week’s KABC's "Vista L.A." they caught up with Tony-Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda to talk about bringing IN THE HEIGHTS to Los Angeles! Check it out by clicking the PHOTO below!!!"Calor! Calor! Calor!"-lyrics Paciencia y Fe ( Patience and Faith ) song from In The Heights

follow my lead, and yes indeed, you will be... POPULAR!

Check out this video of Dorsel from ImaginOcean as he shows his love for Kristin Chenoweth!

"follow my lead, and yes indeed, you will be... POPULAR!"-lyrics from Popular song from Wicked

Thursday, June 3, 2010

In My Own Little Corner

WANT TO PLAY CINDERELLA? Lythgoe Family Productions is hosting a mall search for a young lady who will win the chance to star in "Cinderella, a Modern Musical Extravaganza" this fall at the El Portal Theatre. The production will feature choreography by Dancing With the Stars Derek Hough. They are looking for young women ages 16 to 26. Applicants can try out at the following open auditions:
  • Wednesday, July 7, at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park where Adam Shankman, director of "Hairspray" and a judge on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" will be on hand as a judge.
  • Friday, July 9, at the Westfield Santa Anita mall where Kara DioGuardi, singer-songwriter and a judge on Fox's "American Idol" will be a judge.
  • Wednesday, July 14, at the Westfield Culver City mall where actor Neil Patrick Harris will be a judge.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Auditions begin at 10 a.m. Callbacks will be in September. More information is available at
"In My Own Little Corner"-song from Cinderella

Bali Ha'i

The South Pacific Now Play at CTG's Ahmmanson Theatre!!!
Here are some pictures from opening night thanks to
Want to see the show but on a budget?
What are Hot Tix you might ask? They are $20 tickets sold to the general public. They go on sale 3 weeks before a new production and you can purchase them by phone or in person at CTG's box office. They are subject to availability, and may also be purchased on the day of performance at the box office. Exact seat locations are not given over the phone. Tickets are limited to two per household per phone call. To learn more about Hot Tix, please call Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or Click Here.
"Bali Ha'i"-song from South Pacific

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hakuna Matata

Lion King is currently playing at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. They are currently offering $20 student rush tix available for this week's Wednesday, and Thursday evening performances of Disney's The Lion King. Limit one per ID, available one hour before show time.
"Hakuna Matata"-song from the Lion King