I bought my ticket to the filmed version of Newsies the day after tickets were available. After a disappointing summer of trying to get my parents to take me to Los Angeles to see Newsies at the Pantages, I knew that this was the universe giving me a second chance. I had learned about Newsies through my college suitemate. Her childhood … More Newsies: The Filmed Musical
Would you light my candle? I have bee a Renthead since birth. Okay, not birth, but since like second grade. When I was really young, I took piano lessons at the University of New Mexico in the music building, where Popejoy Hall is. Some Broadway tours stop there (Newsies stopped there this past summer and … More Rent
My last show of 2016 was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I featuring the incredibly talented Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. There are two movie versions of The King and I. There is the live action one with Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner from 1956, and there is the animated one from 1999, which … More The King and I!
Post finals, I started binge-watching Glee because I was feeling Darren Criss-deprived after seeing him in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but now it’s December 17th 2016 and here I am at 2 am in the middle of winter break, crying over Rachel Berry’s Broadway debut and the life debut of Mr. Schuester’s child. I resumed watching … More My Return to Glee
In March 2017, Broadway will be taken over by the most adorable, humble, most cutest person ever, Amélie Poulain (and of course her friends at the Café des 2 Moulins!). I had the privilege of seeing Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat and the cast of Amélie at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California on December 6th 2016. I bought … More Amélie!
I SAW HEDWIG AGAIN AND I MET LENA HALL! Welcome to the second blog post in less than seven days where something has been crossed off my bucket list. This was my first time going to the stage door for anything ever. Standing on the concrete behind the Pantages on election night, when Hollywood was … More Ultimate Bucket List Accomplishment: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” Stage Door
(photo cred: @HedwigonBway) It’s so exciting to walk down the streets of Westwood and see posters for my favorite musicals. Last year there were Hamilton posters up and it was surreal. But seeing Hedwig and the Angry Inch around town was super exciting because I GOT TICKETS TO SEE IT! My existence as a theater geek … More Hedwig and the Angry Inch!