Tag Archive | musical theatre

“I hate it! Get me out of here!”

In 2012, my middle school boyfriend Charlie planned a big date for our anniversary by surprising me with seeing Into the Woods at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. It should be said: Charlie did not know a thing about musical theatre, except that he “wasn’t really a fan.” It should also be said: I LOVED […]

Opening Doors

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the word “success.” What does it mean? Does it even exist….. Who defines it? What happens if you achieve it? Then I stumbled across the documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened on Netflix and some of these questions were answered. The film, directed by Lonny Price, is […]

Has Rocky Horror Lost its Edge?

There are droves of negative reviews for Fox’s shiny new made-for-TV special The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. The one thing missing from those reviews is surprise. It seems that no one had high expectations for the film this time (warp) around. The skepticism is understandable, because the original was […]

Sunday in the Park with Adam Chanler-Berat

A disclaimer: Sunday in the Park with George (Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine) is my favorite musical. Ever. To be clear, I don’t think it’s even close to perfect: the book certainly has it’s inconsistencies, and the time gap between Act I and Act II is difficult to reconcile in terms of emotional investment in the leading […]

Art (with a capital A)

  This summer I met a tiny, elated, chimney sweep, and it’s the best damn thing I’ve ever seen theatre do. When I took a job as Assistant Stage Manager for Zach Theatre’s summer musical, Mary Poppins there was a part of me that didn’t want to share the news with my peers. Don’t get me […]

i can do whatever i want, punk.

“A guy walks up to me and asks ‘What’s Punk?’ So I kick over a garbage can and say ‘That’s punk!’ So he kicks over a garbage can and says ‘That’s punk?’ and I say ‘No, that’s trendy!’”-Billie Joe Armstrong When I moved to Boston almost 3 years ago, I found the streets of Allston […]

HOME-SWEET-HOMES: MTF’S NEW HOMES

Let me preface this post with the fact that I am not a huge fan of Musicals… so the fact that I am writing about Musical Theatre Factory in a positive light should be an indicator that something pretty cool happened. But lets start with the bad thing that happened. So Musical Theatre Factory lost […]