Tag Archive | musical theatre

Be More Chill Heats Up

Yesterday I learned that Be More Chill, an adaptation of the YA novel by the same name that has a killer OCR on Spotify (you should listen) will be going Off-Broadway this season. In light of the news, I went back through the album and listened to the whole thing in order, remembering how I […]

We’re NOT an MT Program…are we?

I used to be a musical theatre kid to the MAX. Not just to the max, but to the Max Bialystock. Then I came to BU and musical theatre took a back seat which was exactly what I needed when I first came into the program. My world was exploded from the world of the musical […]

On Playing a Nazi

I am currently playing the role of Ernst Ludwig in BU’s production of Cabaret, which goes up this December. Not to spoil anything, but Ernst turns out to be a Nazi about halfway through the show, just as Fräulein Schneider and Herr Schulz are having their engagement party. He arrives and is excited for them, […]

“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 […]


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 […]


Differentiating musical theatre from opera is relatively straightforward. If the piece is entirely sung through (or at least, the bulk of it is), it’s an opera. If there are scenes in between the songs, it’s a musical. The Human Comedy, performed by the BU School of Theatre earlier this winter, was programmed as a musical theatre piece […]

Why Can’t It Be Something New?

A few weeks ago NBC showed their “live performance” of the theatrical version of The Sound of Music. While I didn’t watch the live telecast , NBC posted the full version on line and I was able to watch it over the weekend. Being in theatre school, working on an opera, and knowing a bounce […]