Thoughts on the Tony Awards

This is the first year I watched the Tony Awards that I was actually familiar with all the musicals nominated, except Curtains.

1. I want Idina Menzel's dress. No seriously. I want her dress.

2. I really want to check out those plays. They sounded really interesting and Little Dog Laughed looks like a riot. I read Inherit the Wind one day at Barnes & Noble ages ago. It's definitely one of my favorites.

3. I adore Audra McDonald. She's so damned cute.

4. I was so scared to watch Mary Poppins because I'm basically in love with Julie Andrews. She actually did her some justice. To say I was relieved is an understatement.

5. I cried like a girl when Raul sang Being Alive. A close friend convinced me to sing it for this show my senior year (and he also played for me) and it just brought me back to that time, how dumb I was, how great my friend is, how much I miss him, and how wonderful that time was, even though it wasn't. Those were the days when this grand friend and I would pass our lunch period in the piano lab (and many times after school) and he'd brilliantly play through anything I put in front of him and we'd sing together. Sometimes other people would be there, but it was mostly the two of us. And they were always musical scores. I didn't really like the song itself but the lyrics, which seemed so repetitive at the time and that really grabbed me, five years later I KNOW and I've got that and it's so worth it I can't even begin to tell you. I'm done.

Oh yes.

  • Current Music
    Annie Waits - Ben Folds


I found this fabulous group called broadwaysecrets. It's just like postsecret except it's Broadway related and it has many more pictures. Leading up to Tony night (aka Holy Day), I've been posting secrets that I've found in the group that were funny or interesting or poignant and whatnot into my journal. These were some of the funny ones I found:

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Now, I just figured out how to create my own secrets, and here they are. Feel free to create your own and post them here too! Just remember, no bashing of members or performers! I won't be liable when the cops come!

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John Gallagher Jr

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The Pirate Queen

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Grey Gardens

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Bernadette Peters

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Spring Awakening

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Jane Krakowski
  • Current Music
    Christopher Street - Wonderful Town

I need to pick a a show any advice

ok I'm in some serious trouble I've been asked to help with picking a show for my high school and My casting pool looks like this

1. High Tenor, Great voice moderate actor (senior)

2. High Belter /soprano Great Voice but less than phenominal Actress (senior)

3. Alto Incredible actress moderate vocalist (senior)

4. Baritone Sub par vocalist but An INCREDIBLE actor(senior)

5. Low Tenor So-so Actor ok Vocalist (senior)

6. Low Tenor/High Baritone Great Comedic Actor Moderate vocalist (junior)

7. High Mezzo/Low soprano very Cole Porter Heroine ok actor(junior)

Plus I have to incorperate a large chorus of 25 or so any thoughts?
  • Current Music
    Bless the Lord-Shoshana Bean

Grey Gardens CR

Ok, so, I was at Borders yesterday, intent on buying Grey Gardens, when I realized that there is both an Off-Broadway recording and a Broadway recording. So I couldn't decide which one to buy. Are there any major differences between the two recordings that would make me want to buy one over the other? Because if there aren't many differences, I'll buy the Broadway CR, but if there's some reason that the Off Broadway CR is better, I'd obviously buy that one. I tried looking them up on, but there's only one listing for Grey Gardens and the title says it's the Off B'way CR, and the picture says it's the B'way CR so I have no idea what's going on with that, ha. If you could help me with your opinions, I'd really appreciate it.

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We have a release date for Sweeney Todd.

According to IMDB, it's December 21st of THIS YEAR in limited release, to go everywhere on January 11th, 2008.

I think I just squeed myself.

Also - Ask me about my music. It's pretty much amazing.
  • Current Music
    Sweeney Todd in Jazz, Trotter Trio
oh god the drama

Waiting for Life!

Hi everyone!
I have a desperate plea for all of you. I had planned to sing 'waiting for life to begin' from 'Once on this Island' at an audition tomorow, but I seem to have lost my sheet music, I have absaloutely ransacked my entire house and I can't find it. I found it on the internet but after buying it I discovered that it's in the wrong key (a whole tone lower than I'm used to singing it (I'm used to singing it in the same key as the recording). And this program (musicnotes) can't transpose it into the key I need...does anyone know anywhere else on the internet I could find it, or does any sweet soul feel like scanning it for me? You would be my hero FOREVER!



Carrie The Musical

does anybody know how I can get a recording of Carrie The Musical

I don't really care if it was a flop, I just really really want it

If you have it, or know of anywhere that has a copy of it, it would make my life

thanks so much!
Only the Good Die Young

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I met my closest friend through the theatere world about eight years ago, when we were both *very* obsessed with Les Mis. She's been out of touch with it for a while for a number of reasons, most of them college-related. I've made it my mission to bring her back to the light. I'm planning to send her a package with a bunch of musical CDs and what I want to know is...What should I send her? What do you guys think are the most amazing, most beautiful, most inspiring, most important scores to come out in recent years, that are the scores she has to have to be brought back into the loop?

The only ones I'm sure about are:

- The Light in the Piazza (When I first heard this score, I honestly couldn't remember the last time I heard something so exquisitely beautiful.)

- The Last Five Years

- Ragtime

Any and all ideas are welcome. I have A LOT of musicals on my computer so that won't be a problem.:)
  • Current Music
    The Beauty Is, from The Light in the Piazza