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Thoughts on the Tony Awards [11 Jun 2007|07:16am]

[ mood | awake ]

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.


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MyOwnSecrets [08 Jun 2007|06:26pm]

[ mood | hungry ]

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

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BROADWAY LOVES THE 80's! [01 Jun 2007|08:18am]

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Don't mean to be a pest, but this is for a great cause and my friend Robbie Rozelle at Ghostlight Design came up with this FABULOUS poster and I wanted to share! Hope to see you there! - Jamie
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I need to pick a a show any advice [31 May 2007|03:35pm]

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?
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Grey Gardens CR [28 May 2007|05:57pm]

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 amazon.com, 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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[18 May 2007|01:59pm]

[ mood | happy ]

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.

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Waiting for Life! [13 May 2007|11:43pm]

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!


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Carrie The Musical [24 Apr 2007|02:50pm]

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!
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[ mood | sad ]

I feel like I'm the one who always does these, but I propose an official mourning post for the kick ass show that is The Producers. Let's just hope the Young Frankenstein kicks ass as much as Producers did.

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[21 Apr 2007|03:20am]

[ mood | blank ]

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.:)

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New Member. [20 Apr 2007|10:35pm]

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[20 Apr 2007|04:02pm]

[ mood | dorky ]

My boyfriend doesn't like musicals or live theatere in general. He says he doesn't get it. He'll go to movies, but he doesn't see what's so thrilling about seeing a live show where ANYTHING CAN (and will) HAPPEN. I could tell stories for hours about things that have Gone Horribly Wrong. I adore live theatere. Obviously. I see musicals and plays as often as I can, and there are many venues in town where I can do so. He DID like The Producers, so there is still hope. And then...he found THIS.


...he idolizes Bono and U2.

I'm a lot more worried about the plot than the music, but this could either be spectacular or suck hard.

Any thoughts?

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Application xD [20 Apr 2007|12:35pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

Hey I joined here recently and with all my college stuff totally forgot to do an application so here it is xD

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Song Recommendations? [19 Apr 2007|09:50pm]

[ mood | curious ]

So I'm gearing up to audition for my school's musical theatre program and I'm at a loss as to what to sing for the second half of the audition. I need two contrasting pieces, and since I'm using "Nobody's Side" from Chess as my belt, I'd like to find something light and fluffy to show off my legit sound.

So. Anybody know any good, legit soprano, hopefully funny, NOT OVERDONE pieces?

Thank you!

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Application [19 Apr 2007|04:03pm]

[ mood | energetic ]

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Sheet Music: Bright Lights, Big City [14 Apr 2007|06:49pm]

[ mood | frustrated ]

Does anybody know of a good site where I can download some sheet music to Bright Lights Big City?

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The pirate Queen [13 Apr 2007|10:15pm]

Has anyone seen it yet I heard the score was incredible along with stephanie J. Block but other than that something was lacking any opinions?
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Menace Me a Little [12 Mar 2007|03:52pm]

[ mood | hot ]

I'm helping out a friend, here, finding a song for him for our musical theater class. He's a high tenor who would like to sing a "menacing" type of song. I think vocally and musically and whatnot he's looking for a "menace" sound rather than "This is a menacing character who says menacing things" if that makes sense. Songs like "Forbidden Fruit" from Apple Tree and Sweeney's stuff are kind of the things he's looking for, but since those are bass songs, it wouldn't work for him. He's got a good range, so that's no problem. Please help!

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It's a Rave! [11 Mar 2007|10:23pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

I have never in my entire life been so nervous for a review to come out. I connected with this show so much that I just feel so near and dear to this production. I thought that Brantley might tear the actual play apart, but he loves every aspect of this production from top to bottom. Right now, I love Brantley almost as much as I love this show. I almost wept because of how much he loved it!

If you want to learn how to be an actor, see Talk Radio. Brantley and I are telling you this show is brilliant. Learn from the master himself, Liev Schreiber.

The only thing I don't like the review is how Brantley doesn't say a word about Goddess Stephanie March. She's thrilling as a trash collector in this production, and she should have been recognized. I mean, Mr Mariska Hargitay was commented upon and his role is much smaller, but I guess he made a big impact on Brantley!


"Liev Schreiber doesn’t merely fill a stage, as great actors are said to do. In the gut-grabbing revival of Eric Bogosian’s “Talk Radio,” which opened last night at the Longacre Theater, Mr. Schreiber’s presence seems to fill the air as inescapably as weather. You get the feeling that even if you shut your eyes and plugged your ears, he would still be gnawing at your senses and manipulating your mood. Well, that’s how God is supposed to be, right? Omnipresent, invasive, all-seeing."

"But like the original production, which starred Mr. Bogosian as Barry, it allows its star to grab an audience by the lapels and shake it into submission. Anyone familiar with Mr. Schreiber’s stage work — whether in Shakespeare, Pinter or Mamet — will regard this opportunity as a privilege."

"Mr. Schreiber offers a balance between intelligence and instinct, both invigorating and reassuring, that is made for the theater. You know you’re in the hands of the ultimate professional."

"Watch how amused contempt shades into appalled dismay on Mr. Schreiber’s face as Barry listens to this babbling hedonist. It’s Dr. Frankenstein looking at his monster. From that moment Barry’s defenses are down. And Mr. Schreiber, with surgical finesse, delivers the frightening and illuminating vision of a man without his skin."

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