Happy Birthday, Sutton Foster!

Dear Sutton Foster,

Happy Birthday! Last month I attended your show-stopping performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, waited in line to get your autograph, met you, and froze. All I said was, “Happy Birthday, next month!” There were so many other things I could have said to you: the person whose career I closely follow, cheer on, and admire. So here you go.

Picture of Sutton Foster when I met her!
I was SO excited I met you!

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Review: “Mirror Woman the Battle Unseen” at BlackRock Center for the Arts

Mirror Woman: the Battle Unseen was originally slated to make its debut in Baltimore, Maryland last year; however, Kingdom Bound Productions rescheduled it to March 12, 2016. Performed for one-night-only at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland, this show had a powerful message for its predominantly female audience.

Here is the marketing banner from "Mirror Woman: the Battle Unseen."
The marketing banner from “Mirror Woman: the Battle Unseen.”

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Review: “South Pacific” at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Where can one see a show and have a meal for about $40 a ticket these days? Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Maryland! Being a subscriber, each voucher for admission costs about $40 per person. Included in the cost is an all-you-can-eat salad bar, buffet, ice cream sundae bar, water, iced tea, coffee, choice of cheesecake or chocolate cake, and the show. Currently in Toby’s lineup is South Pacific, and the performance was excellent and entertaining.

This is a collage one of my friends made of her food from the evening. As you can see, there is plenty for all to eat!
This is a collage one of my friends made of her food from the evening. As you can see, there is plenty to eat!

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Review: Carmen an Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical

Tony and Emmy-award nominated Moises Kaufman and two time grammy-award winner Arturo O’Farrell collaborated to bring Carmen: an Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical to the Olney Theatre Center. After the critically-acclaimed success of Kaufman’s previous projects (The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and I Am My Own Wife) the Olney Theatre Center did not want to miss the opportunity to host this cutting-edge project. Originally skeptical of how the beloved opera would translate into a new setting, time period, and genre, the Tectonic Theater Project successfully surprised and entertained me with this clever show.

The program for the Olney Theatre Center's Carmen: an Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical.
The program for the Olney Theatre Center’s Carmen: an Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical.

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Galavant – Season 2

Being a huge fan of theatre, I was very excited about the prospect of the TV show Galavant, on ABC, when it began last season. I appreciated its satirical approach to musical theatre, and I found it entertaining. But, I was very disappointed in the unresolved season 1 ending!

Since Galavant did not seem to have many viewers, I had come to terms with the fact that I would never know if Gary Galavant ended up with Princess Isabella. But, Galavant came back with a second season! The premiere episode of Season 2, “A New Season aka Suck it Cancellation Bear,” says it all in its title.

Gary Galavant and Princess Isabella on "Galavant."
Gary Galavant and Princess Isabella on “Galavant.”

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Review: Grease Live

“Grease is the word,” … especially last night, as I, along with America, tuned in to watch Grease: Live on FOX. 

The opening scene from Grease: Live with Danny (Aaron Nvett) and Sandy (Julianne Hough)
The opening scene from Grease: Live with Danny (Aaron Tveit) and Sandy (Julianne Hough)

When I first heard that FOX was doing Grease Live, the first thing I thought was that FOX was wanting to compete with NBC (The Sound of Music: Live, Peter Pan: Live, and The Wiz: Live). After watching Grease: Live, FOX is successfully giving NBC a run for its money!

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Review: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A Gentleman Guide to Love and Murder advertisement inside the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
A Gentleman Guide to Love and Murder advertisement inside the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Monty Navarro is struggling to make ends meet financially, and his love refused to accept his marriage proposal because of it. After Monty’s mother passed away, a friend of the family shared that Monty’s mother was disowned from the wealthy D’Ysquith family. There are eight other people in the D’Ysquith family ahead of Monty to become the Earl of Highhurst, a title that comes with prestige and the family’s fortune. This, along with wanting vengeance for how his mother was treated by the D’Ysquith family, causes him to set out to become the Earl of Highhurst…by killing his other family members. Continue reading “Review: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”