Broadway Glitz

Sometimes Gracefully

I wore this sparkly number over the weekend on our Valentine’s Day date, and I can’t help but thinking about how glamorous and theatrical sequins can be whenever I’m wearing this top. I think it reminds me a little bit of my love for theatre and all things Broadway. I grew up loving musical theatre, and I did a number of shows in high school and college that were so incredibly enjoyable. In high school, I convinced Darrin to audition for the spring musical with me {he’s got a great voice, alongside all of his other talents…the jerk πŸ˜‰ }, and we were cast in Into the Woods as The Baker’s Wife and Cinderella’s Prince! If you’ve never seen that show, you’ve got to. It’s a funny, clever, and beautifully written twist on our childhood fairytales. But for the sake of this post, I’ll have to share a little spoiler alert with ya: The Baker’s Wife and Cinderella’s Prince totally makeout onstage. And as a 17 year old totally in love with her redheaded boyfriend, I was sure darn excited to sing a duet with Darrin and share a juicy kiss onstage. Who wouldn’t be, right? πŸ˜‰

Sometimes Gracefully

Sometimes GracefullyMinneapolis is such a great “hub” for art and theater lovers. Darrin and I try to make it to a Broadway musical that comes to either the Orpheum, the Guthrie, Pantages, or the Ordway at least once a year. There’s something so marvelous about seeing a live show. Though the script may remain the same and the actors may no change, every live show is different. Different audiences. Different laughs. Different line deliveries. Different looks. Different emotions for different people shared at different times. There’s a kind of “freshness” in theatre that distinguishes the art from other artistic mediums, and I’m so happy my hubby shares in my love for well written plays and musicals.

I’ve spent most of my time in theatre acting, but I did serve as Theatre Director for a local high school for a short time after I graduated early from college and was waiting to start graduate school. Talk about work. For all you theatre geeks, I directed the musical The Pajama Game. I was down in my parents’ basement making up dance moves for each number, trying to figure out where to find props, sketching out a simple set design, recruiting parents to help with costumes, deciding what lights were needed for each scene…I literally grew one grey hair sue to my high stress level and busy schedule. But I loved watching those high school kids rock their parts and feel proud of the show they performed. There’s nothing like throwing a big group of teenagers together on a stage and making them sing and dance for their parents and friends. πŸ˜‰

Sometimes Gracefully

Do you enjoy theatre or have you been involved in any way in a theatre program? I learned that the musical Titanic is coming back to Broadway this fall, and Darrin and I may drive out there just to see that show {and visit my aunt who lives in NYC, I suppose ;} }! I’m convinced that some of the most beautiful chords and melodies are written in Titanic‘s musical score. Gah! Such a fabulous show! There’s too many!

Hope you have a great Tuesday! If you’re having a rough day at work or at home today, just blast some songs from Wicked and treat yourself to a little jam session. You deserve it!

 

4 Comments

  • Reply Jamie February 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve always loved theater. And I also love that top. So sparkly!

  • Reply BΓ‘rbara February 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    OMG! You have such a beautiful hair!!! Love your style and your blog! πŸ˜‰

    BΓ‘rbara

    http://mimusadreams.blogspot.com.es/

  • Reply Xenia S. February 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Your hairstyle is so beautiful, it looks perfect with the sequin top!

    SUMMERBERRIES

  • Reply jennifer prod February 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    such a fun image of you making up dance moves in your basement- that sounds like such a happy project to be working on. wouldn’t you trade a bit of grad school for some musical directing? and titanic on broadway? i didn’t even know that was a thing.. but since i a) love all things musical and b) watch titanic every year, i’ll probably end up seeing it eventually (hopefully in minneapolis!)

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