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To See or Not to See — Bring It On: The Musical

To See or Not to See — Bring It On: The Musical

Feb 15, 2012

For seven days at our very own Civic Center cheerleaders will be in charge. Starting February 28 the touring production of Bring It On: The Musical will be performed and I’m not sure if I would actually recommend seeing it. Let me explain. It is yet another movie turned into a musical. Most of which in my opinion aren’t that great. Call me old fashioned but...

After the Curtain Closes

After the Curtain Closes

Jan 25, 2012

Well, To Kill a Mockingbird has opened and I have my evenings back. Meaning I don’t have to be rushed eating dinner and I actually see my husband for more than just an hour or two a day. While that is of course very good, I am also kind of sad. Not disappointed by any means, after all I am very proud of the work that we did and continue to do in each...

What to See in January

What to See in January

Jan 11, 2012

Two great shows about racism, hatred, and love are opening this month. Good way to start off the year. StageWest’s Parade This Jason Robert Brown (who is debatably the Rogers and Hammerstein of the 21st century) musical is a bit dark and gloomy and leaves you both very angry and very hopeful. According to StageWest’s website, “Parade is an epic American...

Uncomfortable

Uncomfortable

Dec 21, 2011

You probably read it in middle or high school—or at least pretended to read it. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of those books everyone has heard about, read, or at least seen the movie. But just incase it has been a while for you; To Kill a Mockingbird is the coming of age story of two siblings, Jean Louise (who would rather you call her Scout) and...

Old Men Puppets

Old Men Puppets

Dec 7, 2011

Before we attend any live theatre together we need to have a talk. It may seem a bit hoity-toity to say this but I am not going to go to a show with you unless you will behave like a civilized person… Okay. Maybe that is a bit harsh. I’m not giving my readers enough credit. If you’re the kind of person that would read a blog about theatre I am guessing...