remember that time when i wrote a nice letter to the New World Stages cast of Peter and the Starcatcher and got a fully autographed playbill back in response???????
has anyone ever did the rush tix for pippin? is it crowded?
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i think i’ve died and gone to heaven. i’m in love. benj pasek and justin paul are seriously my new favorite people EVER.
i’ve also been rekindling my obsession with A Christmas Story the Musical and torturing myself with the fact that i did not see it this past holiday season when i had the chance. but i’ll definitely be seeing it this year.
why wouldn’t the matildas be eligible for tony nominations? the matildas in london were eligible (and won) on the Olivier Awards, which is like, the british equivalent of the tonys…..
the culmination of a three-month project.
i bought this ginormous glass at a craft store in October and it was sitting in my room forever. i knew i wanted to decorate it something Broadway but i couldn’t decide exactly what. i chose Peter and the Starcatcher…..this time.
gonna buy more glasses and do more shows ;)
here are some photos i took during the process. the top-most being the final product.
So I saw Matilda the Musical last night and it was unbelievable!!!! I’d say a definite Tony-winner for this season!! I’ve been listening to the London Cast Recording on repeat for the past 3 months so yesterday could not come fast enough.
Our seats were in the front row of the mezzanine which were awesome and the set was outstanding. I’m calling it already as a Tony-winner for set design. It looked like a Scrabble board exploded! All the actors were fantastic, and I wasn’t expecting anything less from a cast that included Bertie Carvel, Lauren Ward (both from the original London production), Taylor Trensch, Ryan Steele, Thayne Jasperson, etc. Oona Laurence went on last night as Matilda and she was absolutely perfect. She was so adorable and had an incredible little voice. The rest of the children in the cast were very talented as well, especially with choreography that I would say almost matches that of Newsies. My favorite numbers were “Miracle,” “The Smell of Rebellion,” and “Revolting Children.” But really, who am I kidding? The entire show was amazing and I will definitely be back to see it again.
Not many people came out of the stage door afterwards. Probably because it was the first night after opening and it was raining so they wanted to get home. I also know that the children do not come out of the stage door. I did manage to catch Lesli Margherita (Mrs. Wormwood), Lauren Ward (Miss Honey), Samantha Sturm (The Acrobat), Phillip Spaeth (Rudolpho), Ryan Steele, and Thayne Jasperson (the last two of whom I’d been waiting to see since I’m obsessed with Newsies and have seen each of them in it 3 times).
Needless to say, I’ll be seeing Matilda at least 3 more times. I’m hoping to catch a performance of each of the Matildas.