"I’m afraid I’ll never finish college. I’m afraid I’ll finish college with student loans I can never pay back. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree and won’t be able to find a job in that field. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree, get the job I dreamed of, and hate it."
A Mental Illness Happy Hour listener whose list of fears matches mine four for four. Glad I’m not the only one.
(via bl-ossomed)

I’ve been laughing for 7 thousand years


I’ve been laughing for 7 thousand years

A message from Anonymous
YOU GO TO BALL STATE?? Do you know Drew? I know he teaches some theatre classes at ball state.

Drew Vidal? I know of him, and have met him! I haven’t had him as a professor though

ramin karimloo shouts and screams off key for 2+ hours

Hmmmm let’s see… haha ;)

On this note, I am obsessed with Keala Settle, screaming in a good way in Les Mis

Poorly describe a musical in my ask, and I will try to guess it.

2. A Musical That Makes You Happy - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

It took me a minute to think of a show that made me happy in a fully “I just love this and this is fun and puts me in a good mood” kind of way, as opposed to a “This is so profound and beautiful” kind of way, because most of my musical obsessions are very sad haha.  Drood is such a rollicking, fun show full of cross dressing, high belting, and audience participation.  It’s absolutely hilarious, and whenever songs from this show come on during shuffle (I recommend BOTH Broadway recordings of this show) and I am obsessed with that note, you know the one! 

1. Most Underrated Musical - Falsettos

If I had to pick one musical I wish more people knew more about (I have a bunch) I would have to pick Falsettos written by William Finn.  Falsettos tells the story of a Jewish family whose lives are turned upside down when the father, Marvin, leaves his wife, Trina, and young son, Jason, for another man.  That sounds really deep and sad, but this show is far from sad…well until about halfway through act 2.  This show is hilarious, touching, thought-provoking, and really one of a kind.  William Finn really has a sound of his own, and most every song from this show is in my head for days after I listen to it.  Everyone, go find the CDs!  Also, this show (compromised of two one acts put together) has a prequel about Marvin before and during his marriage to Trina (Falsettos picks up after the divorce).


30 day Musical Theater Challenge.

1. The most underrated musical.

2. A musical that makes you happy.

3. A musical that makes you sad.
4. Favorite song from a musical.
5. First musical obsession.
6. A musical that was cut too short.
7. A musical from your favorite composer.
8. Favorite Off-Broadway musical.
9. A musical that you once loved but now you hate.
10. Current musical obsession.
11. A musical that you hate.
12. A musical that is your guilty pleasure.
13. Favorite Broadway Diva.
14. Favorite Broadway Divo.
15. A musical you would have loved to see on stage.
16. A musical that disappointed you.
17. Favorite adapted musical.
18. The musical that you’ve seen most recently.
19. A musical that was robbed of the Tony.
20. A musical that you think is overrated.
21. Least favorite musical from your favorite composer.
22. A musical that had a huge impact on you.
23. A musical that you’ve been in.
24. A musical that you’ve seen more than once.
25. A musical with the best choreography.
26. A musical that you know by heart.
27. Best revival of a musical.
28. A musical with the best costume design.
29. A musical with the best all around cast.
30. Favorite musical of all time.

This was one of the first things I did on tumblr, and since then (the end of 2011) I have grown a lot as a theatre fan and as a person.  So I think it’s time to do it again! 

Make me choose between two Broadway performers



A Short List of Actresses Who Have Played Both Christine in the ALW Version of Phantom, and the Yeston & Kopit Version

  1. Sandra Joseph
  2. Paulina Janczak
  3. Liza Vroman
  4. Bonnie Fraser

Also: Marie Danvers, Beth Southard, and presumably many others…

Also, to my knowledge, Ron Bohmer (incidentally Sandra Joseph’s husband) is the only actor who has played The Phantom/Erik in both the ALW and Kopit/Yeston versions of Phantom. He starred as the Phantom in the 2nd National Tour of ALW’s PotO back in the late 90s, and he starred as Erik at the Pittsburgh CLO’s production of Kopit/Yeston’s Phantom in June of 2013. I saw him in both productions, and he is one of my all time favorite Phantom actors in either musical.



Phantom of the Opera + Tumblr Posts + BONUS.



i’m so done with you stephen


i’m so done with you stephen




If Stephen Sondheim musicals came with accurate subtitles.

Extremely accurate.

This is still my favorite post that I ever made on this site