I wish John Legend touched my hand. I wouldn’t wash that pair of fingers for a year.Read More
I went to go see the play “A Marriage Contract”. Being that I have been to several small play houses/theaters and knowing that this play wasn’t a big play, I kind of pre judged the show. I wouldn’t necessarily say in a good way nor in a bad way either.
The theater itself was very cute and had a vintage style which I loved. What I especially loved about the theater is the way the seating arrangement was. The main stage was in the center and there were three seating sections; one facing directly to the front of the stage and two other seating sections to the left and right of the stage. I was in section A which made me very happy, as usual, to be seated front and center.
A man spoke before the play started and said the play would run about 2 hours and a half and my eyes became wide because I wondered what content could this small play possibly have and especially in such a small space for two and a half WHOLE hours ?!
While the man spoke, two of the actors started speaking and it was a form of yelling/argument and that was part of the play which I thought was very clever.
The father and son in law, quickly came out and you could already tell the dynamic of the play.
As the play was moving along, there’s a few things that I really enjoyed. The way the actors used a small space yet made the room feel like a grand theater. I also enjoyed how interactive the play was. For ceratain instances, the actor would say something and look at the audience for approval or in shock to sort of break the fourth wall.
I must say how hilarious this play was. My favorite actor in the play was Natty who played a young man who was looking for love but always was “too late” being that another man would always propose or act on the women he was eyeing, first. He was even too late with giving advice which made his character all the more funny.
Even though Natty was my favorite character all throughout the play already, the ending made me enjoy his character even more. In the end, Natty was going to propose to Dr. Tinkey’s daughter and he was too late (yet again!) and he had a bouquet of flowers to give to her but when Mrs. Tinkey and the rest of the cast was gathered in Robert Fleming and Sabina’s new New York City apartment, Mrs. Fleming announced that her daughter was recently engaged back home in East Lemons and Natty looked into the audience and being that I was sitting front and center, he looked at me and GAVE ME the set of flowers which I thought was so cool; breaking the fourth wall to end the play. Super creative!
I don't like ruining other people's experiences, but then again I don't like mine being ruined either.Read More
New York City is known for having a rich theatre scene (duh), but what should we make of its abundance of theatre venues? How do we tell them all apart? Does the type of venue have anything to do with the quality of theatre? These are the questions that used to plague me, until ...Read More
Andrew: Let's get down to business. Why should we care about the TONY's...or DO we care about the TONY's? That's the topic.
Gemma: So, I personally care about the TONY's because it's like my sporting event.
Andrew: It's your Superbowl.
Gemma: Okay, peeps. Lateness...to a show. Feelings?
Christine: Prices, and if you're going with someone or not. What is considered "too late"?
Andrew: Listen, it's not a problem, because what if the person is just trying to look for spots around town to eat? After the theatre.
Christine: They can do before or after...or during the wonderful thing called intermission.
Gemma: Then do that AFTER THE SHOW!
YES. These couples fell in love working in the theatre, and are still in love today!
Here are 6 real life theatre couples that inspire hope:
With Mother's Day right around the corner (Sunday, May 14th, to be exact), I have been looking into shows to potentially take her to see in celebration of her big day. Sooooo, I thought why not share my search...Read More
A debate as old as ABC started doing their live re-enactments of famous musicals, again. If a theatre production is ‘live’ or just generally on TV is it still theatre?Read More
A lot of times, I go see musicals and I don't know the WHO behind the music. And then I find out and I am like, "YEAH!" So, to inspire you to check out who the composer/lyricist/writer in a musical is (dude, it could possibly be an old favorite artist on the radio), Here are some composer from musicals currently showing...Read More
When I took Theatre 101 during the first semester of my freshman year at Hunter College, the first things I learned were what specifically separated theatre from other art-forms. What was theatre?Read More
Don't worry. I've got your back.
Because I spend a lot of my free time on YouTube tuning into vloggers, a large part of my theatregoing has a lengthy list of YouTube Channels to support it. A good majority of these vloggers are artists.
It's probably the best season weather and fashion wise! You don't have to wear a jacket if you don't want to, which enables you to show off your slayFUL* outfit. Yes, I just made that up. *slayful = no one can compare, even if they tried!Read More
Welcome to Serial... killing...
I know, bad joke. Anyway, welcome to my dark world of murder and death….IN THE THEATRE!
After discovering the world of murder podcasts, my passion for the fucked up has reignited and I’m ready to spread the misery. So, let's check out...Read More
Don't worry. Nothing big is going to happen, besides a mountain of shame...
But to help you through one of those not-so-subtle tired times, we are here to help you out.
I am going to write about something that has plagued America for years: the dreaded theatre vs. theater debate. The two spellings of the same word often put people (like myself) in the awkward position of not knowing which one is the best to use.Read More
It’s a "boys club” would be an understatement when we look at theatre and its history. Taking it as far back as the time of our beloved Shakespeare, chicks weren’t even allowed to play the female roles on stage. Thankfully there has been some progress...Read More
Surprise is something I enjoy.
However. The unknown + time is something that can drive a man insane. Some shows just need to be researched prior to viewing.
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