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Theater Review: I say Hello Hello to "Bye Bye Birdie" at Goodspeed

Theatre Review- Bye Bye Birdie

In the summer of ’67, Songwriter Paul McCartney wrote these lyrics – “You say goodbye and I say hello-Hello Hello- I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello”. 1,022 more words


Production Week Pneumonia

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If you read my weekly updates and were here for weeks 3 and 4, you may remember that I was sick during the production week of my first high school musical. 853 more words

the Old Door...

As I continued my visit at the Civita de Bagnoregio, I came across this old, green door, surrounded by ivy. It struck me. Here it was, facing the bright sun and it was closed. 910 more words


NYU, Broadway-bound daughter listened, learned . . . found her voice

(Note: I wrote this story about my daughter more than two years ago. She’s headed for college next month. As I wonder where the time went and how she winds up studying at her dream college — New York University Tisch School for theater — this story takes on added meaning to this dad.) 3,534 more words

Hamilton, RENT, and the Power of Fiction on Thought and Politics

You know those moments when you step out of a movie or a show, when you put a book down or finish listening to a song for the first time and you feel as though your life is somehow different than it was minutes or hours ago? 1,674 more words


Into the Woods - My Experience Being in a Production of It!

Into the Woods is the deepest, most complex production I’ve been a part of.

Yesterday, July 24th, 2016, was closing night of Into the Woods at Edmonds Driftwood Players. 1,273 more words

Character Analysis and Researching Roles

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Even if rehearsals don’t start for a few months, I like to start doing character analysis and preparation as soon as the cast list comes out. 514 more words