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Grease 2 (1982) – So wrong, but it feels so right!

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Okay, it’s time to come clean. My family – unironically, genuinely – loves Grease 2. As my niece puts it, we are probably the only people in the world who voluntarily watch it… Continue reading

Oklahoma! (1955)

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I had never seen Oklahoma! and it finally seemed like a good time to get into it. The DVD was just lying there on the shelf, so I dove in. It’s a story… Continue reading

Jersey Boys – “Four guys under a street lamp…”

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I never realized until now that Jersey Boys may be my favorite musical. You know why? First of all, the music. Man, oh man! I know it’s a jukebox musical, but what a catalog to… Continue reading

“Say You Won’t Let Go” – James Arthur

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Guys. Sometimes it still pays to listen to the radio. I was in the car when I heard this song by James Arthur and immediately fell in love with it. When I got… Continue reading

Emma – Jane Austen

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I am so glad I read Emma after Mansfield Park. It restored my faith in Austen and was a refreshing change in many ways. Not only did I love the story, the characters, and the pacing, but I… Continue reading

“I think I love him now.” – James Bay in Manila, 18 August 2016

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Passionate music fans love to say they liked an artist before anyone else. “Oh I was listening to him before he became mainstream,” or, “My new favorite singer is someone you’ve never heard… Continue reading

Daddy Long Legs (1955)

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Daddy Long Legs is the story of philanthropist Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) and his relationship with the orphan he puts through college, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron). The story gets started with Jervis’… Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (THERE MAY BE SPOILERS)

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I want to talk about this book so bad! I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum, but I know things might slip, so go on only if you have already read… Continue reading

“This Is It” and “Calling All Angels” Mashup – Kenny Loggins and Pat Monahan

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Look at this! A mash-up of two of my favorite songs, by two of my favorite artists! I never thought Kenny Loggins and Pat Monahan would ever share a stage, but here they… Continue reading

Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

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Oh Lord. I thought this book would be the undoing of my Jane Austen project. It was an absolute chore to get through it. I don’t want to say I hated it. But… Continue reading

Top 5 Broadway Cast Albums (Of the Moment)

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Every year I get on a Tony high and binge listen to Broadway cast albums. This year’s show was pretty good, and it reminded me of some musicals from a couple of years ago… Continue reading

“Broadway for Orlando” – Official Music Video

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Just leaving this here, because I don’t want to be the only one reduced to a puddle of tears.

New Cast Photos for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

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Here’s something I wrote for Theater Fans Manila about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Full article is on New Cast Photos for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Let’s talk about William Holden!

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My latest Old Hollywood crush is William Holden. This all came about because of an Instagram post celebrating his birthday last month. Which led me to an impromptu William Holden filmfest. First up – Sunset Boulevard.  Can… Continue reading

What makes you happy?

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My friends and I were having a conversation about losing motivation at work, when one of them asked, “What makes you happy?” A simple question, but one that packs a wallop. We can’t… Continue reading

“Just Like A Woman” – Jeff Buckley

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You can’t just put Jeff Buckley on in the background. His music demands mindful listening and feeling, so you better be in the right state of mind. This new interactive video for his cover of… Continue reading

Meet Mister Beebop, My Imaginary Friend

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Someone once commented on one of my posts here, “Thanks, buddy!”.  It seemed very bro-y to me, so I think I should clear up that I’m not really a Mister. That’s just the… Continue reading

“Why can’t men ever paint themselves out of a corner?” – Downton Abbey Christmas Special 6×09

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This is it. The very last Downton episode, and the very last post I will write about it. *tear* Carson is having some trouble with tremors in his hand, and it begins to… Continue reading

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