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Wicked. One of the most famous musicals of all time, the 9th longest running broadway show, and internationally recognized for its story and music. I’ll admit, before I saw it I thought it was overrated. Preceding the classic story “The Wizard of Oz”, Wicked tells the story of how the Wicked Witch of the West came to be. Directed by Joe Mantello and lead by the stunning Jessica Vosk and Ginna Claire Mason, there was only one thing…Continue
On a beautiful Tuesday evening I walked into the Orpheum Theater looking forward to a great show. What I ended up watching for the next 2 and a half hours was beyond my wildest expectations. Matilda is a musical revolving around a young, neglected, yet extraordinary girl who puts up with a dictatorial headmistress, incompetent parents, and a life undeserving of her brilliance. Directed by Matthew Warchus, Matilda the musical was a…Continue
Bang. Suddenly the lights went out as a deafening gunshot rang throughout the theater, letters that used to spell “The Bodyguard” shattering on a projection screen. The audience frantically looked around, trying to identify what was going on, when suddenly the curtain rose and the show began. After my heart rate returned to normal, I was able to focus on what a spectacular opening I had just witnessed. My blood was pumping through my veins, my senses alert, and I was ready…Continue
Bright lights in big cities. A small town in Pennsylvania doesn’t have nearly as many bright lights as New York or Minneapolis, and yet it’s there that the story of Fun Home is set. Following Alison Bechdel, a lesbian cartoonist, in her journey of self-discovery along with battling familial drama during three major stages in her life, Fun Home’s complex characters and intimate storyline create a quirky drama sure to elicit emotional responses.