Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday in the Park with Hugh

The Menier Chocolate Factory/West End/Roundabout production of Sunday in the Park with George is heading to the 5th Ave. Theatre. I'm excited that all of my Seattle friends can see this cool staging of SITPWG. The production is awesome and the projections were kinda revelatory for me; it changed the entire show (for the better -- for the first time, the 2nd act didn't seem out of place!). Get your tickets now.

But my favorite part is this: check out the photo of star Hugh Panaro that Playbill ran with the article announcing the production. Awesome.

I am obsessed with this...

I can't stop looking at this stuff. Every single one of these photos will be a set (or maybe a costume idea) someday. Mark my words.

Make sure you check out Tod's other sites (linked at the bottom of his page), too!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Justice Stevens Renders an Opinion on Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays

This article makes me incredibly happy. The author even gets most of the sitting and retired justices to weigh in on the debate. I especially love that Stevens was driven enough (and had enough pull) to go over to the Folger Library and make them dig out a 400 year old bible to follow up on his pet theory.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

I just twotted all over the place!

I saw this and my first thought was "I should blog that." No, the irony is not lost on me.

(via Tin Man)

Sunday, December 07, 2008

A Perennial Favorite

This video is 10 years old now, and seems to pop up every Christmas, but it still makes me happy every time! (Just between you and me, I do secretly enjoy acapella.)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Things you should do:

1.) Be nice to people
2.) Visit the current exhibit in the gallery at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. The exhibit, titled Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance, has a ton of original costumes, sketches, scenic models and videos from theatre, dance and opera over the last 100 years or so. Its rare to see this much primary historical material about design on display together -- and to be able to get so close and intimate with the pieces is a treat. Much of the exhibit is arranged so that each designer's work is grouped in its own little area, so it's like visiting Clambake, but with designers you already know. And, since all the designers are women, much of the work tends to be more recent and familiar, not the same Ming Cho Lee model for some Shakespeare in the Park production that usually gets pulled out.
3.) Floss.

Just in the nick of time! ...oh, wait.

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

Prop 8 -- The Musical, written by Marc Shaiman and staring a bunch of people whose faces you recognize.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


So. I think we can all now safely agree that I'm not a good blogger. It's been a crazy few months and I've been spread too thin trying to design a bunch of shows and do my regular assisting gigs, while also giving Jason the (large amount) of attention that he deserves. I just haven't been able to work up the enthusiasm to sit down and write anything.

I've been funneling a lot of the thoughts I want to share to my facebook status and wall posts. So if you care what I'm up to, feel free to friend me (I'll approve you. Promise.)

(Also, I love that "friend" is a verb now.)

I'll keep posting to this blog as I have things I want to share, but I hereby resolve to no longer feel guilty about not posting regularly enough. This is supposed to be fun.

Josh, over at Josh&Josh, has a nice post about overcoming his blog burnout (of course, they are wildly successful bloggers and I'm, well, not. But still.). Actually, after reading his post, I'm inspired to start writing again. We'll see how that goes.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"I'm totally going to ammend her"

Here are some funny Mac/PC-style No on Prop. 8 ads. My favorite is the third.

(via TinMan)

Prop. 8

I suspect that I'm preaching to the choir here, but, if by any chance you are Californian and undecided about how to vote on Prop. 8, the proposal to write anti-gay marriage discrimination into the state constitution, allow me to throw in my two cents: VOTE NO! There. Now that wasn't hard, now was it?

And, for that matter, no matter where you are, please consider giving a financial contribution to NoOnProp8.com. As of last week, there was a 10 million dollar fundraising gap between the supporters of the proposition and the good guys.

I honestly haven't thought much about this issue up until recently. I thought that Californians are smart enough to see that gay people have been getting married for months in California and years elsewhere and "traditional" marriage hasn't been affected one way or another. And a few months ago, the polls seemed to support my belief. Recently, however, after a well funded series of deceitful pro-Prop 8 ads, the contest seems too close to call (or leaning towards approving the proposition, depending on which poll you read).

So, don't just sit there. Do something.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Baby Velociraptor finds this offensive

I could survive for 1 minute, 3 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

One more down

Well, we got another one up and running.

The show is good. Though last night's opening was sold out, there's still 5 more performances left. Check it out.

Monday, September 15, 2008

God Bless You, George Foreman

A month or two ago, Jason convinced me that we needed a George Foreman Grill. Needed. It. To. Live. So we got one.

It has changed our entire diets. Now we cook things, and eat less fast food (hey! I made a New Year's resolution about eating less fast food! How about that!). We're definitely not dieting (since, now that the food has flavor, we tend to eat more of it... also determining the right portion size has thus far proved a bit... confusing.), but we are eating better, and that was really the goal. (well, sort of better, anyway. We eat a lot more bacon now.)

So score one for the silly kitchen appliance.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Everything Looks Prettier in Silhouette

The view from my balcony, or rather, fire escape.