Meet the Bloggers: Tim Croner
The Green Room is thrilled to introduce you to our newest bloggers who are joining us this spring. For the rest of the week, you can get to know them through the latest installments of our Meet the Bloggers series.
Name: Tim Croner
What do you do outside of blogging? I work/intern/volunteer in the theater industry at a couple of different places in a couple of different ways, and spend my free time writing scripts and stories and songs–all in an effort to build for myself the life in the theatre of which I’ve always dreamed.
Favorite musical: The musical that I hold closest to my heart is probably Merrily We Roll Along. It’s achingly honest in its presentation of some of life’s harshest truths: growing up is hard, growing with a group of people is harder, and we don’t always achieve what we set out to accomplish. But because of this honesty, Merrily is able to do what any great piece of art should: it inspires us to be better. Each and every time I listen to the OBCR, I find myself striving to be a better friend, a better creator, a better person.
What are you interested in blogging about this spring? I’m interested in exploring so many topics, but I would say I’m most eager to explore the relationship between contemporary musical theatre and classical musical theatre, and the ways in which the structure and history of the latter have informed the creation and content of a new generation.
What are your non-theater interests? When I’m not sitting in a theater (rare), I can likely be found reading children’s books (some of my favorites include Charlotte’s Web, Holes, and The Day the Crayons Quit), watching TV (I’ll watch anything from The Bachelor to Broad City to Breaking Bad), or eating at my neighborhood diner (my usual order includes mozzarella sticks, silver dollar pancakes, and a Shirley Temple).
Favorite contemporary MT song: There are obviously so many to choose from, but one of the very first that I fell head over heels for was Carner and Gregor’s “After Hours.” I love the lyrics, and how they suggest that life is simultaneously so simple and so complex; whenever I hear it, I’m struck by the urge to go out into the world and connect.