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In honor of history being made with SCOTUS ruling that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states, I thought there’s no better way to end my posts on The Green Room than to make a list of all my favorite musical theatre songs celebrating love. Whether you’ve been married for years, mourning a loss, getting […]

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Identifying Moments: Fun Home

With the Tony Awards under everyone’s belt for the year, I can’t help but feel empowered to be living in an era where the best musical and best play are told through the eyes of characters whose stories aren’t always shared. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time shares the story of Christopher, a […]

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8 Musical Theatre Jams for Your Summer Playlist

If you’re as nerdy as I am, you might also be very particular about how you like to listen to musical theatre. If I’m not experiencing a live performance, then the 2nd best way to listen to it, for me, is windows down, driving – preferably in 80 degree sunny weather. I’m never shy or […]

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I think one of the most exciting things about musical theatre is the endless opportunities there are to find a variety of new music. I love listening to and discovering new creative teams and immersing myself into what they are all about. As I have previously blogged about, I was involved with a new musical […]

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Musical Theatre in Minneapolis: Theater Latté Da

Minneapolis is a hidden gem of a city. A lot of people look past it due to the unpredictable weather and unbearable winters, which I don’t blame you for – they can be brutal. However, what you shouldn’t look past is the absolutely amazing arts the city has to offer. Minneapolis is ranked 2nd in […]

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A New Role

Within the theatre we all tend to wear a variety of hats. Whether you started off as an actor or started off as a lighting designer, within some point of your career you were needed for something more or something different. So many people define themselves as more than one label. Or as I like […]

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Buzzin’ Broadway Shows (Spring 2015)

I have never been to New York City. There, I said it. The ever-true words I’ve been yearning to disprove for the majority of my life. I’ve been dreaming of New York ever since I was a little girl. I’ve found countless old journals with scribbled “move to NYC” scattered about the pages. The city […]

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Top 10 Underrated NMT Uptempo Songs for the Belter

If you were to flip through my audition book to find an uptempo song, it would be a sad day. My book is filled with an embarrassing number of ballads. I find this concerning and am in dire need of a musical change. Therefore, I decided it’s time to wipe away the ballad tears and […]

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The past few years of being post-grad I struggled to find my place in the theatre. I was living paycheck to paycheck, unstable, and struggling to nail an audition like many of us starting off in this world. It was a long journey of interesting jobs and no real clarity. Hard work doesn’t always pay […]

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10 Male Ballads That Will Make You Swoon

Just like most of the musical theatre community, I spent all of last weekend obsessing over the release of the Last Five Years film. I have been in love with that music for years and had been waiting to see it on stage, but instead had my first experience with the production as a film. […]

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The Art of the Day Job

A lot of the time if we take a leap and follow our dreams, things turn out to be a little more challenging than expected. That being said, when I was a sophomore in college I found myself in a bind. I was unhappy with my major and had no aspirations aside from theatre. Therefore, […]

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What is it about Musical Theatre?

Last week I found myself at a local brewery with some friends with a live band playing. I found myself “head-bopping” to the beat as a form of socially awkward “I don’t know how to respond to this music” participation. The brewery was filled with all ages: 20-somethings to 70-somethings all drinking more brews than […]

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1. Get your headshots done BEFORE you move to the city. Surprisingly enough, the money stress you had during your senior year of college is NOTHING compared to the expenses that will hit you like a 1000lb grand piano once you are a graduate. Paying rent, student loans, public transportation cards, utilities, the list goes […]

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