*midsummer

STRANGE MAGIC

STRANGE MAGIC

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“Strange Magic” is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with popular songs from the past six decades used to help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

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Release Date : 2015-01-23
Casts : Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, Peter Stormare, Kristin Chenoweth, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Maya Rudolph
Duration : 90 minutes runtime
Rating : 7.3

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the little person in this photo is my sister’s daughter Elise Maria who became seven today. the not-so-little-person is my sister. i think it was midsummer’s day and we made flower-chains and later had a huge log fire near the beach somewhere between the juniper bushes. 

i’m not a big digital fan and this is probably my first and last non-analog photo here unless all hell breaks loose, but it is quite fitting today in my opinion.

kashilascorner asked:

Can you recommend me some les mis fan fiction?

ALWAYS. Anyway, you can find some of my old fic recs here, here, here, here, and a large masterpost here.  So here is more stuff that got added to my fic rec list.  I should mention that these are almost all enjolras/grantaire so if you want other kinds, let me know and I can get that out as well. 

You Dance Dreams by lady_ragnall: For most of college, Grantaire was hopeless over Enjolras, and everyone but Enjolras knew it. Now he’s worked to get over his crush, and for the most part, he’s fine. When Combeferre asks him to choreograph and dance in the Midsummer Night’s Dream-inspired opera he composed as his senior thesis, Grantaire says yes, even though he’s cast opposite Enjolras, as Puck to his Oberon. The chance to dance is worth the potential problems, and he’ll have his friends as a buffer.He doesn’t count on long hours of practicing and choreographing and talking together, while they try to figure each other and their futures out. As much as he tries to avoid it, it seems inevitable that he falls for Enjolras again, and this time it isn’t a crush.

Devils and Dust by yallaintright: Once, when he was very young, Enjolras had thought that Hitler was like the sun. Now, as he stares vacantly at the smoke shrouding the chimneys emerging from the camp, he thinks that this is what Hitler truly is—he is the smoke rising from burnt corpses and he is the lingering smell of death in the air that Enjolras will feel every day for the rest of his life. This is what it comes down to, in the end—thousands, maybe millions of people dead and more to follow, all because Germany had watched Hitler but had not seen and it had heard him but had not listened. Ignorance is not an apology - at this stage Enjolras doesn’t fool himself into believing there is any way they will ever be able to apologize for all that has happened - but it is an explanation, even though it solves nothing and does not bring back the dead.He does not weep then and he does not break and beg for forgiveness—but that night is the first of many where Grantaire will do nothing but hold him as broken sobs wreck his body.(Or, A Book Thief AU that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike The Book Thief.)

Soft Targets by ohyellowbird: Enjolras is up late studying for finals when there is a loud thump at his apartment window

After the End by tellthemstories: Grantaire’s life goes to hell at 5pm on a Saturday evening.Which is actually kind of ironic, really, seeing as how the rest of the world went to hell almost seven years earlier. Dystopia AU

I Can’t See Myself Loving Nobody But You For All My Life by Unknown: The problem is that Enjolras loves babies, but he tends to come on to strong when he’s around them because he gets so excited. He manages though, after a while, and kids warm up to him.The other problem is that Grantaire doesn’t know this, and that he’s good with babies on instinct, but he’s terrified of having his own and screwing them up. And anyway, ain’t nobody got time for that shit when he’s over here, pining after his fearless leader that has actually started showing an interest in him. And going on what he thinks (hopes?) are dates with him.And then he has that heat thing. And then they have sex.And then, of course (because his life is a fucking cliche), he gets pregnant.Let the panicking begin. Alpha Omega AU

Press One For Revolution by yallaintright and zimriya: 5:45 PM 

From Enjolras to Courfeyrac, Courfeyrac’s phone.

Enjolras: I am currently in your bedroom.
Enjolras: There is a lighter in my right hand.
Enjolras: And your My Little Pony blanket is in my left hand.
Enjolras: What. Did. You. Do. To. My. Laundry.
Courfeyrac: um
Courfeyrac: remember how i said someone had stolen all your clothes?
Enjolras: Yes.
Courfeyrac: it wasnt so much that your clothes were stolen
Courfeyrac: more like i accidentally gliterified them
Courfeyrac: enjolras?
5: 50 PM
Courfeyrac: enjolras?

Or, a Les Amis college AU, told through texts. THIS FIC IS DISCONTINUED BUT AMAZING AND HILARIOUS AND WORTH READING.

But Find You In A Day by noelia_g: The universe is a bitch, apparently they are reincarnated French revolutionaries, and suddenly physical separation from Enjolras is actually painful and hazardous to your health.Grantaire hates his life. Lives. Both.(A modern AU with a reincarnation and soulbond twist, or: everything and the kitchen sink is against Grantaire. It ends well, though.)


Okay, that’s all I’ll put on this one, but I legitimately have a folder full of fic recs bookmarked so there are more where that came from. Let me know how you like them!

Part 2 of the Barduil College/Shakespeare series is up! So excited to continue this one :3

Read it here on ao3, but read the first part if you haven’t yet!~

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In the Shady Place:

wheredidthisglittercomefromanswered: Goddammit, Beau. USE YOUR WORDS.

It’s just so hard to start this conversation, you know? “So hey, you went to college, right? Ever read A Midsummer Night’s Dream?”

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Bi-yearly, my mother calls for my gift wishlist (at Christmas and my birthday). My birthday is nigh and Mom just messaged me.

Number 1 on my list is Richard Ellmann’s biography of James Joyce (see above).

One of my favorite films is Werckmeister Harmonies, which is about a taxidermied whale arriving in a Hungarian town and the chaos that ensues. It is a beautiful film and I should like to own a copy of it.

Although we’re also building our Shakespeare film collection. Off the top of my head, we lack Henry V, Othello, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As some of you know, I have, of late, become a vinyl geek and most of what I listen to falls under the misnomer blanket category known as “Classical.” While I have discovered, for example, that Tom Waits is meant to be played on vinyl, anything in popular music costs a small fortune, while every record store I’ve been in has scads of Classical for $3 or less. And top tier stuff!

Although, there are a few things I’ve been less successful in finding. I’ve yet to even see Glenn Gould on vinyl. Or Maria Callas. People must hold on to these things.

Also, full length operas. I know they exist on vinyl, but the local record store does not seem to share my sense of urgency in stocking such things. More’s the pity for them… and for me!!!

Laurie and I have been obsessing over southern Europe lately. I doubt my mother will send me a bottle of Grappa (maybe my Dad will?)

Lately we’ve been into salame and cheese. And jamon! Ham ham ham!

It might be good to have a bust of Dante, Shakespeare, or James Joyce for my art room. Or Socrates.

As for clothing, I think my top needs at the moment are, in descending order of need: glasses (which I will get on my own with my insurance once I get around to making an appointment in the imaginary future moments when my free time is not entirely consumed with theater), shoes (brown dress shoes are most urgent), dress shirts, and slacks. Ties are always welcome (NO NOVELTY TIES!)

anonymous asked:

How would you describe 'falling in love'

it’s like when it’s midsummer and you start missing going to school and you think “it’s not so bad in the end..” and then you’re in school and you hope you get hit by a trash truck and die and reincarnate in a spoiled house cat named patrisha

Shows every actor should know

It’s quite unlikely that you’ve read/seen/listened to each and every one of these shows.  I certainly haven’t!  But it’s a place to work off of—something you can go to and see what you should read next, what show you should try to see, what’s missing in your education!  And perhaps you’re a musical theatre artist and think you should skip the straight play section—don’t.  These are shows you should know too!  I’ve put an asterisk by shows that I particularly recommend and that changed my life as a performer, to give you a place to start!  Enjoy!

Note: If I’m miscategorized something or feel as if something is missing from this list, please don’t hesitate to tell me!  

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