Songs to make your Non-Broadway Friends Listen to with no context at all
  • My Unfortunate Erection: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Sugar Daddy: Hedwig and the Anrgy Inch
  • Hasa Diga Eebowai: The Book of Mormon
  • Blue: Heathers
  • Totally Fucked: Spring Awakening
  • Black Death: Something Rotten!
  • Friki-friki: Honeymoon in Vegas
  • Spooky Mormon Hell Dream: The Book of Mormon
  • You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want: Avenue Q
  • Telly: Matilda
  • Over The Moon: RENT
  • The Ballad of Farquaad: Shrek
  • Magic Foot: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • The Word of Your Body reprise: Spring Awakening
  • Die Vampire, Die!: [title of show]
  • Something Rotten/Make an Omelette: Something Rotten!
  • Joseph Smith American Moses: The Book of Mormon
  • Hello Little Girl: Into the Woods
  • Angry Inch: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • It's Eggs: Something Rotten!
  • The Internet is for Porn: Avenue Q

Doing theatre is stressful, but theatre stress is a different kind of stress. Theatre stress is stress that I want; it’s stress that I crave. I thrive off of it. Theatre stress is good stress, because theatre is my passion.



Denver police shot and killed a female suspect early Monday who they say drove a stolen car at two officers, hitting one of them in the leg. Friends of the driver described her as a teenage high school student.

The shooting happened at about 6:30 a.m. in an alley near the intersection of 25th Avenue and Newport Street. A volley of shots rang out in the crowded residential area of Park Hill, waking neighbors who said the gun reports were followed by screams and cries

Police said there were five people in the vehicle at the time, all “very young in age.” The driver, who was pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital, appears to have been a teenager but police did not release her age or identity.


welcome to my candy store
a mix that proves musical’s aren’t just for kids.
inspired by this post

1. candy store | heathers: the musical
2. what the fuck? | if/then: a new musical
3. dead girl walking | heathers: the musical
4. spooky mormon hell dream | the book of mormon
5. touch me | spring awakening
6. the internet is for porn | avenue q
7. hasa diga eebowai | the book of mormon
8. sodomy | hair
9. my unfortunate erection (chip’s lament) | the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee
10. birthday, bitch! | bare: a pop opera
11. blue | heathers: the musical
12. a little priest | sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street
13. everyone’s a little bit racist | avenue q
14. cell block tango | chicago
15. in love with you | first date 
16. totally fucked | spring awakening

this city’s burning [x]
another angry music theatre playlist

i’m not that guy (bloody bloody andrew jackson) // totally fucked (spring awakening) // it sucks to be me (avenue q) // everything else (next to normal) // dead girl walking - reprise (heathers) // woe is me (25th annual putnam county spelling bee) // do you hear the people sing? (les miserables) // hasa diga eebowai (book of mormon) // see i’m smiling (the last 5 years) // letterbomb (american idiot) // cell block tango (chicago) // get out and stay out (9 to 5) // rent (rent)

“I am part of the generation that came of age when Bi Any Other Name was already in print. This groundbreaking anthology gave me the language, courage and sense of community I needed as a young queer woman.” —Daisy Hernández, A Cup of Water Under My Bed  

The 25th Anniversary Edition

Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out first debuted in 1991.  This groundbreaking book helped catalyze a national movement for bisexual identity, justice and equality.  Often dubbed "the bisexual bible,” Bi Any Other Name was on Lambda Book Review’s Top 100 GLBT Books of the 20th century and became a beloved reference text in many classrooms, doctors’ offices, libraries, and pulpits. A 2007 Mandarin translation was published in Taiwan. The new 2015 introduction of this book updates readers to the enormous changes the past quarter century has brought – for bi people, the larger society and the sexual rights and liberation movement of which we are a part.  

When did you know? How did you come out?  What was your experience?  The coming out stories in this book speak to the many ways bisexuals embrace realities outside rigid either/or categories throughout the passage of our lives.   Everyday stories of women, men, transgender bisexuals, teenagers to octogenarians, from many different cultures and family arrangements.   The fierce truth of these lives made visible puts a check on bisexual erasure, exposing the binary constructions of gay/straight and male/female as oversimplifications that reduce spectrums to mere opposites.

Caught between the mainstream culture’s persistent discounting of bisexuality, the sensationalizing characterizations presented in media, and the sexual liberation movement’s continual disregard of bisexuality as a serious identity, bisexual people are often not seen or heard when they speak out. There is a vital need for these earnest voices to be heard in the new century. Enormous cultural changes have occurred in the past 25 years, yes, but understanding bisexualities has just begun.

Click on the cover to check this book out!

So my favorite Japanese band, the very reason why I got into Jrock in the first place, is turning 25 next year. They’re barely even a band these past few years lbr, so to have evaded official disbandment all this while, all hiatuses considered, is really quite something. 

12 albums, 41 singles, 30+ live DVDs. Silver l'anniversary. A great cause for celebration. Which brings me to the point of this post – this little project of mine where I’ll be sharing every other week or so my 25 favorite songs/live performances from their long and prolific career so far. Here’s to hoping they’ll release some l'anniversary live news before I complete this thing.

What better way to kick this off than with the song that started it all for me some 14 years ago (thanks to the Rurouni Kenshin anime) and their most recent performance of it. So without further ado:

Lyn’s Countdown to Laruku’s 25th (1/25)
LIVE 2014 AT NATIONAL STADIUM - The Fourth Avenue Cafe

I don’t care what level you like musicals on. I don’t care if you just like seeing a high school production every once and a while, or if you spend every last cent you have in order to see as many broadway shows as you can. I love you, let’s be friends.


Street scene (construction)
25th Street and Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
April 20, 1915
Unidentified photographer
8x10 inch silver gelatin print
Baltimore Sewerage and State Roads Commission Construction Projects Collection
Maryland Historical Society

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The 25th Avenue Station on the D Line.


Musicals as MBTI Types

ENFJ – Book of Mormon
ENFP – The Last 5 Years
ENTJ – Hamilton
ENTP – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
ESFJ – Thoroughly Modern Millie
ESFP – Avenue Q
ESTJ – 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
ESTP – The Drowsy Chaperone
INFJ – Ghost the Musical
INFP – Next to Normal
INTJ – Matilda
INTP – Dogfight
ISFJ – First Date
ISFP – Little Women
ISTJ – Company
ISTP – Songs For a New World


Exhibition Tuesday!

Artist Amy Cheng created Rediscovery, a laminated glass percent for art project on the D line in Brooklyn. Located at the 25th Avenue station, the wildly colorful windscreen compositions are designed as imaginative land and skyscapes, referring to the largeness of life and the natural world. Opening this Friday, January 23rd, Cheng’s work will be featured in a solo museum exhibition at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum. Entitled Amy Cheng: Breathing Lessons, the exhibition will run through February 18, 2015.