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Washington’s National Theatre announced its upcoming season Tuesday morning, confirming the Broadway tryout of Mean Girls, adapted from the 2004 Paramount film by scripter Tina Fey, with a score by Emmy-winning composer Jeff Richmond (Fey’s husband) and lyricist Neil Benjamin. Aladdin‘s Casey Nicholaw again does double duty as director/choreographer. The musical is being produced by Lorne Michaels (his first time on Broadway with a big show; he previously backed gigs by Gilda Radner and Colin Quinn) with Main Stem veteran Stuart Thompson. A search is on for the lead played in the film by Lindsay Lohan, with a developmental workshop slated for next month in New York that only Russian intelligence will have access to.


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And here’s an interesting tidbit from the announcement: Part of the draw for subscribers is the offer of tickets to Hamilton, which is slated to run at the neighboring Kennedy Center in 2018 from June through September. National Theatre season packages start at $210. Adding in Hamilton to the package will bump the cost to $425. Translation: Base price of tickets for the Hamilton national tour will run you $210 – about $10 more than the (all-but-unobtainable) non-premium top price on Broadway.

OP 860 Initial Reaction
  • I don’t think it’s a good idea to just leave Pekoms there.
  • So that’s what the roulette wheel was. The number of crew members to be sacrificed along with him. eeep
  • Praline’s face right next to Aladdin’s in that panel is kinda funny XD
  • Why is Ichiji the only  one still wearing the same frilly shirt?
  • I gotta say, the new suits that Judge, Niji and Yonji are sporting do look pretty interesting.
  • An evil-looking line-up there. Black Market King, Queen of the Pleasure Quarter (who looks like she walked out of the 1920s version of One Piece), President of the World Economic Times, etc…
  • That candy staircase looks like it would take them even longer to climb than going through the castle, frankly.
  • Ohhh they move. It’s a candy escalator? haha
  • Dogtooth Charlo- KATAKURI? Ohhhhh.
  • This guy does look like a threat.
  • *shudders* So Smoothie literally squeezes juices out of things (and people).
  • There sure are a lot of two-page spreads in this chapter.

This felt like another setup chapter, but with much less humour. :/

Signs as Disney Songs

Aries:

  • Streets of Gold (Oliver and Company)
  • I’ll Make a Man Out of You (Mulan)
  • Stand Out (The Goofy Movie)

Taurus:

  • I’m Almost There (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Know Who You Are (Moana)
  • Athena’s Song (The Little Mermaid)

Gemini:

  • When Will My Life Begin (Tangled)
  • Eye to Eye (The Goofy Movie)
  • Friend Like Me (Aladdin)

Cancer:

  • I See the Light (Tangled)
  • Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
  • Loimata e Maligi (Moana)

Leo:

  • Go the Distance (Hercules)
  • Circle of Life (The Lion King)
  • Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)

Virgo:

  • You’ll Be in my Heart (Tarzan)
  • Dig A Little Deeper (The Princess and the Frog)
  • We Are One (The Lion King)

Libra:

  • A Whole New World (Aladdin)
  • He’s a Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Logo Te Pate (Moana)

Scorpio:

  • I’m Still Here (Treasure Planet)
  • Reflection (Mulan)
  • Why Should I Worry (Oliver and Company)

Sagittarius:

  • Just Around the River Bend (Pocahontas)
  • Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (Lilo and Stitch)
  • One Jump Ahead (Aladdin)

Capricorn:

  • Hellfire (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Everybody Wants to be a Cat (Aristocats)
  • He Lives in You (The Lion King)

Aquarius:

  • Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)
  • Son of Man (Tarzan)
  • For a Moment (The Little Mermaid)

Pisces:

  • Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
  • On My Way (Brother Bear)
  • You and Me (Oliver and Company)


UPDATE !!!

I am now aware of my mistakes so I changed Virgo and Capricorn’s songs if I’m correct. The movies The Prince of Egypt and Spirit are in fact works of DreamWorks and not Disney.
Thank you to those to pointed them out. If there are anymore mistakes in any of my posts, please notify me so I can fix them.
I’m not an expert on anything so please be aware of that.

To impress Jasmine, Aladdin wished himself to become a prince. You are one of the attendants that got wished into existence, but after Aladdin’s parade you start to have an existential crysis.

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So I’ve been overwhelmed by the black panther comicon appearance and I’ve been dwelling on how revolutionary the black panther movie is going to be, what it’s going to mean to countless people when this movie comes out and how long we still have to go, So I decided to put this short photoset together to illustrate exactly how big of a deal it is and how it is bigger than one person.

it’s so bittersweet because when I was younger (especially growing up where I did, a black kid in Finland) I really wished I had more access to imagery and media that reflected who I was because it would have made my life radically different for the better and I wouldn’t be at 26 (STILL) doing damage control but on the flipside, I’m so in awe of all of the beautiful talent in 2016 that younger black kids are able to see and be inspired by.

I think I was like 4 years old when I conciously picked up race and color via watching Disney’s “Aladdin” and I noticed how Jafar, the evil royal guards etc the villains were more ethnic looking or a shade darker than the “good” characters.

it’s insidious because you’re seeing something but at age 4, you don’t have the comprehension skill or knowledge to break it down and see it for what it is (Colorism, Societal bias against black people which is rooted in centuries of white supremacist doctrine, society associates things that are dark/darker colors with evil, danger, ugliness, dirt etc) and reject it.

so you pick it up and see it on a surface level and you think to yourself “well darker must mean ugly, criminal and less human”…then what happens when you look at yourself in the mirror and find out that you are black?


  how is that going to impact how you see yourself?

and guess what? if a 4 year old black kid can pick that up and internalize that about him/her/themselves….then a white kid can sponge up the same language and imagery that dehumanizes black people too (subconciously/conciously)…what happens when when these people grow up? become teachers, doctors, law enforcement etc? what kind of impact is that going to have?

I’m going off on a tangent and that’s just one personal example but society does that on a global grand scale and it is largely unchecked.

but honestly though,look at the photoset and think about how many talented people out there that we love and respect….who would NOT have achieved the things they did if it wasn’t for another person before them inspiring them to reach their goals and acting as trail blazers when it seemed as though it was impossible….then think about the flipside and how many people, with all the potential in the world, never lived to become great because they were met with more images dehumanizing them than ones uplifting them…this is why the fight for HONEST representation is important and it continues.

argh, I didn’t plan on typing anything but I got in my feelings after watching this again

…anyway, here are some pictures to make you smile, the next gen gives me hope

and if none of that gets you going, here is a video of Michael Jackson surprising James Brown on stage and then thanking him for being his biggest influence (BET awards, 2003)

Here's the beautiful thing about theatre:

It’s always changing. Shows come and go and, as much as that hurts sometimes (Tuck I’m looking at you), it’s also a good thing. Because when one show closes, another opens. You have your staples that will be (or seem to be) there forever, like Phantom and Wicked, and you have those shows that maybe their run isn’t as long as others, but they can impact people in major ways like Newsies and Next to Normal. You have the shows whose legacies live on like Les Mis and you have the shows whose legacy is only beginning, such as Dear Evan Hansen. Theatre is ever expanding and different and growing and I don’t know I’m just having a lot of theatre feels today.