Legends of tomorrow is like really really good like????? Great hilarious characters and strong female characters???? Awesome actors and amazing villains??? The heroes are not 100% good but that ok because they don’t have to be???? Beautiful characters developments??? Cool storylines and super smart plot twists????? Iconic films references??? It has it all and it keeps getting better I love it so much?????
I got the extremely lucky chance to Skype with Broadway star Andy Richardson for my theatre class because my uncle is friends with him and I was able to set it up. This is my biggest accomplishment of my life, and I still can’t believe this happened. I never in my wildest dreams would think this would be possible, yet here we are. I’d like to share my experience with y'all because it was such a pure thing and Andy is absolutely wonderful.
Andy was super excited to see us. When the video chat started, he grinned really wide & waved a lot. Anyone who had a question he’d wave and say hi to.
He started off by telling us about himself; he grew up in Austin, Tx and got into theatre when he was around 7 and starred in his second grade play as Cheese(I may have misheard because of buffering, but it sounded like he said he was Cheese). His mom flew him to New York to audition for Gypsy and booked the gig, working alongside Pattie Lupone. After the run, he returned to Texas and continued with school, only to return to NYC to make his Broadway debut in Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He then went on to play in Newsies from its start at Paper Mill all the way through to the show’s closing this last year.
We then got to ask him questions, and he was just the cutest, sweetest, and funniest person ever! He seemed really happy with the questions we asked, and here are the highlights:
•He loves getting to do a backflip while wearing a wig that goes all the way down his back and in heels
•He really wants to perform in any Deaf West production
•One of his dream roles is Fiyero
•His favorite show he’s been in is Newsies, but he also loves Kinky Boots, and his favorite character he’s been is Crutchie
•Any time he thought about a question he rocked backwards and inhaled deeply
•Some of his favorite shows are Wicked, Heathers, Newsies, & a few others that I couldn’t hear due to connection issues.
•Upon saying he loved Heathers, my friend Riley(who is very fun & exitable) stood up and screamed “QUICK FOLLOW UP QUESTION: WHAT HEATHER ARE YOU OR ARE YOU VERONICA?”
•Andy Richardson is, in fact, Yellow Heather
•Riley screamed something along the lines of “OH MY GOD SO AM I WE ARE LITERALLY THE SAME PERSON!”
•Also did I mention his favorite mEME IS KERMIT THE FROG? He said it doesn’t matter which meme it is, anyone with a frog.
•He also loves the new Meryl Streep one
•He’s very expressive with his face, which causes for hilarious moments when Skype freezes(I might post screenshots)
•He saw some kids filming & asked “Is that snapchat?” and instantly started voguing
•He grew up from a military family, so was very used to referring to adults as “Ma'am, Sir, Mrs. Mr. ext. and when meeting Patty called her "Mrs. Lupone and slightly offended her.
•One of my best friends asked what his favorite song from Newsies was and could he sing it, and what happened next was AMAZING.
•His favorite song to listen to is Once And For All. It is, quote, "Everything you need.”
•He saw the show when he was on a break and he said he was sitting there and the stage started moving, the harmonies mixed, the lights shone brighter and that was the best moment ever.
•He did this really cute thing while describing how he reacted to seeing it where he jumped and leaned back in his chair, placing his hand over his heart.
•(unrelated note that is how me and my friend reacted to seeing that part when he saw it in theaters)
•His favorite song to perform is Letter From The Refuge. It’s such an intimate moment after this intense and fun dance number where it’s just him on stage on a bunk bed with a candle lit.
•He then stARTED SINGING AND I ABOUT DIED
•HE ONLY SANG THE FIRST FEW LINES BUT THOSE WERE THE BEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE
•My friend literally slid out of her chair once he was done saying “I’m dead, I’m dead, that was so amazing it killed me!”
•One of my friends kind of draped herself by the table when asking her question, and he said “I love the pose!” prompting her to drape herself even more
•He has the MOST ADORABLE LAUGH & HIS SMILE IS PURE GOLD OKAY IT’S SO BRIGHT IT COULD POWER THE DEATH STAR
This is all I can think of right now, but after I watch the video I took I might add more
MY GARDEN IS SUPER HUGE NOW AND I WILL TAKE PICTURES ONCE EVERYTHING SPROUTS BUT HERES WHAT I HAVE GROWING:
aloe (with friend succulents), dark purple opal basil, great of italy basil, thai basil, adzuki beans, green contender beans, royalty purple pod beans, bee balm, broccoli, cantaloupe, cosmic purple carrots, celery, german chamomile, chives, cayenne chili peppers, coriander, pick barrel cucumbers, dill, eggplant, echinacea purpurea (aka cone flowers), fennel, fig, green bell pepper, small fancy mix gourds, hibiscus, blue hyssop, lady lavender, lettuce, marjoram, marshmallow, mint, white onion, flat of italy onion, dwarf washington navel oranges, oregano, parsley, peppermint, pineapple, purple plum radish, russet potatoes (since they sprouted in my cabinet anyway), rosemary, garden sage, marine blue sage, ultra violet sage, scallions, winter spaghetti squash, stevia, russian tarragon, taro, thyme, red delicious tomato, green vernissage tomato, black vernissage tomato, moon and stars watermelon
along with that, i have houseplants that were mostly either bought on a whim, gifted to me, or i took cuttings of and propagated so i dont have proper names for them like my edible garden!
peace lily, baby leaf fern, big leafy thing, “fig” tree (but will it grow figs???), speckled yellow fun leafy guy, english ivy, lil baby redwood tree from d*sneyland, massive 7″ long golden pothos of magic and amazement that has been propagated into 3 pots, california poppies, sweet peas, bachelor buttons, waxy cactus thing (jade?), ancient cactus (literally this cutting is from a cactus that was bought by my great grandmother in the 60s and the mother plant is currently living with my grandma), this cactus that has a ton of long and skinny arms and they have joints and break off into little “pills” idk that was the plant my mom gave out as a baby shower gift when she was having me so its old as hell, big ol palm from ikea, fire lookin fun leafy thing that likes sun, soft veiny leaf thing that likes shade, italian cypress, pretty tree bush from d*sneyland, rainbow moss, fish hook succulent from d*sney, blue globe agapanthus (dug up from outside d*sney lol fight me), moonflower, bush from literally right outside the apartment with the pink flowers
all in all, I HAVE ALMOST 80PLANTS!! I LOVE MY GARDEN AND GARDENING!!!!
IT DOES NOT MATTER IF I AGREE WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER OR NOT, IF YOUR CONTENT IS WELL DONE, FUCK WHAT I THINK ABOUT A SHIP, I’M SLAMMING THAT LIKE/REBLOG BUTTON BECAUSE YOU ARE A TALENT WHO CAN MAKE EVEN THIS DEAD HEART BEAT.
i had a semi-”i am no man”-eowyn moment today. at the dojo where i train, a lot of people think im a guy bc: short hair, medium pitched voice, androgynous face, hairy legs, & twig-like build (and the uniforms we wear arent exactly form-revealing. have u seen a ki lately)
this new-ish kid referred to me using he pronouns the whole class today but i let it slide until after class when everyone was getting water and taking off their belts and top ki
ironically, today i wore a tank top instead of my usual unisex captain america shirt, so i took off my top ki and slung it over my shoulder as i went out the door and im still laughing bc he looked up and down and his face just went slack like “oh. well.. crap”