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Musical Theatre Asks
  1. Best cast recording to listen to during a long car trip?
  2. Song you’d blast from the top of a skyscraper?
  3. Song that never fails to make you cry?
  4. Off-Broadway or Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet?
  5. If you were to make a your own production of your favorite musical with complete creative rights, what would you change?
  6. Best song to break something while listening to?
  7. Hamilton or In the Heights?
  8. Top three Broadway actors or actresses?
  9. Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, or James Corden as the host of the Tonys?
  10. Best musical theatre breakup song?
  11. Stephen Sondheim or James Lapine?
  12. Favorite romantic or platonic duo on Broadway?
  13. “Waving Through a Window” or “For Forever” from the cast album of Dear Evan Hansen?
  14. If you were to write a musical, which composer/writer would you like to team up with?
  15. What would you say if you met your Broadway fave?
  16. Best musical theatre location? Orlanda, Santa Fe, Chicago, or the Emerald City?
  17. Sally Bowles or Roxie Heart?
  18. Role you could play at this very moment and absolutely nail?
  19. Movie stars on Broadway or Broadway stars in movies?
  20. What book, movie, or TV show do you think should be made into a musical?
  21. Tap dance breaks or 10-second costume changes?
  22. Best Broadway Elder Price?
  23. Best meta moment in a musical?
  24. Top three women-driven musicals?
  25. Are you more excited for Spongebob: The Musical or the Broadway adaption of Frozen?
  26. Best young love song?
  27. Matilda or Groundhog Day?
  28. Historical event that should be made into a musical?
  29. What non-Broadway singer/actor would you love to see in a Broadway show, and which role would you like them to play?
  30. If you read fanfic, what’s your favorite fanfic about characters from musical theatre?
  31. Dream cast your favorite musical.
  32. Set design or lighting design?
  33. Favorite empowerment-themed Broadway song?
  34. Which Broadway star, from the past or present, would you love to have dinner with?
  35. Favorite musical theatre trope?
Second City, chp. 1

Summary: Sometimes she worries she’s settling — for a smaller job, a smaller city, a smaller life than she’d promised herself — but that was before she found out Jughead Jones lives in Chicago. That was before she found out the final secret of Jason Blossom’s murder.

slow-burn, eventual smut, eventual references to violence.


There are some weeks you eat lots of kale salads and açai bowls and only drink green tea. Then there are weeks where you eat grilled cheese for four meals in a row and main-line stale coffee. This week is one of the latter. Which is why she is so glad Mary has invited her to dinner.

Her move had not gone smoothly. A truck full of her boxes had somehow wound up in Kentucky, an unlikely outcome she refused to think too hard about because, really, that meant at some point the truck driver had to turn left and south instead of right and north but whatever. It’s fine.

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1. Most Blues begin, “Woke up this morning…”

2. “I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next line like, “I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town.”

3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes…sort of: “Got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Yes, I got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher, and she weighs 500 pounds.”

4. The Blues is not about choice. You’re stuck in a ditch, you’re stuck in a ditch - ain’t no way out.

5. Blues cars: Chevys, Fords, Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Blues don’t travel in Volvos, BMWs, or Sport Utility Vehicles. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train, blues NEVER go on the northbound train. Jet aircraft and state-sponsored motor pools ain’t even in the running. Walkin’ plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So, does fixin’ to die.

6. Teenagers can’t sing the Blues. They ain’t fixin’ to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, “adulthood” means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis.

7. Blues can take place in New York City but not in Hawaii or any place in Canada. Hard times in Minneapolis or Seattle is probably just clinical depression. Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City are still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues in any place that don’t get rain.

8. A man with male pattern baldness ain’t the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg because you were skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg ‘cause an alligator be chomping on it is.

9. You can’t have no Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.

10.Good places for the Blues: a. highway b. jailhouse Bad places for the Blues: a. Nordstrom b. gallery openings c. Ivy League institutions d. golf courses

11. No one will believe it’s the Blues if you wear a suit, 'less you happen to be an old person, and you slept in it for the last 6 months.

12. Do you have the right to sing the Blues? Yes, if: a. you’re older than dirt b. you’re blind   c. you shot a man in Memphis Not if: a. you have all your teeth b. you were once blind but can see c. the man in Memphis lived d. you have a 401K or trust fund now

13. Blues is not a matter of color. It’s a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues. Sonny Liston could. Ugly white people also got leg up on the blues.

14. If you ask for water and your darlin’ give you gasoline, it’s the Blues. Other acceptable Blues beverages are: a. muddy water b. nasty black coffee

The following are NOT Blues beverages: a. Perrier b. Chardonnay c. Snapple d. Slim Fast

15. If death occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it’s a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse and   dying lonely on a broken-down cot. You can’t have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or while getting liposuction.

16. Some Blues names for women: a. Sadie b. Big Mama c. Bessie d. Fat River Dumpling

17. Some Blues names for men: a. Joe b. Willie c. Little Willie d. Big Willie

18. Persons with names like Michelle, Amber, Debbie, and Heather can’t sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.

19. “Make your own Blues Name” Starter Kit: a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.) b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Kiwi, etc.) c. last name of a President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.) For example: Blind Lime Jefferson, Pegleg Lemon Johnson or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Well, maybe not “Kiwi.”)

20. I don’t care how tragic your life: if you own even one computer, you cannot sing the blues. If you are reading this on a computer - maybe you cannot sing the Blues - but you sure can listen to it…


So my best friend and I took on Chicago last weekend, and it was honestly the happiest I’ve been in a long long time. Not to say I’m not happy frequently, because honestly I am. But I truly felt like myself and like I was enjoying life during this trip. It was four days, but felt so much longer. Being that I’m an architecture major, you can assume that I was geeking out this whole trip…and you wouldn’t be wrong. I took so many pictures, and the ones included are only a small portion of them. My friend and I went on an architectural boat tour of the city, and she told me I was “like a kid at Christmas.” Not wrong ahah! I took a lot of pictures in hopes of recreating them in my sketchbook, or using them for further inspiration. Aside from the boat tour, we walked around the city, shopped a little, hung out with her family, she got a tattoo (so freaking cute I hope she does a post about hers on her blog), and we went to the zoo. Needless to say, it was an eventful trip, but very much needed. Good way to say goodbye to summer (and our childhood I guess) as we both head off to college in a few weeks. 

I’m not even trying to catch up with Niall and his intense press circuit, but last week’s kiss fm radio interview in Chicago/The Sprite lounge was a blessing.

5. Rapped Eminem. Just completely spontaneously after being asked to name his favorite rapper. Clearly an 8 Mile fan.

4. Favorite song is Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, followed by Desperado by the Eagles. (Bonus: Teased that Liam’s answer probably included T Pain, lol)

3. Loves Chicago by “a long long mile” over any other city in the U.S. - best people, bars, restaurants, beauty and culture. His top cities include London, Melbourne, Tokyo and Chicago.

2. Best thing about the fans has been their loyalty, and he’s most proud of playing stadiums. “Not many people can say that.”

1. Legit hilarious reacting to old gifs of himself when he was 18/19. At one point he swiveled his chair and just stared at the screen and then shook his head fondly/embarrassedly, lol. Crowd asked him to reenact them and he responded: “I’m 23!” God bless.

Also, I laughed when Niall said his favorite condiment was mayonnaise given the mocking of “mayo” whitebread culture here on tumblr. But his dryness/self awareness is what saves him all the fucking time. “Riveting content here on”. Ha! Indeed.

List of reasons why Chicago is the best city for emos:

-Fall out boy is from there

-That’s where sisky, Jon, and Brendon live in throam

-That’s where live in Chicago happened (duh)

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Y’all can fight me on this, but the second amendment is so outdated, just taking into account the shootings in Chicago alone. Trump really thinks sending the feds into Chicago is going to deter gun violence in the city, when really the best way to combat the high rates of gun violence is to take away guns. Regular, everyday citizens don’t fucking need guns and shouldn’t have access to them. You can defend yourself just as effectively, with less training, and without killing anybody, by owning a taser.

Little kids are dying in school shootings. Little kids in the south side of Chicago are dying from gang shootings! Background checks aren’t doing anything but making criminals more stealthy. Building up and militarizing the police isn’t doing anything but creating a larger rift between officers and citizens. Guns need to fucking go. 

spicymormonhelldream  asked:

8, 12, 16 ! ❤️

2. Song you’d blast from the top of a skyscraper?

  • tbh the world will know (newsies)

12. Favorite romantic or platonic duo on broadway?

  • the lesbians from next door (falsettos.. love them) and/ or jack kelly and davey jacobs (newsies) 

16. Best musical theatre location? Orlando, Santa Fe, Chicago, or Emerald City?

  • gonna have to say chicago i love it there (chicago)

worstmissionever  asked:

1, 2, 15, 16, 20 for the musical ask thingy :D


1. Best cast recording to listen to during a long car trip?
-Book of Mormon, Something Rotten, Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812, Falsettos (I’m sorry I cannot decide they would all be jammin’ for a road trip)

2. Song you’d blast from the top of a skyscraper?
-Man Up!

15. What would you say if you met your Broadway fave?
-Cry and be unable to say anything tbh. I got really flustered at the stagedoor seeing some broadway performers so I can’t imagine how I’d act in front of a favorite.

16. Best musical theatre location? Orlando, Santa Fe, Chicago, or the Emerald City?
-drum beat- ORLAANNDDOOo-jk Emerald City

20. What book, movie, or TV show do you think should be made into a musical?
-Give me Pan’s Labyrinth the musical?? It’d be beautiful.


I hope everyone has a happy holiday season!

I was part of a really fun collab, about a group of friends staying all going home for the holidays!

This is Troy, to learn about his friends, follow the links below!
Part 1 by Missy Stepp
Part 2 by Brendan Rafko-Roberts
Part 3 (mine)
Part 4 by Lily Claudio
Part 5 by Rosalyn DeMattia

novembersol  asked:

How do you think Chance would be as mayor of the best city of Chicago?

Any mayor of Chicago would be hated. Chance would only focus on one demographic which would leave him open for hella criticism. He would be good for me, but not for the city as a whole.

…plus Chicago politicians are all crooked as fuck, they’d fuck up that man’s soul before he got elected.