rent 2012

my bootlegs

edit: due to an overwhelming amount of requests that i’m still trying to get through, i am no longer gifting for now

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (OBC,  Mezzanine)
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (OBC, Orchestra)
  • Aladdin (OBC)
  • Amélie [2016] (Phillipa Soo, LA)
  • Amélie [2015] (Samantha Barks, Berkeley)
  • Anastasia [2016] (Pre-Broadway)
  • Anastasia [2017] (OBC)
  • Bandstand [2017] (OBC)
  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (OBC)
  • Cabaret (Emma Stone)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [2017] (OBC)
  • Come From Away (OBC)
  • Deaf West Spring Awakening (Pre-Broadway, LA)
  • Deaf West Spring Awakening [2015] (Broadway)
  • Dear Evan Hansen [2016] (OBC)
  • Falsettos [2016] (ORC, Mezzanine)
  • Falsettos [2016] (ORC, Orchestra)
  • First Date (OBC)
  • Fun Home (OBC)
  • Gigi [2015] (Revival w/ Vanessa Hudgens)
  • Godspell (Revival)
  • Groundhog Day (OBC)
  • Gypsy [2003] (Revival w/ Bernadette Peters)
  • Gypsy [2008] (Revival w/ Patti LuPone)
  • Hair (2009 Revival)
  • Hamilton (OBC, Mezzanine)
  • Hamilton (OBC, Orchestra)
  • Hamilton [2017] (Chicago)
  • Hamilton (Javier Muñoz u/s Hamilton, Alysha Deslorieux u/s Peggy/Maria, Rory O’Malley)
  • Hamilton (Javier Muñoz, Lexi Lawson, Rory O’Malley, Andrew Chappelle u/s Lafayette/Jefferson)
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child [04/01/2017]
  • Heathers [2014] (Dan Domenech u/s JD)
  • Hello, Dolly! [2017] (Revival w/ Bette Midler)
  • In the Heights (OBC)
  • In the Heights (Krysta Rodriguez)
  • In the Heights (Javier Muñoz)
  • Les Misérables [2014] (Revival w/ Ramin Karimloo)
  • Les Misérables (West End w/ Carrie Hope Fletcher)
  • Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (OBC, Previews)
  • Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (OBC)
  • Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 [11/16/2016] (Scott Strangland u/s Pierre)
  • Next to Normal (OBC)
  • Next to Normal (Brian d’Arcy James)
  • Newsies (OBC)
  • Newsies [3/17/2012] (OBC)
  • Rent (OBC)
  • Something Rotten (OBC, Previews)
  • Something Rotten (OBC w/ Rob McClure)
  • Something Rotten (Rob McClure, Will Chase, Josh Grisetti)
  • Spring Awakening (OBC, Off-Broadway)
  • Spring Awakening (OBC)
  • Sunday in the Park with George [2016] (Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford)
  • Sunday in the Park with George [2017] (Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford)
  • The Color Purple [2015] (Revival w/ Cynthia Erivo)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame [2014] (La Jolla Playhouse)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame [2015] (Paper Mill Playhouse)
  • The Last Five Years [2013] (Revival w/ Adam Kantor & Betsy Wolfe)
  • The Phantom of the Opera [02/21/2013] (Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess)
  • The Phantom of the Opera [2015] (*Norm Lewis’ first performance w/ Sierra Boggess)
  • The Phantom of the Opera [2015] (Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess)
  • West Side Story [2009] (Revival w/ Karen Olivo)
  • War Paint (OBC)
  • Wicked (Aaron Tveit)
  • Wicked (National Tour)
  • Wicked (Stephanie J. Block, Annaleigh Ashford & Sebastian Arcelus)
  • Wicked (Stephanie J. Block and Annaleigh Ashford)
A Feminist Guide to Netflix

 Documentary

  1. Girlhood* [2003]
  2. Tricked [2013]
  3. American Promise* [2013]
  4. Hot Girls Wanted [2015]
  5. Crime after Crime* [2011]
  6. A Girl and A Gun [2013]
  7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975* [2011]
  8. Paris Is Burning* [1990]
  9. Miss Representation [2011]
  10. Dark Girls* [2011]
  11. It’s A Girl* [2012]
  12. No Woman, No Cry [2010]
  13. Live Nude Girls Unite [2000]
  14. Girl Rising* [2013]
  15. Half The Sky* [2012]
  16. The Invisible War [2012]
  17. Advanced Style [2014]
  18. Makers: Women Who Make America [2013]

Comedy

  1. Jen Kirkman I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) [2015]
  2. Dirty Girl [2010]
  3. Legally Blonde [2001]
  4. 9 to 5 [1980]
  5. A Different World* [1987]
  6. Ella Enchanted [2004]
  7. Wetlands [2013]

Drama

  1. Girlhood* [2014]
  2. The Long Walk Home* [1990]
  3. Orange Is the New Black* [2013]
  4. Hawthorne* [2009]
  5. Mooz-lum* [2010]
  6. The Butler* [2013]
  7. Rent* [2005]
  8. Electrick Children [2012]
  9. Night Catches Us* [2010]
  10. The Virgin Suicides [1999]
  11. Scandal* [2012]
  12. Fruitvale Station* [2013]
  13. The L Word [2004]
  14. Frida* [2002]
  15. Gimme Shelter [2013]
  16. The Watson Go to Birmingham* [2013]

Action

  1. Kill Bill Vol. 1-2 [2003/2004]
  2. Jackie Brown* [1997]
  3. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer [1997]
  4. Dollhouse [2009]
  5. Alias [2001]
  6. Enough [2002]
  7. Hit & Miss* [2012]
  8. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night [2014]
  9. Nikita [2010]

*Notable intersectional elements/representation

Please feel free to add TW’s or personal recommendations!

Austin Wayne Underwood was born in 1978 with Down syndrome. His mother has since spent her life fighting to make sure he would have a normal life. She fought the Fort Worth school system that tried to keep him segregated so he could go to Ridglea Hills. She even found a college in New Mexico where he received a certificate and lived in the dorms for a year.
     “People usually hide people with disabilities. We always treated him as a little boy first and his disability second. He has a normal life,” mother Jan Underwood said.
     And this summer, Austin will be married to a girl he’s loved since he was 3 years old. His fiancé, Jessica Smith, also has Down syndrome. Here is their story. 
     Austin’s mother had quickly become an advocate for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, fighting for inclusion to keep them in schools with peers who would one day employ Austin. She also said Austin learns by mimicking others, and when segregated with other people with Down syndrome, he wasn’t reaching his potential. 
     Jan soon became the go-to resource for new moms who were facing the enigmatic life of raising a child with a disability. That’s when Jessica’s mom called Jan for advice. They became fast friends, and so did their beloved toddlers, Austin and Jessica. Their entire family has spent Christmas together for 30 years now. 
     Austin’s proposal story will make any girl’s heart melt. Christmas 2012 he rented a limo to drive around and look at Christmas lights with Jessica while their families stayed back at the house. Jan had given her son her original wedding diamond, and he had the newly designed ring in tow. He stepped out of the limo, got down on one knee and proposed. Wedding plans are underway.
     On an unlikely warm, bright day in February, Austin’s mother rushed to Dallas to get her hair done. She was attending Jessica’s first wedding shower in Dallas where Jessica lives. Austin was milling around his mother’s house as she got ready, dapper as always and smiling. He proudly showed off his save-the-date, which was a short film of the lovebirds reenacting their engagement made to look like an old Western film. The DVD was sent out to wedding guests.
     Austin and Jessica decided they wanted a Western-themed wedding. Jan wanted the couple to be able to have custom boots.
     “Problem is, Austin and Jessica both have short, wide, little feet, and wearing boots off the shelf is a huge challenge,” Jan said.
     Jan called her neighbor and chief manufacturing officer at Justin Boots, Larry Nelson, to set up an appointment to have the boots made. Then she called her old high school buddy,
     Mayor Betsy Price, and local media to bring awareness that people with Down syndrome can live normal, happy lives, and they should never be hidden by a society that tends to looks away.
     Austin is the kind of guy that will look at a stranger working alone in a coffee shop, smile, ask you how your day is and say, “I’m getting married!” I know, because that’s how I first met Austin. He was dressed to the nines and grinning from ear to ear. How could I look away? All I could do was smile and thank him for making my day brighter. And he couldn’t be more thrilled to marry his lifelong friend.
     “For me, it is about being a part of Jessica’s life and always being together,” Austin said.