sweet folly

  • Them: So what are your favorite musicals?
  • Me: Oh well I'd probably have to say Rent, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Phantom Of The Opera, Les Misérables, Assassins, Parade, The Light in the Piazza, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Saturday Night, The Bridges of Madison County, Gypsy, If/Then, A Little Night Music, Once, Sweet Charity, Follies, Evening Primrose, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Passion, Gutenberg The Musical, Carousel, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray, West Side Story, Legally Blonde, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to The Forum, Children of Eden, 1776, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Visit, Annie Get Your Gun, Summer of ‘42, Falsettos, James and the Giant Peach, The King and I, Avenue Q, Gigi, An American in Paris, Next To Normal, Newsies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, The Book Of Mormon, Company, Grey Gardens, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Hadestown, Ghost, The Magic Show, The Producers, Lazarus, The Color Purple, Grease, The Wi, Urinetown, Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, Mamma Mia, The Wild Party, Newsies, Brooklyn Crush, The Bandstand, Dames At Sea, Oklahoma!, Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens, Oliver, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, Wicked, Marry Me A Little, Waitress, Do I Hear A Waltz?, Rocky Horror, The Last Five Years, The Civil War, Beautiful, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Shuffle Along, Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde, South Pacific, Matilda, Spring Awakening, Kiss Me Kate, Fun Home, Hands On A Hardbody, The Lion King, Heathers The Musical, Aladdin, La Cage Aux Folles, Elegies, Shrek, Guys & Dolls, Kinky Boots, The Little Mermaid, Something Rotten, Pacific Overtures, The Robber Bridegroom, Reefer Madness, Godspell, Tick Tick Boom, Sister Act, Brooklynite, A Gentlemen’s Guide To Love and Murder, Me & My Girl, Side Show, Evita, The Great Comet, In The Heights, Bare, The Secret Garden, Lady Day, LoveMusik, Fiorello, In Trousers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, I Love You Because, Sunset Boulevard, A New Brain, 110 In The Shade, A Little Princess, Camelot, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line, Love Labour’s Lost, The Baker’s Wife, Fiddler On The Roof, Violet, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Rocky, Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tenderloin, How To Suceed in Business Without Really Trying, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, 42nd Street, Heathers, The Story of My Life, Annie, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Anyone Can Whistle, On The Town, Ragtime, Now. Here. This., Porgy and Bess, The Music Man, 9 to 5, Babes In Arms, Chaplin, A Man of No Importance, Brooklyn, On The Twentieth Century, Hello, Dolly!, Finding Neverland, Catch Me If You Can, She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Victor/Victoria, The Wedding Singer, Bright Star, Footloose, Beauty and the Beast, Funny Girl, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Jekyll & Hyde, Cabaret, Chess, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Seussical, Dogfight... and what's that other one called? Oh yeah, and Hamilton.
  • Them: (left 15 minutes ago)

anonymous asked:

I just looked up the meaning behind your middle name and it's so sweet! Except the "folly or stupidity" part, but then again most of us commit many follies as teens so *shrug*

It’s not sweet, it’s embarrassing! I’m named after a flower!


~ Kelli O’Hara through the years ~

Jekyll & Hyde, Follies, Sweet Smell of Success, Dracula, The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, South Pacific, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Bridges of Madison County, The King and I.

Sutton FosterLaura OsnesIdina MenzelLaura BenantiAudra McDonald


11x06 “Our Little World”
“Tell me what is happening here between us. You save me, I save you. You were the first thing I saw when I was freed and it had been so long. Maybe that’s it. My first experience of his creation. You can’t help but represent that for me. The sweet triumph and folly of what he’s wrought.”

This has probably been one of my personal favourite moments of the episode. Not just due to how even the way this shot was executed, they were framed as two halves of one whole without either of them understanding the push and pull, but much more because I really loved what Amara said here. Because even though she’s been locked away from the begining of time, one thing the show has been emphasizing for seasons now, she realized immediately: That Dean represents humanity (to her). And that… Well, that’s kind of what we’ve been seeing for a long time now. That Dean is the epitome of humanity and yet someone made in God’s “image” like a “son”, which only further frames him as a christ figure. Earlier today I already talked about how Dean’s been the vessel for the Divine now literally through Amara. So Dean’s been, come to be framed as all three here: the epitome of humanity, as a chirst figure and with that also as divine.


Via the National Women’s History Museum: On this day in 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, for her collection Annie Allen. Langston Hughes, reviewing the book, said “the people and poems in Gwendolyn Brooks’ book are alive, reaching, and very much of today.” 

Annie Allen follows a young African-American girl as she grows to adulthood – the middle section, a mock-heroic epic called “The Anniad” (a play on “The Aenead”) is online here, and here’s a stanza to whet your appetite:

Think of sweet and chocolate
Left to folly or to fate,
Whom the higher gods forgot,
Whom the lower gods berate;
Physical and underfed
Fancying on the featherbed
What was never and is not.