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Alright guys! So I owe my parents $250 for Dear Evan Hansen tickets so I’m selling some playbills! I have researched what other people are selling them for and I hope you’ll find the prices reasonable. Of course some of the prices are negotiable. Buy two or more and receive some window brochures for other shows! If you want to see the playbill before you purchase or want to know who was in the show or who signed it, message me! If you are interested in purchasing please message me!


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anonymous asked:

What are some good satires?

Yay satire! I love satire so I’ll try not to overwhelm you with a giant list, Anon.

Dr. Strangelove - Kubrick’s black comedy and political/war satire with Peter Seller playing three roles and ad-libbing a bunch of lines. Hilarious commentary on the “balance of terror” thinking during the Cold War.

The Great Dictator - Chaplin’s notorious political satire about Adolf Hitler and facism that was released when the US was still at peace with Germany in 1940. Edgy.

The Gladiators (The Peace Games) - this 1969 film was the original Hunger Games. During a time when war is no longer economically viable, world leaders assemble small teams to fight each other on a small scale. And it’s all sponsored by a pasta company.

Life of Brian - Monty Python’s satire on the life of Christ. Enough said.

The Truman Show - Admittedly, I haven’t seen this one yet, but it has been highly recommended to me. Truman is the unwitting subject of a reality TV show in this satirical comedy about reality, popular media, and spectating.

American Beauty - While more of a drama than a satire, this film pokes fun at the American middle-class and their ideas about beauty, love, sex and happiness.

Get Out - Ah yes, you’ve heard of this one? Technically a horror film but also a fantastic social satire about racism in American society today.  As Peele stated, “The real thing at hand here is slavery.”

The Princess Bride - the best romance fantasy-adventure film that makes fun of every romance and fantasy-adventure film. Inconceivable!

Sunset Boulevard - the classic film noir that comments on show biz and Hollywood. It’s also full of memorable quotes.

That’s just a few of my top choices so I hope you enjoy them!

Jules

1 Week Until the Tonys

I wish they were today, I’m ready to know who won already.  Really looking forward to the broadcast, though, especially seeing what all the shows do.  Not so sure how I feel about Kevin Spacey though.

Then comes the first performance after the Tonys which, for the winners, is so electric.  The energy and love between the cast/crew/orchestra and the audience is thrilling and I envy those who will able to experience it. 

However, I will admit that I love a good upset, always root for the underdog, and can’t wait to see the reaction if it happens.  Reaction of the winner that is, I take no joy in someone not winning.  Same for the fans of either party, it’s not personal.

I know winning or not winning a Tony doesn’t affect the quality/importance/significance of a show or individual performance, but it is an easily recognizable status symbol and reward for all the hard work that goes into getting a production to Broadway.

Regardless, your experience with a show is yours and yours alone.  You should never have to defend that to anyone and don’t engage with those who say you do.  The emotional connection to a work of art, of any kind, cannot be quantified or qualified.  It belongs to you and no award, or lack thereof, can, or should, diminish it for you.

Sara’s One-Week-Out Tony Nomination Predictions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! All the eligible musicals are open, all the pre-tony nominations are out, and it’s officially awards season, folks!! I’d like to preface this by saying I haven’t seen any shows this season, so please don’t treat this list as if I have any authority. I just read a lot of reviews, listen to a lot of cast recordings and really love broadway. This is simply me having fun.

Best Musical:

  • Dear Evan Hansen 
  • Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 - winner
  • Come From Away
  • Groundhog Day

I think its safe to say that DEH, Comet, and Come From Away are locks in this category, considering the lukewarm to dreadful reviews for most of the other new musicals this season. The fourth slot is really what’s up for grabs. Groundhog Day has gotten some good reviews, did really well in London, and based off of what I’ve listened to it’s a really fun show. That said, Anastasia, War Paint, and Bandstand are also strong contenders that could replace it. If there’s a fifth slot, I think Anastasia is the next most likely.

Best Revival of a Musical

  • Falsettos
  • Sunset Boulevard 
  • Hello, Dolly! - winner

Unfortunately, Tony rules dictate that only three shows will probably get nominated this year, unless a fourth show is within three(?) nominating votes. I think Hello, Dolly! is probably going to win, with Falsettos having the small potential to make an upset. (If SITPWG was eligible it would be a strong contender to win, but fortunately for Dolly, it’s not.) That said, because there are only three slots, there’s a potential that Falsettos won’t even be nominated since it closed so long ago and Miss Saigon is also very viable. 

Best Actor in a Musical

  • Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen - winner
  • Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
  • Josh Groban, Great Comet
  • Christian Borle, Falsettos
  • David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!

Ben Platt has had Tony buzz since DEH’s DC tryout, which is particularly impressive since his performance was able to cut through the Hamilton noise. That said, Andy Karl won in London and has the benefit of being in a show that opened more recently so he would be my second guess to take the win. Corey Cott and Jon Jon Briones are also in the mix for nominations and could replace Borle or Pierce. 

Best Actress in a Musical

  • Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly! - winner
  • Denee Benton, Great Comet
  • Patti Lupone, War Paint
  • Christine Ebersole, War Paint
  • Eva Nobladeza, Miss Saigon

I think Bette’s the closest thing to a lock we have this season. If Glenn Close was eligible, she’d be a strong challenge, but right now its all Bette. That said, I really don’t know much about this category. My reasoning for Patti and Christine is that nominators might want to give nominations to these two individually rather than giving War Paint a best musical nom, since my impression is that they’re kind of carrying a somewhat drab show. The fifth slot, after Bette, Denee, Patti, and Christine, is a bit up in the air. My (flawed) reasoning is that I want to give Miss Saigon some recognition since I don’t think it will be included in Revival nominations, but Christy Altomare could also easily slide in there.

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

  • Lucas Steele, Great Comet - winner
  • Andrew Rannells, Falsettos
  • Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos
  • Michael Xavier, Sunset Boulevard
  • Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly

This is really up-in-the-air right now. Unlike most the leading categories, there isn’t really a stand-out candidate. It’s actually the opposite; it’s hard to decide who should even be nominated. I chose the two Falsettos guys mostly because I’m biased and love Falsettos, but objectively it might end up being Brandon or Andrew rather than Brandon and Andrew. My heart wants to give Andrew the win (he should have won for Mormon, damn it!), but my head is saying Lucas Steele will take it.

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

  • Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
  • Amber Gray, Great Comet
  • Stephanie J Block, Falsettos - winner
  • Jen Collela, Come From Away
  • Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia

I think SJB is Falsettos’ best shot to get a Tony and I really think she deserves it. That said, Rachel Bay Jones is also beautiful in DEH so it’s a tight race. This is quite a wide category similar to the featured actor category. Kate Baldwin could also replace either Amber Gray or Mary Beth Peil in this category. 

Six days until we find out how incredibly wrong I am!

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anonymous asked:

I want to watch beautiful movie, it could be a dramatic, a romantic, or a thriller movie, well it can be anything. I like movies like pulp fiction, scarface, fight club, gone with the wind. Lately Ive been watching movies that weren't good in my opinion and I hope you can help. Any suggestions ??

This list is pretty random, but these are all great movies.

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Her
  • Chinatown
  • In The Mood for Love
  • Umberto D
  • Goodfellas
  • The Lady Eve
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Singin’ in The Rain
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Stromboli
  • Jules et Jim
  • Double Indemnity
  • Cleo from 5 to 7
  • The Red Shoes
  • Lola Montes
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Casablanca
  • American Beauty
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • All About Eve
  • Raging Bull
  • Rebecca
  • Belle e Bete
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Sabrina
  • The Seventh Seal
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Tokyo Story
  • Pleasantville
  • My Night at Maud’s
  • Le Samourai
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • The Lost Weekend
  • Heathers
  • Funny Girl
  • Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
  • Otto e Mezzo
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

In the civilizations I have created there are thresholds subtle and almost invisible. They are engineered in the slight gradations of roads and the shifting hues of brick. These are architected to align with transitions, which occur within the self so a sense of unity is drawn. Often openings to great boulevards and beginnings emerge from miniscule movements in form and flow.