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I want to be clear: I bear no malice towards any of the winners. Everyone who is nominated, let alone wins, a Tony is a master of their craft. My rage is directed at the incredibly conservative American Theatre Wing who determine the winners, because I feel like they often reward “big names” and safe choices over what might be the best pick in a category. Yes, I have a bias, but I think it’s hard to look at this year’s wins for things like Best Actress and not see a resistance to rewarding women of color (Eva Noblezada, Denée Benton), or the various composing/writing awards and see a skew towards “traditional” theatre.

I have nothing but love for the performers and their talent which FAR surpasses my meager acting and musical ability. But the American Theatre Wing needs to become a little less old, a little less white, and a little more willing to reward productions that take risks.

Just my tuppence.

ultimate q&a for theatre kids

send me a number and I’ll answer the corresponding question!


1. what’s your favorite musical?

2. favorite character in your favorite musical?

3. what’s your favorite play?

4. favorite character in your favorite play?

5. what’s your dream role?

6. what’s a role you’d like to play that you’d never be able to?

7. do you prefer being behind the scenes or in the spotlight?

8. do you like hamilton?

9. have you seen hamilton?

10. how do you feel about hyped up shows like hamilton, les mis, and rent?

11. did you like this year’s tony awards?

12. what award should there be that isn’t?

13. what shows have you been in/helped with?

14. have you ever been paid to act onstage or on camera?

15. do you prefer broadway or west end shows?

16. favorite stage actress?

17. favorite stage actor?

18. favorite show currently or recently running?

19. what’s your dream #ham4ham (even if you don’t like hamilton)?

20. who should host the tony’s next year?

21. do you watch broadwaycom backstage vlogs?

22. what’s your opinion on movies turned into musicals?

23. do you prefer musical movies or live musicals?

24. do you have an opinion on american psycho?

25. what movie would you want to be turned into a musical?

26. what role would you like to see your favorite actor play?

27. do you prefer musicals, plays, or operas?

28. dramatic plays or comedies?

29. andrew lloyd webber or stephen sondheim?

30. neil patrick harris or james corden?

31. did james corden do a good job hosting the tony’s (in your opinion)?

32. create a show mash-up and explain the plot (ex: legally todd = sweeney todd + legally blonde)

33. what song always makes you cry?

34. how do you feel about musicals using other artists’ music?

35. what celebrity would you like to see on broadway next?

36. favorite show you’ve been in?

37. would you like to act professionally?

38. television or stage acting?

39. what disney movie should be a musical that isn’t?

40. if you could see one show on broadway or west end, what would it be?

41. what musical should be revived next?

42. are musical sequels okay?

43. what musical sequel would you like there to be that isn’t?

44. have you ever had a crush on a character from a show?

45. how do you feel about musicals being done live on tv now?

46. did you like grease live?

47. are you excited for hairspray live?

48. what show do you desperately want your school/community to do?

49. are you a stronger singer or dancer?

50. would you rather design the set, direct the show, or help with effects?


you can add to the list if you’d like :)

Why does my singing sound better in the shower science side of Tumblr please explain

It hits you in the simplest of ways.
How precious life is.
Did mothers kiss their babies goodbye?
Not knowing it was the final goodbye?
Did friends take pictures?
Not knowing it was their final one?
It creeps in on you.
The stillness of it all.
The finality.
That nothing matters.
22 (babies) dead.
Not so soon.
Not again.
Humanity filled with dread.
No place safe.
Not concerts.
Not schools.
Not theatres.
Not clubs.
Living in a 21st century bloodbath.
It creeps in on you.
The stillness of it all.
Time and time again.
Humanity.
Pushed to the brink.
Yet.
You realize.
Life is precious.
We must hold every moment with care.
And rise and rise again (with love).
We must hold each other with care.
And rise and rise again (with love).
—  The world cries with you, Manchester // @abillionlittlethoughts
#ManchesterStrong