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I Went to NYC

I’m trying to be better at updating.  We’ll see how this goes. . .

Greetings, all!  I’m trying my best to catch you up (quickly) on what I’ve been doing (read: why I haven’t been updating) so far this year.  Here’s a quick look at my recent trip to NYC.  There are only highlights- there were no lowlights. LOL A bunch of my friends from all over (Hawaii, Florida, California) were going to be in the city at the same time, so it was a perfect storm of fun.  I got to see friends from high school, college, and performer friends I had been missing terribly.  I squeezed in an audition (it went OK!  They had nice things to say)

My friend Alex was kind enough to let me stay with him and show me around.  We had a blast eating and walking (and walking) our way around Manhattan.  Check out my trip in pictures:

My first visit to MoMA. I love modern art. No, really.

Alex won us tickets for the Book of Mormon lottery. The show was fantastic. I was inspired.

It snowed the second day! Hadn't been in snow since I was a toddler.

A and me about to see some bones at the Natural History Museum.

I'm mad he didn't come to life.

On our way to a night out with some of the Hawaii crew.

Me and A dancing it up at Barracuda.

Me and T living at Barracuda.

On the way to brunch in the village.

I think this was a lesbian bar? I dunno. It was near our brunch spot in the village.

Freezing on our way to see Lady Libs.

She's so pretty.

Being goofy in Times Square.

Exhausted! My last morning. Waiting for Alex at his audition at Chelsea Studios.

I had an absolute blast during my trip.  I didn’t want to leave (but then, I never do.  Wherever I go on vacation is usually awesome).  Where should I go on my next trip?  Suggestions are welcome.  Also,  check out Alex’s blog about living and auditioning in NYC here.  Thanks for stopping by! xx


South Park Does Broadway!

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According to Broadway World, the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are penning a new musical comedy that pokes fun at Mormonsim.  The music will be written by Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez, and Casey Nicholaw is set to choreograph.  Previews of The Book of Mormon start February 24, 2011, but a cast has yet to be announced.

You might be wondering what Trey and Matt know about writing a musical.  Actually, quite a bit.  Do you remember their movie, South Park:  Bigger, Longer, and Uncut?  Well the song from that movie, “Blame Canada.” was actually nominated for an Oscar for Best Song.  Since it first aired, South Park has won four Emmys and a Peabody award.

And they’ve got a great team behind them on this.  Robert Lopez is not only the composer of Avenue Q, but also a co-creator and lyricist.  The musical won the 2004 Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, and even scored a Grammy for the cast album.  Casey Nicholaw has been nominated for a Tony twice for her work on Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Drowsy Chaperone.

So, while I’m sure everyone will be offended, you’ve gotta admit that this show has a good shot of being pretty good.  If it’s half as funny as the South Park episode, “All About the Mormons, ” we’ve got a winner on our hands.  I’ll keep you posted on how the show’s coming along.  In the meantime, remember this bad boy from the Mormon episode?

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Will you watch The Book of Mormon?  Or do you think this sounds “dumb?” Leave your thoughts below!


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