Currently Reading: Bill Bryson

Every so often (okay, okay, so a lot more often than not) I read things that are unrelated to my dissertation. Bill Bryson always makes me lol. (From Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe) If you aren’t familiar with Bryson, or the obvious fan that I am, I’d recommend starting with The …

Show Review: Don Juan in Soho

Okay, okay, okay. This show was not kid-friendly. Obviously. But I’m not a kid, and I probably would have felt about a million times more uncomfortable about going to see this production if not for a few things: David Tennant I went alone. There is something so easy about sitting …

Show Review: Half a Sixpence

I have mixed thoughts about this production. On the one hand, the lead, Charlie Stemp, was nominated for an Olivier Award and for good reason. He’s got sweet, sweet moves and at one point hopped up onto a trellis onstage with ease. In fact, he had so much ease and …

Show Review: Spamalot

I have a friend who lives on the philosophy that if a movie can make her laugh 3 times, then it has been worth it. I won’t get into the nitty-gritty of whether or not that sets the entertainment bar unbelievably low, it’s her philosophy to live by, not mine. …

Show Review: Aladdin

Let’s all be honest here: Aladdin is the dream. Tall, dark, handsome, from humble beginnings with the heart of gold, falling for the lovely-but-common [secret princess] and sticking to that through a journey of self-discovery and into honest royalty. That’s charming. But Aladdin is really all about Genie. Without Genie, …

Show Review: ART

This was hands-down, the best thing I have seen in London. I was drawn in by the lure of a poster on the Old Vic and the thought of “it would probably be cool to see that guy that I hated in The Holiday as equally as I hated in …

the BIG move

Well, it has been two weeks. The first week, I spent getting oriented to my new home (re: dorm), the area (re: South London), and being back in school (re: a ton of reading and almost as much writing). Last week, I spent reading (see definition of graduate school) and …

Show Review: Wicked

I’ve been singing the tunes to Wicked for over a decade. 13 years to be more precise. That’s almost astounding. This is not the first time I have seen the show. It will not be my last. I love it. Each and every time I see it, I love it. …

on the eve of my 30th birthday

There’s been a lot going on, like my recently launched smear campaign against Mary Jean* at my local post office, but also visiting friends, a short-term career at UPS** (I’m absolutely the worst person in the world to not even give a glimmer of a schedule. If I don’t have …