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Hello livejournal world! I'm Erin, aka [livejournal.com profile] givesmevoice, and
this is my first of two guest blogging appearances.

I've been trying to think about what I should blog about. I realized
that I [half jokingly] told [livejournal.com profile] auraesque I would blog about
Broadway, so I guess I really should.

I love Broadway. it's become my numero uno fandom, surpassing even
Harry Potter. it's moved beyond just entertainment and begun crossing
over to the world of academic understanding and appreciation for me.
I've actually gotten into reading criticism and talking with my
friends and analyzing shows and songs and characters. quite nerdy,
tbh.

But I guess I really don't want to bore you with all of that. So I'll
talk about things I love about Broadway.

1) I love musicals. yes, I even love musicals where the songs don't
progress the plot.
2) I really love Stephen Sondheim. recognize!
3) Patti LuPone.
4) I believe it was Bebe Neuwirth who said that when you have to
express things and have run out of words, you sing, and when your
feeling surpasses singing, you dance. I love this.
5) I love the feeling of sitting in a dark, crowded theatre with a
thousand other people, waiting for that curtain to come up and that
overture to start. I feel like it can become almost religious, the
collective experience of ecstasy.


I...guess that's it. haha, I should've planned for a better guest
appearance. maybe I'll have something better to say at 2:30!


Date: 2009-07-25 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smeddley.livejournal.com
I admit I've never been a fan of musicals (except in cartoons, for some reason it doesn't bother me there). On the other hand, I don't mind operas... I think it's that in an opera, they sing all the time and you just accept that's how the story is being told, as opposed to musicals, where people doing ordinary things just burst into song randomly and sing about them.

I'd love to see someone go through their day as if it were a musical, and video it. It'd be a good YouTube project, getting people's reactions to someone randomly bursting out in song!

Date: 2009-07-26 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auraesque.livejournal.com
I was so excited to read this entry. Yay! :D

I think I get #5--it's the same thing for me at concerts, specifically Hanson concerts.

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