Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Parade in Concert

Or as an alternate title:
Why Is Life So Unfair To Me?
*Warning: Lots of profanities will be said.*

Just learned about an hour ago that this guy who I used to go to high school with is going to be in a Broadway show for one night in the chorus. He get's to go to the Lincoln Center to perform Parade. Now this wouldn't piss me off so much if it wasn't this punk ass bastard. This guy used to make fun of me for being in drama class. When I was one of the only two people in my school who was in Hamlet he told me that I was was probably the only one who auditioned because Shakespeare sucks and they were probably lacking female talent. He was also on my soccer team and started screaming at me one day in front of our entire team, the opposing team, and soccer watchers because I didn't do the cool down because I had rehearsal and "rehearsal is stupid and isn't as important as soccer" and "You must hate your team and everyone here if you really leave them at the very end of a difficult game to go to play practice."  Oh and fyi, running at an extremely fast pace back and forth across the field after we lost a game should not have been called a cool down, it should be called mega stupid.
He also made it pretty clear that he hated choir considering he only joined the class to get an "easy A." And to quote him about the "drama nerds" (his words, not mine); "Theatre is stupid because none of it is real." 
So yes, I can totally see why this jerk get's to be on Broadway. Oh! And it gets even better! Come to find out, he has only been in theatre for year at Southwestern Michigan University! Because as the old saying goes, when you do theatre for only a year you usually get to end up on Broadway! AAAAHHH! I AM SO FURIOUS RIGHT NOW! Like, you can join theatre whether you're 12 or 212, theatre has no age limit. But when you get to perform on Broadway after only a year of being on stage that just doesn't seem right to me and makes me incredibly sad. And then it makes me enraged. Yes, you can be fantastic after only two days of stage work, but for those of us who have been performing since they were 3 years of age, it's a kick in the stomach to watch people like this get the lead in a show or go to Broadway.  Yes, I will admit to being jealous. I will also admit to having a mental breakdown and crying for a few hours after the news that this undeserving miscreant get's to be singing one of the most powerful musicals in NYC while I sit here in nowheresville Michigan trying to book any role for any play/musical that I can. And lately I have struck out because my life sucks and luck is never on my side.
Plus this was at the LINCOLN CENTER. You know what else has just recently played at the Lincoln Center? Sweeney Todd. And you know who was in this version of Parade? Jeremy Jordan (loved him on SMASH. And in Newsies. And on the Bonnie&Clyde album.) Laura Benanti (I follow her on twitter and she's kind of the coolest. Plus she's a fantastic actress.) Katie Rose Clarke (I came THIS close to seeing her as Glinda in Wicked!)  and Ramin Karimloo (He's the most awesome person ever. If you don't like this guy then you have brain issues which need solving.)  And after finding out who was cast and where this was to be performed I asked myself; Why am I not dead yet? 

Monday, January 19, 2015


As probably very few of you may have heard, a wonderful woman and Russian singer (whose birth name was Olga Vital'evna Yakovleva but better known to the public by the name of  Origa) has passed away after battling lung cancer at the age of 44. That sucks and I really hope she is finding happiness in the afterlife, she deserves it. I am really sad to hear about her passing.

I feel like I needed to get that out there because a lot of you may have never heard of her and let me just tell you that she was an amazing singer. If you've ever watched the anime series called  Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex then you've probably heard her music as she sang both the first and second seasons theme song. Also, if you've never seen the series I recommend giving it a watch as well. Origa was actually the reason I started watching the series. This was the only show I've ever started watching because I thought the intro song was great. Lol.  I honestly just thought her voice was amazingly beautiful. I swear I downloaded at least 20 of her songs and put the on my ipod the same day I heard "Rise." And I will continue to stand by and say that it was the best musical decision I have ever made. 

Sadly I never had a chance to see her perform live, but I do want to thank her for the wonderful music. I have never and probably never will hear anything like it ever again. Phenomenally fantastic talent Origa was. =)

But Origa also had a lot of great songs outside of the anime/Final Fantasy world as well. Granted, you probably won't be able to buy her cds for under $50 or so here in the U.S. but if you are interest in listening to her music there is always itunes and Youtube. =)

 I thought it would be a good idea to post some of my favorite songs of hers below because I want to keep the music alive even if the fantastic singer is no longer with us.


Inner Universe

Ame (Rain)

We Can Hear Your Pulse




On an ending note I would like to say that the Ghost in the Shell movie that Hollywood is making better make a dedication to Origa or at least play her songs somewhere in the movie because that is the very least of what she deserves. Because I swear if they don't play any of her music and start playing something by Kanye West for God knows what reason, I am seriously going to lose it. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Stupid Parties Celebrating Yearly Stupidness

Halfway into January 1st and we learn that the evil blonde girl who got the lead in a theatre production and acted like a huge diva is now engaged. Not only is she engaged but she got engaged five minutes after midnight at a theatre party which I wasn't invited to and just learned about. Seriously, this is the email that was apparently sent out;

">Name of the college's theatre< is looking forward to a small New Year's gathering with some very important Acting Class alums from back in the day this evening!" 

Well gee golly! Considering I took the very first class with this adjunct professor (who is now the director of the college's theatre department) you would think I'd be invited but NOPE. Kids who took the damn class five months ago were invited but not me! You know because nothing screams "back in the day" like recent class takers!!! I also did not enjoy the wording of "important acting class alums." I'm sorry, but is the reason I didn't get an invite to this festivity is because they didn't feel that I was important? Because if that's the case, they can all go to hell! But I'm guessing they just forgot about me (typical) or only wanted blondeys closest friends there to share in the proposal moment. But the last one is just a lame reason to throw a party and in my nonexistent heart I'd like to think better of these traitors. 

But I'm totally not bitter about this AT ALL. It's not like I didn't have things to do on New Year's. I was invited to plenty of small gatherings because I'm such a likable person. =P