Category Archives: theatre

Double Birthday

March 22 is the birthday of two of our best modern day composers: Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Happy Birthday, gentlemen. Thank you for all of the wonderful music.

Pink at the Grammys

I know I’ve been posting a lot of videos lately, but I had to post this performance by Pink at this year’s Grammy Awards. I think this is beautiful.

Watch it full screen.

Charlotte Church and Josh Groban

Here are Charlotte Church and Josh Groban singing “Somewhere” from West Side Story.

Swan Lake Like You’re Never Seen It Before

Incredible Chinese performers in Swan Lake. Her balance is incredible.


The Amazing Kristin Chenoweth

I have a friend who went on a rant about Kristin Chenoweth. I have to admit I didn’t know who he was talking about. So, I looked into her career. She’s a Tony award-winning actress and singer. And I think she’s brilliant. Sorry, friend.

Here’s a good example of her range.

Aretha Franklin: I Dreamed a Dream

Aretha Franklin: I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables

That, ladies and gentlemen, is what you call knocking it out of the park.

Happy Birthday, Maria Callas

Maria Callas was born on this date, December 2, 1923.

Just listen:

Becoming Obsessed

I’m becoming obsessed with musical theatre on youtube.

Not sure if it’s because I’ve been watching Glee, or if I just miss New York this time of year. Everyone back East is wearing sweaters and coats and scarves. I love coats. And I’m sitting typing this in L.A. in a short-sleeved tee shirt. It’s not natural.

I’ve even been listening to “On Broadway,” the satellite radio channel in the car. That’s how I found Seth Rudetsky. I love his deconstruction videos.

If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments section.

Lea Michele: On My Own

My television is busted. I couldn’t watch my new favorite show, Glee.

I had to get my musical theatre fix, so here is Lea Michele singing “On My Own” at the Hollywood Bowl Les Miserables Concert.

Dance of the Snowflakes

From the Nutcracker, featuring the Bolshoi Ballet