I seriously cannot stand to see another “I’m engaged” picture on Facebook. Not that I’m jealous or sad that it’s not me because heaven knows I thoroughly enjoy the freedom of being single.
I think what gets to me is just the realization that, at the current moment, so many of my friends are traveling on a different path than I. And then I start to wonder if the grass is greener on the other side. And then I start to fear the possibility of loneliness. And then I realize that I can do whatever I want, whenever I want and spend all of my time and money on myself. And then I don’t feel so bad.
They all had to start somewhere! Check out Matilda The Musical’s #WhenIGrowUp photo series.
Has anyone gotten TKTS tickets for Kinky Boots? Where were your seats? Do you think it would be better to just put out the money and buy tickets in advance? Any suggestions for where to sit in the Al Hirschfeld theatre?
Possibibly the best thing I’ve seen online this summer!!
"Violet" Star Sutton Foster Eats Cake & Pranks Groff on "Side by Side"
This is incredible.
Got this yesterday, and I was kinda upset. I sent the request out early June, for a pride playbill, and I I get this back yesterday with a note saying, “sorry, we ran out of pride playbills. They were only for June”. WHAT! I SENT THIS OUT IN JUNE, I WANT MY PRIDE PLAYBILL! So yeah, and I can’t store it because I’m out of selves for my playbill binder! NO
Seriously!?!?!? They don’t have to send you anything never the less a full cast signed playbill. Good grief be thankful they take the time to even read our letters and do the best they can to send us things.
This is just like when people complain about actors not coming to greet people at the stagedoor. No where does it say they have to stagedoor. They do it voluntarily. Think about it after you get out or work or school you probably want to go grab a drink or go home and sleep; not walk out to a hoard of people with cameras in your face and stretching out their arms for your signature.
Well when you send money along with the request, you kinda hope to get back what you actually paid for, just as if you were buying from a store. Its like going to a candy store. “Hi, can I have a red lolly pop?” “Sorry, we are all out of red, but here is a purple one instead!” “Aww, didn’t get what I wanted, and because of that, I am allowed to be upset.” But that doesn’t make me ungreatful for being upset over that. As it is said so many times, you don’t know me, you don’t know what I have been through and you don’t have a say on my life.
Did you know I sent a donation with all of the rainbow pride requests I sent out? I sent out at least 20 pride requests with up to a $20 donations in each of them depending on the show. I have been planning this rainbow pride thing for a while, saving my money for the pride plabills because I wanted to keep a peice of theatre history. I have a strong pride for LGBT, and when I send out that much money and have the reqests come back with a note saying that I haven’t given enought to the show to recieve even a regular signed playbill, or even an unsigned playbill, yeah, I get fucking upset, but does that make me love a show less, or broadway, or stop striving for a change in this fucked up country, no, because I know that even if I send out a request with a donation and don’t get anything back, I am doing something amazing and I am helping an amazing cause, even if I complain about how much they are asking for. I am allowed to get upset, that is just part of human life. I live in Florida, and these request are just about all I have to connect to broadway and New York.
What really pisses me off if when people who live in New York say, exactly what you said, that they don’t have to come out and stagedoor or sign your playbill. That is is easy for you to say becaue if you don’t get you playbills singed after seeing the many fucking broadway shows, you can just come back the next day and have them sign it, you don’t even have to see the show again. All I have is my signed playbills, I love them and people who live in New York can just ask for someones playbill after the show and get it signed by cast members. It isn’t easy for me to get signed playbills from shows, nor is it cheap.
I’ll say it again, you don’t know me, you don’t know what I have been through and you don’t have a say on my life. Get to know someone before you start talking.
For starters I don’t live in New York so if you’re going to start with the whole “you don’t know me” thing check yourself and don’t just assume I live in New York (I’m from Louisiana). I send in requests to shows just like you and sometimes get what I’m looking for and sometimes I don’t. I send my requests with the realization that I may not get anything back. It’s the chance we all take when sending in requests.
And I don’t really see how what I said has anything to do with knowing who you are and what you’ve been through and what not. People are so quick to make things personal when really I was just making a point (which I still stand by) that shows do not owe us anything no matter what we do or how much money we send them. That’s all. It was not a personal attack on you and I apologize if it offended you.
The way you made your post look (with capitalizing the “I want my pride playbill”) made it seem as though you felt entitled to a pride playbill and didn’t appreciate what you received. So in the future if you don’t want people to comment a certain way on your post, maybe you should make sure when you post things that you’re conveying what you want to convey.
I just got back from NYC which means I got a shit ton of playbills. So I’m holding a giveaway for my followers. But like all giveaways, there are rules.
• must be following me (I will check) (I might follow you back too)
• reblog as much as you like, likes only count as reference
• I will randomly pick the winners on August 15th
• must live in the U.S.
• reblogs from giveaway blogs don’t count
• you can’t pick two of the same playbill
• 2 A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder playbills.
• 3 Pippin playbills. (one is the original cast) (please specify which one you want if you win)
• 2 Phantom of the Opera playbills. (one is the 25th anniversary) (please specify)
• 1 Lion King playbill.
• 1 Kinky Boots playbill.
• 2 Chicago playbills.
• 1 Matilda playbill.
• 1 If/Then gaybill.
• 2 Les Miz pamphlets.
• 2 Pippin pamphlets.
• 4 Phantom of the Opera pamphlets.
• 4 Newsies pamphlets.
1st place will win 4 playbills of their choice and 1 of each pamphlet.
2nd place will win 4 playbills of their choice and 1 of each pamphlet.
3rd place will win 3 playbills of their choice and 1 Phantom and Newsies pamphlet.
4th place will win the last 2 remaining playbills and 1 Phantom and Newsies pamphlet.
Ends on August 15th. If you win, you must respond in 24 hours or I will pick another winner. I will notify the winners in order so I know what is left. If you don’t want the pamphlet please tell me so I can give them to someone else. (Same goes with playbills.) But the pamphlets are pretty cool.