Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Origins

I've been thinking about starting a theater blog for a while now. I love theater (especially musical theater) and attend a lot of local and touring shows, as well as shows in other locations (mostly NYC). I usually end up going to shows by myself because no one I know loves theater as much as I do. And to tell the truth I often prefer it that way, so that I don't have anyone or anything to distract me from the main event. But I often find myself wanting to tell someone about it or express something about the show, and again, no one really cares as much as I do! Except for my BFF Kendra (who's with me in my profile photo, and suggested the name of this blog), but she's not local, so she doesn't quite get it either. So I decided to start this blog to put it out there for other MN theater lovers to enjoy. Even if no one reads it, I think I'll enjoy putting my thoughts/impressions/feelings into words.

I don't intend this to be reviews; if you know me you know that I love everything. I'm not criticial enough to be a critic. But there are definitely some shows I like more than others, which you'll probably be able to tell by my enthusiasm and how many exclamation points I use. And I'll let you know if there's something you must see. And please do the same for me, if there's something you think I should see that I'm missing. I have season tickets to the Guthrie, Ordway, and Hennepin Stages, and am a frequent audience member at Theater Latte Da and Mu Performing Arts, and occasional audience member at several other theaters in town. But there are so many great theater companies in the Twin Cities that I just know I'm missing some. Hopefully this blog will also get me more in touch with the theater scene and other theaters I might not have heard of.

This is great timing for me to start this blog - I have five shows coming up in August (see my "upcoming shows" list, above right), including three Sunday matinees (I love the Sunday matinee - I'm already dressed up for church so I can go from there to brunch to the show, and still be home for an early bedtime). I've also got a couple of concerts coming up and might talk about those a bit, although the main focus will be theater. My musical tastes are ecclectic but mostly skew toward the folk end of the spectrum (other than showtunes of course). I might also occasionally rave about a movie or TV show, we'll see where things go.

I guess that's enough rambling to start this blog. I'm looking forward to sharing my love of theater with you all!

Peace.

p.s. and just to prove that in my head, everything relates to musical theater - the title of this post reminds me of the song "Origin of Love" from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and my sign-off "Peace" is inspired by my recent obsession with the musical "Hair!"

3 comments:

kendra said...

well, haven't you been busy today? it's not that i "don't get it," i just "don't get it." ;-)

i look forward to reading about the shows you see with and without me!

jill said...

it's not your fault you don't live in the land of lake woebegon. :)

karilie said...

Congrats on the new blog!