Emily 59

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  A musical theatre enthusiast living in NYC

Elsie Fest 2017: My Ramblings
Oct 9, 2017
I want to begin by stating that I had a great time at Elsie Fest this year. I wanted to say that upfront because there are a few aspects of last night’s show I plan to criticize, and I don’t want anyone to come away from reading my reflection thinking I didn’t enjoy myself. Just because something wasn’t perfect, doesn’t mean it wasn’t fun. Read more...

The Value of Failure: A Dear Evan Hansen Experience
Feb 21, 2017
This past Sunday, I woke up well before dawn to take the earliest morning train into Manhattan and join the line for standing room (SRO) tickets to Dear Evan Hansen. Read more...

And All Shall Know the Wonder
Jan 24, 2017
Finally, I wanted to repost the individual blurbs I wrote about each of the cast members: Miles Barbee – Miles plays the role of Otto, one of the teenage boys in the show. Otto’s more of a supporting role, but Miles has definitely managed to make his presence known on stage. I think his greatest strength in this production has been his ability to circumvent expectations. His character is meant to be the youngest of the school boys; he’s even dressed in a sort of sailor suit to denote his juvenile status. And yet, he’s called upon to deliver some of the most audacious lines/lyrics in the whole show. He plays this contrast beautifully.  Those moments in the show, where he does or says something unexpected, are always perfectly and wonderfully shocking. Read more...

Not Gone
Jan 24, 2017
I also wanted to re-post my “end of run” ramblings. It’s been a year, and this show still has a special place in my heart. It’s truly not gone.  Read more...

I Will Sing The Song of Purple Summer
Jan 24, 2017
In honor of the one year anniversary of DWSA’s Closing Night, I’ve decided to repost my old journal entry about that night. Enjoy. Read more...