All posts tagged: audra

theatre disaster

This morning, a comment from yesterday’s post reminded me of one of my favorite songs from the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess. So naturally, I turned on the soundtrack and played it on repeat for most of the morning. Then, I started sifting through some of my post-it notes for an idea of what to write about today and found: It’s referring to a concert I went to at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts to see possibly my  favorite performer of all time Audra McDonald. Some of you might know her from the TV show Private Practice, the 1999 movie version of Annie (she played Grace, Mr. Warbucks’s assistant), or Mother Abbess from the NBC Sound of Music Live! program a few years ago. She also regularly sings Yahoo! Answers with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show! But I am much more familiar with her Broadway credits as Sarah from Ragtime, Lizzie from 110 in the Shade, and Bess from the recent revival of Porgy and Bess. Simply put, she is an astounding person …

Number One Diva in this Game for a Minute

Folks of the blogosphere!! I am really honored to have been nominated for several blog awards in the past few weeks. These awards are for bloggers by bloggers. They’re basically a fun little way to shout out to your favorite blogs, help them get more followers, and give a nice little boost of self-esteem that, Hey! People are actually appreciating the crazy things coming out of my head!! If Beyoncé had a blog, she would definitely be nominated for these awards. So basically, I have now reached blog-level Beyoncé. Go me!!!! Awards #1&2: Inspiring Blogger Award “The Rules” Thank and link to the person who nominated you. List the rules and display the award. Share seven facts about yourself. Nominate 15 other blogs you enjoy, and let them know that you have nominated them. A huge thanks to Quiche Lauren and Hannah Goes to France for nominating me for this award TWICE! These ladies are both very cool fellow TAPIF assistants. Lauren did the program last year and her blog was really helpful to me when …