3.4.15 | Turn It Off – The Book Of Mormon Cast

Stand-out Lyric/s – Turn it off like a light switch / Just go, click / It’s a cool little Mormon trick / We do it all the time / When you’re feeling certain feelings / That just don’t seem right / Treat those pesky feelings like a reading light

So last night, I went to go see The Book of Mormon. It has been such a long time since I’ve seen anything in a theatre and to see a touring show was quite the treat! I went into Book of Mormon with not a clue of what it was about or anything at all. The ONLY thing I knew, was that the creators of South Park had made this musical. That got me excited for some comedy for sure!
I walked out absolutely loving this show! It was great! Just the right mix of tongue-in-cheek comedy with a sense of sincerity as well. I went with two of my girlfriends and we all had a blast. After the show, I had a burst of energy and could not stop singing Turn It Off, a song that was in the show. I felt the urge to perform again, and to get on a stage. Of course I know I’d have to find something that I’m interested in, and then audition, and then get on the stage. But that night just being a goof in my room with my fiancé looking on and giggling at me was enough. It just made me happy! So I decided that I at least have to see 2 touring shows every year. Just to remind why I love performing and why it became such a big part of my life.
When the cast had ended the show, the girl who played Nabulungi, spoke about her experience being on tour and performing the show every night and it almost made me well up. I remember being a part of a theatre community and how strong they were. Yes, they might have been a little clique -y but all in all, I always came out with some of the best friends and memories.
It was a great night being one with the theatre again and I can not wait to go back.

Yours for the listening,
Kelly

And I said “Hey, What’s going on?”

Alright, so I feel like I should start with an explanation..

Every year, I make a New Years resolution to journal more. “That’s lame!” you say, and maybe in one dark corner of my mind, I agree.
With the new invention of TimeHop, I feel like that’s kind of my journal that I can look back on lately.. But at the same time, I feel like it’s not enough. I’ve always felt that writing a journal about my day was  lame and super boring. What’s so exciting about picking up eggs at the grocery store and going to work? You guessed it, absolutely nothing.
Ever since I was really little, I feel like songs have got me more then I get myself. I feel like their vibes and their lyrics have been inspirational, insightful, and more then anything, truthful. When I was 2 years old, my parents said that I would sway back and forth in front of the television to Sinead O’Connor’s, Nothing Compares 2U. I guess that sort of tells you, I’m also pretty emotional. I remember more then I should about the songs that were played in my 2 bedroom townhouse and in the Saturn Ion on our annual Pittsburgh car ride then I do about the people that would come to our townhouse or that I would meet along my way.
So I started to think, “What if, instead of writing about my day and the monotonous things that happen through out my day, I write about a song that hit me or influenced me that day?” I loved it. I thought of just keeping all of it in a small journal underneath my bed or something but I, then, thought about the music community and how it brings people together. I love finding out about new music or hearing someone else’s opinion about a band or a song, and the type of conversations that come from the like and I feel like I could talk forever about it. Even concerts, are some of the most exhilarating events I’ve ever been too because so many people come together for one thing. Listening to , seriously, every type of music, I will try not to be bias, but once again I want to write about things that make me feel. Whatever type of feel it might be that day. I will also be trying to make Spotify playlists of every month so you can listen as well, or steal my playlist. 😉
So I hope you come on my journey and chat with me about music, find out a little more about me, or just try to fill your own playlist.

Yours for the listening,
Kelly