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

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2.23.15 | Come Sail Away – Styx

Stand-out Lyric/s – I look to the sea reflections in the waves spark my memory / Some happy some sad / I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had / We live happily forever so the story goes / But somehow we missed out on that pot of gold / But we’ll try best that we can to carry on

I had a complete turn around morning at work today. I ended up closing for a friend and making some pretty decent money. When work was over, I ran home because my night plans involved fun.
My fiancé and I were going to meet my friend, Liz, at a theatre where she was hosting a screening of “The Princess Bride”. She dressed up as the Dread Pirate Roberts and got the crowd into an inconceivable mood! I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen the movie in its entirety. I knew it was one of my fiancé’s favorite movies so i told Liz that we would tag along. It was super fun and I loved the movie and was disappointed I did not see it in my childhood! It was a really cool experience to see older people excited to see it again and react to the movie, and to see a younger generation maybe seeing it for the first time with their parents and thinking it was “so cool!”.
On the way home, we listened to our classic rock station and this song came on. I do think of Eric Cartman from South Park when I hear this song, I won’t lie, but it made me immediately start singing and doing strange hand gestures. Also, John-Mark was really into to so when he gets into the same music as I do, it makes every part of my heart happy. We jammed out to the station all the way home and even some other oldies but goodies when we got home.
It was a great night and I hope to recreate it with other movies in the near future. 🙂

Yours for the listening,
Kelly