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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1.25.15 | The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez

Standout Lyric/s – The future that we hold is so unclear / But I’m not alive until you call / And I’ll bet the odds against it all / Save your advice ’cause I won’t hear / You might be right but I don’t care / There’s a million reasons why I should give you up / But the heart wants what it wants

I finally got to see my best friend in the new year! I already wrote about her before (Wildflowers -Tom Petty) but sometimes you just gotta write about your best friend a million times. 😛
We did a lot of talking, grabbed some lunch, and went to Ulta and went to get some Cinnabuns at Target. This, I told her, is what makes me feel normal. Hanging out with her, discussing ANYTHING that pops into our minds. We have discussed Selena Gomez probably a million times. How we want to be her, sing like her, act like her, why she ever goes back to stupid Justin Beiber, everything. When Selena came out with this song, I texted Kaitlynn immediately to ask her if she had seen/heard it. When she finally listened, she said that it reminded her of her relationship with theatre.
COULDN’T AGREE MORE.
This whole crazy thing that we get into where others get to judge us and tell us if we’re good enough to get “the part.” But yet we love it, we love the feeling we get, when the lights go down, and the curtains open, and we get to perform. People everyday ask us, “Why would you get into theater? Doesn’t it not pay well?” or “Thats your job?” or “What else do you do?” saying that doing theater isn’t enough. We constantly defend it.
Lately, I’ve definitely felt a disconnect with the theatre world, because I feel like at the moment I wouldn’t be doing it for me, but for the directors or just to do a show. I want to participate in something that I believe in and that’s going to make me feel great about defending it every day of my life. And I haven’t really got that feeling from anything lately. I hope it comes back and hits me right in the butt! But until then, I’m not going to do much. I’ll probably talk about this a lot more in future posts, but it was a great day hanging out with Kaitlynn.

Yours for the listening,
Kelly