Into the Woods at New York City Center was so electric that we rode the “high” or seeing it through the rest of May and into the month of June. We didn’t return to the Great White Way until July where we celebrated my birthday by seeing what has become one of my all-time favorite productions ever.
This post was originally supposed to be published in September, but thanks to life and theater, that didn’t happen. But I haven’t seen any additional Broadway shows since the last one written about in Part Two, so I guess it still counts!
Ever since Broadway reopened last Fall, I’ve been an active patron. Though I did not return to NYC to see a show until January of this year, I was supporting the theatrical arts since September of last year. This is the first of two posts where I discuss all of the shows I’ve seen between September 2021 and September 2022.
Last weekend, I hung up the headset for the final time. The show I have given my life to for the better part of October played its final performance on Sunday. This show taught me a lot about myself, stage management, and theater. Even though the schedule is grueling and I lack sleep during the performance weekends, I always end up looking back on these experiences with nostalgia and joy.
As August comes to a close, I find myself sitting at the keyboard trying to form this post. You would think that for a month where I didn’t have a lot to say, it would be easy to compile a recap. That isn’t always the case. Today is one of those days.
As we enter the middle of August, I often find myself reflecting on how quickly summer always seems to pass. Unofficially, summer begins on Memorial Day. Officially, it begins between June 20th and 22nd. But, for me, summer begins on my birthday which is in the first week of June. And even though it has no baring, I always associate the Fourth of July with the halfway point of summer.
For the opening night of the play I’ve been working on, I decided to make cupcakes. Naturally, I chose a Magnolia Bakery recipe. This time I chose the Vanilla Cupcakes. A super simple recipe that made tasty desserts.
Since the show I’m working on is Irish-themed, I decided to make the color of the frosting match the Irish flag. I topped the cupcakes with vanilla buttercream that I dyed either green or orange (or left it “white”).