Gigi On…Being MIA…again.

Well. I’ve been a terrible blogger, haven’t I? I know it is incredibly late, but Happy 2015, my fellow theatre lovers! And yes, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to actually return to the blog (like I said, incredibly late, I know,) So, I suppose I should catch you all up on what I’ve been up to.

As you know, the last disappearing act I did was due to a lack of motivation. However, I got my groove back thanks to a couple of people who have inspired me greatly. That leaves one question. “Gigi, if you’re motivated, what’s with the lack of posts?” Simple-a lack of time. Life has been kind of hectic for me the last few months. But not to worry, I’ve figured out how to handle it all…I hope. 

I’m coming back to the blog full time…and full force, too. I’ll end this post by giving you a list of posts to look forward to:

  • On The Twentieth Century review
  • Honeymoon in Vegas review
  • Stairwells review (Nick Pitera’s debut EP)
  • Something Rotten review
  • Gigi review (I’m really excited about that one!)
  • It Shoulda Been You review
  • Jack and Lousia: Act One review (the debut book by Submissions Only creators Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger)
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame review (pre-Broadway at Papermill Playhouse)

These are just the articles I have scheduled. I’m so excited to get back to this blog because I love everything about it. 2015  is going to be a great year…I can feel it!

With much love,

Gabrielle “Gigi” Gervais



Gigi on…LES MISERABLES

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Broadway’s most compelling saga returned to the Great White Way this past spring, and I was able to finally experience it on Saturday, August 16th. If someone were to ask me what it was like, the one thing I would say would be “It was a Les Mis fan’s Les Mis.”

The 2014 revival of Les Miserables premiered after the 2012 Oscar-winning blockbuster movie adaptation. With this new revival came a slew of newer, younger fans of the musical. This production does a great job of staying true to the original piece, but was also able to take it in a more modern direction. This reinvented telling of Victor Hugo’s classic tale of revolution in 1800s France is just as riveting and powerful as every other version before it.

For those unfamiliar with the story, Les Miserables is about a lot of different events and people, but it boils down to a story about a man released from prison after nineteen years, trying to escape his past wrongs and start his life anew , whilst the French Revolutionary War is brewing. That man,
Jean Valjean, takes a new form in Ramin Karimloo. This man was born to play this role. His extraordinary vocal chops and stage presence is a force to be reckoned with. His gut-wrenching performances of “Valjean’s Soliloquy” and “Bring Him Home” are reason enough to see the show. I can gush on and on about how wonderful Karimloo is in this production, but he is really a performer you have to experience live.

Earl Carpenter plays the borderline maniacal police officer Javert hellbent on capturing Jean Valjean. He perfectly makes the audience dislike the character. What surprised me though was how well-suited he was for this role. Carpenter was even able to squeeze sympathy out of me during “Javert’s Suicide” which has always been the least sympathetic part in the show for me. I never quite understood Javert’s reasoning behind ending his life, but the way Carpenter delivered the song finally clicked. If you want to see him in the role, do it before October 9th, when Will Swenson returns from his hiatus.

Fantine, the birthmother of Cosette (I’ll get to her in a bit) is as beautifully heartbreaking as ever with Caissie Levy at the reins. In fact, I have never been more upset that Fantine is the first death of the show because Levy was so great, I wanted to hear her more than I was able to. She portrays the desperate mother with such conviction and emotion, that I physically held my hand to my heart for the duration of her stage time. The funny thing about her though was “I Dreamed a Dream,” although very sad, did not compare to her delivery of her line in “Lovely Ladies”: Don’t they know they’re making love to one already dead? I shed more than a tear at that one line.

I may get some disagreements here, but I have to say it. Samantha Hill is my favorite woman who has been casted as Cosette. Her vocals in this show are the perfect example of “Less is More.” The fact that “A Heart Full of Love” wasn’t chock full of vibrato was a refreshing change for me and for the character. Levy also acted as the innocent and lovesick girl very, very well.

Speaking of lovesick Cosette, Marius, her star-crossed lover, is given a new young charisma in Andy Mientus. Mientus’s fresh new take on the young revolutionary was inviting and highly entertaining. It blows my mind how he can portray an awkward young man that made me smile and happily roll my eyes, then turn around and break my heart with “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” Plus he is by far the most adorable Marius to date, so there’s another selling point.

Tony winner Nikki M. James is stunning as Marius’s long time friend Eponine. I’m so glad I can say that truthfully because I was incredibly nervous about her performance. I’ve heard so many not-so-nice things about her role in the show, but I can say with certainty that after seeing her live, any doubts I had were thrown out the window. She was wonderful.

The role of Enjolras, the clever and strong headed Revolution leader is brilliantly portrayed by Broadway newcomer Kyle Scatliffe. I’m flabbergasted by the fact that this show is his Broadway debut because oh my goodness this guy is spectacular! His vocals alone make me want to see the show again. I expect big things for Kyle.

The comical relief in this terribly dark show comes from the hilarious pair Cliff Saunders and Keala Settle as the Thenardiers and Gaten Matarazzo as Gavroche. Saunders and Settle play off of each other very well and give the audience a much needed break from the serious musical. Matarazzo on the other hand, he’s a spitfire. My eyes lit up every time this kid took the stage. He was wonderful.

Earlier in my review I said that this revival is the “Les Mis fan’s Les Mis.” I say that because the characters that the fans know and love are exactly that. The show moves so fast that characters, although portrayed beautifully, seem a bit distant. I feel like we, as an audience, don’t really get a chance to let the emotions of each scene marinate long enough to grieve some of the deaths that occur. Maybe I’m wrong, and part of me wishes I could see it through a fresh pair of eyes, but that’s just my opinion. Let me know yours if you see the show! Get tickets here.

Gigi On…Why August 2014 SUCKS

Aside from August meaning school is thisclose to being back in session, and my younger sister turning eighteen (which makes me feel way older than twenty-one), it also means saying goodbye to a lot of really great Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. August 2014 is especially hard for me this year because two of my all-time favorite shows are closing in the next few weeks. Here’s a list of soon-to-be closed shows. [insert sad music here]

August 4, 2014: Heathers: The Musical

I’m starting this list off with a HIGHLY heartbreaking closing. Heathers: The Musical, the musical based on the 1980s film of the same name, is by far one of the funniest and smartest shows I’ve seen ever. I have no clue why this show is closing A) because its run was supposed to end September 7th so why not just let the show run its course and B) IT IS SUCH A GOOD SHOW. I kid you not. The music, the choreography and THE CAST. The cast of Heathers is so on point ALL the time. I was lucky enough to have seen the show four times and each time the people up on that stage just give us their all. My suggestion? Go to your local 7-11 and grab a Slurpee, a bag of Corn Nuts and a box of tissues to cry your eyes into…or just click here to buy a ticket to the show before the Lipgloss Gestapo takes their final bow.

August 10, 2014: Violet

This one shouldn’t come as much of a shock to most people because Violet was always meant to be a strictly limited engagement. But that doesn’t mean we can’t all mope around because Sutton Foster won’t be on stage 8 times a week. Oh, and hearing Joshua Henry sing…well, anything really. Before this show leaves the station, purchase tickets here.

August 17, 2014: ROCKY
Now, I’ve never seen any of the movies this musical is based on, and unfortunately I won’t be able to see the show before the 17th, but I DO love the music, the Andy Karl led cast and the Tony Award-winning set. If you get the chance, see the Italian Stallion before his last match.

August 24, 2014: Bullets Over Broadway

I won’t lie-I had no interest in seeing this show, and am not surprised by its closing. Between all of the negative press circling the show’s scribe, poor ticket sales and critics being incredibly harsh on the Woody Allen movie-turned-musical, it didn’t have much staying power. But with that said, Susan Stroman’s beautiful choreography, the talented cast and imaginative costumes should not be missed, so visit the St. James Theater if you get a chance.

August 24, 2014: NEWSIES The Musical
Continuing with the theme of honesty, my eyes are starting to water as I’m writing this. Disney’s underdog of a blockbuster musical was intended for a limited run, but the fans of the show helped it stay on Broadway for over two years. The record-breaking Tony winner means so much to me personally because I’ve met some of my closest friends through this show. It’s closing is bittersweet-I’m going to miss Newsies dearly, but knowing that people across the United States who haven’t gotten a chance to experience it will be able to starting this October when the show goes on tour. Do yourself a favor and purchase tickets to the tour or catch one of the final shows of the Broadway production.

The only silver lining to all of these closings is the anticipation of all of the new openings that are sure to come! But until those openings are announced, I’ll be in a corner crying while listening to the cast albums of the shows listed above.

Showtune Showcase: HEATHERS: The Musical

The original “Mean Girl” Heather Chandler has resurrected at New World Stages in New York City as HEATHERS: The Musical is knocking audiences dead night after night. The musical, based on the 1988 dark teen comedy, has a solid cult-following fanbase, a story that both stays true to the movie and gives the story needed fixings, and a killer soundtrack (written by Kevin Murphy and Tony nominee Laurence O’Keefe).

The cast album includes the vocal talents of Barrett Wilbert Weed (Veronica Sawyer), Ryan McCartan (Jason “JD” Dean), Jessica Keenan Wynn (Heather Chandler), Alice Lee (Heather Duke), Elle McLemore (Heather McNamara)’ Jon Eidson (Ram Sweeney), Evan Todd (Kurt Kelly) Katie Ladner (Martha Dunstock, and an incredibly talented ensemble.

Heads up, if you don’t want any spoilers, no worries. I’ll do my best to omit them, but there will be a SPOILER ALERT right before anything huge is given away. Okay, without any further ado, here is my track-by-track review of the Heathers cast album!

Track 1: Beautiful

September 1, 1989. The first words of the show and the song. This opening number is filled with exposition. Veronica Sawyer, the heroine of the story, goes through the song introducing characters and receiving a total makeover. The great thing about this song is that it clears up the beginning of the movie right off the bat. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, Veronica is already part of the Heathers clique in the beginning of the film-in “Beautiful”, it is explained how she got there. The tune is a great attention grabber and sets the bar for the rest of the soundtrack.

Track 2: Candy Store

Queen Bee Heather Chandler demands Veronica’s unquestioning loyalty in this song. It’s time for her to prove she isn’t a loser anymore by playing a mean-spirited prank on her former best friend Martha. The song is by far the catchiest one on the album and is such a great way to showcase all three (Heather Chandler, Heather Duke and Heather McNamara) in-crowd characters.  Also HUGE shout out to Jessica Keenan Wynn for knocking this number out of the park.

Track 3: Fight For Me

Now, to the average listener this song is a very sweet (and slightly odd) showing of affection as Veronica starts falling for “Mr. No-Name Kid” JD. That’s what it is, however, to those who have seen it performed on stage know its highly entertaining and hilarious choreography. I’m not going to give it away, so if you needed a reason to see the show.  it’d be to see “Fight For Me” live.

Track 4: Freeze Your Brain

This is the first time JD sings and we get a glimpse of why he is the way he is. I think the way Murphy and O’Keefe wrote this “Ode to the Slushee” is so smart because of the way they infused JD’s childhood hardships into a song that would seem somewhat silly without them.

Track 5: Big Fun

In every cliché teen movie there is the scene with that one party at that popular person’s house where there is a bunch of underage drinking and hormone-charged teens. This song is the musical embodiment of those scenes. And dang-dang-diggity-dang-a-dang is it…dare I say…it’s “big fun” to listen to.

Track 6: Dead Girl Walking

This song is by far one of my favorites on the album. This raunchy, sexy duet between JD and Veronica takes the place of the strip croquet match the characters have in the movie. And it is RIDICULOUSLY fantastic. And Barrett Wilbert Weed should really just sing everything, all the time, always.

Track 7: The Me Inside of Me

SPOILER ALERT

And the first murder is committed! But before fleeing the scene, Veronica writes (and sings) Heather Chandler’s “suicide” note. The song goes through the police finding her body and her former classmates’ and teachers’ reactions-all while she’s giving her red scrunchie-best commentary.

Track 8: Blue

Okay, enter a very drunk and very…sexually excited Kurt and Ram as they try to convince a sober and annoyed Veronica to “make their balls not blue.” Once again, I bow down to the excellence of Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy. How does someone possibly think to write a bluesy tune ABOUT WANTING SEX?! Like…I want to go around singing it all the time, but since I work with children that’s probably a bad idea. Brilliantly done, gentlemen. Oh, and if  “Fight For Me” doesn’t convince you to see the show, I’m sure the fact that this song has a reprise (unfortunately not featured on the album) will.

Track 9: Our Love is God

SPOILER ALERT

This song is the Act One finale. Here JD’s psychotic side begins to show itself as he not only kills 2 of his classmates, but also tells Veronica that he worships her & would trade his life for hers. It sounds less romantic & more psycho on the song, I promise. The ending of the song is so powerful because you can hear JD’s voice changing from sincere boyfriend to obsessed sociopath, so kudos to Ryan McCartan on that.

Track 10: Dead Gay Son

The first song of Act Two picks up at Kurt & Ram’s funeral where their fathers hilariously try to understand and accept their sons’ “suicides.” I don’t want to give the song away, so just listen to it yourself and laugh, be shocked, and potentially cry.

Track 11: Seventeen

In this beautiful heartbreaking duet, Veronica pleads with JD to stop playing God. All she wants to do is be a kid while she still can be and the lyrics of this song perfectly lay that out. Barrett and Ryan have such great vocal chemistry and that is best shown on this gem of a track.

Track 12: Shine a Light

Amid all of the tragedy plaguing Westerburg High School, local “hippie” teacher Ms. Flemming tries to bring the whole school together to feel, heal and express themselves…and she definitely participates. The song is a great comedic and uplifting number. It is impossible not to smile during this one.

Track 13: Lifeboat

The shortest non-reprise song on the album is also one of the most powerful songs in the whole production. The lyrics really open your eyes and the way Elle McLemore delivers it makes you feel her character’s pain and desperation with every note she belts.

Track 14: Shine A Light (Reprise)

Remember when I said that Shine a Light was an uplifting song? Its reprise is the exact opposite. Even though Heather Duke takes over as top bitch at Westerburg earlier in the show, she doesn’t become a MYTHIC bitch until this song-at least in my opinion.  Although I cannot stand the character who sings the song, I give props once again to Kevin and Laurence for incorporating the “Candy Store” lyrics back into this song. It really makes the show come full circle.

Track 15: Kindergarden Boyfriend

In another heart-shattering performance, Katie Ladner rips listeners hearts out as Martha takes this song to explain how she feels and makes a very drastic life decision. The brilliant thing about this song is the writers found a way to keep the comedic lyrics in the song tastefully. The song gradually gets gloomier and by the time Katie sings her last “oo”s, you can’t help but sit there in shock at the beauty and sadness of the song.

Track 16: Yo Girl

Okay, I know there is a song about loving your gay dead son, a song about blue balls, and a song about loving frozen beverages, but in my opinion, this is the weirdest song on the album. The ghosts of  Heather, Ram & Kurt haunt Veronica as she visits Martha in the hospital and try to warn her about JD’s breaking into her bedroom. The weird thing about this song (other than the fact that there are ghosts singing) is the lyric “smell how gangsta you are,” and the fact that it works in this song.  This number is a really important one because the writers were able to find a way to bring these characters back to life (sort of) with it.

Track 17: Meant to Be Yours

THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG ON THE ALBUM. That’s a hard thing for me to admit because I love all of the songs so dearly. But the way Ryan McCartan takes this song and takes everyone who listens to it on a musical emotional roller coaster is absolutely brilliant. Seriously, I’ve never been both attracted to and afraid of a character more in my whole life. Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy did a more than magnificent job on this song.

Track 18: Dead Girl Walking (Reprise)

The reason this is my favorite reprise on the album is it is Veronica’s redemption song. She is trying to not only fix what she’s broken but also try to get JD to redeem himself-to no avail.

Track 19: I Am Damaged

In JD’s final scene, he tells Veronica that he is far too damaged to be fixed, but that she is good and can repair what they broke together. In the end it is realized that all he ever did was worship her…albeit he took it WAY too far, but the way Murphy and O’Keefe redeem this seemingly nonredeemable character through his final song is remarkable.

Track 20: Seventeen (Reprise) I could not think of a better way to end the show if I tried. Hearing how the show’s characters come full circle and learn to accept each other and just be seventeen years old…is beautiful (pun totally intended.).

Hear a few of the songs on the album on Spotify here, and when you become obsessed with them purchase the album on iTunes or buy the actual CD on Amazon. Oh, and go see HEATHERS: The Musical playing at New World Stages. Click here for ticket information!

Gigi On…Being MIA

Well, it has been quite some time since I’ve written a review, hasn’t it? I could say that I haven’t been to see a show since March. I could say things have been crazy in my life. But neither of those things are true. In all honesty, it was a mix of
a) Laziness
b) Lack of motivation
c) Self-doubt…a lot of it.

That voice in my head that says “You’re not good enough, what’s the point? No one will care about your opinion” is still there, but I’m doing my best to keep it quiet. As for the lack of motivation? I can thank two people in particular for helping me get it back.

Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! recently appeared at his former high school’s Commencement ceremony where he delivered a speech that really spoke to me. For those 20-something year olds out there like me (or anyone feeling unmotivated, really) here it is. I highly recommend that you watch it.

The other person who snapped me out of my funk was Youtube sensation/Pixar animator Nick Pitera. I have been a fan of Nick for years, but recently I went on a binge, watching every video uploaded, reading every interview he did-not because I’m obsessed with him or anything, but because he has this spark about him. He is so passionate about both computer animation, and singing. Seeing that in him made me realize how much I missed writing in general, but especially my reviews (granted I only have the one up-but I have like, five others saved in my drafts.). There was one video he uploaded that I watched over the weekend that made me say “That’s it-I go back to writing on Monday!” This is that video:

I would like to thank both of these men for what they have done for me.

As for the reason this is going up on Tuesday and not Monday?
I couldn’t find my iPad charger and the device was at 3% all day.

Now I know I originally had a LOT of ideas for this page, but too much I think will discourage me. So if you all would not mind, I’d like to gradually get into the non-review posts.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I greatly appreciate it!

-Gabrielle “Gigi” Gervais

PS If you want to check out more of Nick Pitera’s videos (which you totally should) click here.

Gigi On…If/Then

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On Sunday, March 23, 2014 I had the pleasure of seeing the brand-new original musical If/Then starring the wickedly talented, one and only Idina Menzel. The Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt musical follows almost 40 year old Elizabeth (Menzel) as she goes through life-on two separate paths.

The story begins on one fateful day at Madison Square Park, where Elizabeth has to choose to go with her new friend and neighbor Kate (played by Tony winner LaChanze) or her old college buddy, Lucas (portrayed by Menzel’s former RENT costar Anthony Rapp). Her one path, where she is given the nickname Beth, follows Elizabeth after she chooses to go with Lucas. The other, where she is called Liz, follows the path of her choosing to go with Kate. The entire two hour and twenty minute production takes the audience on both of those journeys as they watch both the lives of Beth and Liz as they unfold and discover life’s different ups and downs.

In the story of Liz, she meets an army doctor named Josh (James Snyder, Crybaby) whom she keeps running into. She doesn’t believe in fate, but he does. After persuasion from Kate, she hesitantly agrees to exchange numbers. Liz becomes a professor, teaching urban planning. She and Josh begin dating, get married, and have two sons before he is deployed for a third tour. However, when tragedy strikes, Liz is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart with help of her friends Kate and Lucas and their significant others Anne (the hilarious Jenn Colella) and David (charming Jason Tam), respectively.

In Beth’s story, she throws herself into her work, getting the chance to design buildings for New York City under the supervision of her old friend Stephen (Jerry Dixon), something she has always wanted to do. Beth tries her best to stay distant, but that never stops Lucas who continues to pursue her throughout the show. Then one night her life gets flipped upside down as she and Stephen (who is married) share a kiss after working on a project late. He rejects her, and she calls Lucas and spends the night with him. A decision she makes after that night causes their friendship to fall apart. It is not until Beth goes through a near-death experience in a plane crash that they try to patch things up.

Now, the idea of having two separate story lines in one production seems very interesting, I found myself confused multiple times trying to decipher which story line was being shown to me (although Liz usually wore glasses-but she didn’t wear them all the time). A friend of mine pointed out to me that when the back lighting was red, the story was Liz’s, and when it was Blue, it was Beth’s. After finding that out, keeping up became much smoother. But should I really need to rely on lighting cues to follow a story? I did prefer Liz’s story to Beth’s. Liz not only seemed more personable, but her story seemed more realistic, as opposed to a random plane crash that comes out of nowhere in Beth’s story. Seriously, I looked around myself and found I was not the only one with a confused look on my face when that plane scene hit. I mean, I would have understood it if she did not survive the plane crash, because as someone who controlled everything in her life, not being able to control her death would have been brilliant, but having her survive and not be changed by it? It did not make any sense to me.

Yorkey and Kitt have a way of multitasking with their music. Much like their Next to Normal, the music in this show both entertains the audience while helping to move the story along. While some musicals throw songs into the story, the score these two provide is necessary to understand what is happening in the lives and minds of these characters. Albeit many of the songs revolve around the same “What If” mentality, but that did not seem to bother me as much as it bothered others. I understand that If/Then is a show about questioning what might have been, and the composer/lyricist duo did a fine job highlighting that throughout the show.

Idina Menzel, oh how we’ve missed you here on the Great White Way. Welcome back-and what a show to be welcomed back in! The way Menzel portrays both Liz and Beth is so refreshing. She breathes life into these characters the way that I’m not so sure anyone else could. The unique thing about having Idina Menzel in this role is the fact that many of her songs do not feature that signature “Idina belt” that we have all grown to love, and I think that was very clever, because when she does have those moments, they are just that much more thrilling to experience. Her vocal range is astounding from the low-key and funny “What The Fuck” (yes, Idina Menzel sings a song with that title), to the tear-jerking ballad “Learn to Live Without,” to the standing ovation-receiving eleven o’clock number “Starting Over,” she never fails to give a riveting performance.

Seeing Anthony Rapp back on stage was such a huge moment for me because his voice was the very first Broadway voice I had ever heard, so hearing him live was a big deal. His vocals have a way of singing into the ears straight to the heart. His duets with Idina were incredible, and “Ain’t No Man Manhattan,” the song he performed with other activists was one of my absolute favorites in the show. Lucas’s character is written as desperate and persistent in Beth’s story, and that rubbed me the wrong way. I thought his relationship with David in Liz’s story was not only a stronger character, but a more likable one. Plus, Rapp and Tam complimented each other very nicely. I wish Jason Tam was featured more in the show, I feel like every time I was just getting into his character, he was gone.

If Idina Menzel were not the headlining name in this production, it would have been LaChanze. She was a standout character every time she was on that stage. Every line she spoke resulted in the audience’s laughter. “It’s a Sign,” the song she sings to Liz about meeting Josh, was so much fun to watch her do. Her portrayal of Kate was so spectacular, that if there is not a Tony nomination with her name on it, I will be the most shocked I have ever been in my whole life. Jenn Colella, much like Jason Tam, was not showcased as much as I would have liked.

James Snyder as Josh in this production blew my mind. I thought he played the part remarkably well. And then I heard him sing. His voice is one so distinct and unique that it was easy to instantly fall in love with it. His solo “Hey, Kid” sent shivers down my spine as he sang to his son. I loved the way his character is like the anchor between the two story lines, though how he appears in Beth’s life is not exactly what I expected-or wanted.

The character of Beth’s prodigy, Elena (Tamika Lawrence) was an unecessary character. I felt that there was no significant reason she was a part of Beth’s life. I also felt that Stephen and his wife were featured much too often. if they cut scenes from these characters of the show, then maybe there could have been more time for David and Anne.

With all of this being said, I say go see the show. It has some disorganization, but it works in a show about life and the choices you make-life is not perfectly formatted, so the imperfections of this show make it that much more meaningful. Oh, and having a stellar cast helps too.

Gigi On…Gigi On Broadway

If you are reading this post, chances are you were looking for GigiOnBroadway.com, or typed the words “broadway fangirl” into Google. Either way, it must mean you are a fan of theatre. If that’s the case, then welcome! As a fan of theatre, I want to give fans a place to express their thoughts while sharing my own.

Here’s what you can expect here on Gigi On Broadway:

Gigi On… (Broadway/Off-Broadway reviews of currently running shows)

Musical Movie Monday (My weekly thoughts on various-you guessed it-musical movies)

Showtune Showcase (Track-by-track reviews and thoughts on all types of musical theatre albums)

Throwback Thursday (My reviews of shows that have closed their curtains)

The Wonderful World of Web Shows (my comments and thoughts on the critically acclaimed “Submissions Only” and “It Could Be Worse”

Fangirlings (other random theatre related posts that pop up on the site)

Oh, and by the way…my name is Gabrielle, but you can call me-actually, I think the nickname is kind of obvious. 🙂