Guys. It finally happened. I just got back from a 5 day trip to New York City! This has been a dream of mine since summer 2015 after I saw Newsies. I guess I can cross that off the bucket list. I had a week off from school and I knew that visiting NYC would be more enjoyable than in the summer or winter. I did all the NYC things while I was there – I went to Central Park and Times Square, I ate hot dogs and pizza and bagels from street vendors, I went for a walk along the high line, I saw some Van Gogh at the Museum of Modern Art, and obviously I went and saw three Broadway shows (without breaking the bank by the way, full reviews of those coming soon, stay tuned).
Come From Away returned to Toronto back in February for a sit-down run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Unfortunately, this was the same day as I was leaving for Australia for six months. So to celebrate my return to Toronto and Canada, I also returned to The Rock to revisit one of my favourite musicals ever. Continue reading “Come From Away (Round 2) Review”
I was browsing through Netflix for something to watch the other day and Julie & Julia popped up under my ‘recommended for you’ tab. I saw that it stars Amy Adams and Meryl Streep so I thought I’d give it a whirl and I’m so glad I did. Julie & Julia is based on at true story about a woman named Julie (Amy Adams) who lives with her husband in Queens, New York City, who is struggling to find something to do with her life. Continue reading “Movie of the Month: Julie & Julia”
The Stratford Festival is one of my favourite summer time activities. Stratford is such a cute little town so it’s kind of fun to go spend the day there. This year, the main musical at the Festival Theatre is The Music Man. I kind of dragged my mom to go see it with me because it’s one of her favourite musicals so I thought it would be fun. And it was a really fun time indeed. Continue reading “The Music Man Review”
Moulin Rouge! is one of my favourite movies so I decided to rewatch it again. This may or may not have had something to do with a) Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir doing their Olympic figure skating routine to a medley of songs from the film and b) Moulin Rouge is finally a stage musical that just premiered in Boston starring Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo. Nevertheless, I do not regret my decision to rewatch this movie. Continue reading “Movie of the Month: Moulin Rouge!”
Melbourne is kind of known for being an arts and culture centre, so when I was there a few weeks ago, I took the opportunity to go see a show. There were a couple of things playing like Bring It On (which was sold out) and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and the show I decided on, The Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is about a girl named Dorothy Gale who gets sucked into a tornado and taken to the the land of Oz Continue reading “The Wizard of Oz in Melbourne Review”
“Guns don’t right the wrongs”
One of the last things tourist things I did in Sydney was see Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins at the Sydney Opera House. I mean, I was happy to see anything at the iconic Opera House but I’m glad it was a musical (and the tickets were the cheapest theatre tickets I’ve ever gotten??). Assassins is based on historical figures who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate the President of the United States as they try to live out the American Dream. Continue reading “Assassins in Sydney Review”
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I have written many Movie of the Month posts so I thought it would be fun to go through and rank the MCU movies that led up to Infinity War. I have seen most of these movies but the ones I haven’t, I obviously won’t rank. Let’s go!