Tom Daley’s Moving Video (Its time for change!)

I saw this only a few hours ago an was very moved. I know this isn’t theatre related but Bravo for Tom Daley!

here we are going

I smiled a great deal this weekend what with Maria Bello’s New York Times essay about relationships (click here) and Tom Daley’s YouTube release about his male lover (click here) and the ways in which the increase of such open, honest approaches to life and questions as to why we are even discussing such things – meaning we soon won’t be – have just validated a world view of which I have dreamed and long predicted would ULTIMATELY be the case.

Although it’s happening much faster than I had dared hope.

I am right so often it is – frankly – terrifying.

As a child I had this recurring dream in which the world was gender-free. I don’t know precisely how this world-view planted itself in my brain, but I am grateful for whatever happy concatenation of occurrences was responsible for the result. Although I was not always so.


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If you’ve never heard of “A Very Potter Musical” or AVPM on YouTube- you’re def missing out. Even if you don’t like Harry Potter- YOU’LL love it. This is created by Darren Criss (currently Blaine Anderson in Glee) who also plays Harry Potter! This is how he got famous too 🙂 WATCH IT.

Shrek the Musical

Lit and Scribbles with Jae

shrek musicalThis week Shrek the Musical graced the Salt Lake Valley and of course I had to attend. Hopefully this can semi-count as a Friday Flix for you. Granted, I knew this wouldn’t be as epic as Wicked (it’s come here twice and I went both times), but having seen some YouTube promos, it looked to be a good time.


The costumes were fantastic. Pinocchio looked like a wooden boy and whenever he told a lie his nose did actually grow! The gingerbread man worked out fairly well. Even Dragon got in there via large scale puppet action. The movie is still better than the musical, but I look at the musical as its own unique rendition of the story (which it is) and it’s an experience I recommend.

Lord Farquaad. He’s supposed to be the villain, but honestly he steals the show. The actor, Christian Marinner, usually 6…

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