The Hard Things In Life

As I was watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, I stumbled across this quote that I would like to share with you.  The quote was said by Data to a man who was merely trying to explain why he was acting the way he was.  It was “Your past does not excuse unethical or immoral behavior.”
See, we as human beings have a choice.  We can choose to move past what has gone on in our lives and become better people because of it, or, we can choose to stick with our pasts.  Now, don’t get me wrong, some people’s pasts are great!  But, not everyone’s is.  However, that does not give you a reason to do things such as murder, steal, lie, cheat, the list goes on and on.  Do you know why your past does not give you the reason to do those things?  Because you have a choice.  You can choose to be that bad person, or, look at your life and say to yourself that you want to be different, better than what you grew up with.
I know that, for me, although my parents are great, I want to be better!  It is TERRIBLY hard to do better but it is not impossible.
Do the hard thing!  You won’t regret it!

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30 Day Musical Theatre Challenge 07

A favorite duet.

Comedy wise, my favorite duet would have to be It Takes Two from Into The Woods.

“Perhaps it may take the two of us to get this child.”  Hahaha!  Gets me every time!

It Takes Two
In any other genre of musicals, my favorite duet would have to be Distant Melody in Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan.

Distant Melody

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That moment when…

This past week on Broadway has solely revolved around theatre etiquette.  Being a performer myself, I can totally agree with what most everyone is saying.

If you have been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks and have no idea what I’m talking about, just go onto social media, playbill.com, or broadway.com and brush up.  A lot has happened.  For one thing, some teen thought it would be a grand idea to jump onto the stage to charge his phone during a performance of Hand To God.  His excuse was that he was drunk.  My question is, why would you knowingly get drunk before going to see a show?  I mean, with most Broadway shows, people buy the tickets in advance.  Also, when most people are under the influence, they don’t remember anything!  If I spent money to go see a show, I’d like to remember it.

Another incident happened during Patti LuPone’s performance in the Off-Broadway play, Shows For Days.  A person was texting on her phone during the show.  Patti saw and decided to take matters into her own hands, confiscated the phone, then walked off stage with the phone in her hand.

 

My question to this theatre goer is, why would you spend that much money to go see a show that you’re not even watching because you’re on your phone?

Come on people!  That is so rude!  As Patti has stated in a recent interview “We work hard to create a world that is being totally destroyed by a few, rude, self-absorbed, inconsiderate audience members who are controlled by their phones.” But sadly, it doesn’t stop there.  Even students in a classroom now think it’s acceptable to be on their phones DURING CLASS!  I will admit that there was one time where my cell phone did go off in class.  However I had no idea that the volume was turned up, I did not answer it, and most importantly I apologized to my teacher after class.
Moral of the story is, when you are told to turn off your phone, no matter where you are, just be obedient and do it!  Trust me, it will save you from A TON of embarrassment.

#thatmomentwhenpattitakesyourphone

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