Broadway Songs to Get You Through Life

Nothing can’t be solved with a good Broadway show. Even if you’re not a fan, you can still appreciate the thought, art, and emotion behind each soundtrack (well, at least the good ones). Like any good movie or television show, it will mentally take you away and have you reflecting on life.

So if you’re ever feeling lost, alone, or struggling through the Quarter Life Crisis, consider these Broadway show tunes to keep you company and motivate you to keep heading “into the woods.” 

1. “Corner of the Sky” – Pippin, sung by Pippin

Pippin, a lost boy, sings about how everything has its place in the world. Well, everything except for him. All he’s asking for is his ‘corner,’ a place to call his own. (My favorite version is sung by the hunky and The Voice winner Matthew James Thomas. Swoon!)

2. “No Time At All” – Pippin, sung by Berthe 

Pippin seeks comfort in his grandmother, Berthe. He shares his tales of feeling misplaced and loss when she bursts into song and tells him life is pointless to live if you don’t appreciate anything. She even says, “I never thought about how much I weighed, when there was still one piece of cake.” You have to admit, she makes a good point…

3. “Purpose” – Avenue Q, sung by Princeton

In this Sesame St. meets South Park musical, our protagonist, Princeton, finds himself fresh out of college and without purpose. We all know what it’s like to try to find our true meaning in life, and Princeton sings what most could not put into words.

4. “No Day But Today” – Rent, sung by the ensemble

Just download the entire soundtrack, they’ll all have an impact on you. But most importantly, this story will remind you to live life to its fullest – it doesn’t matter if you’re poor, rich, sick, or healthy.

5. “Defying Gravity” – Wicked, sung by Elphaba

We’ve all come across an obstacle in life that changes us and forces us to make a choice. The struggles that we go through make us find our courage. (And OMG who doesn’t love this song!)

6. “Into The Woods” – Into The Woods, sung by the ensemble

This entire Broadway show is a metaphor. Going “into the woods” simply means they are going into life. Life is full of obstacles, choices, and fears (or witches, wolves, and handsome princes). You can either stay where you are, or take the next step and go into the woods to take the things you want most. If you’re too impatient to wait for tickets, I heard the movie is great.

7. “Send in the Clowns” – A Little Night Music, sung by Desiree Armfeldt

The obtuse, bittersweet lyrics provide new shades of depth as you get older. It’s about finally growing up and knowing what it is you really wanted, then stepping back to realize maybe it’s too late.

8. “Find My Way” – Legally Blonde, sung by Elle Woods and the ensembleI’m not gonna lie, it took me a while to embrace the fact that Legally Blonde was hitting Broadway (cause seriously, out of all the movies they chose that one?!) But, let’s reflect on Elle Woods’ journey: a stereotyped blonde who struggles in Harvard and ends up overcoming obstacles, sexual harassment, and a jury. She proves to us all that if we put our minds to it, we can all transform.

9. “Nothing Is Too Wonderful To Be True” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, sung by Christine and Freddy

Without giving too much away, Freddy starts falling for Christine. It is the first time he’s ever felt this way about anyone, yet he feels guilty because he mislead her during their first encounter. They both reflect on the little things in life and remind us that love doesn’t have to be complicated (though for them it is).

10. “Dancing Through Life” – Wicked, sung by Fiyero

Lastly, we have a song sung effortlessly by Norbert Leo Butz. Fiyero is a care-free individual who plays by his own rules and doesn’t let life (or what others think) get in the way. He tells us how to live life – not to walk through it, but dance.

Why Wizard Wars Is The Next Best Competition Show

Competition reality shows are my guilty pleasure. Whether it’s singing, designing, or cooking, I’m watching. Then something magical happened, I discovered Wizard Wars on SyFy. 

For those unfamiliar, Wizard Wars is a competition show with magicians. Similar to Food Network’s Chopped, these magicians have 3 to 4 random objects they need to incorporate into their magic act. They are judged with a legendary panel including Penn & Teller and Jason Latimer. The show combines imagination, innovation, slide of hand, and hot guys.

Is that a wand in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? ✨✨✨

 Most importantly, there are also hot chicks representing the most girl power ever. Christen Gerhart is probably the most perfect 20-something. I mean, who else can pull off a space rainbow unicorn dress? 

Even if you’re not magic obsessed, Penn says it best,

“The joy of magic is this wonderful explosion that happens when something you know collides with what you see. You’re seeing something you know can’t be true.”

And that’s exactly what this show is about. It’s creating something out of nothing and using it to entertain. Mix that in with the chance to win $10,000 and you’ve got yourself the most captivating show ever! Good job SyFy. 

Watch some clips here.🔮

20 Signs You Were (And Still Are) A Theatre Kid

Some people were athletes, some were brainiacs, then there where the art kids.

We’re a rare breed, not to be confused with the punk/emo kids. We can quote Shakespeare, we’ll never say no to karaoke night, and no one can memorize anything faster than we can. No matter how long it’s been since you’ve done theatre, the theatre will always be a part of you.

20 Signs You Were (And Still Are) A Theatre Kid
1. You know the entire Rent soundtrack by heart.
2. You still get shivers when someone says “Macbeth.”
3. Your character shoes are your go-to heels.
4. You say “ensemble” instead of “team player.”
5. You never pass up an opportunity to make a speech.
6. If you don’t know the answer, you improvise (and it works!).
7. Sometimes you’ll imagine scenarios where everyone busts out in song and dance.
8. No song is catchier than vocal warm-ups.
9. Yoga is great, but you wish there was a ‘Voice and Movement’ class you could take at the gym.
10. If someone spells it T-H-E-A-T-E-R you silently correct it, theatre!
11. The only rap you know is from ‘Into The Woods.’
12. Your work out music is all Broadway show tunes.
13. You can memorize musical songs faster than your work/school notes.
14. No one else understands the need for hugs.
15. No matter what is going on at work or in your personal life, nothing was/is worse than Tech Week…
16. When you think of your next interview as an audition.
17. You don’t talk loud, you just project.
18. You rely on musicals to escape from everyday life.
19. When someone doesn’t pronounce your name right you think, “It’s Gah-linda, not Glinda.”
20. When someone says, “Hey, let’s meet in five minutes.” You respond “Thank you five.”

The One Thing Missing from 50 Shades of Grey

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