My darlings out there, this one is a little bit of a stretch, but after watching the opening of yesterday’s Oscar opening it’s kind of a must.
So, let’s have a look back at 2013 when Neil Patrick Harris hosted to Tonys in the year BEFORE he got his own and opened them with – what I think was the most magical, Broadway-y opening number the Tony Awards could have wished for. And it hits a spot very close to the one yesterday’s Oscars opening hits.
what I saw
a couple of things. First I saw the dress rehearsal of Der verreckte Hof, a musical theatre piece in Bavarian dialect. On the very same day I saw the second to last performance of Show Boat. Then the next day Company and then the following day The World Goes ’round, the evening of Kander and Ebb-songs. All of than happened in various spaces of Landestheater Linz in Austria.
what I read
the libretto of Der Freischütz to prepare for a new production.
what I listened to
Anything Goes, which makes a fabulous soundtrack for an overnight trainride. And Company. And It All Fades Away. On repeat. For a long time.
what I did
After two days of work in Berlin and a day of uni in Leipzig I took the overnight train to Linz, Austria, to attend the annual conference of the Dramaturgische Gesellschaft (dramaturgs’ society). As exhausting these long train-rides to and from were – they totally paid off. The conference was fun, although I didn’t agree with some points….and I had an amazing time meeting old friends and making new ones.
What did you do?
The Theaterkind facebook page is only 3 away from 100 likes! Can we make it? That’d be AWESOME. 🙂
Have a great new week!