Fun on a Friday: How to tell if you’re a musical nerd.

I’m a Musical Theater nerd.  I’ll admit it.

How do I know?  Well it might be because I used to frame every single Playbill . . . and ticket stub . . . and cut out the pictures of the cast from the inside of said Playbill to put with the ticket stub like some sort of Playbillian-nerd collage.

I only stopped because I started seeing so many shows per year that I didn’t have space for all those frames in my NYC starter studio apartment.

It also might be that I was one of the first posters on rec.arts.theatre.musicals, the first message board for musicals . . . and it was there that I defended Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love like it was the Sweeney Todd of the 90s (I’ve smarted up since then, but I still think it’s better than history shows).

And it also might be that I “second acted” Falsettos like 17 times, once asked an 8 year old Daisy Eagan for her autograph, and used to stand around stage doors just to say “Have a good show,” to anyone that I saw enter.

There are many more signs that you might be an MT Nerd. Luckily, there’s a new video made by Alex Lewis that came out on Buzzfeed and is racking up views faster than Audra can rack up Tony Awards that can help you determine if you have what it takes to call yourself a nerd.

And if you are one?

Be proud.  You’ve got a lot of company.

Enjoy the video and enjoy this Friday!  (Email subscribers – if you can’t see the video below, click here.)

 





 

 

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