Who are you?
So glad you asked.
I’m a college student majoring in computer science.
In case you couldn't tell, theater is one of my passions.
I enjoy almost every show I see (why pay $50 or more to have a bad time?),
but I've only fallen in love with a few, including
Songs for a New World,
Once on This Island,
Les Misérables, and
Likewise, there are many performers whose work I admire, but only a few whose talent truly
astounds me: Marla Schaffel (obviously),
Brian Stokes Mitchell,
Marin Mazzie (would someone just give the woman a Tony already?),
If you want to learn more about my musical tastes, a list of the theater-related CDs I own is available here.
When I'm not doing homework, going to plays, cleaning my room, or working on my websites,
I can usually be found reading,
proofreading anything in sight,
trying to convince everyone to use serial commas (or else!),
taking pictures with my nifty SLR camera,
studying languages (Spanish, Hebrew, and Italian),
making fun of bad movies,
singing along with my CDs (only in my car),
watching reruns of M*A*S*H and Sports Night,
or fondly recalling my glory days as coeditor of
my high-school yearbook.
The technical details.
I created this website with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, Microsoft Notepad 1998, Microsoft
WordPad 1998, Microsoft Paint 1998, a trial version of PaintShop Pro 7, and lots of time that
Webmonkey, with considerable help from
The fine print.
This site is completely, utterly, and totally unofficial. I created it because of
my respect for and admiration of Marla's many talents. I don't have any inside
information. The content on this site was gleaned from the internet and various publications.
I have credited the original creators wherever possible. If you feel credit has not been
properly given, please notify me and I will amend the
situation immediately. I have not received, nor will I
receive, any financial benefit from the content on this site.
First and foremost, I'd like to thank Marla for her dedication
to musical theater and for not making me take this site down. Thanks are also due to Faith,
FreakyMartian, Melissa, Michelle, Farin, Karen, Lyn, Cheryl, Seth, and Lulu for their moral and
technical support of this endeavor.
Paul Gordon and John Caird deserve extra-special mention for writing the incredible
musical that first brought Marla (and James,
and Mary, and so many other talented performers) to my attention.
Finally, I want to acknowledge three wonderful people who have encouraged my love for the theater
throughout my life. First, I thank my grandpa for taking me to The King and I when I was 5, to
The Phantom of the Opera when I was 12, and to Broadway itself when I was 17 and 20. A more generous man
or a more enthusiastic theater-goer I know I'll never meet.
Second, I confess the vast impact my dad has had on my musical tastes. After all, it was
his CD collection and compulsive car-singing that introduced me to Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, and
The Music Man, not to mention Billy Joel and John Rutter.
Third but certainly not least on my list of Very Important Theater Influences is my mom, who just can't say no to the
people who call to sell her season tickets to local theaters. If it weren't for her (and a very persuasive sales rep
from the La Jolla Playhouse), I never would have seen Jane Eyre in the first place. And thus the madness began...
My sister Wendy, blogger extraordinaire and Ragtime fan nonpareil,
insists that she deserves to be mentioned here as well. I guess it makes her
feel special or something. (Seriously, though, sis, you're my best friend and I love ya!)
As C.J. on The West Wing would say: That's it, that's the whole it.
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