Being a Broadway enthusiast outside of New York City is hard. Let’s face it: you’re stuck hearing rave reviews from critics about the newest shows, watching the same YouTube trailers and behind-the-scenes videos on repeat, and learning every song from every cast album by heart without ever seeing the show live.
But just like you, I make do with what I have.
My name is Danielle Eyer, and this blog serves a couple of purposes:
- I plan on writing reviews for both musicals and plays in the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto region of Canada, as I am an expert cheap theatre ticket hunter who sees nearly every show she can. I like voicing my opinions, and I like theatre. I can name the composer of every musical you throw at me and tell you the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan to Lin-Manuel Miranda. I know what I’m talking about. I’ve seen far too many shows to count.
- Cast albums are important to every musical theatre kid, but they’re especially important if you don’t live in New York. I want to review cast albums as stand-alone albums, as that’s how the majority of us will experience some of our favourite musicals.
- All other posts will be about events or personal thoughts/opinions/analyses of other theatre-related topics, about everything from bootlegs to Broadway actors.
I created this blog because this is the sort of blog I’ve always wanted to follow. I want to discuss theatre as I see it, from outside NYC, from the godsend of the Internet. I hope you can join the discussion, too.