My Life: The Musical
Now that I've actually read the whole book, though, I think I could have stopped at just my initial flip-through and not missed very much. The main plot...more
There are uncomfortable details here that spark uncomfortable memories. There's the flooding back of a meal at the Edison crammed in between a matinee and an evening performance. There's the crappy-ass rush seats! There are those jerks who love your show too BUT FO...more
I was attracted to this book since I enjoy musicals, but I didn't enjoy it as much as expected. Emily and Philip have been traveling into the city for the past few years just to see their favorite musical, Aurora. When the show is about to be canceled, Emily is desperate to save it, and will go to any lenghts to do so. However, the book fell short of my expectations.
I thought that the theater aspect of the plot was different, and clever. It did seem like Wood tried to include a romance just to a...more
For the most part, I get these kids. The entire Aurora fanbase seems to be based on the RENTheads, and reminds me guiltily of my own Scarlet Pimpernel days. (Don't judge me.) If I lived in the NYC area, I would totally be on that rush line at...more
Emily and Phillip's relationship began because of one play: Aurora. Emily was at the theatre enjoying tickets she had received for her Bat Mitzvah, while Phillip was there alone to escape the family he felt he could no longer turn to.
From then on, the two became inseparable, the best of friends. The thing that continued to tie them together and give them joy in their lives was still the play that brought them together. However, rumors are starting to...more
Loved all the references to different musicals. The author reminded me that "Any Dream will Do." :)
The cover is unfortunate. I think some kids will enjoy it, and it hits right about 7th-9th grade, but the cover looks babyish.
Lean and action-packed years of acting, directing, and making drunk people laugh at comedy clubs followed. Becoming a writer seemed the only way out of this Dickensian existence.
Maryrose started out...more