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mother-daughter

Favorite Mother-Daughter Shows/Movies

It’s been a while since I’ve done a favorites list so in honor of one of my favorite people (my mama) and Mother’s Day, here are some of my mother-daughter favorites.

Filmed In Front of a Live Studio Audience

Is filming in front of a live studio audience a form of theatre?

A New Play for Everyone

Every moving part of this show is magnificent. I wish this performance was running longer and that everyone I know would take the time to see it. It is that important. Remember, “it is never too late to be kind.”

Forever Tethered to An Other Theater Company

As I sat down on the couch hearing my husband in the other room doing Zoom class and my daughter in her nursery talking herself to sleep, I pulled up yet another online performance. Here we are almost a year into this pandemic and I have learned how much I love the comfort and privacy of watching theatre from home.

Musical Performance in Mainstream Television

Have you ever been watching a tv show and suddenly there is this random musical number (or even a whole musical episode) that doesn’t quite fit? I’ve noticed it a more than a few times and it is just the strangest thing. The reason for musical numbers may not be initially obvious, but it’s there if we look for it.

Content and Trigger Warning Guides (CTWG) Conclusion

I still believe that all artists have a right to make the art that they want without forced censorship. I believe that forced censorship is dangerous to the arts industry, but everyone who views art should be allowed to pass over their triggers and content that is harmful to them without having to explain themselves. I hope people continue to find the posted guides helpful and someday in the future we may begin writing guides again.

How Do You Find Love that Wasn’t Lost: The Muppet Christmas Carol Confusion

For as long as I can remember my family has had the tradition on Christmas Eve to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol. Every year we would turn on the movie to the theatrical version, about halfway through we would stop the movie and switch to the full screen version for a couple minutes, and then go right back to the theatrical version. What? Who switches the version of the movie halfway through just to switch back? Well, we did because the version that we wanted to watch is missing a very important couple of minutes.

Content and Trigger Warning Guide: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

This guide was completed by Mackenzie Marrow, a Content Reviewer in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Content and Trigger Warning Guide: Anna and the Apocalypse

This guide was completed by Robby Moore, a film lover/critic in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Content and Trigger Warning Guide: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

This guide was completed by John Morgan, a film student at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.