What I learned from The Tonys

By: Kaitlyn

Just like every other theatre nerd; I was glued to my T.V. last night watching the Tonys. And I must say, I learned a lot. Here are just a few things:

1. First and foremost, I was reminded by how insanely talented Neil Patrick Harris is. It's great to see a talented artist really shine on television and show people what a true performance looks like.  If only he could host every award show...

In case you missed it, here's his wonderful opening number.

2. Broadway has a weird and unhealthy obsession with Mike Tyson. 

3. New Broadway crush (but certainly not replacing Aaron Tveit): Pippin's Matthew James Thomas. That voice. Those eyes.

4. Kinky Boots. The show is as interesting and as wonderful as its name. And I want to adopt Billy Porter. Adorable.

5. We have a weird obsession with child acting and to be honest, I don't really understand it. Kids are cute. I get that. But what's with the Broadway trend of kid shows? (see Annie, Matilda, and A Christmas Story). Why is it that we can't get enough of children?

6. Overall, the originality of this Broadway season (mainly musicals) was a little underwhelming. Nearly all the musicals (except for Kinky Boots) this season were adaptations, whether it be revivals or from film. I know so many talented playwrights and composers. Where's the originality, Broadway? I hope that Kinky's win will encourage original work and that originality continues to be celebrated.

7. Last, but not least, the Tonys reminded me of why I love theatre so much. There was a time in my life where I was determined to be an actress/playwright/director. I've spent many years of my life dedicated to this art, and although I'm not currently involved in the theatre world, I adore it. And I will never stop adoring it. Theatre has the unyielding power to tell the stories that need to be told, to tell the truth and the power to connect to an in audience in a way that other art forms can't. So I urge you beautiful people to be a part of it. Be an active member of the most important part of the theatre world--the audience.

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