Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Summer of the Soul in December: Musings on Christmas According to the Muppets

As a child, Christmas was always my favorite time of year. It was pure, absolute magic. My family is Catholic, and I remember the first time I was allowed to go to Midnight mass instead of the children’s service, remember looking up at the stars in complete excitement before we walked into the church, because […]

Disney’s “Frozen”: A Whole Different Kind of True Love

I’ve been a Disney fan since I remember being conscious. I grew up during what is called the “Disney Renaissance” the period from 1989 to 1999 where Disney animation was at its peak, releasing The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, […]

If/Then, Idina Menzel, and the Power of our Choices

This past Sunday, my lovely roommate and I went to see the pre-Broadway preview of the new musical If/Then here in DC, where the show is making a test run before it heads to NYC in March. The show stars Idina Menzel of Wicked and RENT fame, in her first stage performance since Wicked itself, […]