Acrobat of the Heart

Caffeine-based life form that is more than a little stagey. I like to la la la. Catch me Medea'ing across the stage at College of Central Florida.


the more I think about my past self the more I


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“The world is full of nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.”

—   Unknown (via psych-facts)

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I was never beautiful, and above
all else, my father loved things
that shine.

He married my mother
for her flaxen mane, or so
her jealous sisters whispered.
I was a disappointment from the day
I burst into life, squalling
and stippled with birthmarks.
My father decorated me
with jewels, brocade gowns,
even gilded masks to distract
from my drab brown hair,
my dull blue eyes, but I never
sparkled. I never shone.

At sixteen, I was still a cygnet
dressed in a swan’s gown, and
my mother and her gleaming
locks were buried beneath six feet
of leaden earth, beside one beating
half of my father’s heart. He
made a deal with the devil, or
Dionysus, as he was called then,
perhaps hoping to reclaim
the gold my mother took
with her when she died.

Before long, he was holding
his dream in his own two hands,
and I watched as he turned
our home into a treasure chest.
With the press of a finger pad,
he gilded every surface in sight.
I saw the sparkle in his smile as
he aurified my mother’s portrait,
my beaded bedspread, his own robes.
I watched as my unthinking father
offered me his open palm, and in return,
I handed him my heart.

Just before I froze in gold, my lips
slanted into an almost-smile, for I knew
he would love me
better this way:

at last,
I would shine.

—   Midas II, n.c.g. (via misscladwell)

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"Look, I know it’s not a perfect show. The spit take scene is lame and the monkey motif is labored. But none of that matters. It does what a musical is supposed to do. It takes you to another world. And it gives you a little tune to carry in your head, you know? A little something to escape the dreary horrors of the real world. A little something for when you’re feeling blue…you know?

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They think she might be in the West London area so spread the word out to Ealing/Kew/Richmond/Brentford etc

She’s only 14 years old and has health concerns and is thought to be ‘very vulnerable’

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Sutton Foster giving a Masterclass about the song “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy” from the Musical “South Pacific”

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Laura Benanti, Stephen DeRosa, Molly Ephraim and Adam Wylie - No One is Alone [2002 pre-Broadway]


No One Is Alone, sung by Laura Benanti, Stephen DeRosa, Molly Ephraim and Adam Wylie at the 2002 LA (pre-Broadway) production of Into The Woods.

For the next few days I’ll be sharing songs, links for recordings, and will be gifting the winner of a contest video/audio recordings from my collection, to celebrate this blog’s first anniversary - find out more about it, and how to enter the contest, HERE

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Classic Hollywood Bloopers

And the greatest Hollywood blooper of all time:

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