Sunday, November 11, 2012

"I Love Deadlines..."

"...I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by"
-Douglas Adams

For Halloween, I held a Clue-themed party with some friends. You can read all about it (and see more photos of the food/decorations-- and even mine and my sister's costume) over at the All Grown Up Parties blog. And seriously, if you need help planning any type of party, please let me know! I'm on a party planning kick and I'd be happy to help if I can!

Some News I've Been Meaning to Share-

From Show Boat to Sweeney Todd – Stunning 25-CD Box Set of the Great Musicals Available Now
1. Annie (Original Broadway Cast)
2. Anything Goes (1987 Lincoln Center Theater Cast)
3. Cabaret (Original Broadway Cast)
4. Camelot (Original Broadway Cast)
5. Carousel (1965 Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast)
6. Chicago (Original Broadway Cast)
7. A Chorus Line (Original Broadway Cast)
8. Company (Original Broadway Cast)
9. Fiddler on the Roof (Original Broadway Cast)
10. Guys and Dolls (1992 Broadway Cast)
11. Gypsy (Original Broadway Cast)
12. Hair (Original Broadway Cast)
13. Hello, Dolly! (Original Broadway Cast)
14. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Original Broadway Cast)
15. Into the Woods (Original Broadway Cast)
16. The King & I (1964 Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast)
17. Man of La Mancha (2002 Broadway Cast)
18. My Fair Lady (Original Broadway Cast)
19. Oklahoma! (1979 Broadway Cast)
20. Oliver! (Original Broadway Cast)
21. Show Boat (1966 Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast)
22. The Sound of Music (Original Broadway Cast)
23. South Pacific (Original Broadway Cast)
24. Sweeney Todd (Highlights) (Original Broadway Cast)
25. West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast)
I'm a huge Broadway fan, so this would be an amazing gift! I'd much rather see the shows than listen to the albums, but that doesn't mean I don't have Broaday albums, and I do listen to them when I can. These are also the original casts and that's always exciting. If I were to get this, I'd be very excited about Annie, Chicago, Sweeney Tood, West Side Story, and some others!
Purchase now from Amazon for about $90 (it's pricey, but not as high as I figured it would be...and it would make the perfect gift for a true Broadway lover)!

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A Book I Really Want-
It is called My Ideal Bookshelf (Art by Jane Mount and Edited by Thessaly La Force)
Due Out: November 13th (this Tuesday)
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check out the website for more information- and even buy a print of your own favorite books!


Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Wow that Broadway collection is impressive. $90 isn't too bad. A Clue party how fun. Hopefully it wasn't like the movie.

Aylee said...

Ooh, I'm a huge Broadway fan as well, and that price isn't bad. Though I think I would like more sort of newer musicals on that list myself, simply because I am much more familiar with them. I probably couldn't sing along with a whole bunch of songs from musicals on that list. I need Rent, Wicked, Avenue Q, and Spring Awakening! That would be most excellent.

Erika said...

Ohmigosh I LOVE the idea of a Clue-themed party! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I'd love to read My Ideal Bookshelf.

I've never really been into Broadway, but I've been meaning to watch and listen to the tunes.

elena said...

yes My Ideal Bookshelf looks AMAZING and looove the design. I'm not much of a Broadway fan but I have a friend who's super into it!

elena said...

yes My Ideal Bookshelf looks AMAZING and looove the design. I'm not much of a Broadway fan but I have a friend who's super into it!