Revelation Reverie With Marc Santa Maria!

BWALPHA copyBroadway Warm-up Blog Contributor Marc Santa Maria has had a busy month!  Check out his recent blog for all of the revelations.  And give him an extra shout out for his recent nuptials! Congrats Marc!

 

Revelation Reverie

What Up Team Broadway Warm-Up! It’s been a wild month since we last connected. I’m going to jump right into My Three Reveries because I’m that excited to share with you!

42nd St PicACTOR REVERIE: Yesterday was a total creative play day. By 7:15am, I was on the set of Good Morning America, presenting a workout called “Hard Knocks” that launches nationally at Crunch Gyms next week. I love live TV because you have to be so frickin’ present to roll with whatever changes pop up. Staying in the moment is key to making it all happen the way producers, PR folks, hosts, live audience and your support team want it to. Right after that, I got to shoot an industrial/in-house corporate commercial where I had to sing lines from the 42nd Street song “The Lullaby of Broadway” over and over and over again. IT WAS SO FUN! And in between takes, I’d do BW exercises straight from the DVD to stay present and ready. Loved having access to something clear to do to keep my voice take-after-take ready.

Blue Ball PicFIT DUDE REVERIE: Then right after we wrapped the industrial – I got to hang with Charissa Hogeland, the Dance Captain from Heathers the Musical and dance fitness expert Carol Johnson to learn choreography for a very special Musical Theatre Dance Fitness Class we are putting together for Crunch, featuring Heathers songs! I get to choreography to “My Dead Gay Son” and “Blue” (as in one’s balls). I know . . . so very. Class is in June for 4 weeks – Tuesdays @ 5:45pm at Crunch, 23rd Street in Chelsea. Wanna come boogie down with us theatre style – email me at marcsm@me.com and I’ll get you in as my guest. “You make my balls feel so blue.” My new fave line from the show.

Wedding Shot-1ADVENTURE REVERIE: I got married 5 days ago. How’s that for an adventure? Still on a high from our wedding day and I can feel that this vibe is going to be around for a super long time . . .

 

Marc Santa Maria is a monthly contributor to The Broadway Warm-Up Blog.  For more info on Marc go to: www.marcsm.com

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Tony Time!

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Check out this Tony-centric Blog by monthly Blog Contributor  Gretchen Bieber!

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Tony Time

Leonardo-Di-Caprio-chose-Oscars-extremelyGrowing up, I loved awards shows. I would watch The Golden Globes, The Emmy’s, The Grammy’s, and The Oscar’s until every grateful tear had been shed. But let’s be honest, I only watched for the gowns, shoes, and hair… And a glimpse of Leonardo DiCaprio.

042914-tony-award-nominees-594It wasn’t until I saw my first televised Tony Awards in 1997 (I know… How had I missed it until then!?!) that I found my personal Mecca: theatre, production numbers AND black tie formal wear!?! That’s right, friends… It’s Tony season!!!! The nominations are out. Some disappointing snubs (cough…Bridges…cough…Steven Pasquale…) but some exciting thrills for the “underdog” as well (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was pure JOY). I cannot even imagine what being nominated must feel like regardless of actually winning.  I just hope each show does well enough so that everything continues to shine bright and sell tickets. I’m sure the nominees are getting all sorts of excited about who they’re going to wear on June 8th as well as what kind of ‘do will fit under their show wig for performance time! Speaking of wigs… This New York Times article showing off some of the intricacies of the latest wigs on Broadway was outstanding! Give it a read if you haven’t yet:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/theater/big-wigs-of-broadway-interactive.html

Question: Why is there no Tony award for best Hair (wig) and Makeup design? It makes no sense to me especially after reading that article. I understand that occasionally someone might win a “special” Tony award for it, but I think it would be a lovely, annual addition. I also feel quite strongly that there should be a Tony Award for Musical Direction. There are some wonderfully talented, baton wielding people who deserve the accolades. (steps off the soapbox)

UnknownWe all need to remember that the Tony Award broadcast is a win for our industry. We shouldn’t dwell on who takes home the award or doesn’t. It’s an opportunity for all of America (and abroad thanks to the internet!) to get a glimpse into what we are so passionate about. Art and Entertainment. Be sure to tune in to Roma Torre, Frank DiLella, and your favorite Broadway actors on the NY1 red carpet to see what everyone is wearing! And if you find yourself in a last minute bind, be sure to check out Rent the Runway https:// http://www.renttherunway.com/how_it_works for all of your dress and accessory needs! (sorry gentlemen…)

1656420_488267407944823_862669968_nGretchen Bieber is a monthly contributor to The Broadway Warm-Up Blog.  For more info on Gretchen go to: www.facebook.com/stylebygretchen

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