1. I searched “pretentious theatre kid poodle” on twitter (just to see if anyone on there talked about us) and saw that Mara Wilson (from Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Miracle on 34th Street) tweeted about the meme last summer:
So that’s cool! We will of course strive to be even more pretentious in her honor ;)
2. We currently have 1,999 followers! This is pretty insane for a meme started by two college kids who one day started making fun of how pretentious we tended to be when talking about musical theatre. Seriously, you guys are awesome for supporting this blog.
We definitely want to do something to celebrate when we hit 2,000 followers. Brianne and I discussed a giveaway but we’re both pretty strapped for cash so for now that idea is out. Does anyone have any ideas on something cool we could do for you guys? One idea could be something like a random promo of five people (you’d have an hour to like/reblog a post and we’d randomly select five or so people to promote to our followers). That’s just a starting point though, so if you have any ideas (preferably theatre related but if not that’s fine as well), please send them to us! We want to show our appreciation for all soon-to-be 2,000 of you!
-Asia and Brianne
Anonymous asked: As a techie (head prop mistress) at a (Catholic) school blessed with an amazing director, we are ALL taught to respect each other. Of course that doesn't always happen, but I have plenty of experience with actor stress. Everyone stresses out differently, and I've learned to take actors's stresses and redirect them. Techies are fed first, but we do everything for our actors. I'm proud to say I know almost every name and vice versa! We love you guys!
oh wow! It’s great that you guys have such a great symbiotic relationship at your school! You make a great point that everyone reacts to stress differently, and the best thing to do is redirect that energy. Honestly, the best thing to do is just respect and appreciate each other, whether you’re a techie or an actor. Being pretentious can be fun (obviously, since we made a blog joking about it!) but respect is key to the success of any production. Thanks for sharing!
I wanted to make some new posts but memegenerator is down so instead I’ll pose a question:
What’s your favorite/most trusted insider theatre trick? Whether it involves makeup, costumes, warm-ups, rehearsals, finding your light, set building, whatever, what’s your most clever or helpful trick of the trade?
Hey there poodles!
This is your mod Brianne, asking for an important favor!
Okay so this isn’t super urgent or anything but it’d be wonderful if someone could help me.
I’m attempting to procure the Deluxe Les Miserables movie soundtrack, and I can’t find it for free download anywhere (I do not have any money what so ever to my name which is why I need a free one). Does anyone know where I can find it for free download?
elphabacanfigureskate asked: Ok, I love your blog! I feel like you should know... I have the talent of a rotten squash but love to be an active LISTENER to pretty much anything and still laugh an the jokes... the blog name reminds me of the line in Next to Normal "Oh so you're one of those pretentious stoner types... how dare you call me pretentious!"... and (the actual reason I'm here) What do you think of on ice productions? As A figure skater I tend to hate them but what about you guys?
We’re glad you enjoy the blog!
Neither of us was actually familiar with N2N when we started the blog last year, but I’ve since started listening to it and that line reminded me of this blog too :P
Hm, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an ice production. The only ones that are around here are like, Disney princess-themed sing-along things, but I have heard of more formal ones too. I don’t think I’d enjoy them very much, but again, I’ve never seen one, so maybe I’d be surprised. I don’t think most things would translate to ice very well though.