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Beautiful Dreamer

     I recently had the opportunity to perform in an off-off Broadway show as part of the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival! It is titled Beautiful Dreamer and was written, produced, and directed by a Marymount student, starred all Marymount students, and had all Marymount students working on all other aspects of the show, except for the music which was written by an outside student.

     I am so proud of all of the talent here at Marymount! I love my school!

     Here is a link to some (admittedly vague) info on the show and how to purchase tickets for the remaining performances!

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9879348

     And here is some more information on the festival in general, including all of the other shows that are part of it!

http://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/2014-MIDWINTER-MADNESS-Short-Play-Festival-to-Kick-Off-Feb-10-20140125#



Happy Valentine’s Day from Broadway!!!!! 



A new year, a new semester…

Six weeks was a good break, but it’s great to be back in the city and at school. The semester officially started yesterday; I had two classes, one at 2:30 and one at 5:50. So far so good, and I have a feeling this semester will get even better as it progresses.

I reached Sophomore standing with the completion of last semester, even though I’m still technically a first-year student. I’m proud, nonetheless. My main goal this semester is to stay ahead to the best of my ability.

Leaving home was much easier this time, because I knew what to expect and I have much more to look forward to. And, I have a photo of my best friend for comfort, if I need it. :)

*Shameless plug: my good friend and roommate, Samantha Connolly, entered her play, “Beautiful Dreamer” into the 2014 Midwinter Madness Festival at Roy Arias Studios, right here in the city! Tickets are $16 and the show dates will be as follows:

- Tuesday, February 18th and 7:15pm
- Saturday, February 22nd at 7:45pm
- Sunday, February 23rd at 8:15pm

Please visit the “Beautiful Dreamer” event page here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1392478397674495/

We hope to see you there!



mmcella:

It is crazy to think that I am back in this city after 6 weeks of being in the Central Pennsylvania wilderness…
So many thoughts in my mind right now…especially about goals for this semester. So far, these are them, though I’m sure I’ll be adding and subtracting from this as the weeks go on:

1. Take more dance classes at Steps or Broadway Dance Center. I have danced for years, but since I am not a musical theatre minor, or a dance major, I have really missed it. I took some classes last semester at BDC, so I’m hoping to take even more this semester.

2. Student Rush a Broadway Show. It’s embarrassing to say that I am a theatre student in New York City and I haven’t student rushed a show yet…that is definitely coming this semester. Hopefully The Glass Menagerie before it closes!

3. Continue to stay on track with my classes and assignments. Nuff said.

4. Explore the city more. We live in New York City. To stay in my little room at the 55th residence halls would be downright foolish. But when the weather gets cold, I have serious trouble getting out of bed, getting dressed, and getting motivated. Thank goodness the spring is coming soon, but I am going to try not to let the cold get me down too much!

5. To see things more in perspective. Last semester, I sometimes found myself getting upset over the littlest things. This semester, I am going to try to not let the little things get to me.

I am SO looking forward to all that this semester will bring. Even from just one semester, I learned so much that I would not have ever imagined myself learning while in school for theatre. I can’t wait to see how my mind will be opened even more this semester :)

-Ella



Gary & SGA President Vlad dancing at the “Halftime Show” party in the commons today!




Wishing everyone all the joys of the season and a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! And may everyone have a fun and relaxing winter break! See ya next semester! 



Happy finals week everyone!


The Infinity Rooms

mmcella:

Saturday morning I was up bright and early to wait in line at the David Zwirner Art Gallery in Chelsea to attempt to see Yayoi Kusama’s acclaimed art exhibit titled “I Who have Arrived in Heaven,” featuring two mirrored infinity rooms.

What’s an “infinity room” you ask? The best answer that I…

Via MMC Ella


Ho ho ho and happy holidays from the Muppets!  

Spotted at C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries on 6th Avenue in the Village.



Brooklyn Heights

     Lately, I’ve just had enough with the hustle and bustle of midtown. It’s the mid/end of semester drag. I’m not a fan of the crowds…

     I’ve really found solace in Brooklyn Heights. If you take the 4 or 5 Train to Borough Hall, you can find this beautiful place.

     There are quaint coffee shops, classy stores, nice restaurants, and, of course, some of the best views of lower Manhattan. It’s much quieter than Manhattan (especially 55th, for those of you who live there). It seems much more neighborhood-y and peaceful. I have recently enjoyed doing my homework in coffee shops there such as the Connecticut Muffin on Montague Street (which also features some nice shops and restaurants).

     A few weekends ago, my friend Jayla and I enjoyed the beautiful Brooklyn Heights Promenade right by the water. It was such a windy day, but it was so worth it for the view.

If you’re looking to get away from the Manhattan hustle and bustle, even if just for a few hours, I highly recommend taking a trip to Brooklyn Heights!


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