Hiya everyone! Welcome to a new series here on the blog. This series is dedicated to one of my favorite things: Broadway. I’ve decided to start doing a little “Broadway recap” sort of thing. This won’t be me necessarily “recapping” the shows I’ve seen, it will more so be me listing the shows I’ve seen. Basically, this is a way to keep track of all of the show’s I’ve seen during the year. Instead of doing this monthly I’ve decided to break the series into three posts.
The first post (this one) will recap the shows I’ve seen for the first half of the year. (Technically the first half of the year is January – June, but I’m including July in this post too). The second post will recap the shows I’ve seen during the second half of the year. Then the final/third post will be an overview of all of the shows I saw throughout the year and different little highlights about my favorite shows, etc.
So let’s get started!
Happy 2022 and welcome to a new year of Simply Sinova. I can’t believe this month is already almost over. Maybe it’s just me but I feel like time has just been speeding by. 2020 went by kind of slow in my opinion but 2021 FLEW by. And now it seems 2022 is going by just as fast. With each new year comes the ideas of change, growth and resolutions.
I don’t really do “resolutions” but I do like to set goals for myself. I’m going to try to hold myself accountable for these goals but honestly my mantra is to just take things day by day and try not to stress about the little things.
Here’s some of my goals for 2022:
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, or if you follow along on IG, than you know I’m a HUGE Broadway lover! Due to the pandemic, I haven’t been to a Broadway show since March 2020. And even though Broadway reopened back in September, I still wasn’t sure if I was comfortable enough to start going to shows again. Sure I love Broadway, but I value my health above everything.
Without getting to controversial or starting up a debate, I will say that I am fully vaccinated (and I’m getting my boaster next week!) and take this pandemic seriously. (My hand sanitizer game is STRONG!).
With that being said, thankfully the Chicago theatre scene is also taking great precautions.
Happy Monday! I can’t believe it’s been over TWO YEARS since my last Monday’s Music playlist. (Insert Homer disappearing gif). Awkward. Well, what better time to revive this series than in a new decade? Originally I planed on sharing a general Broadway playlist but it got to difficult trying to narrow down songs. So I came up with a different plan.
Today’s playlist is a Modern Broadway Playlist. Modern Broadway meaning shows that came out between 2010-2019. The rules were, I could choose ONE song per year (for example one song from a show that premiered in 2013, one song from a show that premiered in 2014). Another rule was that I could only pick songs from shows I’ve actually seen. There’s so many amazing Broadway shows/songs out there so you can expect more Broadway themed playlists in the future!
Here’s my Modern Broadway playlist: Continue reading
Pictured above are the Broadway musicals/shows that I saw in 2019. Not to bad for one year but I plan on seeing WAY more in 2020. I don’t really do New Years resolutions, but I do like to set goals for myself. And one of my goals this year is to see MORE Broadway shows than I did last year.
In fact, I already have tickets to see Mean Girls, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge and Beetlejuice this month (January)! Although tons of great shows tour here in Chicago, I plan on taking a few trips to NYC this year just to see more Broadway shows. (In fact, I’m heading on my first ‘Broadway trip’ to NYC next weekend!).
Needless to say, I’m a huge broadway lover.