Vienna, Austria: Travel Vlog

I think one of the things I’ll miss the most about Europe is the quick weekend trips to foreign countries. There’s nothing like getting out of class, heading to the hlavni nadrazi station, and hopping on a train to Slovakia, Germany, Austria–the possibilities are endless. This past weekend, I went to Vienna, Austria, with my friend Elena and fell in love with the casual elegance and lavish history of the...

Bratislava, Slovakia: Travel Vlog

Before I get into my journey to one-half of former Czechoslovakia, I wanted to share my thoughts on Bratislava, Slovakia. Even after only a few hours in the charming town, I fell in love with the art, the culture, the people. Bratislava is such a quietly magnificent place, unassuming in its allure. It doesn’t boast about its beauty or its history, it simply is. It’s as if Bratislava is introducing itself,...

My First Weekend of Study Abroad in Prague

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It’s hard to write study abroad posts without sounding trite or sprinkling your prose with clichés. In preparation for my study abroad experience, I scoured the internet for a glimpse at others’ escapades. To my dismay, the posts I read about studying abroad in Prague could very easily have been written about any other European destination if only you swapped “Prague” for “Paris” or “Portugal.” While my first weekend studying...

Spongebob Squarepants The Musical: Vlog

I distinctly remember rolling my eyes the first time I read about a Spongebob Squarepants musical being in the works. How could Spongebob, of all childhood creations, be turned into a musical? Let alone, one aimed for Broadway? But slowly, I heard the reviews (and more importantly, the raves from my friends), and my initial reluctance began to wane. There’s something special happening at the Palace Theatre in Times Square,...

A Bronx Tale the Musical Vlog

New York around the holidays is always romanticized, but to me it’s just crowded and cold, with some pretty fairy lights and décor brightening up the city. And yet, I find myself in Manhattan around Christmastime year after year, because as chaotic as it can be, there is a certain magic floating in the air. This past December, after finals ended and winter break began, I was in New York...

My Top Ten Favorite Shows of 2017

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By the end of 2017, I will have seen 98 works of theatre. This includes traditionally staged plays, immersive musicals, stripped-down readings, black box workshops, and more. Part of the reason I could see so many productions is because of my incredible internships at the American Repertory Theater and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. But really, I just make seeing theatre one of my top priorities and take advantage of all...

Mean Girls the Musical: Vlog & Review

This fall semester has been busy and stressful, but I’m lucky I purchased tickets to see the first preview of the world premiere of the Mean Girls musical when they went on sale back in April, because the musical offered a much-needed break from the hustle. After work and classes were finished for the day, my theatrical partner-in-crime, Charlotte, and I drove to D.C. (Charlotte and I have quite the theatre track record:...

60 Hours in Boston | Travel Vlog

If you want to take weekend trips during the semester, you have to time them to match up with your workload. Take a look at all of your syllabi, and if you have a lot of big assignments due one week, that’s the perfect weekend to go: after you turn in those assignments, but before you get another load of work to do. Or, you can plan your trip for...