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Rocking Influences

Marcus and Alice Cooper

Marcus has met a few celebrities in his time, as you’ve seen if you hang about a bit. Some of the artists have been true inspirations to Marcus’ work.

The first was Alice Cooper a few years ago, obviously a huge influence on Black Day: The Monster Rock Band. (You can follow up on that here: “Worlds Collide” )

Another Influencer

This last Friday night we attended an Omaha Performing Arts event that featured Brian D‚’Arcy James.  You may know him from films, we know his

Marcus and Harry Potter Theatre Day

“So, anyway, about Harry Potter…”

When Marcus wants to veer the conversation, his go-to sequitur is “So, anyway…”

After we saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two) we discussed and dissected the show during the break, at dinner after the show, the next day while on a boat tour, at the airport, and back at home with Quinn.

This isn’t really a review, more a reflection of Marcus and my impressions and the day of theatre we experienced seeing

Marcus Speaks His Truth

Early in  Amy and the Orphans, is the line, “I speak my truth.” Today we’re going to hear a #Truth Marcus shared with me about the show. 

We celebrate Amy and the Orphans, with Jamie Brewer (Amy) and Eddie Barbanell (Andy u/s) for many reasons. One is that while the audience is lulled by small identifying steps with characters who are “typical,” they are simultaneously being prepped to listen to a person with

Fangirl’s List of Amy and The Orphan’s Press

Amy and the Orphans, currently running off-Broadway, rocked my world.

But I’m not the only one talking about it, not even close! Check out all this press!

 New York Times Article:

Near the end of 2015, the playwright Lindsey Ferrentino and the actress Jamie Brewer were watching clips of Donald J. Trump, then a candidate, appearing to mock a reporter with a physical disability. They were horrified — which made their work on a new play, centered on a character with Down syndrome, all the more