Disney

Are you a Fansie of Newsies?

I’m a pretty huge Disney fan. I’ll sit and watch “The Little Mermaid” for fun with a daughter (and, not coincidentally, both daughters are named for Disney characters), or see a newly released animated film while it is in theaters. For some reason, though, I’m not a Fansie. What? Haven’t heard of Fansies? They’re the cult followers of Disney’s “Newsies”, a musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. This sleepy

Beauty and the Beast

When I was in college, I knew someone whose mom worked with Broadway costume designers. She offered us tickets to a special event. Disney was putting together Beauty and the Beast for Broadway, and there was going to be a reveal on stage of some costuming, a couple of songs, and other ideas for a V.I.P. crowd. Directors as well as cast would be on stage with a big projector

Pro-Princess

For one of her college scholarship applications, my daughter has to pick something she is passionate about and make a project centered around it. Anything under the sun. And what does my daughter love more than most (except maybe her boyfriend, books and great food?) – Princesses! My daughter longs to be a princess and always has. This anti-Cinderella culture saying girls are negatively affected by princess role models is