Personally, Phantom of the Opera was the first musical I had ever seen. I remember being in middle school and my dad suggesting that I watch it and me shaking my head because I did not even like opera. Begrudgingly, I agreed to watch it and after seeing the whole thing it shocked me. I was so surprised with how much I enjoyed seeing every second of it. That show really got me interested in the theatre world.
Gatsby always has colossal blowouts and they happen so often and are so sizable that people from all over New York show up. The book, portrays Gatsby’s party as this amazing, breath-taking scene with people all over the place and dancing and drinking, while the first movie is bland and doesn’t show how eccentric the first party is. The second movie, however, is bright, bold, eye-catching, and reels you in. While both movies left out the scene from the library, the second one makes a quick reference to it. Also, in the 1997 version of the movie, Gatsby summons Nick to a room to meet him, while that’s not the case in the book.
America detonated with playing popular songs from sheet music on parlor pianos, played records on phonographs, and bought cheap books that accentuated adventure and the value of hard work and courage. In addition to educational exhibits, the fair also provided an opportunity for entertainment. The world 's first Ferris wheel performed on the fair 's Midway, as did a zoo, a fun house, and a swimming pool. Not only did foreign countries send authorized displays, entrepreneurs also accumulated displays depicting life in the villages of less prosperous countries. Many people who went to the fair took side tours to see shows, which had set up just outdoor the fair grounds.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American culture, but specifically theater, music, and entertainment. Lin-Manuel was born January 16th, 1980 in Manhattan, New York. In the 1980’s, musicals and theater were very popular, but the idea of hip-hop music in them was not even thought about. However, Lin-Manuel Miranda changed that dramatically, and as a result, we have some very great works like Hamilton, and In The Heights that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote. Some of the reasons Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American Culture are because he was very brave, because he revolutionized the way Americans thought about American history with one of his most famous works Hamilton, and because he brought people closer together by combining
One summer day my friend, family, and I traveled to Carowinds.sAs we embarked on our vacation, we soon discovered that the trip was extremely lengthy. Upon arrival at the park, we heard the shouting of the kids as they were enjoying the rides.cx After entering the park we darted towards the largest roller coaster there. The first problem we encountered was our fear of riding roller coasters.cdWe began to feel the thrill as we went down the first ramp and no longer had fear. The best part about the whole day was experiencing the thrill as you enjoyed the ride. Finally, we ended the day by eating out and traveling home.
I remember at school, my teachers had always talked about about how lucky we were to live in a great city like NYC, but it wasn’t until that moment that I understood what they meant. As I grew up, and began exploring the city more, I started to wonder to myself, how is it, that a city as great as NYC, can be so drastically different in a span of less than ten miles. The bustling streets of midtown, were nothing like the gang infested streets I had grown up in a short train ride away. If it hadn’t been for that trip to NYU, at the right time, just when I was most impressionable, the street gangs in my neighborhood are probably where I would have aspired to be.
Involuntarily I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock” (Fitzgerald 33). The green light, a symbol of hope, represents Gatsby’s linger to his hope of getting Daisy’s love. He was not born into a rich family, but worked hard towards realizing his American Dream and finally became wealthy and successful. Believing that wealth can win Daisy back, Gatsby organizes extravagant parties every night, attracting many aristocrats in New York (Fitzgerald 48), and hopes that Daisy would eventually attend the party. Undoubtedly, the hope that derives from his courage is to get Daisy’s attention, and to meet
One of the things in my life that have challenged me is my first time on a roller coaster. It all started when one summer we decided we were going to go on vacation to Salt Lake City. We would try and find an amusement park to go to. We found one named Lagoon. We got there and they had a lot of roller coasters.
When deciding where I wanted to go for college I started big Colorado, California, New York,Georgia, basically every state was a contender for college. But then in May of my sophomore year of high school I visited New York City, the city that never sleeps drew me in the second I stepped out of my cab into Time square. The amount of people, signs and smells, can be repulsive and overwhelming for many people but to me it made me feel at home. Because of my instant love for the New York I knew college in the city would be a no brainer looking at Parsons and FIT, I always thought those would be my top choices. But then came Marist, this college a short train ride away from the city is no doubt my dream school and has been since I stumbled across
To begin the setting was amazingly seamless and convincing; although, I didn’t have very high expectation for the sets I was amazed to say the least when I saw the first scene set. In scenes where Santa was telling Buddy’s story the set was the most simplistic while other scenes for instance when Buddy first gets to New York I was amazed by the set and how realistic it was to the actual setting. The flow of sets was almost seamless making the entire play feel dreamlike. The stage props used throughout the play were handled as though they weren’t props and that the character holding or using them used them every day adding to the dreamlike feeling of this play. The lighting perfectly depicted the mood of each scene I noticed that while in the North Pole the lights tended to be more of a bright white light which to me symbolizes joy and happiness, while in other scenes in New York I noticed gloomier colors such as dark blue that most likely to symbolize Buddy’s struggle and conflict with his father, Walter.