Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

Seize the Day: Four Reasons to Watch Newsies: The Broadway Musical

I first heard of Newsies when it got to Broadway in 2012. I had never even heard of the 1992 movie of the same name and story that featured a young Christian Bale in the lead role until last year. In fact, I only knew about the musical because Evan Kasprzak, my favorite season five… Continue reading Seize the Day: Four Reasons to Watch Newsies: The Broadway Musical

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Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

Rank and Review: Bandstand Original Broadway Cast Recording

This post was written in honor of the one-year anniversary of Bandstand’s cast recording release and the theatrical release of Bandstand on June 25 and 28. This post also contains mild spoilers. For reference: Bandstand is a musical about World War II veterans and a gold star wife who come together after the war to… Continue reading Rank and Review: Bandstand Original Broadway Cast Recording

Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

Reviewing the 2018 Tony Awards Performances

I watched the Tony Awards for the first time ever this year. In less than a year since I've truly developed an interest in Broadway, I've become familiar enough with it that I knew about most of the shows nominated this year and many of the actors and actresses there, so I was impressed. I'm… Continue reading Reviewing the 2018 Tony Awards Performances

Ashley's Assessment · Broadway

Right This Way: Six Reasons to Watch Bandstand

When I spent last summer in New York, it was my very first time ever being there. I knew one of the things I had to do while there was go see a Broadway show. I only had one show on my must-see list, though: Bandstand. Did I know what it was about? No. Did… Continue reading Right This Way: Six Reasons to Watch Bandstand

Ashley's Assessment · Basketball

Kyle Korver Continues to Be More Than a “Basket Maker”

The first piece I ever wrote as a sports writer was for FanSided’s Chicago Bulls blog, Pippen Ain't Easy. To no one's surprise, the subject of my article was Kyle Korver. He had easily become not only one of my favorite Chicago Bulls but one of my favorite NBA players. The piece was titled “Kyle… Continue reading Kyle Korver Continues to Be More Than a “Basket Maker”

Ashley's Assessment · Other

Lasting Lessons From My Favorite Teacher

This post was written in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of the teachers out there for dedicating their lives to teaching, shaping the minds of, and helping the next generation. When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a teacher. It was the first job I remember ever wanting… Continue reading Lasting Lessons From My Favorite Teacher