38: Sounds from the Homework Release Party

Hear the sounds from my Trusty Correspondent Heidi’s trip to LA for the Homework Release Party.

Heidi with Darren Criss

Heidi with some guy she met in an alley.

Hear the episode here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ibjdi-84fbc5

Here’s the Computer Games set from Wednesday, December 13:

And here’s the live stream from the Homework show:

If you love Heidi’s t-shirt, you can buy one here:

If you want the shirt Heidi gave Darren on my behalf (that Chuck called “awesome”) you can get one here:

And if you want to celebrate your love of Homework, I made this shirt too:

And there are a bunch of other things available in my shop:

You can donate to The Criss Project here.
And if you do, let me know on Twitter and be entered to win an Elsie Fest 2017 package.
Review the podcast on iTunes to be entered to win a Darren Criss t-shirt.

Coming Monday, February 12: Sounds of Broadwaycon

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36: Pets of Broadway

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I did it again! Sorry I’m so late with the blog post. Here’s the info you need:

Episode here: https://elsiecast.podbean.com/e/36-pets-of-broadway/

And here are my photos with Lea Salonga:

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And Alex Newell:

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Official t-shirt of this episode:

All of my Twitter giveaways include free shipping anywhere in the world. I keep them free by selling items in my shop.


Coming up on the podcast:

January 15: Dr. Drama and I discuss Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

January 29: Sounds of the Homework Release Party with my Trusty Correspondent

February 12: Sounds of Broadwaycon

Inspired

Saw this:

Made this:

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More Elsie Cast stuff to buy in my shop.

 


Coming up in November:

November 6: jeremy-jordan.com

November 20: Elsie alum Jenna Ushkowitz

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

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Elsie Fest weekend.

Kristine showed up late on Friday. She brought take-out from Panera, so we sat at the dining room table while she ate and we went over our plans. It’s the first time Kristine stayed at my house and we didn’t get to watch an episode of Glee together, but there was too much to do.

Saturday morning we traveled into NYC to meet up with a bunch of Twitter friends for a Broadway Up Close tour. Kristine and I had both completed the Act I and Act III tours IMG_0002previously, so we did Act II and finally got to sign the Gypsy Shirt and become members of the BUC Gypsy Club. On the way to the tour, we stopped at Theater Circle and picked up some Lights of Broadway cards. I got some good ones for trading. Kristine is my lucky charm with LOB cards. Last time, I got TWO super-rares!

After the tour, we went out for a casual lunch and then walked to the New York Public Library, where some folks went on a tour, but Kristine and I wandered up to the reading room to see where all the movies get made, then sat on a bench to enjoy the air conditioning and free wifi, she on her phone madly updating @DarrenArmy, me on mine updating @Elsiepod. It’s good when we do it together because we can compare notes and make sure neither of us missed anything important. We also like to debate the ethics of re-posting certain things, and which posts fall under her mandate or mine. (Though around Elsie time, our agendas are pretty well aligned.)IMG_0008

Then I was fortunate that Kristine had a hotel room and said I could come relax for the afternoon. According to my Fitbit, we walked over 20k steps on Saturday. If I hadn’t had that hour or two of quiet to sit and relax, I don’t know how I would have made it through the weekend. I met her roommate Kerin, who is pretty awesome, and we got to know each other while Kristine kept up with @DarrenArmy.

I would be remiss to not tell you that all this leisure time during the busiest Twitter weekend of my year was enabled by JoAnna, who did an awesome job of keeping up my Twitter all weekend so that I could enjoy all these fun events, especially Elsie Fest itself. After talking to JoAnna about how much it means to folks who can’t come to NY to have all the links available, I couldn’t in good conscience leave my Twitter unattended while I was at Elsie Fest, but I had so many things to do I couldn’t handle it all myself. Thanks millions, JoAnna!!!

After a long walk across town, we had dinner at Five Napkin Burger (their tuna burger is one of those meals I can’t stop thinking about.) And then we went to see Prince of Broadway, which is so much fun, you shouldn’t miss it if you love musicals. Just hit after hit, and of course you have the constant experience of saying to yourself, “He produced this, too?!” The cast is incredible.

My Sunday is pretty well described on this week’s podcast episode. Check it out for stories, interviews, and music from Elsie Fest 2017! https://elsiecast.podbean.com/e/29-sounds-of-elsie-fest-2017/

And here’s a gallery of some of my interviewees at their meet and greets:

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Doreen with Jeremy

Ena

Isn’t Ena the cutest?!

Diane

Diane from Northern Ireland

Marcia

Marcia and Darren remembering Marsha of the Darren Criss Army, who designed Marcia’s shirt


Coming up on the podcast:

October 23: All Things Broadway

November 6: Jeremyjordan.com

November 20: Jenna Ushkowitz