The Burning Bush Vs. The Second Coming - Round 2!
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for The Burning Bush Vs. The Second Coming - Round 2! as The Schlep Sisters (Minnie Tonka & Darlinda Just Darlinda, ), NYC's Heavyweight Hebrew Hotties, take on the Titans of Teen Christendom, Maddy Mann (that's me) and Lexi Miller, in a hot and holy burlesque battle!
Refereed by Bastard Keith, this spiritual scrimmage is a no-holds-barred Passover Vs. Easter bawdy battle of biblical proportions!
The Burning Bush Vs. The Second Coming - Round 2! pits Moses against Jesus, resurrection against liberation, and chocolate bunnies against gefilte fish. These girls are hotter than horseradish and curvier than a communion wafer! So come cheer for your favorite prophet and see which side wins!
Friday and Saturday March 30/31 at Ars Nova. 7:30pm house/8pm show. Tickets $15 advance/$20 door and are available HERE.
Our Lady's TV/Film club, Christians Shooting Christians, has decided to make a documentary series following Our Lady's quads (that's short for quadruple threats: singers, actors, dancers & Christians.) Well, obviously it's all about me and my friends - Lexi, Noah, Bea & TJ! They only shot 4 episodes and we're airing them every 3 weeks on my YouTube channel. So make sure you subscribe to be kept in the loop! Hopefully we'll get a second season 'cause we've got too much talent for just four episodes! (And check out the Entourage page to learn all about the amazing team behind QUADS!
Dale Radio is Rad!
Gang... he's cute, he's avuncular, he's a podcaster master... Dale Seever. I'm over the moon with his hilarious and always informative podcasts: Dale Radio! My good friend Ryan and I had the pleasure of doing a podcast with him this week. And if you're like me and love all things Maddy, you totes need to give it a listen! Dale Radio Season 3: Ryan Migge & Maddy Mann (And then subscribe and give him a totes 5 Star rating on iTunes.) Show the love folks. Show the love. You can also find Dale & Dale Radio on Facebook. ♥ U Dale! xoxo
Did you see that video? Hello... AWESOMEST THING EVER! We ♥ Hope Kim and Suzanne Agins and everyone who made that possible! Okay... keeping this short. 1. Lexi, Noah and I had an AMAZING show last night (Maddy Mann's Bible Storyz - with a Z!) as part of Ars Nova's ANT Fest 2010. It's so crazy to think that it's over already! It went so fast. That was partly because of... 2. the totes AWESOME crowd that cheered and clapped and laughed and even sometimes STOOD to celebrate the Bible with us. Let us not forget... 3. the talented and beautiful and generous people at Ars Nova who made the show look and sound superb, as well as being so kind and inviting and accommodating. If Ars Nova were a guy, I'd totes be crushing on him. Anyway... let's cross our fingers and pray to God for more Bible Storyz opportunities in the future! xoxo
I'm Bringing the Bible Back!
Justin Timberlake isn't the only one who can bring things back, although, indeed, he really does bring sexy back. Not that I ever thought it was gone. Hello, twern't the Prodigal Son. But if it were: "Oh look, Sexy has returned. Let us throw a big party and celebrate." Meanwhile Sexy's older brother, Moderately Attractive sulks, "Dad never throws me a party. Everyone knows it's age before beauty."
Anyway, Lexi and I have totally tackled the tremendous job of staging Bible stories in the hopes of making them more accessible to our generation. Here's the second part of our Noah videos. I totes love the dancing!
Okay, so that probably didn't actually happen on the ark, but it sure poses some good questions. Right? Anyway, keep checking back for more stuff and visit our channel MaddyMannSuperstar on YouTube for more fun vids. Go with god! xoxo
OMG! You've totally got to check out the new Entourage tab up there. Or, heck, I just hyperlinked that word. So you could click that too. I'm kind of sort of hyper about hyperlinking. Totes wish I could hyperlink with some of the guys on Our Lady's swimteam, The Monks In Trunks. HOT. I've also updated my bio. I want to update it some more though, reading Noah's biography made me a little jealous. So... I can pad mine a little more. Hee hee!
I know it has been a while, but I have been totally busy working up new numbers for the various shows I'm in. Let's see, in the past 7 months alone, I created an Eve number, Cain & Abel number, Noah, Tower of Babel, Lot's Wife, Passover, Samson & Delilah... and I'm working on a Ten Commandments number and an abstinence PSA! That said, you need to keep checking back here 'cause at some point I'm going to create an A/V tab up there where you can check out the videos from those numbers and behind the scenes clips and lots of other fun stuff.
And since I'm writing, what about Glee? I truly wish I were more of a Gleek, but honestly I find the show so hit and miss. Lexi and I got into a huge fight about it. She was, like, personally offended that I wasn't so into Glee when I'm, like, UBER into High School Musical. Hello, apples and oranges, Lex. For one thing, the numbers are SO overproduced. There's nothing even real about the sound when they're sitting around singing in the classroom. ANNOYING. And what's with the lack of character follow through between scenes and songs. Sometimes it's all, "I'm gonna cut you" between characters when we're in the scenes, but get to a production number and it's all, "Music brings us together! Love will lift us up where we belong." I know all the actors are, like, 40, but still, we high school kids aren't the best about dropping the drama when the curtain rises. (Don't I know it!) I will say that I'm SO into Brittany on that show. Heather Morris is hilarious! And it just goes to show you Hollywood... dancers CAN act!
Anyway, I ramble. Come back, drop me a line, or FAN my page on Facebook. xoxo
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Okay, okay. I know this is SO totally late in coming. It's crazy, 'cause, like, I really actually edited the "Thank you" video, like, weeks ago. And well, I'm just NOW getting to updating the website. YIKES. (Furthermore I just checked my e-mail on here and well, there was an e-mail from a producer that was intrigued and HELLO, he had written before the show and I got the e-mail weeks later. Kicking Kickin Kicking my cute Christian self!) Okay, I'm on God's timeline. Remember that, God's timeline. But if you think about it, God doesn't really have much of a sense of time. Seriously, for Him, like, these millenia since the days of Adam and Eve have been, like, a sneeze. Really it was probably more like Akbar and Etana. Okay, that's not true. I actually just looked up Middle Eastern names and Adham and Eve were both on the list. So... okay, I'm wrong. It's not the first time.
Anyway... I have so much love for the people who came out to see my show. Seriously. I had an amazing group of friends and family and strangers there. You all made it so so SO wonderful. So thank YOU (singular you.) You are probably one of the most awesomest people in the world and I know that your reward in heaven will be great. If you didn't see the show, you're such a loser, and I mean that 'cause you lost the chance to see it (Although, hello, I'll just have to do it again! Right?)
And there was a short blurb in the Village Voice. Alexis Soloski said, "[Maddy] Mann knows how to capture audience attention from the start. The boy-crazy teen, a creation of writer-performer Ryan Migge, opens Mann Seeks Man: Jesus-Lovin' Schoolgirl Seeks Soulmate with a mellow rendition of "God Only Knows." Then she slits open her thighs with the point of a filed-down cross. Somehow, this does not help her win the school talent show or the affections of a young reprobate. Migge uses the communion-wafer-thin plot to excuse some very funny dance routines, many of them involving a lifesize cardboard cutout of the Son of God." I'm so not bothered by the whole "communion-wafer-thin plot" thing, 'cause, hello, the only reason I do these shows is so I can sing and dance in front of an audience. Who needs plot to do that? What bothered me was that she thought the dances were very funny. Hello, they're like, way serious. No, seriously. Serious. Whatev.
And don't forget to VOTE for my show to win a New York Innovative Theatre Award!!! Big hugs and Go With God! xo
ALAS! Only 2 more shows!
Wow... I'm so totally overwhelmed. Seriously. So, I've done three of my five days of performances. And it's been really great. Seriously. The first two shows we had amazing crowds. Totally. And we had a nice (but small crowd) and Sunday. And, well, we had a critic in the house that day and I would have really liked to have had some hard core laughers in the house. You know? People who can just get everyone else laughing and clapping. That can be hard.
Do you know what else is hard... keeping up with your blog. I'm so totally going to get a C in this class. Seriously. I've never had a C before. It takes a lot of work to self promote. And my good friend Ryan has been so very, very busy. (He pulls a lot of the strings around here.)
But we have had a lot of great people come to see the show. I must say, I have the BEST friends in the world. Seriously. This group of people who have come and have supported and have shared their time (and some cash) to spend an hour with me... they're literally the coolest people ever. All of my friends ARE, INDEED, ROCKSTARS. A huge, HUGE shout of thanks to them. Seriously.
Today I saw two of the other shows in the festival, Martin Dockery's The Surprise and Preston Martin's Fun Design With Svelte (Can You Believe How Fun This Is?!). Great, great, great shows. It is such a great festival. Seriously. These are very talented, very dedicated and very hard working people. Also, can I say how much I love the folks at terraNOVA. Talk about engaging and supportive and kind. SUPER! Big hugs to JD and Jennifer and all of y'all at terraNOVA!
Okay, I know the show is quickly to end (this go round... gotta cross our fingers and pray to Jesus for a future) but I'm posting the promotional video I made for it, here, 'cause, well I made it and so I need to share it.
Thanks again to all who've come out to support and a big pre-thanks to those who will be out to see the last two performances. Get your tickets today. Go with God! xoxo Maddy
Catch Up and Sauerkraut
I can't believe it's taken me this long to get back to my blog. I'm so going to fail this class if I don't do this more often. But in my defense I was totally doing my parents' taxes. My dad just thinks numbers are scary, which makes me wonder how he manages as the top seller of Pampered Chef products in Moosic. And my mother... I'm just SOOO glad she went into pharmaceutical representation as opposed to her original plan of actually becoming a pharmacist, 'cause I'd be REALLY scared to have her counting my prescription.
Okay, let's get down to business. So I was checking out my YouTube stats the other day and one of my videos was totally posted on this Russian deaf website. How cool is that. Check it out here at DeafInfo.ru. I'm really, really, really proud of that number. I think you'll get a big kick out of it if you haven't seen it yet. Obviously deaf Russian people get a kick out of it!
I also was asked just yesterday to perform in a show on Monday the 27th in a show hosted by the talented and gifted Joanna Parson. Awesome! Another opportunity to work my marketing skills and try to drum up audience for my big solo show that's coming up in May... YIKES (Less than 4 weeks away!) Check out the information on my Calendar page. I'm super excited about the solo show! You gotta come.
I did go to the dentist and he said I was fine. He thought it was just sinus pressure from a cold I had. And I really, really tried praying the cold away. Argh. But good to know I don't have a tumor or something in my mouth. Seriously. I was kind of worried.
Reality Updates! I'm so glad Scott Macintyre is was booted from Idol. He was nice and all, but really, this is a singing competition. I was on YouTube, as mentioned earlier, and there were all these nasty comments from people about Adam Lambert being gay. What's the deal with that? It so does not matter if he's gay... he can sing like nobody's business, so his sexuality should be nobody's business. Amen. I may be hardcore religious and all, but let's remember that Jesus said to love everyone and I know for a fact that God makes no mistakes. So, those of you who are being mean to Adam, maybe your narrow-minded lifeview is the problem. Okay? Hello! Anyways... it was so sad to see Laura go on Biggest Loser. She totally grew on me. Tara is kicking some major bootie, (and losing some too, right?) Wow. Uber impressed. On to Make Me A Supermodel. How hot was Jonathan in his 2xst undies? Hello! (Okay, I totally admit I'm a week behind with that comment. But I can't stop thinking about going into Manhattan with my dad and seeing his undies-clad hotness pasted on the side of a busstop or something. I really just watch for hot underwear clad boy action. Seriously. What? There's nothing wrong with that, is there? xoxo Go with God!
You're Awesome TOO!
Okay, so I had the true pleasure of performing with the people from terraNOVA tonight at a fundraiser for their company AND their upcoming soloNOVA festival, of which I'm performing a full length show it. I did my bit about James Metternich, you know, hot deaf neighbor, and it was awesome. I so wish I had videotaped it 'cause the audience was, like, super nice (And loud with the laughter and applause, which always makes for a great video.) Maybe the terraNOVA people took a video?
That said, I had so much fun meeting people after the show and giving out my postcards. PLUS people were like majorly cool and even signed up for my e-mail list. I'm so totally humbled by their kindness of spirit. Seriously. I'm not kidding, either, no, people were really, really great. The women looked fierce, the men were handsome. It was a good crowd. I handed out postcards, but I still have, like, 700 more. So if you want some, let me know. Oh, this one woman was so great, she thinks that I should go on the Ellen Show! Hello, Ellen! You want me to come on your show and tell you all about life in Moosic, PA and at Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow? 'Cause I will. Seriously.
I did realize tonight that I really probably should go to the dentist. When I was jumping in the number I kept feeling a pain in the back of my left side of the mouth. That's so totally not fun. Like, not at all. Of course, I did just eat a half a container of Kozy Shack rice pudding. I should never just have the whole thing sitting there while I check e-mails. I should always do portion control. Ha! Whatever, I never gain weight. It's all good.
I can't believe Scott Macintyre is still on American Idol. I mean, I can, but hello, he isn't that great a singer. I was totally wanting to marry Kris Allen though. Can we say "CUTE?" He may be reaching Jonas Brother status for me. Okay, I'm tired and rambling and should probably go to bed as I've got a quiz in Pre-Calc tomorrow first thing. Check out my calendar for the show in May and hit up my vids on YouTube. Go with God.
Hi again! Maddy, of course, here with my reactions to the reality TV that I watch. So, I totally love The Biggest Loser, but I was so ready for Filipe to go home. Seriously. No one really seems to be playing the "game" this season, which is all well and good. But I really hate the way he treated Jillian. Like this week when they totally got to pick trainers again and he actually said in his "interviews" that he was so glad to be back with Bob. Uhm, hello, you actually didn't leave Bob. You still trained with him after your little baby fit with Jillian. Whatev. Nonetheless, it's a totally addictive show. Oh, but what about all of those forced commercials? Like when they're around the kitchen table and Bob will come in, "What are you eating? Oh, well you should have something quick and easy, but that's healthy too. Look here, So and So Snack Bars with fiber and protein. Now that's a smart way to get some protein without getting too much fat." Blah, blah, blah. It's so forced! They're terrible at that.
Speaking of forced, what about that new show on MTV, Taking The Stage! OMG. That is totally awful and yet so completely compelling. Okay, so I never actually got into The Hills. And I know it's like, totally the rage, or at least it was. I'm thinking this is just like that, but only less SexInTheCity-ish and more of a documentary style filming. I was super eager to see this show. I mean, the promo during America's Best Dance Crew was amazing. Simply amazing. But the first half hour I kept thinking, "This is bad. This is, like, really bad. These people can't act. Or at least they can't act like they're not acting." BAD. But yet my dad and I just kept watching. And watching. And watching. And by the end my dad was all like, "I'm totally into it. It's kind of awful. But I'm totally into it." And I have to say I'm kind of in agreement with him. It's kind of awful and I think I'm totally into it. And that Tyler is such a CUTIE. Seriously.
I think my favorite show I've seen in a long time was RuPaul's Drag Race. It was AWESOME. Seriously. I can't say enough about it. No, really. It was awesome. Like, those girls were fierce. My dad and I would totally pop some popcorn, throw in some melted marshmallows and just watch it and eat our ghetto popcorn balls. Let me say first and foremost that Nina Flowers is the most amazing drag performer I've ever seen. Seriously. And I've seen a lot. (Again, my dad knows the most interesting people. He's so gregarious.) Anyway, Nina Flowers, I so want to see YOU host a talk show. You think you did poorly on the Oprah challenge, no, you shone. Shone. Seriously. You've got a God given talent and you should embrace that totally and host a talk show. And what would make it even more fun would be if Ongina were your co-host or your Gal Friday who does funny skits and stuff with you. How amazing would that be? And I want to be on that show. If you do that, please, please, please have me on as a guest. Or at least an audience member. I adore you both. Miss Bebe, you are so amazing. I'm so happy that you won and you're such a fierce creature. But I'm digressing. The show was amazing and I'm SO VERY SAD that it's over. Nonetheless, the reunion episode was hilarious. OMG, RuPaul, I think that speech you gave the girls when you were angry was one of the most powerful things I've heard, stronger than most of the messages I've gotten from the Chicken Soup For Your Soul books or my Joel Osteen books. Seriously. We all need to remind ourselves every day just how fabulous we are. And we can't let other people put their negativity onto us. No way! I think there's definitely something we can all take from that message. It is never fun to be criticized or critiqued, I've had some horrible response to my artistry before, but seriously, if you're going to go into a Dairy Queen, you can expect to get a little ice cream on you. Anyway, my dad and I mourn the end of RuPaul's Drag Race. (insert sad dirge music here.) OH! On a side note, let's be aware that RuPaul was being VERY, VERY naughty with her little catch phrase. I'm sure I'm not the only one who caught it. Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent. That's a very dirty acronym Ru!
Let's see, Idol got rid of the wrong person. Michael Sarver, you are very fortunate. Make Me A Supermodel needs to show more man flesh. Seriously. Enough with the house drama and more of the photo shoots and challenges. America's Next Top Model, don't remember it so it must not have been that worthwhile.
Broadway WSS Review
Okay, so I had the great fortune to see the Broadway revival of West Side Story ON opening night. I know, how frickin' cool, right? Well my dad has this way of getting the most awesome stuff. Here's my vlog review of the show. I hope you enjoy it. I had fun making it. Peace out!
Lexi and I had an awesome show on Monday night. We got to perform in The Incredible, Edible, Akynos' show: *POP* A Vaudeville Experience. We had such a total blast. It was the perfect venue to try out the number we've been working on for this summer's talent show at Camp Good News. Seriously, it's mad crazy competition at church camp. And after last year's debacle, Lexi and I just knew we had to be prepared this year. I came up with the concept for this piece while in the car going home from camp LAST YEAR! Over the past few months, Lex and I totally worked it up... and, well, with months till camp, we think we've got it near perfect.
Here's hoping your talent number doesn't suck this year Clare. Oh, wait, we hope it does. BooYAH!
Okay, I really don't want to be mean here. Or at least I don't necessarily mean to be mean. But, okay, just 'cause he's blind, does that mean we have to keep listening to him sing every week. You know who I'm talking about. That's right, Scott Macintyre on Idol. Really, it's not that he's bad. I'm so NOT saying that. He's good. Enough. But, like, with all the other talent on that stage, I have to be honest when I say that I think the only reason he's made it this far is, well, 'cause he's, you know, blind. I so hate to have to point this out. But it's almost like that season with Sanjay. And NO, I'm so not saying he's that bad. But-- okay, actually it's not anything like that. I was gonna say how, you know, America's voting for the worst as a joke. But no, blindness is so NOT a joke. So... Anyway. I think that Scott is a totally great guy and he's talented, but, you know, compared to like totally awesome Adam Lambert, it's just not much to compare. So, while I think a lot of Americans will be voting for the gimp, I'm still gonna vote for talent hands down. And looks of course. Hello Kris Allen! Yum.
The Start of Something New
Hello world! Maddy Mann here! Coming at you from Moosic, PA. Can I get a "what up?" in here? Kidding. Anyway, I'm really excited to be bringing you this site as part of a class project in computer studies. Hopefully you'll enjoy my blog entries and stuff as I add content (and learn how to do it all too.) Pardon any major OOPS 'cause, you know, I'm just learning. Thanks again. Go with God!