Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Muny’s Mayzie la Bird.
(via Julia Murney’s Instagram, of course.)
Greetings from Julia Murney! via The Muny on YouTube
Y’all have to watch this. We have a dozen times already. It’s Julia being all Juia-like and there’s even a surprise appearance by little Miss Pepper Marie.
And please join JEM in wishing a very happy opening and a great run to Julia, Stephen Wallem, John Tartaglia, and the rest of the great cast and crew of Seussical at The Muny!
More Muny!Seussical shenanigans via Julia and the cast. Show opens tomorrow, folks!:
3) "At last can get the help she needs”
Julia posted a couple of Shrek #tbt pics in anticipation of Seussical opening this coming Tuesday.
Left - Julia (and a nose prop that didn’t make the production, Rob MCClure in his Lord Farquaad wig, and Stephen Wallem channeling his inner ogre.
Right - Julia in full Princess Fiona with her charming Donkey - Michael James Scott.
As for Seussical, it runs from the 22nd through the 28th. If you are in St. Louis, or near St. Louis or can get to St. Louis, do it. The Muny is a really neat venue and the Seussical cast is absolutely fantastic. I mean, come on! Julia Murney, John Tartaglia, Stephen Wallem, Kirsten Wyatt…info and ticket links can be found HERE.
A Little Princess (2010 Studio Recording) - Once Upon a Time
(Since it is Laura’s birthday and all….)
This week in Julia Murney photos:
First — with Lennon cast-mates (Will Chase, Marcy Harriel, Chuck Cooper, Michael Potts, and Chad Kimball) at Chuck Cooper’s 54 Below Show
Second — A #tbt flashback to some Jen Cody hug time
Third — Upon arrival in St Louis for her stint in Seussical at The Muny, with Raymond Jay Lee and other co-stars
Fourth — A behind-the-scenes peek at Seussical. (The run starts the 21st, get thee to St Louis if you can!)
Fifth — A late entry from this afternoon. Julia, Rob McClure, and John Tartaglia during a Muny break
On Monday night, the 6th Annual Jimmy Awards - aka the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) - were held at the Minskoff Theatre. This annual event features students from around the country, and the week before the awards they have the opportunity to work with professional theatre performers.
Julia Murney was part of this year’s group, along with Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Krystal Joy Brown. The photos above are from the coaching period and the event itself.
Regarding the awards, Julia said (quotes via Michael Gioia’s article about the show on Playbill.com):
I said to them, ‘I know this is a ‘competition,’ but now let’s throw that out because it’s not. I know extraordinary people who’ve never been nominated for a Tony, let alone won one. [I told] them, ‘I’m proud of you, regardless. I want to buy you all a milkshake no matter what happens… Just find your joy in what you’re doing, and let’s just do it.’ And, I do think they all bond very quickly because they’re with these people who they know — they don’t know, but they know, in their soul.
…It’s such a riot to see, and it’s so exciting, and they’re all so in it. It’s really thrilling. Even the ones that I coached, each one of them would do their little medley thing, and you feel like you’re somehow responsible for them, which I’m not at all. I had them for two days, but I just have a heart for them.
Awards were won by Jonah Rawitz and Jai’Len Josey. Miss Josey’s competition solo performance was Raise the Roof. About this she said:
That’s a big song. Singing [Julia Murney’s] song, it gives me a drive. She’s done it, so I had her to look up to. It’s an honor to do her song.
Our congratulations to all of the students involved in this very cool event.
(Photo credits: coaching images via the National High School Musical Theater Awards official Flikr. Red carpet photos via Alyssa Gioia/Playbill.com and Genevieve Rafter Keddy/Broadwayworld.com)
Q:Hi! I saw that you posted the video of the finale of Night of 1000 Judy's. I was wondering if maybe you knew if there were any other videos from the concert that would be available. If you know of any please let me know. Thank you!
Unfortunately, none have surfaced that we’ve found.
Followers — have any of you seen any other videos from that night?
The finale from Monday’s Night of 1000 Judys - Julia Murney, Rory O’Malley, and the rest of the cast singing a lovely rendition of Over the Rainbow.