Writing Can Be Murder

June 11, 2007

I liked her. I really liked her!

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 9:45 am

A couple of summers ago when I was workshopping one of my award-winning screenplays (not that award-winning means jack, but I’m so used to putting it in my query letters that it just slipped out now) at a so-freakin-prestigous-they-act-like-a-freakin-cult theater center, I met a bunch of talented performers.

I met and worked with some famous people. I met and worked with some people I believed would one day be famous. One of those people was Laura Bell Bundy. http://www.laurabellbundy.com/

She may not be a household name yet, but if you watched the Tony’s last night you saw her smiling face because she was nominated as a Lead Actress in a Muscial for her starring role in Legally Blonde.

I had the opportunity to see Laura perform (not in my piece, but in a musical theater piece — which by the way I happened to think was quite good and I’m still waiting for it to hit Broadway) and I was really impressed with her. I thought she had a great singing voice and an amazing stage prescence. I liked her. I really liked her!

The people I’d seen the show with (all with more theater experience than little-old-me) didn’t like her. Not one iota. They poo-pooed my praise of her.

 I wonder if they like her now, because obviously an awful lot of people do. She may have been the one nominated last night, but I was the one who felt vindicated.



  1. I was really intrigued by the fact that they made Legally Blonde into a musical. Musicals are train-wrecks-in-progress for me: I cringe at them but can’t help watching. I don’t like them, but I can’t help being fascinated–to the degree that I often break out in song and dance during the day.

    On another note, wouldn’t PROJECT DADDY make a great musical? It’d have hit songs like “Not Just Any Sperm” and “The Beast in the Corner Office.”

    Comment by Kate Perry — June 13, 2007 @ 11:22 am

  2. ROFL!

    Project Daddy would make a great musical! All those random facts she spouts would probably make a fabulous song!

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — June 20, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

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