Meet The Blogger: Marisa of Broadway Babes
One of the best things about being a theatre blogger is the incredible community that comes with it!
So, I’m thrilled to share this post featuring the lovely Marisa of Broadway Babes!
Hi! I’m Marisa. I’m twenty-two years old. I am from right outside of Denver, Colorado. I am a senior at the University of Northern Colorado (Sko Bears!) where I major in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and advertising with a minor in theatre arts. I have been performing since I was five years old and don’t remember a time in my life without theatre.
When did you start blogging and what inspired it?
My blog actually started as a six week class project. I had to create a blog and run it for six weeks. My professor helped me narrow ideas down and I came up with the idea of Broadway Babes. I didn’t think it would last for more than six weeks. Here I am, almost a year and a half later with over 700 followers. I was inspired by all the incredible girls and women throughout the theatre industry and wanted to help create a platform and community for them.
How do you stay motivated to create content right now?
It has been difficult for sure. I have been very lucky to have such a community of people that inspire me on the daily. Having a community of people that I can always talk too and bounce ideas off of is so helpful. I know that my little community has my back and is always there for me no matter what. Having people that support me and what I do has helped me stay motivated to continue to create content during the pandemic. For all of the creators who are reading this and don’t have a community. My DM’s are always open. I’m here for you.
What’s coming up next? For yourself and the blog!
Personally, I’m in a show! I’m very blessed to be in a live production right now. I am currently playing Sister Timothy in Nunsense: the Mega Musical. (Don’t worry! We wear masks all the time during rehearsal and will be wearing them in the outdoor performances!) Being in a show again has brought me so much joy. The best part is that I get to share the stage with my Mom again. My Mom is the reason I love theatre. When I was four she did our Church’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. That’s the first show I ever remember seeing. She was also in our Church’s choir and I would go with her to choir rehearsal. She then started with a local theatre company when I was four and then the next year when I was five, we both were in the show together. We did shows together every year from when I was five to when I graduated high school. I then went off tO college and then now that I’m home doing online school due to COVID-19, we both decided to audition for this show. This is her third production with the company and my first production with the company. If I was still up at school, I would have never been able to do this show with my Mom. It’s really incredible to do a show with her again before I graduate from college. Just being in a show right now is so special and I feel so lucky! Don’t worry I will be dedicating all my performances to those who can’t perform right now. As for Broadway Babes, I have some stuff in the works, so you will just have to keep following me to find out!
First Musical You Ever Saw: My Church’s production of Fiddler on the Roof when I was four!
Last Show You Saw Before Lockdown: the first national tour of Anastasia in August of 2019.
Your Favorite Musical: Hairspray or Waitress
Your Favorite Showtune: Soft Place to Land from Waitress
Your Favorite Musical Character: Dawn from Waitress! (She is my biggest dream role!)
Thank you, Marisa for taking the time to join me on Both Sides Of The Curtain!
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