“Only Make Believe” from the musical Showboat by Jerome Kern - who was born on this day 27th January 1885 Gorgeous, romantic lyrics: “Make believe our lips are blending, in a phantom kiss or two or three,. Might as well make believe I love you, for to tell the truth I do!” Irene Dunne played the protagonist Magnolia Ravenol beautifully in the 1936 adaptation. Sadly, nobody watches these films anymore - my youth was so informed by them! . #jeromekern#bornonthisday
It's Black Friday! Along with thinking of everything I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving, on Black Friday I like to reflect on materialism in my life. (After food and booze) I tend to spend most of my disposable income on studio supplies, eye candy books I barely read, and secondhand treasures. Pictured are most of the books I bought this year (I actually read the non-profit one, I swear), studio storage containers, a hem puffer(!), excessive salvation army tags, and my brief but spectacular experiment with worbla. I'm fairly content with my spending habits, but I know I can do better. ...
Great night at the @onlymakebelievenyc gala this year ❤️ @therealdratch hosted, #joedipietro was honored, & @bethennyfrankel was awarded for her philanthropic work and we raised $650,000 in one evening 🤗 The work that we do with and for children in hospitals and care facilities is SO important and I'm honored to be a part of the company. Now if only my future self could've told my past self not to finish that second Titos martini...🍸🍸😬 . . . #onlymakebelieve
Saw the star-studded performance by Only Make Believe on Broadway 🎭. The show is great 👍👍, but what’s truly amazing and inspiring is the selfless love ❤️ and effort given by the Broadway 🎭 community to kids who have a more challenging life than others. Kudos to the Broadway 🎭 community! My deep respect ✊! The evening honors #bethennyfrankel and #joedipietro ! ❤️🎭❤️🎭❤️ . . .
The OMB Gala is tonight! So happy and honored to be a part of this wonderful organization! Find out more about what they do on recent podcast episodes or on their website: onlymakebelieve.org @onlymakebelievenyc @whyillnevermakeit #ombgala#makebelieve
With all of the bad things happening in the world right now, I want to take a moment to celebrate a great event from this past weekend. 16 runners slapped on wigs, sunglasses, and sweatbands to run the 70's Old School Outfit 5K in order to raise money for Only Make Believe. OMB is an amazing organization that brings the joy of theater and play to children in hospitals, care facilities, and special needs schools. OMB's programming has touched thousands of childrens' lives, first in New York, and now in DC. If you have a moment, check out their webpage ...
In honor of #childhoodcancerawarenessmonth, our offices held fundraisers to benefit @stjude and worked with #onlymakebelieve to make hats and necklaces for children. Thank you to all who participated and donated towards this cause.
Did you catch our Season Two opener yesterday? Well, here's our first Spotlight Series bonus episode focusing on @OnlyMakeBelieveNYC, a non-profit dedicated to helping children through interactive theater.⠀ #onlymakebelieve#podcast
The very first installment of the #spotlightseries focuses on the wonderful non-profit organization Only Make Believe, founded by Dena Hammerstein. Listen on your favorite podcast app! (Link in bio.)⠀ #charity
The new Spotlight Series takes a two-part look at Only Make Believe, a non-profit dedicated to bringing theater to children in hospitals and care facilities. First part features the founder of @OnlyMakeBelieveNYC, Dena Hammerstein, and the second part on the 15th will talk with two actors and OMB's Artistic Director. Listen on your favorite podcast app (link in bio).⠀ #podcast#theater
Earlier this week, @onlymakebelievenyc brought joy to the children at The New York Center for Children by presenting an interactive theater performance, Eco Babe! Thanks to the performers for such a fun- filled time!
@showtime volunteers showed up and went above and beyond on their first ever #dayofservice!! We loved seeing what you came up with this morning AND sharing the space with the amazing @freeartsnyc #showecare
Smiling because our volunteers did an AMAZING job making costumes for the kids we perform for in hospitals and care facilities. Find a link for our upcoming volunteer events in our bio! #onlymakebelieve
Of course on my first visit to Citifield to make my national debut to sing “Take me out to the Ball Game” with OMB these bad boys start rolling in. Ominous. ...but there was alcohol! #pinkjuice#onlymakebelieve
Just because I want to highlight a beautiful company that I worked for in DC, here’s a little #tb Only Make Believe is a non profit organization that performs shows with children in care facilities. We give our sick little ones the chance to use their imagination and have fun with professional actors!☺️😌 Dena Hammerstein founded the organization and the NY & DC teams are just awesome! There really are few things in this world that make me happier then when I get to perform with this company.💙 #onlymakebelieve In case you want to head ...
Sunday in the park with George and away from the maddening, under a paper moon that is almost hidden behind cotton candy clouds scattered decoratively on the canvas sky, I smile and wave at all the trash on the street. The make-believe, straight to T.V. version of my life. I think it pretty. Even the baby behaved herself. Well, just barely but I pretended not to notice. #underapapermoon#onlymakebelieve
Sunday in the park with George and away from the maddening noise of the football today playing at make-believe. Under a paper moon, hidden, just almost hidden behind cotton candy clouds scattered decoratively on the canvas sky. I smile and wave at all the trash on the street in themake-believe, straight to T.V. version of my life. I think it pretty. Even the baby behaved herself. Well, just barely but I pretended not to notice. #underapapermoon#onlymakebelieve
1 year ago I spent a Tuesday night live on Facebook playing tunes with my dad. I never imagined it’d be the only time we did this, but I am so thankful to have all 2hrs 15min saved, on YouTube, and Facebook. I miss you Dad. Sing em some Conway! #conwaytwitty#onlymakebelieve
the colabs of colabs 🎯 For Create-A-Thon a few months ago @chanelnyre and I were tasked with telling the story of @onlymakebelievenyc, a nonprofit dedicated to using theater to brighten the lives of children and families in hospitals in their D.C. chapter. In just 24-hours, strangers became partners in production and we created something pretty rad 😎🖌💛 To see the full video check out the link in my bio 💃🏼 #onlymakebelieve#nowdonateyourmoneyplz
Good people out tonight for a great cause! @onlymakebelievenyc is here for a charity bingo event! These people rock at what they do and rock as customers as well! Thank you! . . . #onlymakebelieve#foolsgoldnyc
Finally have some holiday plans in the fire, wouldn’t quite say there are flames yet, but getting there! Won’t be going quite as far as I did to get this view though! We got the Purple, Blue and Gold in honour of Only Make Believe... but each of the light combinations have a different meaning... got to love that! . . . #newyork#nyc
My album "Only Makebelieve - Message from a Mockingbird" is now out on #bandcamp. -Called a "Soaring Pop Masterpiece" by Bruce Brodeen as well as many more kudos by rock magazines across the US, the Netherlands, and France. Download your digital copy now for just $4 and hear my album that took 7 years to record and produce. Link in bio. #indiemusic