Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Friends Musical
Brace yourself, Friends fans — in homage to the show’s foray into music (remember that episode Where They Sing?), Chicago’s MCL Chicago Theatre is bringing a 90-minute musical parody of the same name to the stage. While it won’t feature any members of the actual cast (the musical is unauthorized, after all) or the ditties they hum above (the show has an all-original score), enthusiasts seem to love it thus far, getting two-thumbs up at an early screening during the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. First a reunion, and now this? Our hearts can’t even take it.
The show will be 90 minutes of non-stop fun — did we mention it’s a BYOB theater and optional drinking games will be included in your Playbill?— with a live band and choreographed moves to accompany the tunes. Judging from their hilarious 15-second table read video, it’s going to be an absolute riot. Also making appearances? Janice, Marcel the Monkey and, of course, Smelly Cat!
Tickets are on sale now for $20 a pop, and the show will run from June 10 to July 29. So if you happen to be in Chicago, be sure to check it out!
What do you think about the Friends musical? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Elite Daily, photos via NBC/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!