Please tell me you are going to see this show. If not, you are Really missing out.
Todrick Hall is amazing. A Texas boy with a gift from God, a songwriter, an actor, a Broadway star, was on American Idol & had his own MTV show. He has over 436 million views on YouTube with no end in sight. We account for a million of those, at least. He’s a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, just finished his turn as Lola in Kinky Boots & he is SO good to his fans. We can’t get enough of him. Once you watch and/or listen to him; you’re hooked for life.
Last year, he released this visual album, Straight Outta Oz. We watched it the day it came out & have been hooked ever since. My kids know all the words to every song, Channa tells everyone she knows that Todrick is the best singer in the world & we are stoked we can see this show again.
From what I remember, Todrick penned this album because he tried out for the NBC Live version of The Wiz & Really hoping we would be cast as the Scarecrow. He’s a lifelong lover of The Wizard of Oz. When he didn’t get the part, he harnessed his energy into creating an autobiographical tale based on The Wizard of Oz storyline. Sound weird- well, it’s not; it is brilliant.
Derek & I saw the show in Portland last summer & I believe we were one of the first tour stops. We were stoked to see Todrick, Chester, Jesse, Jenni, Brittanie & the gang. We were also introduced to some amazing new talents like the amazing Judith Franklin. I mean- listen to this voice!
The rest of the cast is unreal. OMG, my girl Meg Fulms with that hair, Brittanie Brant with those moves & E.J. killing it in the Bob the Drag Queen role. No one else is doing what Todrick is doing. He and his crew continue to push themselves 2 steps forward every time & I’m continuously amazed by their creativity & talent. The Deluxe Album has Tracie Thoms, Tamar Braxton, Todrick’s frequent collaborator Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Raven Symone, RuPaul Charles, Nicole Scherzinger, Perez Hilton, Pentatonix & more!
Todrick recently released a Deluxe Version of Straight Outta Oz with a few extra songs & newer versions of music videos. ‘Low’ is definitely my favorite. I mean, RuPaul rapping & driving a chariot & those translucent feathers are everything to me. I’m also in love with the evil, dark witch- she’s straight out of my worst nightmare, but I also want to be as mysterious & beautiful as her. Is you a good witch, or just a bad bitch?
‘Expensive’ is amazing too & features some of the drag queens from the newest cast of Rupaul’s Drag Race. I die every time I see Kim Chi’s make-up & Alaska never disappoints. Also, Farrah Moan looks so good on this video & I’m obsessed with Todrick’s swagger in that red suit. I would do anything for that red fur stole!
We got to geek out at our last show with none other than Jerry O’Connell & Rebecca Romijn. LOVED how Jerry & I had matching ‘Wrong Bitch’ T-shirts. My girl, Virgina Cavaliere killed it on stage with Rebecca & Jerry.
We are SO pumped to go to the show because we will be surrounded by fellow Toddlerz! There is nothing that makes me happier than being Really Into something & meeting other people who are into the same things. It’s pretty much the whole point of this blog. Todrick has the best fans-seriously he does! Look at what one of his superfans, Micayla, made for him last year. She also made a similar one for Kinky Boots. She’s amazing & we love her dance videos breaking down the choreography. Channa is trying to figure out what she wants to work on for Todrick & Micayla gave us some definite inspiration.
Just please know, we are Really Into Todrick Hall & everything he does. We are proud Toddlerz, proud fangirls & fanboys & we love him so much because he is true to himself, brave & I’m so thankful he shares his talents with us.