If you are a fan of Glee, then you are most definitely familiar with Ali Stroker. She’s the blonde stunner with the hundred-watt smile and voice to match who was a finalist for this past season’s The Glee Project. She also caused quite a splash last year when she and partner Dani Shay revealed their relationship in the most adorable way possible: in music video form. This week, Ali debuted her one-woman show, Finding Glee, at NYC’s 54 Below.
The house was packed with fans of all ages; including quite a few die hard Gleeks. I happened to be sitting next to Ali’s fourth grade teacher, who was overwhelmed with pride and excitement for her former student. It was completely heart warming. There was so much love in that room, the walls could hardly contain it. Ali’s dear friend John Early warmed up the crowd, then literally carried out the woman of the hour. Wearing a gold sequined gown and classic red lipstick, Ali looked like a modern day Lana Turner. She opened the show with Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and it was quite evident that would be the theme of the evening. Ali Stroker is unstoppable.
Who wants to sit in her lap?
An analogy: Glee is like a box of chocolates. A box of chocolates you find sitting unattended at a bus station, and which you open because you have low blood sugar and a totally unfounded faith in humanity. And with each bite you wonder: will this be filled with razor blades, planted by someone who apparently wants to punish chocolate lovers? Will it be stuffed with so much beauty and heart and truth that it makes you cry with its sweetness? Or is it perhaps laced with LSD, which will cause you to hallucinate puppet versions of your friends, pirouetting madly to old school Janet Jackson? This week’s episode of Glee was that last kind of chocolate: sure it was a cold-blooded attempt to move singles on iTunes, held together by only the thinnest of narrative threads, but at least it wasn’t strawberry cream.
Can we keep this show in New York and say “Peace out, Lima”?
We are massive fans of @gleeonfox and are over the moon to have Closer performed on the show on 03/14! Set your DVR’s!!— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) March 7, 2013
And we were all like:
Santana goes to New York.