This week on Bunheads, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster is showing her students how it’s done as Vegas showgirl-turned-ballet-teacher Michelle. When ballerina Ginny wants to audition for the school production of Bells Are Ringing, Michelle tries to help her with her audition song. But when her Vegas friend Talia is considered for the touring production of Rock of Ages, Michelle has to struggle with her own audition jealousy. Meanwhile, a Paradise neighborhood association tries to foil Michelle and Millie’s plans to build an amphitheater, and Sasha learns that living on her own doesn’t mean she has to be lonely. Check out the highlights from this week’s episode below, then check back next week for more Barre Hopping!
Annoying Neighborhood Association: The Association for the Preservation of Keeping It Real in Paradise (TAFTPOKIRIP)
Unexplained Absence: Once again, Madame Fanny is strangely missing. Where is she?
Millie’s Control Tactics: “Always. Always call me. The minute anything happens that can’t be answered by reading a Judy Blume novel, call me!”
Best Ballerina Makeover: Melanie, who’s had a fiery new look since she joined the roller derby team.
Truly’s Fashion Advice:
Truly: “I could play with the crotch a little.”
Michelle: “Best offer I’ve heard all day.”
Sasha’s Roommate: Her house plant, Ralph
Michelle’s Pantsuit Love: "At first I was all against the whole concept, but now I get it. It’s binding so it keeps all your powers in. Plus there’s no potential Basic Instinct moment. So suddenly you’re not thinking about how you’re sitting and you’d be surprised how much brain space that frees up. Plus, the pockets."
Broadway Checklist: West Side Story, Li'l Abner, Julie Taymor, Rock of Ages and of course, Bells Are Ringing
Michelle’s Wacky Production History: "I was in a donkey costume for an experimental production of Don Quixote and I didn’t sweat this much."
Ginny’s Audition Song (and Impromptu Duet With Michelle): “A Perfect Relationship” from Bells Are Ringing
Michelle’s Mad Crush:
Talia: "Then I got a flat tire, this guy pulls over, changes it for me, very cute, very Jon Hamm."
Michelle: "I like Hamm."