About thomasearly

THOMAS SCHULTHEIS has performed on Broadway in the revival of Grease! as well as the National/International tours of Grease!, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Chicago and South Pacific. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University in Virginia. Additionally, Thomas has worked for The Walt Disney Company for 12 years and is the Sales Manager for Disney Performing Arts at the Disneyland® Resort. A choreographer for over 20 years, his credits include Off-Broadway productions of original work with the cast of the Broadway’s [title of show], and productions for over a dozen High Schools & Colleges. Thomas has served as a Teaching Artist and Adjudicator for numerous Academies, Competitions, Festivals, Invitationals, and Showcases. Thomas continues to write his blog myweeklyfascination for 4 years and counting. The blog motto speaks to his own philosophy: “life has much to offer, find inspiration.”

The Original Fish Company


Posting about The Original Fish Company will shock my family. Mostly because we grew up NOT eating fish. In fact, a few of my siblings still avoid the stuff.

This restaurant, in Southern California, is excellent. And it has made me a convert. Their halibut is some of the best I have ever had.

The last visit included: Cesar salad, Warm Sourdough Bread with Butter, Grilled Halibut, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Grilled Vegetables.  It was totally mobbed with a 90 minute wait. So we went to the bar where they offer full menu service and ordered immediately.

If you are in the area, consider a visit. It really is excellent.








In the Dark Podcast


In the Dark podcast from APM Reports won the highest honor in broadcast media, the Peabody Award.

We had the chance to listen to this 9 part series on a recent road trip.

It is shocking, riveting, devastating, infuriating, thorough, and unforgettable.

The podcast, Season 1, centers around the kidnapping of 11-year old Jacob Wetterling on October 22, 1989. The case went unsolved for 27 years. The series takes you on a journey to discover what happened, connect with the people affected by the event, and question why the case took so long to solve.

It’s very moving and I am only showing photos below of Madeleine Baran (lead Reporter & Host) and Jacob Wetterling (Victim).

It’s the kind of reporting that is so impactful. No wonder it won the award.

From the website: The investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling yielded no answers for 27 years. We investigate how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, led to the nation’s sex-offender registries and raise questions about crime-solving accountability.






Season 2 has just started and is about an entirely different case.

From the website: Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He’s won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. What does the evidence reveal? And how can the justice system ignore the prosecutor’s record and keep Flowers on death row? Season Two begins May 1

True Colors Personality Test


My coworkers have been talking about True Colors for years. This personality test helps to understand yourself and those you interact with.

Self-reflection is essential, and this can provide some new insights.

From the website:

True Colors® is a model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament.

The colors of Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue are used to differentiate the four central True Colors® personality styles.




Take the free test here: https://my-personality-test.com/true-colours



That’s It (I’m Crazy) – Sofi Tukker




You never know where inspiration will hit you. This week it was brought to me in the form of the new Apple Red iphone ad. The song used in the ad caught my attention enough that I had to seek it out, find out who created it, and play it over and over again.

It’s called, “That’s It (Im Crazy) by Sofi Tukker.

From wikipedia: Sofi Tukker is a New York-based musical duo consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. The band is perhaps best known for its song “Best Friend,” which was featured in a commercial during Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone X on September 12, 2017.

Here is the song:

And here is the ad:

Here is their website:



My So-Called Podcast


This is a very niche post. My So-Called Podcast is hosted by Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle. Learned about Patrick from his other podcast, Broadway Backstory.

I’ll admit I was reluctant to listen to two people talk about a show. However, My So-Called Life is a show i know very well. Own the series on DVD, and watch the Christmas episode every year. It was a seminal show whcih only ran for one season, and still has impact.

The podcast feels like I’m sitting at lunch with my friends talking in detail about the show. And that makes the traffic and car rides more bearable.

So, if you are a big fan of My So-Called Life, give it a shot. If not, perhaps there are podcasts out there releated to your favorite show.

Go now go…







Recently, I have been eating like a teenager again. Eating Pop-Tarts. Brings me back to my childhood. Especially the Froster Brown Sugar Cinnamon ones. You’ll find me at the toaster.

From Wikiepedia:

Pop-Tarts is a brand of rectangular, pre-baked, convenience foodtoaster pastries that the Kellogg Company introduced in 1964. Pop-Tarts have a sugary filling sealed inside two layers of thin, rectangular pastry crust. Most varieties are also frosted. Although sold pre-cooked, they are designed to be warmed inside a toaster or microwave oven. They are usually sold in pairs inside Mylar (previously foil) packages and do not require refrigeration.

Pop-Tarts is Kellogg’s most popular brand to date in the United States, with millions of units sold each year.[1] They are distributed mainly in the United States, but also in Canada, Finland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. Pop-Tarts were discontinued in Australia in 2005 and brought back in 2014 with two flavors: Strawberry Sensation and Chocotastic.[2]

Pop-Tarts are produced in dozens of flavors, plus various one-time, seasonal, and “limited edition” flavors that appear for a short time.[3]





Bonne Maman Preserves


From Wikipedia: Bonne Maman is a French manufacturer of jam, marmalade, compotes, desserts, cakes and biscuits.

I’m here to bring attention to the preserves.

Not normally someone who likes jams or jellies. But Bonne Maman is just the best. And they are preserves.

From Google: Preserves are another thick fruit spread made from fruit cooked with sugar, but in this case, large pieces of the fruit, or the whole fruit (as in the case of berries), are suspended in a firm jelly or less-gelled syrupy base. Unlike jams and jellies,preserves are chunky in texture.

So, I’ve learned I love these preserves. They are a bit more expensive than jams or jellies. But worth it.

A little toast, butter, and Cherry Bonne Maman Preserves, and I’m all set.

Have a great morning.




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