“There are no greats who have come before us…” OR My first ZOOM play performance

This past week I had a new “COVID-first,” and that was my first rehearsed performance of a play through the “Zoom” video-meeting application. I was lucky enough to have a friend (and local mom/actress/writer), Ashlee Bell Caress, write a beautiful, intimate play. Originally, the plan was to rehearse and prepare this piece for the HollywoodContinue reading ““There are no greats who have come before us…” OR My first ZOOM play performance”

Behind-the-scenes of the birth of a film

Next small step for the budget, big step for the life experiences is working on the staged reading of a new script by Anthony W Johnson (founder of Ballet Magique and LaughingManOnFire Productions, if you don’t know him yet, you should!). The script itself is a dark, stimulating thriller exposing the complicated history of theContinue reading “Behind-the-scenes of the birth of a film”

The Reviews are in! — Newsies at Phoenix Theatre had a long, sold-out run!

“It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s a genuine, theatrical thrill. It’s where a regional production surpasses the enjoyment of either the Broadway show or the National Tour. It happened last year with Stray Cat Theatre’s American Idiot. It’s happened again, this time at Phoenix Theatre…Unless you’re already familiar with the score throughContinue reading “The Reviews are in! — Newsies at Phoenix Theatre had a long, sold-out run!”

Christmas is coming… ready your church repertoire!

Every singer knows what time of year it is— First comes the high Holy days, then everything goes crazy from there! Time to brush on traditional and jazzy Christmas repertoire and be willing to sacrifice most Thursdays and Sundays and holidays to the performance gods!  But what incredible experiences to raise your voices with othersContinue reading “Christmas is coming… ready your church repertoire!”

Next up — Iphigenia in Aulis!

For perhaps the first time in my life someone called ME asking if I was interested in an opportunity! And to think I almost hung up thinking it was a robocall! (Thank god for the understanding and kindness of the woman on the line). In September, I will be understudying all the female chorus rolesContinue reading “Next up — Iphigenia in Aulis!”