It’s not everyday one gets to wear sparkles, corsets, fishnets and feathers and sing at the Sarasota Opera House. When Fred Astaire Dance Studios asked me to perform several numbers for their annual dance review my mind immediately went to sequins and song selections. The choice of music needed to go with the Broadway theme (no issue there) and I’d need appropriate attire of course. […]
This blog was originally published on This Week in Sarasota in February 2013. The Study of Acting In acting, there are many different philosophies when it comes to finding your character. I’ve been thinking a lot about these philosophies as I attempt to embody Lady Macbeth, who I am playing in A Taste of Shakespeare at Theatre at Home Resource. Essentially, she’s an […]
Every year, Jay Handelman, critic with the Sarasota Herald Tribune, recognizes the best in professional and community theater for the past Sarasota season in the annual Handy Awards. I am incredibly honored to have had my work singled out among some of the finest area artists and productions. What’s more, Handelman not only called out one of my performances over the past season, but all three!
“Let’s do an all new show,” I said to my Vocal Vixens cohorts, Lyn and Hannah. It was after our huge, sell out performance in May at the Peterson Room of the Sarasota Opera House where we’d been blown away by the turn out. Not even two weeks later, we got word we were booked for the Venice Theatre 2014 Summer Cabaret Festival! I […]
This summer, Sarasota has become a very confusing place; when anyone hears the word, “cabaret”, it could have endless connotations… So, I wrote a blog for ThisWeekinSarasota doing my best to define the town’s case of cabaret-itis. Click on the link below to read it. It’s a crazy cabaret summer in Sarasota
I was recently lucky enough to take a boating daytrip with the Freedom Boat Club on behalf of the real estate brokerage, Michael Saunders & Company. We visited the islands of Useppa, Boca Grande, Little Gasparilla, and Palm Island. Blogging for TheSaundersBlog.com, I shared the adventure over the course of three different posts. Click on the links below to read each blog in […]
To celebrate July 4th this year, The Glenridge Performing Arts Center embarked on a rather unusual project complete with song and dance routines, regular rehearsals, professional actors, and a large chorus of the Glenridge Singers. For those unfamiliar with The Glenridge, it is the nation’s first Life Fulfilling Community in Sarasota, Florida. They aim to take traditional retirement living to a whole new […]
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