Next up, I’ll be appearing at the Venice Theatre alongside dashing actor/tenor Matthew Ryder in “Songs to Sweep You off Your Feet”. Matthew is relatively new to the area. I met him while we were both singing at a benefit for the Community AIDS Network. From the moment I heard his voice and saw his talents onstage, I knew I wanted to collaborate […]
Join me in my journey towards opening night as Cassie in A Chorus Line, January 7-24, 2015 at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. For the first time ever, I am documenting my behind-the-scenes journey vlog-style. To me, the process of becoming performance-ready is where all the real drama in theatre lies. And as Cassie is one of the most iconic, challenging roles in musical theatre history, […]
Sorting through 20 years of diary entries can be daunting. It can also be hilarious, insightful, and hard-to-face. But, that is exactly what I am doing in the name of my upcoming cabaret, Secrets & Sequins at the Venice Theatre on July 11 and 16. I started writing in 1994 and I never stopped. When I began, I was quite prolific, recording […]
Next up, I am playing the title role in the musical, Violet, at the Sarasota Players. The story follows Violet Karl, a woman grappling with shame, self-delusion and the fear that a deformity will forever leave her standing alone outside the circle of humanity. The music for Violet is by Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek the Musical) and libretto by Brian Crawley. It […]
A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT THE CROSLEY Enjoy a holiday experience like none other at the Powel Crosley Estate! December 9 – 21st, join me as I perform with the Crosley Theatre. Immerse yourself in classic carols and holiday stories by Charles Dickens, O. Henry, and other notable authors. This is really an exceptional experience where the audience tours the estate with a new tale told in every […]
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 […]