Updates Galore!
24th Mar 2010Posted in: Blog 0
Updates Galore!

Wow! What a great beginning to 2010! I feel like I’m being showered with blessings. I just landed the role of Maria in West Side Story – my second Equity contract, and this one will running for two months down in southern California, in addition to a full month of rehearsals. This, for me, is a dream come true! I started watching West Side Story when I was about 3 years old, and begged to watch it as often as I could. I’d started to wonder if I’d get an opportunity to play the role – I can only pull it off for a few more years. But here it is landing in my lap at the perfect time. I’m so grateful! The show’s opening night is already ALMOST SOLD OUT!! Holy cramoly! So get your tickets NOW! The show is at PCPA, one month in Santa Maria, and one month in Solvang.

Rehearsals for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels have started, and I think it’s going to be fantastic! The cast is wonderful. I’ve bee sick the last few days, so I haven’t been able to sing, but we’re rehearsing none-the-less, and the sickness will pass, and the show will go on! We preview on April Fools Day! Perfect! And we open on April 2nd!

The show is being put on by Broadway By The Bay, the outstanding company where I met the love of my life, and got to play Cinderella in 2008! And it just so happens that he’ll be working this show as well. So, once again, I’ll be onstage, and he’ll be backstage, chasing people down when their body mics start acting up. I can’t wait! We’re going to have so much fun, I can hardly stand it!

I was also thrilled to find out that I’ve been nominated for a BATCC (Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Circle) Award for my performance as Natalie/Ed in Center REP’s production of All Shook Up. That show just had an essence about it. Every cast member I talked to agrees – there was something magical about that show from the instant we set foot in the rehearsal hall. Everything just glowed. It clicked. If felt right – better than right! I can’t explain it. We were on fire every night, regardless of what the audience thought. We were having the time of our lives out there, and maybe, just maybe, the audience felt it too. So it’s really lovely to get the nomination, whether I win or not. It gives me a little hope that maybe the audience felt the joy and ecstasy that we did.

Well, that’s all for now folks! I’m going to make myself dinner, blow my nose several dozen more times, and then head out to rehearsal. Have a great night!!


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