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July 13, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:41

MAMA IS BACK!!

Hello all!! Wow. Have a couple kids and you really fall off the ole website huh? This is gonna be short and sweet because I have a lot of work to do. I'm currently working on my fourth standby track! Here at Come From Away I cover primarily two tracks, but there are also three emergency tracks that I have to learn as well as a second backup! If you've seen this show you know that this is no easy feat! My brain is working overtime these days getting all these tracks down, but I look forward to having them all under my belt soon!

I finally went on in the show last week! I had an absolute blast! This show is so special and unique. I have never done anything like it. I played Beverly and Others for three nights and then Janice and Others for two nights. I can't wait to get on the stage again! Such an honor getting to tell this beautiful story of kindness, empathy and generosity....all which are much needed in our world currently.

If you are looking to catch me, I will be on for Beverly and Others August 8-13. So come check it out! And hopefully I'll hit the stage some more as well before and after.

Love and well wishes to you all! I would say I will get all this updated and blog more, but for now, being a Mama and doing my show has to be priority! So I look forward to finding some free time to blog more and freshen all this up, but in the meantime this was a little update. Life is good. I am blessed!

Peace!

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:47
 
April 25, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:53

Hello all! Some great news about the blog first off. I am going to be able to update it very soon on my own! Woohoo! I am updating my website very soon, so it will have a new look, new features and…more frequent blogging. So that's good news! Hmmm…what's been going on? Well, lets work backwards.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 18:01
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July 17, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:53

The first blog for the new site!! Yippeee!  I am over the moon with this new site guys! First of all, thank you to my wonderful and talented boyfriend Rob Bennett for the photos. I really think they make the site! And secondly, thanks to the guys at Route Design. Seriously everybody...if you need a website, these are the guys for you. They are so wonderful to work with.  Professional, but very chill and cool guys as well. So holla if you need a site done! And the best part is...I now update it MYSELF! So that means more current blogs and more up to date stuff. Woohoo! ;-)

So....as most of you know I was just in the Berkshires for the last month doing a dream show of mine, "The Last Five Years."  

I gotta say...there probably isn't another thing I'd rather do every night at work then sing Jason Robert Brown tunes.  His music has always grabbed me and I know it's partly because it feels like it's written for my voice with the range and style...but even more so, the story telling. I just think his songs are a dream for any singer/actor. All you need is right there in the song and it such a joy and pleasure to just be in the scene every night.  The team we had was great and I felt like we really analyzed the piece in an interesting and new way...staging it with us on stage the whole time, adding to the dynamic of the relationship and also allowing us to have different journeys being there to hear the other persons song while you were moving through our stuff to get to your next one. It really was a special experience and I can only hope I get to do that show again...and more of JRB's work in the future. One of my favorite shows I've done for sure.

Now I'm back and getting back in the swing of things. It feels good to have some down time. Not sure how long it will be, but I want to take advantage and play some guitar and work on the album. The album is coming along much slower than planned guys...which sucks. I'm bummed about it, but it really is tough to schedule time to do it when you and your MD are working all the time. So I'm trying to figure out how to remedy that now and hoping to get in the studio by the late fall. No Xmas release sad to say :-(  ...but this thing IS happening...so thanks for all the support and your patience. I just want to do it right rather than fast...so I will take as long as I need to make it how I want it to be!

Hoping to put a solo show together soon if a gig doesn't come up right away. I want to play more of my own tunes and start getting out there with that. I'm a bit scared...playing guitar in public is one scary thing, but playing my own tune AND the guitar in public...whole nother thing! SCARY!  But I'm working on it and that is a goal of mine, to conquer that fear. So thanks for the support with that as well and more to come on that front.

Thanks to all who made it out to the Berkshires. I felt a lot of fan love out there with your visits and messages...so THANKS!!  Stay tuned for more frequent blogs, upcoming goodness and check out the new site if you haven't already. Really proud of it! Back soon.... ;-)

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 July 2010 20:47
 
October 13, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:53

Hey everybody. ;-)  I know I usually just talk business on this thing, but I gotta say that I am currently watching the Chilean miners being rescued. They have been working throughout the night saving these 33 men that were trapped for 69 days. I was so happy to wake to see that they are still successfully rescuing them. It's such a moving story to me and throughout their time under ground trapped, I have really used this story to ground me and check me back to reality. Whenever I was upset or stressing over something that felt huge to me, but in the bigger picture was quite simple, all I had to do was remind myself that I wasn't one of the trapped miners and remember what they were going through. I think they are so brave and it has really reminded me not to take things for granted. I just hope that all of us, including myself, don't forget this story too quickly. In this day and age we tend to forget news stories within 24 hours when the next tragedy happens, but I think this story is a powerful tool to stay present in our current lives and remind ourselves how lucky we are and how not to stress the little things.  And we have a lot of little things to stress in this business ;-)

On another note, I'm still in Philly. We are in our last weeks of "Curtains."  I've had such fun playing Niki Harris. Most of you know me as a belter,  but I was classically trained and sang opera all through college.  Niki is far from opera ;-).... but it's just been fun to revisit my legit roots and do an old school Broadway musical.  And I guess it's gone well because I've been asked to stay on to play Betty in "White Christmas."  I was anxious to get home to my boy and NYC, but I've decided to stay.  I do love my holidays and I think it will be a blast to be doing "White Christmas" during the holidays.  I'm excited to sing some classic tunes and get back to my jazz roots too. I used to sing lots of jazz as well. I had my own trio that I gigged around town  singing standards and jazz tunes. So I'm looking forward to that and starting a new project. Hope some of you can make it down for that.

I am still working on the album for those of you that have been asking. It's been tough to keep a tight schedule on it when me and my musical director keep doing other projects that put us in the different towns, but that's gonna change come January. We are scheduling some sessions to get this thing DONE!  So the work is on and I'm so excited to get back to rockin on that.  In the meantime I want to get a cabaret going here in Philly so that I can do some of my music and scream my face off a little. All this legit stuff has got me wanting to belt a little. ;-)  So if we get that going I will be sure to post it up so hopefully some of you can come down for that.

All for now. And when something simple upsets you or you're feeling bad, just think of the Chilean miner's story and take a look at the sky and take a deep breath.  Life is all good. Be grateful. ;-)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 15:21
 
October 21, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:53

Here is a link to an interview I did. It's a fun series of questions and gives some fun insight into show snafoos and the way I see this business. Click here to check out ;-)

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 04:15
 
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