The Grand Duke is coming!

The Grand Duke opens THIS FRIDAY, March 2nd! I play The Baroness on Saturday March 3rd, 9th, and 11th, but the other casting for this role is Sally Danmead, who is amazing. Our cast overall for this production is wonderful, and I think that I have now fallen in love with the music — my new favorite of all of the Gilbert and Sullivan shows. And Rob Hockenberry has outdone himself with the choreography for this one, taking advantage of some wonderful dancers among the cast!

 

Have I mentioned that The Pittsburgh Savoyards haven’t performed this particular show in something like 50 years?

 

You really must come see this production. I have a few tickets left at the $15 price, good for any show, and I do accept Paypal and can leave them at Will Call for you. Otherwise you can purchase them online or at the door for $25.

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Upcoming Holiday shows (and teasers)

Hi all!

Just to let you know, I’m singing with the Renaissance City Choirs for this holiday season, and we’re doing two concerts. One is with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra this Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Edgewood. We’re singing some familiar carols and Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata during this concert with the Edgewood Symphony, and they’ll continue with their own works (and also with soloist Robert Frankenberry!) Tickets can be obtained online for $15.

We’ll then have our own main holiday concert on December 9th at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. We will be once again singing the carols and the Pinkham, but also will sing many other works of humorous or touching natures. Of course our traditional audience-participation 12 Days of Christmas will be part of the show! It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to support the GLBTQ community. Tickets can be obtained online for $25.

Lastly, I have a couple of big announcements coming up in the next two weeks… including some great news from my Cryptic Canticles group!

Robert Page Tribute concert

Hey all, I know it’s been a while since I checked in, but I’ll be singing this weekend in the Robert Page Tribute concert. I worked with Robert Page for 10 years as a child singer, and much of what I still use for singing he taught me.

Tickets for the show are free, but do need to be ordered in advance.

Pirates of Penzance!

Who doesn’t love singing pirates?

Seriously, that’s what got me singing with the Pittsburgh Savoyards in the first place. Pirates of Penzance was the first show I ever did with them in March of 2012, now 4 years ago! I adored the show so much, I decided I had to do it again. And this time I am cast as Kate! It’s a minor role, which is very much a relief after playing Nirena in Giulio Cesare.

This is a fantastic production too, full of incredible talent, including so many of the folks who were in Giulio Cesare with me, and also others I’ve known from previous Savoyards. It’s great seeing Liz Rishel and Deborah Greenstein reprise their roles as Mabel and Ruth, respectively, as well. The incredible Sean Lenhart is directing.

As always, I have tickets for sale! $15 a piece if you buy from me, and I do take paypal and can leave them at will call. The show runs Friday March 4th-Sunday March 6th, and Thursday March 10th-Sunday March 13th. I am Kate on the even dates, and ensemble on the other dates (the amazing Sarah Perconte is playing Kate when I am not!) My tickets are good for any of those nights, no need to know which you’re going to in advance!

I hope to see you there!

Giulio Cesare Announcement

I am very pleased to announce that I have been cast a Nireno in the upcoming production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, produced by Undercroft Opera. This is a pants role, meaning that I will be playing a man. But I’m looking forward to it, because this is the story of Julius Ceaser and Cleopatra, but set in 1940’s gangsterland! I really hope I get to wear a zoot suit.

 

This will be at the Seton Center in Brookline on Pioneer Ave January 28-31, 2016. General tickets are $25 at the door, but I am selling them for $20. As usual, I do accept Paypal.

 

I will also be in Undercroft Opera’s Don Giovanni in May as ensemble, and I’m auditioning this week for the Pittsburgh Savoyards’ Pirates of Penzance. I will be very busy for the next few months!