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.
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!
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!
The Pittsburgh Savoyards is putting on Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe in October, and I have been cast as the Queen of the Fairies. This is my biggest main stage role yet, so I’m super excited to be doing this.
The role is double cast, so I will be the Queen on the odd dates for the run of the show: October 9, 11, 15, and 17. The other nights I will be in the ensemble while Deborah Greenstein is the Queen (a Savoyards regular, and an amazing performer!)
This is going to be a lot of fun. I feel prepared to undertake a role this big now that I’ve covered Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus — the covers’ performance last January was extensive enough to allow me the confidence to know that I can handle a big role like this.
As always, if you would like tickets, let me know! If I can’t get them to you personally, I can put them at will call and accept payment by Paypal. Tickets through me cost $15 each, and I can sell them up until a week before the show. Tickets at the door will be $20.
So, my day job is being a Tech Support Engineer for ABB Enterprises. No, no, I’m not telling people how to find the “any key”, I screen bug submitted by customers, and help with case management for the customers. Well, one of the major customers I have is upgrading our software this year, which is a massive undertaking considering that this particular software runs all of the operations in power plants (including nuclear power plants). I have been unbelievably busy since the year started, and my schedule has changed, and might change soon.
Change #1: I had to drop out of Madama Butterfly. I will be going down to the customer site during Tech Week, and you can’t be in a show and miss Tech Week. I am sad to miss this from the stage-side, but I do continue to be involved behind the scenes.
Change #2: I don’t know which week will be the Food Stamp Week at this time. I may have another trip during the originally planned trip, so this is going to have to happen when I can fit it in.