In just three weeks, "Aladdin Kids" will go up at the Barrington High School with the approximately 140 first, second and third graders from the NayatI've been directing since October! The students have been working very hard to bring their best singing, acting and dance talents to each rehearsal.
Some things to look forward to:
1.) a magic carpet donated by the folks at Creative Conners. They create automated set pieces which are used on the stages of Broadway, Las Vegas, Disney and regional theatres throughout the country.
2.) Set illustrations and design by acclaimed childrens' illustrator Christopher Denise
3.) Severals suprises in costume, choreography and music!
Come join the fun on February 8th at 7pm, or February 9th at 1pm or 7pm. Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased at the door!
Happy New Year! 2012 has been a year of professional and personal growth, with lots to celebrate...
I began relationships with three reputable theatre companies this year: Lyric Stage Company ("Avenue Q"), New Bedford Festival Theatre ("Hairspray") and Merrimack Repertory Theatre ("Beat Generation"). The wonderful world of puppetry made "Avenue Q" an amazingly unique experience. "Hairspray" was exciting every night, as we performed to audiences of 1000+ each night. And the world premier of Jack Keruoac's "Beat Generation" was pure joy, as I shared the stage with actors I admired from the New York stage and television.
I experienced tremendous growth and success with students in various classes and hundreds of private lessons. My students earned scholarships to Camp Broadway, won East Bay Idol, and were accepted to the Rhode Island All-State Band & Chorus. As a choreographer, I found joy developing pieces for musical theater as well as for a 40th birthday party! I directed "Once On this Island, Jr." at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, a summer camp for Arts Alive in Barrington and began rehearsals for "Aladdin Kids" at Nayatt School. Click HERE for more info on my private lessons/classes/directing projects.
On a personal note, I purchased a new cello, and have been passionately practicing my dream instrument (which I actually began playing at the age of 8 and put down at the age of 13). I perform with the Rhode Island College Chamber Orchestra, and have been invited to join their Symphony Orchestra.
Finally, the year ended with an engagement ring. I just couldn't be happier!
Currently voicing a brand-new character for a Video Game, details to come!
Also in studio recording Zuleikha, a historical novel for Brilliance Audio due out in September!