After continuous theatre work since last August, I am “without show”, to coin my own peculiar phrase. Nothing to rehearse, nowhere to perform, no dozen songs to learn by next week. So it is back to heavy-duty auditioning and the actor’s perennial search for The Next Job.
Wow, wow and triple-wow! To be cast in Les Misérables is a musical actor’s dream come true. Specifically, my dream come true. Ever since I learned Actors’ Playhouse would be staging the first-ever Florida production, I wanted to be part of it. “Wanted”, however, may be too gentle a descriptive. More like “Insanely Obsessed Over” it.
Eileen is starting 2009 starring in this fabulous revue celebrating the music & lyrics of Jerry Herman, the musical genius behind Broadway hits like Hello Dolly, La Cage Aux Folles, Mame and more. With one hit song after another, this popular musical is a favorite with audiences who will recognize one Broadway Anthem after another!
Eileen returns to Oz to reprise her role as the Wicked Witch of the West, complete with green skin and long black hair! This time, the production packs a bigger wallop with totally new special effects! (But we won’t spoil the surprises here)
Eileen stars as Christina Fernandez, a young latina madly in love with Ron Greenstein, an older Jewish man, who loves her but can’t overcome his fear of marriage. When he claims he cannot marry her because she’s not jewish, Christina decides to embark on the clumsiest, most screwball conversion in the history of the world…
Eileen stars as Woman #1 in this popular off-Broadway musical, which takes on the hilarity and reality of the mating game, from dating to marriage to family car trips to geriatric pick-up techniques.
Eileen kicks off the musical celebration at the grand opening weekend of the new Borders Bookstore in Coral Gables at the Village at Merrick Park. She’ll perform for an hour at the bookstore’s expansive cafe starting @ 7pm.
Eileen makes her debut at the prestigious Actors’ Playhouse, starring as the infamous Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz! This fulfills Eileen’s lifelong dream to be green and release her inner evil cackle. School show on weekdays, shows for the public on Saturdays at 2pm & some special 11am performances.