The lights go up on the living room of a lonely shut-in who chases the blues away by playing old records of his favorite musical theatre shows. And he tells the audience his favorite show of all is the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone.
This daring new musical satire introduces us to Mandi, a wealthy New York socialite who doesn’t know she’s Black! In the words of the show’s villainess (that’s me!): “How is that even possible?”
So, if you’re opening a new theatre on Valentines Day, what better play to read than A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters. It’s the simple story of boy meets girl, boy writes to girl, girl writes back to boy, sharing their hopes, ambitions, ups and downs and on and on… for the rest of their lives.
I heart The Travel Channel and have always been a fan of Samantha Brown, the perky, funny host of shows like Great Hotels and Passport to Europe. Something else I heart? Walt Disney World! (I’d live there if they’d just say the word). So imagine my delight when I ran across an ad looking for fans of Samantha and of Disney World to participate in a show taping!
Eileen is originating the deliciously evil role of the Queen!
The script is witty and sophisticated, one of those great pieces that speak to adults and children on different levels simultaneously. So bring children or don’t bring children. It promises to be a wickedly funny show.
The famously classic holiday tale by Charles Dickens about the infamous Scrooge (Ebenezer, not McDuck), the workaholic evil-doer turned turkey-gifting do-gooder. But Scrooge cannot see the error of his cold, un-Christmasy ways until he gets a good ghostly intervention. Enter moi!
Ever wondered what would happen if you pretended to be a human arrow slithering across a soapy mat trying to hit a bulleye with your head?
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!