With gorgeous music & lyrics by Will Holt that draws from country & western, blues, and traditional theatre, we begin in a dusty Texas town on the Mexican border, where we meet the teenaged Dove as he approaches Terasina Vidivarri (played by me!), a Mexican woman running a small store in this wild west.
In this timeless story of Raunch & Circumstance, a newly-sober, musicals-obsessed gay man takes the road to rehab right into a business of “ill repute”.
Enter Gina, a tough-as-nails, larger-than-life Madam (that’s me!) who would put the Housewives of Any County to shame.
I had big, exciting plans for the last week of March. BIG plans. I was going on a Disney cruise. Let me repeat. A DISNEY Cruise. I was going to have some serious one-on-one time with my longtimeamour Mickey Mouse.
Then, I would round out my eventful week with a trip to Miami, where I would pack up the material acquisitions of my life and move them from Miami to New York City. (Jake, git a rope)
I was rehearsing my Mamma Mia understudy music in an icy cold theatre basement in Mississippi when I got a text from a friend, congratulating me on my nomination? NOMINATION?!?!
This is how I learned my performance as The Drowsy Chaperone at Stage Door Theatre last year captured a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Carbonell Award judges.
Imagine my elation when I was invited to join the phenomenon called Mamma Mia!
The “Big Call” came as I rode the M86 Bus across Manhattan on my way home for Thanksgiving, barely balancing my phone in one hand, elephantine suitcase in the other. I would be ushering out the old year and ushering in the new debuting on the North American Tour!
ROCK ODYSSEY is a new theatrical spectacle combining the drama of ancient Greece with the flair of Broadway to create a rip-roaring adventure.
It’s the classic tale by Homer that we all read in school about, but this version of Odysseus’ epic journey comes with a modern, funny, rock ‘n roll twist!
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!