May is in full bloom! Her daffodils and lilacs beam with the warmth of summer to come. As you might expect from the lateness of this update, things have been rather busy, my way.
I was lucky to do some behind the scenes work on “Truffles!” (music by Jenni Lark, direction by Sonia Carrion) as assistant director, box office and on costumes, as well as my featured part in the show. I love that show, I’m always entertained when we do it. There truly is never a dull moment. We moved the show to the Metropolitan Room and will have new dates coming up, but currently our burgeoning dinner theater show is on hiatus. So, I’ll keep you posted when they go up!
May 1st I went all the way out to The Suffolk Theater to perform with the Adam the Real Man in a Coney Island Burlesque—a thrilling revue and variety show. There was hosting and illusions by Adam the Real Man, go-go and kittening by Zoe Ziegfeld, burlesque by myself, Cheeky Lane and Raquel Reed, and contortion/burlesque by Topher Bousque. It was an amazing show and I was so overjoyed to be in this gorgeous cast. We were reviewed on the front page by Vera Chinese, for the Northforker-Long Island here:
May 3rd I was a contestant in the Shana Farr Cabaret Vocal Competition. I made it to the finalist round but missed winning the prize by that much. I did have the good fortune of meeting some wonderful people and making beautiful music on the first warm—hot even—day at a street fair on the Upper West Side.
Shana is a lovely woman and an accomplished cabaret star. You should check her out. http://www.shanafarr.com/
At the moment, I am stage managing and costuming “Radiance: the Passion of Marie Curie”. The story of Marie Curie’s (Ewa Wojcik) struggle to isolate radium with her husband Pierre Curie (Gary Kovak). It details a love affair she had with a former student of her husband’s Paul Langevin (Chris Cook) and the scandal stirred up by his wife, Jeanne (Kristen Brody). I urge you to come see this play, which was written by Alan Alda. Direction and lights by Rebecca Kidwell of Swiftly Tilting Theater Project. It’s a stunning little gem, I know you’ll love it. “Radiance” runs May 8th, 9th and 10th at Joria Production on 47th Street in Manhattan. Also starring Tim Magidson (Tourbogie/Tornebladh), Alexandra Perlwitz (Marguerite), and Adam Deremer (Emile Zola)…
Go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1416420 to get your tickets and for show times.
Check out the facebook invite:
Otherwise, I’ve been writing new music, recording and rehearsing new material. I can’t wait to share this work when it’s ready.
I’ll be announcing a new run of shows soon as I get dates settled so stay tuned!