Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fabulously Funny Website!

Here's a site for all the musical theatre kids out there...The Musical Theatre Dictionary!

Some of my favorites...

Downstage Center- noun- The single most desired position on a stage. MT's with egos will try anything in their might to move as close to downstage center during dance numbers, tableaux, and ensemble numbers. Remaining downstage center almost always ensures that an actor will be in the production photos, which is brills.

Jazz Square-choreography- The most insulting piece of dance to ever be given by a choreographer. A more simplified version of walking (instead of a straight line one merely crosses one leg over the over and repeats in a box formation), jazz squares are the last resort when choreographing a company of Sondheim/Character Actresses and barely-Fancers.

LaDuca-noun- The nonpareil designers of women's character shoes. These shoesfeature the support of a sturdy heel with a softer, malleable sole perfect for dancingand other stage business. Moreover, these are the fiercest shoes that any woman canever put on her feet. The ferocity of LaDuca shoes transcends cast dividends: fromingenues to ensemblists, character actresses to chorines these shoes take anyordinary woman and makes them an MT. If you don't have LaDucas and you're reading this, I have no respect for you.

***and yes, I have LaDucas***

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cloclo Closing & Cast Party

Adeiu Cloclo! It was a fabulous run and a great cast.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Costume Fitting at The Lyric!

Love the retro building style of The Lyric! The stage door sign was cleverly hidden and brilliantly blended into the building. I would never have noticed it if I wasn't headed there for a "Don Giovanni" fitting!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cloclo Opening!

My "Happy Opening Night" gifts for the cast,
Dum Dum Posies.
Post show reception complete with Champagne
and catered by The Pasta Bowl.

Amanda Horvath and I

Noel Taylor, Jamie Woodhull, and I

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cloclo's on the Marquee!

...and we're in TimeOut this week.
Check out the article here:

Awesome Advice for Actors

"In order to stay resilient in this business, we need to put stock in the little things: getting a callback, great feedback from an audition, or receiving a compliment from a fellow actor. Success, as we seek to define it, is incremental in its development."

~Kate Wetherhead

'Dear K8' goes on with more great advice for appreciating every moment and not getting hung up on only defining success by great shows in great theatres with great revues. Read the full article here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sneak Peek, Cloclo Act III

Here's a sneak peek at "The Dancing Turtles" from Cloclo.

Cloclo Opens Thursday, July 16th!

You're Invited....

To Opening Night of Franz Lehar's Cloclo! Presented by Chicago Folks Operetta, the show finds new life with a fresh English translation, sexy Can-Can dances, and fabulous singers from the Chicago area and beyond. Cloclo tells the story of a ravishing Folie Bergère dancer, and her army of suitors who will do anything for her even after she is arrested for hitting a police officer. Follow Cloclo as she tries to escape to the country in this hilarious madcap comic adventure.

See me, and two other Millikin University Alums, at the intimate Chicago Center for the Performing Arts from July 16th-25th. Balcony Talks on the history of Operetta offered July 16 & 17 at 6:30 pm by Michael Miller. Buy your show tickets here.

Directed by E. Loren Meeker. Choreography by August Tye. Conducted by Marta Johnson.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cloclo Sitz Probe

Take a sneak peak at Cloclo from our Sitz Probe on Sunday.