Monday, July 26, 2010

Arizona Lady Photos

Photos from Arizona Lady with Chicago Folks Operetta.  Running at Stage 773 (Formally Theatre Building Chicago) until August 1st.  Above, featured dancers Kirsten Lendyke and Eric Casady.  Photography courtsey of 5th Floor Photography, see photographs from the entire show here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Spirited Revival

Arizona Lady was given a thumbs up by The Chicago Tribune's John von Rhein.  "Spirited revival of 'Arizona Lady' packs tunes as well as six-guns."

We're hailed as a "lively and attractive supporting cast" and  "an engaging cast makes it a musical entertainment as refreshing as a lemon sorbet on a hot summer's day."  The review doesn't do justice to the fun and fantastic dancing by the ensemble though.  That you'll just have to see in person.  There are ten chances left to see this US Premiere.  Purchase tickets here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Company Photo with Ms. Kalaman

Yvonne Kalaman and the cast of Arizona Lady

The cast and crew of "Arizona Lady" were lucky to have the daughter of composer Emmerich Kalaman, Yvonne Kalaman, in the audience for opening night.  Ms. Kalaman was delighted with the show!  It was an honor and a pleasure to have her in the audience.  The run continues Thursdays through Saturdays until August 1, 2010.  Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Arizona Lady Opens Saturday!

The American premeire of Arizona Lady opens this weekend!  Preview show and Industry night on Friday, July 16th.  Opening night with Emmerich Kalman's daughter and pre-performance lecture on Saturday, July 17th.  The show is fun, bubbly, and full of fabulous voices and dancing.  Come see me as Molly and a featured dancer in the first production of Arizona Lady in 50 years! 

Visit the Chicago Folks Operetta website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Character Inspiration

I love vintage pin up posters!  So finding one that relates to a show I'm doing always inspires me.  Arizona Lady is set in 1920s Arizona....something that requires a delicate balance of femininity mixed with the "down to earth farm hand" girl.  Based on the amount of pas de duex in the show, I'm going a little heavier on the former.

Arizona Lady opens this month on July 17, 2010.  Special pre-performance lectures and a visit by the composer's daughter are all part of the opening weekend fun.  Purchase tickets here.