September 11th, 2001. A day no one will forget. We all have our stories of where we were when we heard. For me, it was a convoluted day. I was still living at home with my parents in my second year of college. I woke up to my dad’s voice saying “A plane flew right … Continue reading Karl Henri Joseph: 9/11 Hero and my Guardian Angel
Ah, Holy Week. Or as my teacher puts it, Holy Hell Week. I suppose depending on the amount of services one sings, it can feel like hell week for a show. Many of us after finishing that last Easter Sunday service can just check out. I know I don’t mind a quiet Easter Sunday alone, … Continue reading JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, since everyone else has weighed in…
You would think living in NYC, I would be going to shows all the time. Yeah, well, that is simply not the case. Tickets cost money, money I don’t always have. So, sometimes you have to pick and choose what you go see and hope that the tickets aren’t outrageously expensive or sold out. This … Continue reading CAROUSEL on Broadway; a dream come true!!
Now that the Oscars are over, I am going to share my thoughts and opinions on what I believe was the biggest snub this year. I think I am becoming a bit disillusioned with the Oscars. It’s unfortunate because I’ve always seen the Oscars as my “Super Bowl”. But I’m finding as the years go … Continue reading The Artistry of Michael Stuhlbarg
Ordinarily at the end of the summer, I like to do a Facebook recap of the performances I have done throughout the year. But this year really didn’t stop and in all honesty, a simple FB status just wouldn’t do justice. I look back at this year and see all the work I got to … Continue reading 2017 was an amazing year! ….. well, at least for me.
Good morrow, my lovely humans!! I am well over due for a COFFEE MUSING!! And boy o boy, do I have the perfect person to join me on this coffee musing. Today I had with me my dear friend Brooke Dixon! Brooke was my barista in Cedar Rapids while I was there a few years … Continue reading COFFEE MUSING! Roasting Plant Coffee
Hello lovely friends and family. So, I just got back from my first trip to Jersey Shore, which of course, happened to be for a gig! For those unaware, I just finished a production of La Traviata in a collaboration with MidAtlantic Opera Company and New York Opera Collaborative. And I have to say, this … Continue reading La Traviata; a new take on it and mental illness.
Okay, this post is about two weeks later than I had intended, so just imagine this was yesterday. For those that read one of my previous posts, I was getting ready to go into rehearsals for Capriccio with Apotheosis Opera. Well, June 18th, we wrapped up the final performance. Man, was this a run!! This … Continue reading Post Show Musings and Thank You’s
I love when old articles, blogs, or discussions make their way back around years later. It’s a great sign that the “discussion”, whatever it may be, is still happening. Even if it seems like the topic on hand is still being discussed because nothing has changed, the fact that it is still being discussed means … Continue reading 3 Pieces of Advice
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. I started my blog as a New Year’s resolution and here we are, middle of March and I haven’t written anything for 6 weeks. Hey, I been busy! Well, I suppose I haven’t written anything because, well, actually yeah, I HAVE been busy. My new job is a bit involved, … Continue reading Learning how to be smart, COFFEE MUSING 1 1/2, and friends!