Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A New Argentina

Tonight was my second rehearsal, and I'm even more excited than I was last week. This music is some of the most difficult show music I've had to sing in a long while, at least since Jekyll, or Bat Boy. Everyone sounds fantastic, and I feel privileged to be part of this company. I can't wait to start the blocking rehearsals now.

Til next time, Vaya Con Dios!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

And so it begins

This is my first blog, so I'm a little nervous trying to do this. But I will do the best that I can.

Starting next week, I am in rehearsals for New Line Theatre's production of EVITA, and I can barely contain my excitement. Since seeing Grease a few years ago, I have wanted to be involved with a New Line show, and I'm even more excited to be working with them on my first show post-graduation. It's going to be a great experience, and I can't wait to start working with this cast, including some of the best talent I've seen in St. Louis.

My opinion of the show: I didn't know a lot about it before auditioning. I'd heard a portion of the soundtrack, and saw a few scenes from the movie a long time ago. While it didn't rub off on me right away, I loved most of Lloyd Webber's early stuff, mainly when he was with Tim Rice, so I thought auditioning would be a good experience.

A little about myself, for those that don't know me. I just graduated from Truman State University, with a BA in Theatre, along with a minor in English. While there, I had the chance to perform in Bat Boy the Musical, The Threepenny Opera, and Jekyll & Hyde the Musical, along with working on other mainstage productions. In addition to these shows, I performed in the workshop production of the new children's musical Jack vs. Giants. While being involved with the theatre department, I was part of the Truman's co-ed a cappella group, Sweet Nothings, and had the privilege of being on their self-titled CD.

Until the next time, Vaya con dios