Coming Attractions: Sondheim in Concert

I’m thrilled to be part of a wonderfully talented cast in a dynamic new revue celebrating the work of her favorite musical theatre maestro on May 9th, 2015, at Marines’ Memorial Theatre in San Francisco. 10940474_10206151005320980_6534585491461904008_nUnder the direction of John Bisceglie and vocal and musical director Robert Michael Moreno, the program offers a rich sampling of the Sondheim catalogue. In addition to singing with the full ensemble in both shows, I’ll be singing several solos and duets in the 2:00 PM show, including “Losing My Mind” (Follies), “A Little Priest” (Sweeney Todd), “Any Moment/ Moments in the Woods” (Into the Woods), and “There Won’t Be Trumpets (Anyone Can Whistle). Tickets are on sale now at City Box Office.

BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards

image001The results of the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards are in, and I’m excited to have been voted Best Leading Actress in a Play for my portrayal of Blanche DuBois in Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which also received regional awards for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play (Greg Procaccino), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Maggie Lou Rader), and Best Scenic Design (Brett Bowling).

Now Playing: A Streetcar Named Desire

10703891_10154661248325437_3073166639610885676_nAudiences and critics are praising Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which opened Thursday at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, where I have the honor of playing the iconic role of Blanche DuBois. Cincinnati Enquirer theatre critic David Lyman calls it “a fabulous ride”, opining that “it’s hard to imagine that when the end of the season rolls that this production won’t be firmly ensconced on the best-productions list.” Directed by Cincinnati theatre veteran Greg Procaccino, the production runs through October 5th. Tickets may be purchased by calling (513) 241-6550.

Now Playing: Private Lives

10352339_10154258572710437_7141987246800914253_nSoirée d`overture! Bonjour from backstage at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s production of the Noël Coward classic, Private Lives! Under the direction of the great D. Lynn Meyers, I’m having a blast in the role of the disgruntled French-speaking maid, Louise, sharing the stage with some of Cincinnati’s finest actors, including Kelly Mengelkoch, Jeremy Dubin, Sara Clark Rose and Brent Vimtrup.

Running June 6-29, tickets may be purchased by calling the Cincy Shakes box office at (513) 381-2273.

Now Playing: Peter Pan

darlingsActing alongside one’s own child is a truly wonderful opportunity for any actor, and for me, it’s an extra-special experience; not only do I get to share the stage of the Jarson-Kaplan with my nine-year-old son, Leo, but I get to play his mother! When I’m not waltzing as Mrs. Darling with my little man onstage, I’ll be watching in the wings while he flies high (courtesy of ZFX Flying Effects) as Michael Darling in Cincinnati Music Theatre’s spectacular production of Peter Pan at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

With Joshua Steele in the title role and Wayne Wright as Captain Hook, and under the skillful and heartfelt direction of Skip Fenker, it promises to be an unforgettable Very Big Adventure. The show runs May 9-17, and tickets can be purchased at the Aronoff Center box office.

Now Playing: A Little Night Music

1521878_10153774610845437_1911965411_nChecking off a ‘bucket list’ role in one of my favorite musicals by one of my favorite composers, I am so happy to announce that I will be taking on the role of Petra in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music with Mariemont Players, under the direction of Cincinnati Theatre Icon and Sandwich Enthusiast™, Skip Fenker. Featuring a cast of some of the city’s finest, including Laurie Brinkman, Wayne Wright, Jan Costello, Katie Daniel, Jen Drake, Bryan Greaves, Charlie Greer, Sarah Mizelle, Nikola Pajic, Karen Sowards, Robert Warfel, Carol Gerlach, Robert Workley, and Danielle Morey, the show opens January 10th and runs through January 26th; call (513) 684-1236 for tickets.