I am proud to say that I am now represented as a Voice Over Artist with Big Mouth Talent! Cheers to 2019!!!
The Happy Hollisters by Jerry West, narrated by me :) is now available on Audible, Amazon, ands itunes! Follow the link on the homepage!
The second audiobook in the Bohemian Murder Manor Mystery Series is available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon! It’s called, Make-Believes & Lost Memories. Click the link for more info: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07GJXCW44
My current project is an audiobook from a previous best-selling children’s series! This is the first time they are putting the books to audio, and I feel honored to be the narrator. All is going well so far, and I can’t wait until its release. More updates to come!
I am SO EXCITED about this! It will also be available on Amazon and iTunes! Link is provided below.
So, I am in the middle of recording an audiobook. I am living and breathing the whole book right now. It's a cozy murder mystery series, and I get to develop several different characters which is so fun, and challenging. Love it! I am narrating both books in the series. When they are all done, they will be available on Amazon!
A few months ago, I was asked to be a part of Harper College Theatre's 50th Celebration. Thankfully, there was no prior obligation set on my calendar for that night, so, of course, I said yes. The performance was last Saturday night, and it was fantastic. I got to reunite with fellow actors that I shared the stage with over the past 10 years in three different shows, some of who I have not seen in a long time. I performed as Anne in Now/Later/Soon/Trio from A Little Night Music, as well as Hope in Follow Your Heart from Urinetown, both roles that I have played there. Reliving those songs and scenes on stage was pure joy, and such a unique experience. It was a full house, and the audience was most appreciative. Harper is a really special place to me. They have welcomed me into their theatre world, and I couldn't be more grateful and honored to be a part of the magic that they create.
Well, the run of It's a Wonderful Life is over. I covered the role of Lana to great success. I had so much fun. The whole experience of understudying and getting to perform as an understudy challenged me, and pushed me to achieve another level of confidence and skills that I will continue to develop for forever. Endings are bittersweet, and while I miss my IAWL Oil Lamp family, I am looking forward to what 2018 will have in store for me. BTW, did you notice my Dear Evan Hansen reference? Hehe
I am so excited that I actually get perform in It's a Wonderful Life-A Live Radio Play! My performance will be on Saturday, December 16th at 3pm, and I will be going on as Lana Sherwood. I will be voicing 15 different characters which is going to be a hoot. The show opens this week, and I know the cast is going to be great. Last week, I got to fill in as the sound effects/stage manager for two performance run-throughs since I also understudy that part. Super challenging and fun. I figured out that I can make baby voices and creaky door sounds really well. Everyone thought they sounded so real, they didn't realize I made them vocally. Made my day, and goal accomplished.
So, I've been cast as the female understudy in It's a Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play (Joe Landry) at Oil Lamp Theater! First time being an understudy, and despite how intense that can be, I am pretty excited to do this. I've done this particular show before, down to the exact version cause there are a few variations. This one is a play within a play. I was Sally Applewhite who provided the voices of Mary Hatch/Young Mary. Now, I get the chance to rehearse ALL the female parts (and be ready to fill in on any moments notice). I read through the script, and I am already thinking of how to approach each with a distinct voice. I love voice work! Also, my first time working with Oil Lamp. They are such a beautiful looking intimate theatre. Their lobby has a sort of loungy kind of vibe with antiques, comfy sofa chairs, and a cute bar area. If you consider The Man Who Came to Dinner as a holiday show (which I kind of do), then this would be the third one that I am working on. There's something special about doing a holiday show. And, It's a Wonderful Life is one of my favorite movies of all time, and probably many others too.
Episode 6 was just released last night! My character, Bethany, appears in the first scene as her shy introverted self tries to gather the courage to address a problem to the others ;)
Long hours on set of Upstaged, but worth it! We finished filming episodes 9 & 10....important episodes for my character's development. I believe we have two more to film until we wrap up the first season. I am proud to be a part of this show. Love the people I work with. I have lots of fun doing it. Life is good. Watch the show @ www.upstagedtheseries.com
So, I saw Dear Evan Hansen in NYC the other day. AMAZING. Wish I could've seen more shows, but I only had time for one. Anyway, since I was in NYC I thought I'd stop by the LaDuca store and try on some shoes. So glad that I did! I bought a pair that fit my feet perfectly, and are super cute. I was in need of a fresh new pair of character shoes, and I figured these are worth the investment. Sometimes, it's the little things that get me excited. I am definitely putting these to use!
Tonight is the last dance class (for this session) with Cam Turner at The School at Porchlight. Sad times because I could probably continue this class forever. Even though there is always more practice to be done, as a mover, I feel more confident about musical theatre dance calls. And just more comfortable with the way I move and express with my body. Cam has done an awesome job of really challenging us, but, at the same time letting us explore ourselves at ease. He is doing a "part two" of this class in September, and no conflicts permitting, I am so there!!! Alright, I have to go brush up on my time steps now...
Today I finished a theatre workshop with Adam Belcuore. It was a two day intensive about the process of theatre auditioning. It was such a useful class! I feel like there is so much valuable information to work with, and many great points to think about. Got to meet some cool actors too.
This week I wrapped up filming Episode 8 for Upstaged! It was super fun, and a great group of people to work with. I can't wait to get started on Episode 9 and 10 in August!!!
I'm currently working on a web series called Upstaged - The Series. My debut is on episode 4 which just aired tonight!!! I'm excited to start filming more episodes this summer! Check the show out on their Youtube page.