In three days I will be on my way back to the Crystal Symphony. I wasn’t dreading the 17 hour flight until I went to the gym two days ago and threw out my back. Fortunately, the light at the end of that very long tunnel, during which I will passing over the international, date line and losing a day of my life, is a life-long dream trip from my bucket list, Australia and New Zealand!
My attempts at ‘being still’ when it came to booking my next job has proven practically everyone who knows me correct, once again. At the urgings of my good friends Tyler and Megan, (sorry guys, once you are engaged you are no longer singly credited for anything)I sent the managing director of The Derby Dinner Playhouse a note listing my availability and practically begging for a job. Well, it payed off, and I will be playing the Godmother in Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. My hunger for the golden age of musical theater will be partially satiated by this piece from later in R&H’s career, but my luke-warm feelings about the show are brought up to a simmer by the fact that I’ve played this role before; In the eighth grade, at Meadowbrook Middle School, in Poway, CA.
Here’s to coming full circle and here’s to always being drawn back to the place I call my hometown, North County San Diego! Not to mention a return to one of my top five favorite cities, Louisville, KY.
Where: The Derby Dinner Playhouse
What: Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella as The Godmother
When: July 6th-August 15th
Since the age of sixteen my adventures in musical theater have taken me all over the country. For the next six months I will be coast hopping between New York and LA. Here are my stories.