Well friends, it's been a while. My goal was to do a post twice a month, and seeing that were almost three months between posts, it's about time we catch up. I've started performing Cinderella en España and completed a modern production of La traviata for Seattle Opera. It was an interesting experience doing very unconventional staging in Trav, but I enjoyed working with the artists and stage director. I'm looking forward to more performances of Cinderella, especially since the kids seem to really enjoy it. There will be some public ones, and I will post those soon in case you are interested in seeing them. They are in Kirkland, Marysville, and Seattle.
My production of Figaro was a smash hit! It was sold out, the singing and storytelling was wonderful, and we received a lot of positive feedback. We had many who were interested in participating either as a host or performer. I guess following your gut works out sometimes. We have a few more in the works, so check out our facebook page for more info on that and future productions. Our goal is to do a fall, winter, and summer show.
I also debuted my Love in the Time of Tinder recital for The Exposition Concert Series in Moscow, Idaho. The recital takes classic songs and puts modern interpretations on them, while also being approached more like a comedy show than a typical recital. It went well and it was a great opportunity to get the first draft out there. Now I can refine the jokes and figure out what rep to change/add. Ultimately, I want to do this for festivals and have up to 90 minutes of material.
I also have two other shows in the next few months, which you can get more information about by visiting the calendar part of the site. As you probably have surmised, it's been a crazy busy time, but full of good things.