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November 1, 2019

Okay, okay, I know--I'm a day late. But that's because I've been RIDICULOUSLY busy with Halloween!!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, simply because it's so expansive.

There isn't a religion or culture that's directly tied to it, so everyone gets to participate (...

October 28, 2019

I read something yesterday that really struck me. 

It was a Seth Godin blog entry--for those of you who regularly read me, you know I'm a HUGE fan of his--and it discussed technique. 

(for anyone who is interested in reading the original post, it can be found here)

"It’s...

October 15, 2019

   

   We've all heard it before--the dreaded 'burn out', the state of being in which a performer suddenly simply cannot even...

   Okay, so while THAT was a joke, burn out and those currently suffering from it are most certainly NOT. 

   At some...

October 7, 2019

When you first get cast in a show, how do you begin to learn your role?

You highlight your lines, maybe go through the text and find all the things that the other characters say about you. You might do some research on the place, time period and cultures. You take the t...

September 23, 2019

I recently spent a day babysitting my fiance's niece. She's five, which is exactly the age that little kids seem to do and say the CUTEST, most memorable stuff.

So there we were, splayed out in her classroom on a fluffy rug, coloring Clifford the Big Red Dog with two of...

September 16, 2019

If you’ve ever bought something in person, it’s a very different experience than buying the same product online.

The same can be said with auditions.

I recently assisted with casting a large-scale regional production. We listened to over 400 singers over the course of tw...

September 15, 2019

What sets your limits as an artist? 

It's a universal fact that for every action, there will be limitations. Physics dictates that the absorption of energy and pressure from opposite forces at work are what keeps a ball from simply flying through the air forever.

Gravity...

September 5, 2019

Small business is arguably the backbone of the modern world.

(...what a way to open a singer's blog, huh?? 😉 )

Economists know it—for years, they’ve been writing articles for Forbes Magazine and USA Today, touting the importance of the small business owner’s role in our...

August 22, 2019

I've been thinking a lot about marketing lately.

A LOT.

Actually, if I'm being entirely honest--I've been DOING a lot of marketing lately, both in my 'muggle job' and also as a performer.

My one-woman show, 'Swipe Left: Dating in the Windy City Blows', has been getting so...

April 26, 2019

There's a lot of talk this week in the performing arts world regarding 'messages' and 'what artists are trying to say'.

Forums have been blowing up regarding the Tulsa Opera's casting of a transgender artist to play the title role in 'Don Giovanni'. What does this mean...

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