Well here we are, almost at the end of the summer, and I realized that I have not updated my site since April! Let’s remedy that right now, shall we? It has been a thrilling few months full of shows, gigs, anthem singing, and even a little trip to Europe. Back near the end of April I started rehearsals for my 2nd musical with both the Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk called “The Stars of David”– a beautiful show based on a book of interviews of the same name by Abigail Pogrebin. Each song highlighted a different prominent Jew be it an actor, writer, philanthropist, politician etc… talking about their experience being Jewish. The songs were stunning and the performers were dynamite. One of my favourite moments in the show was a song I got to sing about “The Nanny” star Fran Drescher and about how when she pitched the show to the networks, nobody wanted the character of Fran to be Jewish– they wanted her to be Italian or British. Fran stuck to her guns and said, “Don’t be who you think they want, just be who you are”… and a star was born. I always love going back to the Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk so that was a real treat.
This was followed by a sensible little anthem singing performance at the Jays game (no biggie) just days before my long overdue vacation.
THEN, upon my return from London and Paris (I’m fancy), I participated in my first ever Fringe show– a musical written by Daniel Abrahamson, Kevin McGarry, Dan Falk, and Daniel Cummings called “Hugh and I” about the early life and rise to fame of controversial creator of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner. The show was a thrill to do and was brilliant first Fringe experience. We even got Patron’s Pick! Yay us!
The morning after our Fringe show closed I started rehearsals for my current show… but I’ll leave that for another post. For now, here are some photos from the past few months’ gigs. Enjoy! xo