Shakes-ing it up again this summer!

Cleburne Shakespeare in the Park

It’s been three years since I had the honor of appearing in the very first annual Cleburne Shakespeare in the Park! In 2015 I played an attendant and the Player Queen in HAMLET. This summer I get to do it again! I’m very excited to be playing Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, in the 2018…

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Do I hear happiness in here?

Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan

A little more than six years ago, my mom handed me a sheaf of papers printed from the internet and said “Go audition already!” I had been lamenting for years that I would love to get back to theatre, so my mom found a little theatre in Cleburne that was doing Annie, directed by someone…

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Steel Magnolias set

Steel Magnolias Set

Before we even struck the set for Into the Woods for Greater Cleburne Carnegi Players, the director had us on board for building the Steel Magnolias set.  A last-minute crew adjustment meant that I also got to design the set, not just build it. (I also did props, but I’ll save that for another post.)…

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Into the Woods Scenic Pics

Into the Woods scene design

Director Becki Esch asked me several weeks before auditions if I would be the scenic painter for Into the Woods. I said sure! At the time I had no idea exactly how that job would evolve, but my painting style lends itself well to the fairy tale look. After rehearsals started, she described her concept…

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Journey Over: Post-ITW

Into the Woods closed and struck yesterday. It was my first show with this theatre company, and I served as scenic designer as well as cast member. What a wild, wonderful journey! The rehearsal schedule was a little ridiculous at times–at one point I swore I’d never do a Carnegie show again–but the end result…

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Review for Into the Woods at GCCP!

Into The Woods Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James LaPineThe Greater Cleburne Carnegie PlayersDirector – Becki Esch Music Director – Dr. Tim Studsill Producer – Dr. Hazel R. Bell Assistant Director – Jason Reed Assistant Music Director/Sound Tech – Kevin Belt Lighting Design – Cameron Barrus Sound Effects – Aaron Siler Set…

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I’ve emptied a pot of lentils into the ashes for you!

Into the Woods at Carnegie

A quick update just in time for Mother’s Day! I’m back on stage!  In my first pseudo-villainous role, I get to play Cinderella’s Stepmother and maim my daughters in Carnegie’s production of Into the Woods this summer!  Runs June 17 – July 3, 2016! Mark your calendars!

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