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Revelations   Leave a comment

Revelations

This year there are 11 seniors in the PTA Group. In many instances I have seen them grow up on stage over the years because I have seen them in numerous productions in the past and worked with a lot of them since my first show with the PTA in 2011 The Music Man. I am not sure how many of them plan to do Suessical but this will certainly be an emotional experience for me just as much as it will be for them. I should also mention that this is going to be my last year with the PTA because since I moved to Nashua I have found transportation back and forth to rehearsals to be kind of challenging and feel it only makes sense to focus on doing shows in Nashua. What will make this show special for me is being able to share the stage with these seniors weather they are onstage or backstage one last time.

Rehearsals are underway and are going well.   I am in the Who ensemble.  Lots of familiar faces this year and new ones too… that’s what  I love best about the PTA Plays.

2014 Seniors Ellie Arrowsmith, Olivia Cunis, Jason Emmond, Artemis Friel, Sarah Hurd, Kailey Kane, Matt O’Dowd, Lauren Ostrowski, Brett Quinn, Olivia Vordenberg and Anthony Zeolie

 

 

 

So  the idea of doing something special for the seniors ended up working out a lot better in theory then it did in practice since not very many of them are doing the play this year. I suppose it  is the thought that matters and counts the most here.   Regardless of this   I will still miss working on shows with them once they graduate.   They are an awesome group of kids.   Also  I retract my previous statement about this year being my last PTA Play.   Next  year’s show is Beauty and The Beast so  I definitely want to  be in that.  Not only is  Beauty and The Beast one of my favorite Disney movies but it is also the play that introduced me to musical theatre.   I saw it  on  Broadway in 1997… my first Broadway show… it changed my life forever. After that I will alternate between doing the PTA play and doing the Actorsingers  spring show depending on what shows are   going to be performed.

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Posted February 20, 2013 by theatretechdiva in Amherst PTA

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Top 10 Songs on the 2013 Grammy Nominees CD   Leave a comment

 

1.   Set Fire To The Rain Adele

2. I Will Wait  Mumford and Sons

3. We Are Young  Fun

4. Call  Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepson

5. Stronger  (What Doesn’t  Kill You)  Kelly Clarkson

6 Shake It Out  Florence  and The Machine

7. Try  P!NK

8.  Ho Hey The Lumieeres

9.  We Take Care Of Our Own  Bruce Springsteen

10.   We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift   (Taylor Swift needs new song material.. the theme of break ups gets incredibly old afer awhile.)

 

 

 

I would also like to commend eveyone who was involved  in the Night of Jazz at Souhegan on Friday night on a  wonderful performance.  I am looking foward  to see the next concert in March and wish the  Giant Steps Jazz Ensemble luck on  their performance trip to Italy in April.      

Posted February 18, 2013 by theatretechdiva in Uncategorized

This completes my week.   Leave a comment

This email from Susan Taylor at the Boys and Girls Club pretty much made my day today.

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful articles you’ve done on the Riverbend Theater Arts programs at the Boys & Girls Club. Your interviews of the cast are terrific… Thanks so much!

It’s great to feel appreciated for all the articles I write for the Cabinet.

Posted February 7, 2013 by theatretechdiva in Riverbend Youth Company

Divas of Dance   Leave a comment

This weekend I went to see  two dance performances…. both  were very much enjoyed. 🙂

The first one was   Saturday night at Souhegan. It was a fundraiser for my friend  Caleb Ginsberg’s non-profit organization the Motivating Miles Foundation which supports  cancer  research.  It was  really  good seeing Caleb and his girlfriend Ashley Blake again  because I had not seen either of them since  high school.  There were some really moving and powerful dances throughout the entrie show. In particular I really liked Ach, Ich Fuhls; Fix You,; The Optimist and You Belong To Me. Really great job to everyone in this production.

Yesterday  afternoon  I went to see  <strong>Timeless Beat</strong> at  the Amato Center.  In classfications of epic senior projects this one would  be  right up there with  mine and Aly McKnight’s.  I did not see Isaiah’s dance show last year but I am sure that was fantastic too. 🙂  What I really liked about Timeless Beat was the   variety of music  that the performers danced to.  I am have a very versatile list of songs that I like and many of my favorite songs were in that show.  Of course  I was a 90s kid so  <strong>Wannabe</strong> was a top song  I always listend to and I rememeberd choreographing dances with that song to my friends when  I was younger. My other favorite  routines  were  (being the  fan that I am. Can’t wait to see it at SHS in April.. that’s a show I will never ever ever get sick of.) Respect, Let It Be, This One’s For The Boy and The Boys Are Back In Town  Really outstanding job to everyone in Timeless Beat  and  congrats to Rachel on a wonderful senior project applied piece. 🙂 TE AMO  Riverbend Youth Company.

Posted February 5, 2013 by theatretechdiva in Riverbend Youth Company