03 September 2013


It's been a busy summer. I started a new job in May at one of my favorite places on Earth, the Overture Center for the Arts. If you're playing along at home, you are likely thinking, "Wait, that means she now works and volunteers there, and she's on the Friends of Overture board?" Yes. I've got a fever and the only prescription is more theater. 

I also had some off-duty fun, including hitting up more than one summer concert (all were fun (period), one provided more flashbacks than others) and spending a week seeing as much theater as possible in my second home, New York.

But I'm most proud of challenging myself to step waaay outside of my box by auditioning for and performing in a Miscast cabaret with Music Theatre of Madison. It was my first time performing a role onstage in about 15 years. I could easily gush about the experience, so I'll try to make it quick: fabulous people, so much talent, so much laughter, and these awesome folks let me tag along and live out my five-plus-year dream of being Usnavi from In the Heights for a precious few minutes. (If you are unaware of my love affair with Heights, bone up here.)

As has been my theme, I was terrified but I did it. And I'm so glad I did. Check the evidence below.