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“Impressively”, the reviews are coming already

Yup. First review. And it’s pretty awesome.

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me

Totally Tubular Time Machine is in its first week of rehearsals. Wednesday I began working with our musical director Lynn on the show’s opening number “I Got a Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas, and it’s finale “On the Floor” by J-Lo – though in our version, P. Diddy stands in for Pitbull. Between vocal [...]

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New Year, New Show

2012 was filled with new opportunities career-wise. I started the year off on a shoot, acting as DP for a brand new web series called Miss Adventure. Producer/creator Jenn Larson was so happy with the work I did, I (along with then PA, now Associate Producer Sarah Fellez) was brought on board as a regular [...]

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Puppets, Snakes, Parrots, and Karaoke

Well, this is a long overdue post. I am terrible at keeping up with the blog and the Web site, even with all the fancy technology at my fingertips. Or in my pocket. On July 15 I did two performances of “The White Doe” with The Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre. We were special guest and [...]

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Water Is Your Friend

So says Sarah, who is equally affected by the starvation right now as I am, although she is putting up a braver face. I am hunger’s bitch. Actually, hunger isn’t my problem. At least not physically. I am truly not hungry. But I can smell food everywhere and my mind is telling me to eat. [...]

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Hunger Strikes

The end of Day One is here and I’m only now starting to feel hungry. I know most of it is probably psychological, doubled by the fact that every commercial at 1am is for food. And my stomach is growling. A decision is also going to have to be made; I may need to temporarily [...]

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Cleaning Out the Crap

It’s been nine months since I’ve posted a blog, and in that time I have received over 30,000 spam comments. I was receiving an email notification for each one, the purpose of which was to determine if it was spam or an actual comment. Since last April, none were. I gave up caring, just deleting [...]

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Another opening, another show…

I promise that I am not complaining; I am blessed. For the majority of actors and performers, opportunities are often few and far between, especially for pay. This week I have had the rare experience of opening two different shows – a schedule that has wound me up and worn me down. But it has [...]

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Dial M for Marionettes

Since I was a child I have been fascinated with puppetry. Sure, I was raised on “Sesame Street“, and watched “The Muppet Show” every week, but my enthrallment with this art from extended beyond that of a nromal 5-year-old. I remember Mummenschanz, Howdy Doody, the almost scary hand puppets of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Lambchop, Wayland [...]

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Variety Postcard

Variety is the Spice of Life

Jan 9 was the first in a weekly installment at the historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village; a variety show that I co-host with my hetero-life-partner (aka creative collaborator) Susan Campanaro. The Susie Campanaro Variety Hour is Sonny and Cher Does Coney Island. With a mix of duets, burlesque, side-show attractions, clowns, musical guests, and [...]