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PERRY COMO AND LENA HORNE SING A DUET: A MEDLEY FOR THE BIRDS!

The man who "invented casual" (Bing Crosby's words) and the woman who "invented classy" (my words) circa 1960. Perfect for a rainy afternoon, don't you think? Or even a sunny afternoon!

BACK IN NEW YORK CITY: FROM THE BOAT HOUSE TO PROMISES, PROMISES!

A couple of weeks ago I went to New York City and I realized I hadn't seen a show there in three years! I was there last spring, attending Robert Mckee's STORY workshop, but only had time to see the last 45 minutes of TOXIC AVENGER! This...Show More Summary

ON THE TOWN WITH SUZY AND GRAD AT THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE!

New York, New York! It's a helluva walk-on! After my successful appearance on the 5th Avenue Theatre stage last year in HELLO DOLLY, I was asked back to appear in ON THE TOWN. Well, okay, I wasn't exactly "asked back"... Grad and I successfully bid on a dual walk-on role at last year's Gala at the 5th Avenue. Show More Summary

EASTERN STANDARD BY RICHARD GREENBERG AT SEATTLE CENTER HOUSE THEATRE...LIFE'S A BEACH!

Last night I went to see the play EASTERN STANDARD by Richard Greenberg at the Seattle Center House Theatre Black Box space. In case you didn't know, Richard Greenberg won a Tony for his play TAKE ME OUT. EASTERN STANDARD is a member project of The Sandbox Artists Collective, a part of the Lab at Freehold. Show More Summary

THE LAST SHOT

A new musical in six months... What were we thinking? As we head into the final week of rehearsal I'm taking a moment to catch my breath and reflect back on the craziness that has been the last six months. This is my second year as writing mentor/lyricist for VIllage Theatre's Kidstage Company Originals program. Show More Summary

PETER PAN AT THE OC PAVILLION

I believe! Last weekend I went to Santa Ana, California to see Shanna Palmer starring as Peter Pan in 3-D Theatricals' PETER PAN at the OC Pavillion. PETER PAN, a musical production of the play by Sir James Barrie, has lyrics by Carolyn...Show More Summary

THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND IN MISSOURI

We're Pigs! A production of the musical THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND (book and lyrics by moi, Suzy Conn, and music by Mitchell Kitz) just finished at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. They performed for over 4,600 during...Show More Summary

MEET ME IN ST LOUIS WALK-ON

Clang, clang, clang went the Trolley! Last night I had my walk-on role in Village Theatre's production of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. Last May when I bid and won the walk-on role at the Village Theatre Gala, the show seemed so far away. Suddenly...Show More Summary

EQUIVOCATION AT SEATTLE REP

I went to see the first preview of EQUIVOCATION at the Seattle Rep last week, (thanks Kathryn!). I loved it! EQUIVOCATION, written by Bill Cain and directed by Bill Rauch, had its world premiere at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and...Show More Summary

STEPHEN SONDHEIM AND FRANK RICH

Monday October 26 I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet both Stephen Sondheim and Frank Rich. I attended STEPHEN SONDHEIM A LIFE IN THE THEATER, AN ONSTAGE CONVERSATION WITH FRANK RICH at Benaroya Hall. We (of course this night...Show More Summary

ENCHANTED APRIL AT TAPROOT THEATRE

I was lucky enough to catch one of the last two performances of Taproot Theatre's ENCHANTED APRIL. Despite a devastating fire last week, Taproot Theatre, with the generous support of Seattle Children's Theatre, was able to mount twoShow More Summary

CAROL BURNETT AND EYDIE GORME MEDLEY

This wonderful medley of Hollywood music is from Eydie Gorme's February 4, 1977 guest appearance on the Carol Burnett Show. Love the crazy clown dancers too! I was an impressionable thirteen year old when I saw this (probably while doing my math homework), and it goes a long way to explaining why I am the way I am. Oh, and why I love sequins. Thanks Ryan!

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Go, go, go see JOSEPH! My daughter Trinity is in the children's choir for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at The 5th Avenue Theatre. She has been rehearsing since August, so it was quite a thrill to finally see opening night...Show More Summary

BIBA THE MUSICAL

Road trip to London! Yeah, baby! BIBA THE MUSICAL sounds ultra cool, I wish I could go to the London Showcase on October 25! BIBA THE MUSICAL was written by Anthony Barry, David Foster-Smith and John Renoir, with set design and styling...Show More Summary

COCKTAIL NUTS PILOT A SUCCESS!

Oh what a night! What a party! Our COCKTAIL NUTS Landing The Gig pilot was a sold-out success! We had a great rehearsal Sunday night, and then Monday afternoon as well. The pictures in this post are from Monday's rehearsal. As I wasShow More Summary

COCKTAIL NUTS - SRO LINE!

COCKTAIL NUTS is sold-out … but SRO may be available at the door. Well, it’s been a pretty exciting ride on COCKTAIL NUTS so far – there is some great buzz on the show, and it looks like people do want to go out and listen to music and...Show More Summary

ANNE ALLGOOD AT COCKTAIL NUTS!

The name says it all. I am so excited to see Anne Allgood at COCKTAIL NUTS with your host Rich Gray on Monday September 28. Anne is the consummate performer. She has appeared on Broadway, national tours, every major theatre in Seattle,...Show More Summary

COCKTAIL NUTS ONLY 23 TICKETS LEFT!

If you are planning on going to COCKTAIL NUTS with your host Rich Gray, don't delay! There are only 23 tickets left so buy your tickets now! Here's all you need to know about COCKTAIL NUTS with your host Rich Gray: For an unforgettable...Show More Summary

JESSICA SKERRITT AT COCKTAIL NUTS!

Chasing Jessica...all the way to COCKTAIL NUTS! Jessica Skerritt, currently appearing as Gwendolyn in The Village Theatre's production of CHASING NICOLETTE, will make her COCKTAIL NUTS debut on Monday September 28. I first saw Jessica perform in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at The Village Theatre, where she played Dyanne, Elvis's voluptuous girlfriend. Show More Summary

RICH GRAY hosts COCKTAIL NUTS!

Someone give that man a microphone! Seattle favorite RIchard Gray will be hosting COCKTAIL NUTS at ACT Theatre on Monday September 28. What would a cabaret or variety show be without a host? A great host wraps a show up in a big hug and presents it to the audience. Show More Summary

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