I have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Lion in Winter at Whittier's 32nd Annual Hunter Awards. I am so incredibly proud of this show and all the people involved. The Lion in Winter is nominated in EVERY category! It is also my hope that we win best production of the season. A huge congratulations to all the talented nominees!
We had a spectacular opening weekend for The Lion in Winter! I am so thrilled to be working with such talented performers in the beautiful Whittier Center Theatre. We have put in many hours, working with the local community and a super hero band of volunteers to make this show come alive on stage. We had a Thursday night preview for local high school students, and two superb opening performances. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us this weekend! We appreciate each and every one of you!
I just returned from Whittier Community Theatre’s 27th Annual Awards of Excellence presented at the Whittier Center Theatre.
I was nominated for best supporting actress for my performance in Almost, Maine. I am honored to have shared the category with such accomplished actresses. My cast-mate, Jennie Silva-Villa received an award for her role in the same production. I cheered and clapped like a proud mother.
In addition to the award ceremony, we also celebrated with a Kick-Off Party for WCT’s 89th Season! We previewed scenes from the upcoming season: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 12 Angry Jurors , Quilters, and Arsenic and Old Lace. I think I need to put in a word to include some Shakespeare in their 90th Season!
Tonight marks the second weekend of Almost, Maine. We have managed to pull in two fabulous reviews and the audience feedback has been wonderful. On opening night I heard both laughter and cries of despair as our audience invested themselves in our characters. After weeks of rehearsing with only our director in the room, the validation our audiences have been graciously bestowing on us has been refreshing. I can only imagine what this weekend will hold, with a packed house.
We had a pick-up rehearsal last night, and despite all the goofball antics and Cruz feeling under the weather, we fell right back into place. Consistency has always been something I strive to achieve in in this art form that is constantly changing and evolving every time the lights come up, as the northern lights dance behind us in the sky.
Rehearsals for Almost, Maine are becomign more and more exciting. There is something very enchanting and compelling about this show. It is like the tiny piece of polished sea glass that I have been missing in my theatrical mosaic. I feel so privileged to be involved in this exploration through the depths of love. I am constantly being challenged by my director and my talented cast members. Every rehearsal is an adventure and I know the final product is going to be a special jewel for all to enjoy.
I just got news that I have been cast in Almost, Maine at the Whittier Center Theatre! I will be playing Ginette, Sandrine, Gayle and Hope. I am excited to meet the other three cast members. I have a good feeling that this small cast will be a tight knit group, full of ambition and knowledge. We are being lead by director Michael Eiden into the fictional town of Almost, Maine. Tomorrow we begin our travels!