Archives for August 2014

The PiTCH (part 2)

Where to begin summarizing how amazing, useful, exhausting, eye-opening, and reaffirming an experience this has been?

The second and last nights went extremely well.  We got some great feedback! We left feeling much better on where we were with the piece and where we want to take it.  Robby and I will be working extremely hard over the next few weeks to get it ready for the industry reading.

I call this the “Family” shot.

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Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

This is the perfect Summer recipe!

It’s completely delicious, nutritious, and super duper easy to make.

Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes.

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Book Tuesday: Child of a Hidden Sea

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Title: Child of a Hidden Sea
Author: A.M. Dellamonica
Genre: Fantasy, Portal Fantasy, Adult
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: June 24, 2014
Pages: 336
Buy: Amazon

One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, she finds herself flung into the warm and salty waters of an unfamiliar world. Glowing moths fall to the waves around her, and the sleek bodies of unseen fish glide against her submerged ankles.

The world is Stormwrack, a series of island nations with a variety of cultures and economies—and a language different from any Sophie has heard.

Sophie doesn’t know it yet, but she has just stepped into the middle of a political firestorm, and a conspiracy that could destroy a world she has just discovered… her world, where everyone seems to know who she is, and where she is forbidden to stay.

But Sophie is stubborn, and smart, and refuses to be cast adrift by people who don’t know her and yet wish her gone. With the help of a sister she has never known, and a ship captain who would rather she had never arrived, she must navigate the shoals of the highly charged politics of Stormwrack, and win the right to decide for herself whether she stays in this wondrous world . . . or is doomed to exile.

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On the Air – Industry Reading and Director

Remember back when I said I had some HUGE news about On the Air?

Well this is it!

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The PiTCH (part 1)

As I am writing this post, I’m sipping some coffee and going over notes from opening night.  What a whirl wind few days it’s been!

It was a four hour drive up to Auburn, NY and we were all excited to be on our way!

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Book Tuesday: Green Rider

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Title: Green Rider (Green Rider #1)
Author: Kristen Britain
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Daw Books
Publication Date: April 1, 2000
Pages: 471
Buy: Amazon

On her long journey home from school after a fight which will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G’ladheon ponders her future as she trudges through the immense forest called Green Cloak. But her thoughts are interrupted by the clattering of hooves as a galloping horse bursts from the woods, the rider slumped over his mount’s neck, impaled by two black-shafted arrows. As the young man lies dying on the road, he tells Karigan that he is a Green Rider, one of the legendary messengers of the king, and that he bears a “life and death” message for King Zachary. He begs Karigan to carry his message, warning her not to read it, and when she reluctantly agrees, he makes her swear on his sword to complete his mission “for love of country.” As he bestows upon her the golden winged-horse brooch which is the symbol of his office, he whispers on his dying breath, “Beware the shadow man…”

Karigan’s promise changes her life forever. Pursued by unknown assassins, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, she herself becomes a legendary Green Rider. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, Karigan is hounded by dark beings bent on seeing that the message, and its reluctant carrier, never reach their destination.

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And We’re Off!

We leave today for upstate New York where our show, On the Air was selected as one of ten shows to partake in The PiTCH as part of The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival!

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An Actor’s Wedding

I love weddings, don’t you? There’s always great food, dancing, and an excuse to act a little crazy.  When it’s an actors wedding…well, we know how to go all out.

The bro and I were lucky to be invited to our friend Nicole’s wedding.  Nicole and the bro did a little show called Les Miserables back in HS and then the three of us were in Godspell a few years later.  Nicole is also one of those awesome friends who helped record the demo for On the Air.  She is an absolute sweetheart who keeps me sane during audition season.  Her husband, Rob, is a doll.  I couldn’t be happier for the two of them!

Nicole and Rob were married at the Glen Island Harbour Club.  OMG the gorgeousness.  The ceremony took place in a room with panoramic views of the harbor.  Simply gorgeous.

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The Magic Trip: Savannah, GA and Washington, D.C.

The last leg of our Magic Trip has finally arrived.  I know you’re all as sad as I am that it is ending.  All you’ll get from now on are posts about food, books, and my daily life.  Oh, you might want to stick around for some upcoming BIG events for On the Air (we’re talking HUGE people).  I’ll leave you with that! MWAHAHA!

Robby and I stopped in Savannah, GA to grab dinner on our way home from Florida.

Of course we had to stop at Huey’s on River St. for the best shrimp and grits in town!

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The Magic Trip: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Part 2)

Continuing the awesomeness from Part 1.

We were very fortunate to have come across a young gentleman in Disney World who had gone to Universal’s Harry Potter the first two days it opened.  He gave us some sound advice as to what to look out for and how to deal with the Escape from Gringotts line.  In case you were unaware, the first day it opened, there was a 7 hour wait!

Being the devout Harry Potter fans we are, Robby and I were prepared to wait the seven hours if need be.  Luckily, we didn’t have to.  He said the morning was the worst time and to wait until the afternoon.  It lessens up considerably.  Good thing because when we first arrived, this was the wait time:

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