Category Archives: auditions

Making bold choices

If you go to enough auditions, or do enough performing, you will start to hear the phrase “make bold choices” over and over. The idea is that in an audition, or on stage, no one wants to see you play … Continue reading

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Who your parents are

It just so happens that I met my love on a train leaving Grand Central Station. Because that train ride was so significant, I don’t think very often of the train ride into the city on that same morning. I … Continue reading

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Seven pieces I’m working on right now

— 1 — I have been out every night this week at rehearsals for the New England premiere of Jake Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking based on the memoir by Sister Helen Prejean. It is being produced by Boston Opera Collaborative … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 28

— 1 — Like most of the rest of the country, we have been experiencing Mother Nature’s mood swings this week. It started off frigid, as it was for most of last week (that’s when I start my “why do … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 27

— 1 — What an eventful week! I celebrated my anniversary with my honey, and my Diagnosiversary, marking a year since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I wrote about the day before the test, the day of the test, … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 26

— 1 — I read this earlier this week and am in love. “Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 25

— 1 — I’m feeling the love! When I published my lament this week that I don’t have anything catastrophic to write about, I did not expect everyone to tell me how great I am in response, but I’ll take … Continue reading

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