100th performance of Sunset Blvd. Cast and crew at Theatre On The Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Another amazing initiative I’m involved with is Play Club. It’s like book club for actors. We’ve just started podcasting the readings too. I was lucky enough to get to read the role of Joy Gresham in Shadowlands at our first live streaming read.
So 2013 started with concert performances of Legally Blonde, Avenue Q and Mamma Mia! Amazing to get to sing Paulette Bonafonte, Christmas Eve and Rosie. I also shot a few commercials around that time.
Then in July I started a 6 month run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Blvd. Best experience of my life. Best cast and crew I’ve ever worked with and the most pleasant and supportive work environment I’ve ever experienced. I’m not someone who says soppy rubbish about feeling blessed. But I’ll make an exception when speaking about my Sunset family.
During the 2nd leg of the tour I put in double duty and started performing in a musical version of Hansel and Gretel in the mornings. I do not recommend a 19 show work week. 4 shows on a Saturday is enough to drive you totally over the edge. If I hadn’t had weekly massages and brilliant, no-nonsense casts, it would have been hell.
During the course of Sunset I also took up photography so I’ll be posting more regularly with my own shots.
Both shows closed shortly after the beginning of the new year and I am now busy with the 2nd annual Improguise Improvisation Festival.