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Rajaton

I had a perfect evening on Wednesday. My friend (and voice teacher) and I went to see the Finnish a capella ensemble Rajaton perform at the Festival Vancouver. First, we went to the Shaughnessy Restaurant at Van Dusen Gardens. We sat … Continue reading

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How Melany Made It All Worthwhile

I survived the heat of the multi-cultural festival. Were you waiting with bated breath to find that out? My favourite memory of the festival is Melany. The conceit of my presentation was that I was trying to get people to sign … Continue reading

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Paying Gig

So, I’m playing an historical character at a multi-cultural festival today. This will be the third and last day. I think I was hooked by the fact it was a gig that paid real money. But now that I’m doing … Continue reading

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Just show me the red carpet.

It’s official. I’ve been nominated for best supporting actress in a musical or pantomime with Community Theatre Coalition, along with a lot of other great people from Iolanthe. http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/surreyleader/entertainment/23125974.html I have some pretty stiff competition in my category though, so … Continue reading

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Tell me, but quietly and out of earshot of the daycare ladies

If you’ve been following this bjournal for a while you might recall I vowed to stop lurking in doorways. I took a big step out of the doorway by deciding to submit my name to audition for professional theatre companies–and … Continue reading

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Post-show Exhaustion

For me, performing is a high. I don’t even get nervous anymore, which is a great gift of age. By the time I get to the performance stage, I am at the point that I don’t have to think too, too much about what … Continue reading

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Iolanthe (Ahem…The Fairy Queen!) Re-visited

 Well, I’ve packed my bags and moved out of Fairyland. It’s been a bit of a culture shock getting back into the so-called “real world” and I must say it’s a bit over-rated. I am still in post-play exhaustion but … Continue reading

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Iolanthe

Here I am. The Fairy Queen from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Check out those eyelashes! They are feathers if you can believe it. I love them a whole bunch more than I thought I would. I’m not sure what that … Continue reading

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10 Things

In random order these are the things occupying my brainspace and time: 1) My daughter has just finished her full-day speech-language assessment, the last component of the larger assessment to determine if she is on the autism spectrum or if … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction–10 Ways I Love Thee

If you’re a regular reader, you might by now have guessed that, for the most part, I’m not really what they call an “early-adopter.” That’s why you will see reviews of things that are long since yesterday’s news. But I don’t … Continue reading

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