Hello Dolly + Another Pupdate

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This weekend was opening and closing of Hello Dolly! Eight weeks culminated in just three performances, but it was such a great experience. The city of Englewood’s summer drama program is a hidden gem in Denver’s theater community.

And since it’s National Mutt Day, I also thought I’d share the tremendous growth Harper’s made this past month, as well as what’s on the horizon for us in the month to come.

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Come See I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!

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Risqué and Hilarious

If you’re in the Denver area, make a trip to the adorable Main Street in Parker to see me and three other hilariously talented cast mates in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!

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A Weekend Photo Recap

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AND SO IT BEGINS!

This weekend kicked off what will be an intense tech week. Saturday and Sunday totaled 16 hours of Grease rehearsal. I visited a farmers’ market. I also squeaked in some miles and yummy meals (bonus: a delicious vegan risotto recipe!). And the man kicked ass in the Leadville Silver Rush 50-miler.

I’ve been and will be very busy until opening night this Friday (and four performances this weekend), so I leave you with: lots of pictures for your viewing pleasure.

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A Sneak Peek at My Rizzo Costume!

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THAT WIG, THO’

(Excuse the crazy face.) This past Saturday the cast of Grease did some promotion at the Parker Days Festival parade!

We dressed up in costume, marched with our banner, danced to Grease show tunes, and handed out flyers to locals so they’ll come see the show!

It was around 90 degrees, and I was in my Pink Lady jacket and wig. Oof! What we do in the entertainment industry! Take a look at just one of my fun costumes…
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Theater Resume

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Vanessa Richetti

EXPERIENCE

Hello, Dolly!                                        Irene Molloy                         Englewood Summer Drama
I Love You, You’re Perfect…           Woman 2                               Inspire Creative
Grease                                                  Betty Rizzo                           Inspire Creative
Lend Me a Tenor                               Maria Merelli                        Inspire Creative
The Wizard of Oz                              Glinda                                     StageDoor Theater
I Love You, You’re Perfect…           Woman 2                              StageDoor Theater
The Gondoliers                                 Giulia                                      Empire Lyric Players
Quilters                                               1 of 7-women cast             The Curtain Playhouse
Sideshow                                            Ensemble                             The Curtain Playhouse
Le Nozze di Figaro                           Susanna                                Univ. of Florida Opera
The Magic Flute                                Papagena                             Univ. of Florida Opera
Hansel and Gretel                           The Sandman                      Univ. of Florida Opera
Tosca                                                  Ensemble                               Univ. of Florida Opera
Le Nozze di Figaro                          Susanna                                 Salzburg College
The Mikado                                       Ensemble                              Univ. of Florida Opera
La Traviata                                        Ensemble                              Univ. of Florida Opera

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TRAINING

VOICE                                            Andrew Adams
.                                                      Sara Bardill, Univ. of Denver
.                                                      Dr. Brenda Smith, Univ. of Florida
.                                                      Dr. Anthony Offerle, Univ. of Denver

DEGREE                                        BFA, Voice, Univ. of Florida

THEATER                                     Tony Mata, Univ. of Florida

IMPROV                                        Monkey Butler Denver

DANCE                                          Modern, Jazz (Int.) Tap (Beg.)

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SKILLS

ACCENTS                                     British, Scottish, Italian, Spanish, Southern American

INSTRUMENTS                           Piano, Guitar

LANGUAGES                               Italian

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Stop What You’re Doing and Go See Sweeney Todd at the Denver Center

Sweeney Todd with DeVotchKa at Denver Center's Stage Theater: Go see it before May 15th!

THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

I haven’t seen a show this good since Wicked at New York’s Gershwin Theater. I don’t care if you “don’t like musicals;” you will love this production of Sweeney Todd. (No one is paying me to say this.)

Everything was brilliant: the actors, the vocals, the set, the costumes—not to mention that the music is played by Grammy-nominated DeVotchKa, a four-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble, originally from Denver.

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