I’ll Be Wearing Ribbons Down My Back!


Hello, Dolly!

I’m excited to announce I’ll be playing the role of Irene Molloy in a production of Hello, Dolly! put on by the City of Englewood’s Summer Drama program! Fun!

I’ve been wanting to get back to “legit” musical theater singing for a while, but my voice has been in an iffy spot since my last few roles have required some serious belting. This should be a welcome change and give me loads to work on in my voice lessons.

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Getting Goal-Oriented & Organized


The Doing is the Thing

I’m a perfectionist, a planner, and a notorious all-or-nothing-er (if you didn’t already know this, read here and here.) Sometimes making goals or New Year’s resolutions backfires heinously, because I give up if I don’t make immediate progress or go from 0 to 100 in an instant. Thankfully, I’ve changed a lot, and I’ve learned how better to improve—and the short answer is: Break it down into tiny steps, and then JUST DO IT without fear of it not being perfect.

Here are some of my goals for the month of January.

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Another Photo Recap & Check-In



Hey, loves! I am so sorry I’ve been AWOL. I thought life would slow down once Grease opened, but it hasn’t. Working, packing, moving, family in town, fainting while running (whoops!)—has all been a little much.

Here’s a quick little photo update until I’m back in the swing of things (soon!).

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How I’ve Changed Since “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”



In January and February of 2015, I was cast in my first bucket-list role: 1 of the 4-person cast of the musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!

A year and a half later, I’m reflecting upon not just how my health has changed (I’m 30 pounds heavier in these photos) but also my overall happiness.

I now can look back with compassion and a heart full of love for the girl I was. It’s been a tough 18 months, but you know what they say: Diamonds are made under pressure.

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Look at Me! I’m Out of My Comfort Zone

Learning how to belt the right way; taking on the role of Rizzo in Grease


This is going to be such an opportunity for growth in my musical theater career for multiple reasons. Rizzo has to:

  • be a memorable, hardass-turned-vulnerable character
  • belt the brazen “Sandra Dee,” and croon the sultry “Worse Things I Could Do”
  • hold herself like she knows she’s sexy
  • get in physical altercations with Sandy and Kenickie
  • be the polar opposite of Sandy
  • dance like she knows how

I’m still stuck in ingenue mode—and classically trained opera-singing mode—so this ballsy, belty high-school-smoker thing is completely out of my comfort zone.

But that’s where all the FUN is!

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