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8 May

Stop Time


Everything one needs to know one can learn from a musical. I’m testing out this theory, and the first song that comes to mind is Stop Time from the musical Big. You won’t be surprised by that, I’m sure, when you learn that my oldest daughter is graduating from college next weekend. Stop Time. My […]

3 May

Back To Before


  This blog post title is a red herring. Back to Before is the title of a wonderful song from the musical Ragtime, by Stephen Flaherty Lynn Ahrens and Terrence McNally. I woke up this morning thinking about who’s come before me as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. When I played Parthy in Showboat at […]

24 April

Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd; An Adventure in Artslandia


Long time no blog! It occurred to me that working on the role of Mrs. Lovett for Portland Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd would be good for me to track, so here, six months into my process of learning the show, and about two weeks until we start official rehearsals on May 9th, I’m going […]