Name That Tune: Music and the Subtle mind

The mind is an incredible thing. I don’t understand the complexities of it. The connections that it makes without us being aware of them.  The constant workings to guide and inspire and correct and inform us in our every day lives. There’s one specific thing that my brain does that astounds me. I assume everyone […]

Human Disco Ball Dreams Come True

I sat in my dressing room, trying to think of what (or who) I wanted to dress up as for Halloween. I wanted to do something original, something funny, something unexpected. And then I suddenly remembered a magazine article that I wrote yeeeeeaaarrrs ago, in which I talked about driving to an audition in Los Angeles […]

Birthday Brainwaves & Finding Balance

It’s twenty minutes before midnight. My birthday is approaching fast. I’ve written a lot lately about stuff that has already happened.  Now, I feel like it’s time to write about something that is coming up… and soon. As in, twenty minutes from now. My birthday. I’ve always loved birthdays. And I still do. Why? I […]

Flying High, Down Under: Part 6: Wish Granted- Opening Night

It’s OPENING NIGHT.  The night we’ve all been waiting for… working towards… dreaming about.  Aside from rehearsing the show, we’ve also spent loads of time and attention picking out the right gifts and greeting cards to congratulate our fellow company members and, of course, choosing the fiercest, sexiest, most stylish outfits for the after-party. Duh. […]

Flying High, Down Under: Part 4: The Audience Effect

Tonight was our first audience at the Capitol Theater!  It was exciting to finally share our creation with the 1600 friends and family that attended our final dress rehearsal.  Before it started, the whole cast was buzzed, nervous, excited.  After the curtain came down at the end, I sang to our genie, Michael James Scott, […]

Flying High, Down Under: Part 3: ALADDIN Q&A

I was recently interviewed by a local Sydney magazine, and I thought you might be interested to read my answers about my childhood relationship to the story of Aladdin, and why I think musical theater is a powerful healing art. Also, I explain what I think it means to be a Princess in the real world. […]

An Open Letter to a Computer Hacker

I’ve recently been the victim of online hacking.  Somehow, someone managed to get access to all of my bank accounts and has been using information from my debit and credit cards to make purchases… over $8,000 in purchases from over 5 different accounts, to be more precise, including all of my American accounts and a […]

Flying High, Down Under: Part 2: Are You Happy?

Our Aladdin company is awesome. They are fiercely talented, funny, warm, and just a blast to see every day. Since day one, they’ve made a foreign girl feel totally welcome with their smiles, their questions to check in on how I’m feeling, sharing their snacks and their stories… I’ve been overwhelmed by the warmth and […]