The Adventure Continues

TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Next One

Paper Mill Playhouse is presenting the WORLD PREMIERE of this sparkling new musical of EVER AFTER based on the 1998 film starring Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston. Danielle is a strong-willed, independent woman who befriends Leonardo da Vinci and makes her own dreams come true. 

EVER AFTER, THE MUSICAL is choreographed & directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.
Starring two-time Tony Award winner CHRISTINE EBERSOLE as the evil Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent,  with CHARLES SHAUGHNESSY as King Francis and TONY SHELDON as Leonardo Da Vinci.

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse 
Director/Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall 
Book and Lyrics: Marcy Heisler 
Music: Zina Goldrich 
Music Supervisor: Mary-Mitchell Campbell 
Previews begin: May 21 
Opening night is: May 31 
Closing performance is: June 21 

This is no fairy tale.  EVER AFTER sets the record straight on the fable of CINDERELLA. It was never about fairy godmothers, talking mice, or magic pumpkins. Her name was Danielle and it was always about her wit, her smarts, her strength, and her good friend Leonardo da Vinci.  She makes her own dreams come true. Warm and romantic, funny and smart, this is the musical you’ve been waiting for.

Ever After will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouse eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance schedule: Wednesday at 7:00pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm, Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale now and range from $28 to $99. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Show Shots

with Ross Chisari as Sancho

Brendan Hay as Fermina & Reece Budin as Juan
Courtney Glass as Antonia
Laurence Coy as The Innkeeper and Shondelle Pratt as Maria

Jay James-Moody as The Barber with Ross Chisari
Shondelle Pratt as the Horse
Reece Budin, Hayden Baltrop, Rob Johnson, Kyle Sapsford, Ric Woodhouse as The Muleteers
Joanna Weinberg, Stephen Anderson, Glenn Hill and Courtney Glass with TS
Stephen Anderson & Laurence Coy

with Glenn Hill & Rob Johnson
Stephen Anderson as The Housekeeper, Glenn Hill as The Padre, Courtney Glass as Antonia
Stephen Anderson
with Joanna Weinberg as The Duke
with Marika Aubrey as Aldonza
The Knight of the Mirrors
with Marika Aubrey & Ross Chisari
Brendan Hay & Kyle Sapsford as The Moors
"Little Bird"
Aldonza & Sancho
"Golden Helmet of Mambrino"
with Joanna Weinberg
with Marika Aubrey

Friday, February 20, 2015

TT back on the boards!!

TT opens this week in AS YOU LIKE IT for the Bell Shakespeare in Sydney
Apparently he has quite a bit of down time...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Temporarily Tempe

Our LA MANCHA rehearsal venue on the North Shore was so stiflingly hot without any air conditioning that we moved holus bolus across town to a rather unattractive suburb across town called Tempe.
This was the sight that greeted me as I got off the bus.
However, there was some history nearby

The world famous Harry's Café de Wheels has an outlet here!
This was originally a small trailer parked on the docks of Woolloomoolloo where American sailors and celebrities alike could savour the matchless pies with peas.
The Tempe version seems bigger and not quite so unobtrusive.

Happily, our rehearsal venue is situated by a river and a park

So a lunchtime stroll is now a pleasant possibility
And in the meantime rehearsals continue apace!
Although I am definitely too frightened to ask what the bathtub is for...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Broadway Unplugged

The Vanguard in King St. Newtown is a lovely venue, a small raised stage, seating at long tables on the ground floor, a bar at the back and a mezzanine with benches and bar seating.
I did three numbers finishing with the opening of MAN OF LA MANCHA duetting with my "Sancho", Ross Chisari who kindly didn't turn a hair as I made up most of the lyrics.
Well, we DO have another week of rehearsals before we open! So if you watch the video below, please be kind.