Sunday, November 15, 2009

Today I am exhausted--from too many good things.

First I saw all my BZ pals at a baby shower where I had the pleasure of meeting Jessi's new girl Charlotte!! She is a dream come true for the happy mommy who looked radiant!!

Later I emceed Wayland's Got Talent and Fashion fundraiser for METCO and it was a hoot--onstage at the Middle School -- musically inclined teachers, students, parents, and talented Waylandians performing live, and strutting their stuff in a fashion show courtesy of TJX. It was all masterminded by the hugely energetic Metco director Mabel Reid-Wallace, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Wayland METCO program, which has been severely affected by budget cuts.

Finally I rehearsed with the New England Philharmonic (resident orchestra at my Alma Mater Simmons College). I am narrating two pieces--one is the hilarious THE COMPOSER IS DEAD by Nathaniel Stookey and Lemony Snicket--yes THAT Lemony Snicket. You will be snickering I promise at this snarky bit of musical mayhem that brilliantly illustrates the instruments of the orchestra not to mention the precarious connection between life and death, composing and decomposing, and why crime sometimes pays.
 Come see for yourself Sunday, December 13 at 3PM at the Tsai Performance Center at B.U.
For more info check out the NEP online!

As much fun as today was, I can't wait for tomorrow--going to NYC for a staged reading of a musical-in-the-making based on Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY!!! Lots of producers, backers, and Broadway types will be there.  Will it be the next WICKED??? Will it have at least one hummable tune?
Stay tuned... and goodnight!

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