Kate's Ramblings

A day-to-day insight to the world of the struggling artist... live vicariously!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Tour Schedule

For those who've been asking:

1/9 - Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Coral Springs, FL
1/10 - Tampa Bay Perf Arts Center, Tampa Bay, FL
1/11 - Janet Root Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
1/12 - Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade, FL
1/18-19 - Meydenbauer Theatre, Bellevue, WA
1/20 - Allied Arts Council, Yakima, WA
1/22 - Everett Civic Auditorium, Everett, WA
1/23 - McIntyre Hall, Mount Vernon, WA
1/24 - Davis High School, Yakima, WA
1/29-2/2 - Macomb Center for Perf. Arts, Clinton Township, MI
2/5 - Franciscan Center, Sylvania, OH
2/6 - Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI
2/7 - Cooley Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI
2/8 - Lucille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, WI
2/9 - Southern Door Community Auditiorium, Brussels, WI
2/12 - Burr Intermediate School, Commack, NY & Bowling Green School, Westbury, NY
2/13 - Wemrock Brook Elementary School, Manalapan, NJ
2/14 - The Palace Theatre, Albany, NY
2/15 - Lyman Center, New Haven, CT
2/16 - Stockton Perf Arts Center, Pomona, NJ
2/17 - Union Public Library, Union, NJ
2/20 - Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
2/21 - Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA
2/22 - Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA
2/23 - Kendal Arts Center, Ewing, NJ
2/26 - Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY
2/27 - Algonquin Arts, Manasquan, NJ
2/28 - Tawes Theatre, College Park, MD
3/1 - Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD
3/2 - The Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
3/5 - Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
3/6 - Berklee Auditorium, Boston, MA
3/7 - Lincoln Theatre, West Hartford, CT
3/8 - Ocean County Center for the Arts, Lakewood, NJ
3/9 - Tarrytown Music Hall
3/12-3/16 - Gunter Theatre, Greenville, SC
3/19 - Andy Griffith Playhouse, Mount Airy, NC
3/20 - Kraushaar Auditorium, Baltimore, MD
3/21 - John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hempstead, NY
3/22 - Middle Twp. Perf Arts Center, Cape May Ct., NJ
3/23 - Pollack Auditorium, West Long Branch, NJ
3/26 - East Hampton High School, East Hampton, NY
3/27 - Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
3/28 - The Community Theatre, Morristown, NJ
3/29 - Trinity School, New Rochelle, NY
3/30 - Apollo Theatre, Martinsburg, WV
4/2 - Califon Borough School, Califon, NJ
4/3 - Merritt Memorial School, Cresskill, NJ
4/4 - Clarendon #4 School, Secaucus, NJ & Huber Street School, Secaucus, NJ

Let me know if you're hoping/planning to attend - I can arrange for tickets.

Monday, December 11, 2006

It's Signing Day!

I'm very excited! Tonight at six I sign my contract and meet my cast.

And then I come home and drink Champagne with Aaron to celebrate our successes!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

What a Wacky Week...

So... I've been auditioning like crazy. I don't know what's gotten into me other then I'm on a really great wave and I'm surrounded by amazing people. I've spent the last six months changing my life to make it what I want it to be and not what I percieve anyone else expects of me. Leaving my job at Mannes and meeting Aaron were probably the two biggest influential events that put me on this track, and I can't believe how brave I've been in regard to both.

Monday, I went to audition for ArtsPower children's theatre. I really love auditioning for these guys. They always ask for a whole song, they are very friendly, and I alsways come out feeling good about myself even if I don't get cast. I sang "Something Wonderful" from The King and I and in my prep I had an epiphany. The song is basically a wife defending her husband, who is a terrible leader and too self-important to be able to look after his people. Sound like anyone we might know? Yeah, it's totally Laura singing about George W. I went there in my audition. It was brilliant. It felt amazing.

The week goes on and Aaron gets a callback for Marat/Sade at the Classical Theatre of Harlem. And while I'm thrilled for him, I can't help wondering when I'm going to get my chance. His callback was Thursday morning, and at lunch afterward, I get the callback for ArtsPower. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was expecting it. Thursday, we also got called last minute to do background work on an HIV awareness PSA. This goes into a wacky story about Aaron's last day at Planet Hollywood, and a manager challenging him about his sleeves being rolled up and Aaron leaving. But that's his story.

Friday morning, I get up and start freaking a little bit about the callback which is later. Aaron gets the offer for Marat. I go to my thing. 10:15pm I get the offer.

So, looks like I've got a three month EQUITY contract! I'm signing on Monday, which means that finally that bottle of champagne will get drunk. The tour is out and back from Jan to Apr. I'm a little nervous about that first month, because that is the longest time out. I'm a little nervous about the money. It's a bit less money then I'm making now, but dude! I finally got my equity card!

And what are the odds Aaron and I would both get amazing offers on the same day???!