It has been a wild and wonderful summer! As things are finally starting to wind down, I decided it was about time to share some photos of my adventure with you.
The end of June and beginning of July was spent in Wichita, Kansas, doing a production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Music Theatre Wichita. You may remember that I worked at this theatre last summer (doing my first Beauty and the Beast) and it was such a joy to be back! This company is so special; they welcomed me like I was a family member, let me take risks and play onstage, and challenged me to push myself every day to do more than I thought possible. This show is not one that is done a lot, so I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to sing this beautiful score (with a 20+ piece orchestra!) and play such a strong, fiery, loving woman as Milly! A majority of the cast is made up of current or recent college students from the best theatre programs around the country, and it was such an honor to share the stage with the next group of Broadway superstars! Here are a few photos taken by Chris Clark.
This wig has me dreaming of having long hair again. Maybe?
After closing, I hopped on a plane back to NYC where I moved out of my apartment (more on that later…) and then traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina to do another production of Beauty and the Beast at North Carolina Theatre! This show is always so magical and fun to do every night! I grew up with the animated feature film and knew all the music by heart at a very early age, so it is always very special when I get to sing it on stage. Spending some time in the south was such a fun change of pace; full of delicious BBQ, bourbon, and a whole lot of southern hospitality. Here are some photos from our production taken by Curtis Brown Photography.
I then took a couple of weeks to unplug and have family time on Cape Cod! It was so necessary to have a break with absolutely no schedule, filled with great food, sunshine and salty air. I read a bunch of new books, went for long bike rides and stargazed with a glass of wine. Pretty special.
Moving out of my gorgeous NYC apartment was a really difficult decision to make, but with the plan for the next few months it just made sense. I have one more little piece of news to share…
Starting tomorrow night, I am back in WICKED, playing Nessarose on the National Tour! We are currently in Philadelphia and have some really amazing towns on our schedule! Check it out and come see us in a city near you! I plan on continuing to post and hopefully can share a peek into what life is like on the road as well as some great style in some of my favorite places we see around the country!
Thanks so much for stopping by!