THREE is the magic number...
It is not every day that you get to the play the role of Rational Feminist Thinking, but I got to do just that in the fab short musical "#doingitforme: an after school special" by Laura Barati and Danny Ursetti for the Prospect Theatre 2021 Musical Theatre Lab in Concert at Symphony Space this past Wednesday. 10, 9 minute musicals, 30 performers, live, onstage, with a live audience, all safely done and experienced and SO FUN. Stupidly talented performers singing some wonderful new work. I'm still feeling that joy. With me in this photo, castmates and new friends, Shannon Amiry and Allison Posner.
Cheers to the Wampanoag Tribe, and have a wonderful day of thanks with the people you love.
When not pandemibaking...
I have finally started a website! I just got these beautiful new headshots done by L Morgan Lee of BLUEphotography, and at last have a place to display them.
I've also been getting this self-tape thing DOWN. Madison Avenue Baptist Church, with whom I've been the alto for going on twelve years, like most churches, has gone virtual, so we are making videos of solos and hymns for the time being. (Someday, I'll release an outtake reel.)
There've been other opportunities, as well, for practicing this process: virtual choir and concert videos.
I've been lucky enough to work with Prospect Theatre Company and, thus, was asked to be part of their lovely video featuring Peter Mills' tune "Two Buoys". (I come in with the alto part and drums>)
Next, a dear friend - a jazz musician and choir director, presently living in Italy - started up Singers Without Borders and asked me to be part of this uplifting number: How Can I Keep From Singing?
Lastly, The Rigano Songbook asked 42(!) of their closest friends to help out with this wonderful song about an all too relevant and growing segment of our lives as we try to communicate with proper social distancing: Screen To Screen
The Rigano has a concert planned for 3/13...and then the world shut down. But far be it for them to not have a show. Yes, the Ides of March Extravaganza is now the Ides of APRIL and will be in virtual form. When those videos go up, I'll be sure to share here.
In the meantime, contact me here if you would like me to be part of YOUR virtual - and/or, eventually, LIVE - project.
Alexandra de Suze is a singer, actor, drummer who also writes a bit and occasionally makes silly videos