Come to the Cabaret!
There's a postcard now so that makes it official. Come on out to Don't Tell Mama for The Blossoming! I am really excited about this show. I have some great songs, have a fabulous band, and Dir. James Beaman and MD Tracy Stark have been a dream to collaborate with. It will indeed be a good time, so come on down!
BUT even before THAT, I'll be LIVE with The Playground Experiment this coming Monday 8/22 for Volume 172 at the Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre on 10 West 46th Street Street. The show starts at 7pm and will feature six scenes of new and/or progressing work. I started working with this group in 2020 over Zoom and am thrilled to be able to work with them live in person. There's new work! There's fab talent! There's a raffle! What better way to spend a Monday night? (Seriously, Only Murders In The Building doesn't stream until Tuesday.)
In film news, the short film "What Do I Owe You?", in which I played restaurant owner Ina, has been listed as a nominee at the LA International Film Festival's Indie Short Awards, and is a semi-finalist at the Rhode Island Film Festival. You can check out the trailer, HERE.
Lastly, because...politics, there are new bits on Reince Priebus Tried...And Other Tales From The White House on Facebook.
Peace, friends ✌🏽
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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