It's already starting to look busy! Woo hoo! I finished 2021 by booking a role in an audio drama (soon to be announced)! And now, while "Audition Madness" may be virtual, it is still happening. It's aaaaaall about the self-tapes right now. [Though I do have a live audition, (I was recommended by a colleague) this week!]
In the meantime, I was back with The Playground Experiment last night for the first Volume of 2022. So much good writing and so many good performances; you should totally check it out right HERE.
Tonight, I'm back with my Shakespeare workout group The Upstart Crows, and Sunday, I'll be working through Les Miserables, living my teenage dream of play Eponine. (If you hear 16-year-old type squee coming from Manhattan that night, that's why.)
No Name...And A Bag O' Chips sadly has yet to return, so no drumming or singing with The Summer Replacements for the time being, but hopefully that will happen by late winter/early Spring. In the meantime, here's a clip of a song I used to sing with the band, and, just before everything got shut down, I started using as a pop number for auditions. Here's a taste of me doing Aretha Franklin's Dr. Feelgood, which hopefully will warm you up a bit of this cooooooold day.
In the meantime, I hope you all are safe and well, and...that you stay that way. Peace Love and Masks 🧡✌🏽
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