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the impossible dream

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In this blog, Sj talks about how becoming the Assistant Director of Man of La Mancha at Stratford Festival came to be.
in photo above: Tom Rooney, Robin Hutton, and Steve Ross (who you can meet in episode#1 of the nosie hosie)

Creative Process

first day jitters and joys

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First day of rehearsal. I love this part of the process. It reminds me of the first day of school… Everyone is nervous to meet their new class mates, yet the nerves are somehow balanced with the joy and excitement of the new adventure they are embarking on. We arrive, having spent the morning prettying [...]

Elaine Paige as Grizabella in the 1998 Cats video.

life ain’t always purrfect for an ASM.

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Last night, I was given comp tickets to see CATS at The Jubilee in Edmonton. So, I called up a couple of buddies and we headed down to watch the human felines dancing and reminisce about how this show impacted us as kids. Actually, one of my friends had never seen it, so that was fun… watching a grown man take in the absurd wonder of this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic.

balance

LIFE is an exciting role

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I was thinking the other day about my career choice. My choice of a life in the Performing Arts. I do honestly wake up everyday and feel very grateful to be a woman who is working in theatre consistently. I find though, when your job is also your passion it changes the way that you [...]

songs for a new world

“songs FOR A NEW WORLD”

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Moment noun • a very brief period of time• an exact point in time • an appropriate time for doing something; an opportunity. Do you quit your job? Leave your Spouse? Swallow your pride and call your father? Give that stray dog a home? Take a drag of that cigarette? Tell your best friend you’re [...]