What I hope 2018 holds for me

I hope that 2018 is filled with good performances, good students, travel, learning, writing, playing, and open-heartedness among us all.

Things I have coming up (besides my regular Thursday/Sunday job at CMOQ):

1/5-6: Do It Now! The William Donald Schaefer Musical. Yes, there’s a new musical about Willie Don, Baltimore’s former mayor and Maryland’s former governor. I’m in a reading of it at Stevenson University-Greenspring Valley (another new performance venue!), playing Bertha, a neighbor of Willie Don who escapes to the suburbs of Milford Mill after the riots, and Jean, an aide in his mayoral office. Friday is an open dress rehearsal, Saturday is the official performance. Donations accepted.

1/20: Audition for Washington National Opera’s 2018-2019 season. Still trying to decide what to sing.

1/22: Rehearsals start for Don Carlo at Washington National Opera.

1/24: Start teaching at Notre Dame University of Maryland. Down the street from my house.

1/29: Spring semester starts at Howard Community College.

3/3: Don Carlo opens, closing 3/14.

3/26: Holy Week begins! NDM spring break begins.

4/1: Easter Sunday. Jesus is Risen! April Fools! (No, it’s April Fools’ Day. I wasn’t being sacrilegious.)

4/2: HCC spring break starts. NDM’s spring break ends. Figures.

4/13: Oh to be a movie star! at Germano’s with Ryan Cappleman.

4/14: Workshop on auditioning for community theater with Ryan and Lance Bankerd. Location still TBD.

4/25: Rehearsals begin for Concert Artists of Baltimore final concert of the season.

5/12: CAB Concert at Gordon Center of the Performing Arts (a new venue for me).

6/22-26: NATS National Conference, Las Vegas, NV (baby).

And that’s it for right now. I’m hoping to do the High Holidays at Oheb Shalom, but I won’t get a contract till June.

I have a lot to do. I think the most important things to focus on right now are getting the cabaret show and the workshop pre-planned, because once school and WNO rehearsals begin, I’m going to be busy.

Happy New Year!