While doing a show, its very common to hear people ask, What are you working on next? In the midst of Sasquatched, I received the script for an international recording of Jerome Kern's "Roberta." I play Sophie Teale, a devilish debutante (my friend, Larry Moore calls her a debutramp!) who abuses the sweet but naive leading man. Larry said he needed someone who could give a bitch a sense of dimension, so he came to me! ;)
The recording is being done like a radio play, so while I don't get to sing some of the famous songs in the show like "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," I have some wonderfully wicked scenes! It's a blast to work on this script! I also start rehearsals next week for, "Come and Get It," a musical revue about food at the Abingdon Theatre Off Broadway.
I get to sing a jazzy take "On the Good Ship Lollipop," and a purrfectly delightful number about a cat's view of suppertime. ;)
In September, I'll be doing another concert reading of Hell's Belles, playing my favorite icons, Janis Joplin and Judy Garland.
And I'm starting rehearsals for "Petunia's Coffee House," an outrageous musical event with my friend Wayne Henry that's a wee nod to Pee Wee's Playhouse. I get to play Petunia's butch ex-girlfriend.
As one of my friends said, "You get the funniest parts!"