Archive | August 2015

Awards, Travel, Birthday, Buskers and Will Smith.

The summer is slowly winding down, and rehearsals for Robin Hood are right around the corner. Before they begin I am fortunate to be working on the 2015 Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show. Be sure to tune in on Sunday September 13th or purchase tickets and come to Halifax!

CCMAA

Despite a busy agenda I have still been able to schedule in some auditions recently. They were all a great experience with opportunities to audition for casting directors whom I haven’t met before. They were a great test to my improv skills, an experience in learning to knit at the last minute, an opportunity to stretch my vocal cords, and a chance to bring out my inner rapper.

This past weekend I also had a mini vacation and celebrated my Birthday in Pittsburgh (see photos below of some of my adventures while there).

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While in Pittsburgh I got to see a lovely musical ‘The Light in the Piazza’, put on by Front Porch Theatricals. The whole cast and crew did a wonderful job, and it was such a beautiful experience. I love having the chance to see other productions when I’m not busy with my own! Check them out here: http://frontporchpgh.com/cast. I also saw some amazing artists at the Toronto Buskerfest this weekend. The day was filled with magicians, jugglers, circus acts, painters, mines, comedians, and so much more. It was so inspiring to see fellow artists from all over the world following and achieving their dreams. A great reminder that art is everywhere and dreams can come true.

TheLightInThePiazza

Buskertfest

As I am now another year older, I am going to view it as another year closer to obtaining my goals. Who knows what this next year will hold, and what possibilities are behind every corner, either way I am enjoying the journey! And now to leave you with some words of wisdom from Will Smith: “I think that there’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have, you have to believe that something different than what has happened for the past 50 million years can happen…Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity…What’s the point of being realistic?…It’s unrealistic to walk into a room, flip a switch and have light come on, but fortunately Edison didn’t think so”.
Cheers,
Melissa