A group of performers from the 1940s prepare to present their weekly radio program, as the new girl, Jessica, is shown the ropes by the effervescent Morty Sparks. The behind-the-scene lives of the performers become tangled together as they present the two mysteries, Fear Between Floors and Lost & Found. A comical and touching tribute to the golden era of radio.

Date: April 25, 2014—April 27, 2014
Appearance: Ragged Edge Theatre’s “Radio Suspense Theatre
Outlet: Ragged Edge Theatre
Location: Harrodsburg, KY
Format: Other

I’m not gonna lie, this is a long video, almost an hour and a half long. But it’s SO worth it. Billy Porter shares his life experiences and how he got to where he is now. I learned a ton, not just about his career, but about his journey and how life prepares you for some of your greatest moments.

We are all on a journey and life is preparing us for something great. It’s a journey just for you. So what’s your journey?

Frankfort Capital City Chorale’s New Season

As you may already be aware, I have started on a path toward doing more theatre and acting. Some of you have seen me in Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani.

But did you know that I am also a singer in the Frankfort Capital City Chorale? I am a Tenor in this group.

Well, I’m really excited about the upcoming concert and I wanted to share with you some of the pieces we are in rehearsal for.

  • The Water is Wide by Rene’ Clausen
  • Hold On! by Eugene Thamon Simpson
  • The Majesty and Glory of Your Name words by Linda Lee Johnson, music by Tom Fettke
  • Go Out With Joy by Hank Beebe
  • Zion’s Walls by Aaron Copeland, arr. Glenn Koponen
  • The Awakening by Joseph M. Martin

We have a strong program put together for you and I’m really excited to be singing with the chorale. Stay tuned for concert dates and how to purchase tickets.

Rick Haydon’s Four Step Guide to Memorizing Lines

The Director of Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s Almost, Maine Rick Haydon offered the cast a pretty good method of how to memorize lines quickly. It was super helpful to me so I thought I’d share here.

Rick Haydon’s Four Step Guide to Memorizing Lines

  1. Memorize the long speeches first
  2. Work through the script line by line, reading the other parts and reciting yours
  3. Underline the lines you miss the first time
  4. Put an asterisk on any of the ones you miss the second time

Keep working your script until you get your scene or section memorized. I really liked the first tip, to memorize the long speeches first. Kinda like putting the big rocks in first.

I hope this helps you if you are performing in a show. It sure helped me.

Almost, Maine: A New Romantic Comedy

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Hey there! I wanted to let you know what has been going on for the past few weeks.

Personally it’s been a chaotic, stressful, wonderful time. My wife and I closed on a home and we have been busy spackling, painting, and cleaning our new home while packing and readying our old one to move. It’s been fun, aggravating, and awesome all at the same time. We hope to move this weekend.

While we have been doing all this I have been in rehearsal for a show that the Bluegrass Theatre Guild is doing in February. John Cariani’s new romantic comedy, Almost, Maine is set to go up on February 21-22, 2014. Here are the details if you want to come:

Where: Capital Plaza Hotel
When: Feb. 21 @ 6:30pm, Feb 22 @ 1:00pm, and Feb 22 @ 6:30pm.
Cost: $30

So, how do you buy tickets? Well you can:

Call for Reservations: (502)223-2117
E-Mail for Reservations: bluegrasstheatrefrankfort@gmail.com

I don’t know what’s on the menu, but I do know that my fellow actors and I will be serving up some enjoyable performances!