Der Graf von Luxemburg Opens Tonight

Tonight, we’re opening Der Graf von Luxemburg at Theater Dortmund. This is my first experience with the operetta, and I’ve grown to love it. The story is wacky, the characters are charming, and the music ranges from boisterous to luscious.

Our production is fun and energetic with outrageous costumes and gorgeous sets, and my colleagues at the theater have done an amazing job putting it together. I’m really looking forward to performing it before an audience.

More info at Theater Dortmund’s website.

Leb wohl, 2013

2013 Collage

Full year.

Played Jigger in Carousel. Turned 30. Took some amazing voice lessons. Gave some good voice lessons and watched students grow. Saw friends triumph in their creative endeavors. Heard some incredible singing. Auditioned in Germany and took job with Theater Dortmund. Married my Rebekah and saw lots of people who I love dearly all at once or within a few weeks of the wedding. Studied German furiously. Sold nearly everything and moved to Germany. Began work. Sang in Don Carlo, Le nozze di Figaro, Anatevka, and Tannhäuser. Furthered my growing love of photography. Made new friends and doubled my family. Caught more colds in one year than I’d caught in the previous three (sitting at home with one right now actually). Binge watched Star Trek and Community. Played with dogs. Visited my first Weihnachtsmarkt.

Great year.

Thank you for being in it in whatever way you were. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014.