I think I was on 'The Educating Rita Diet' without realizing it.
No - I know I was on 'The Educating Rita Diet.'
Both my co-star, Jack Rose and I had our appetites wane as our rehearsals progressed.
Fortunately (or unfortunately), while coming to one of our 14 rehearsals, Jack got there early one afternoon and found this fantastic ice cream store where they made their own ice cream. I don't even eat dairy and I went there three times in three weeks. And two scoops each time! If you're ever in Palm Coast, you have to go to Sweet Melissa's Homemade Ice Cream. FABulous! I'm just saying.
Honestly I don't think I have EVER said so much onstage as I did in this comedy-drama, "Educating Rita" by Willie Russell.
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DOA: The Movie
Now Streaming EVERYWHERE
After its dazzling debut (read more here) earlier this year, I am thrilled to announce my latest film, DOA, is now available on major streaming networks!
Let's list them off, shall we?
It is a tremendous pleasure to see mine and my castmates' hard work represented this way. Buy or rent it, today!
For these platforms and tons of extra content, simply follow this link.
Annie Sings "Out Here On My Own"
Hello to one and all!
I recently finished vocally rehearsing the wonderful Irene Cara's great from FAME, "Out Here On My Own". (Did you know that it was written by pop icon of yesteryear, Lesley Gore? I sure didn't!)
I had the pleasure of heading into the studio to record a music video, giving the whole song my own spin, as a tribute. I was saddened to read of her recent passing, late last year. We both studied with Phil Black at his dance studio on Broadway. She was already a Broadway Name by that stage, but in class we were all treated the same. I will never forget the two of us going across the floor with Phil yelling at us at the top of his lungs "STOP DANCING LIKE SINGERS!" I didn't know exactly what he was talking about but I had visions of Andy Williams and Robert Goulet floating in my head. Two singers that I had seen so often on TV and KNEW THEY COULDN'T DANCE.
Irene and I just laughed. But I never forgot it! I bet she didn't either.