Week 29- Hamilton

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YOU'LL BE BACK- HAMILTON

So I finally got to see Hamilton last night. It was everything I wanted and more. If they ever do gender bending casting I want to be King George. I'm pretty sure this is one of the greatest cameo roles of all time. It's my dream gig. You just stand and sing your face off while wearing a crown. DONE!! Now how can we make this happen?!?!...but like seriously. I want to be King George.

Week 28- Hairspray

 Adam Charles and I haven't aged a day!! ;)

Adam Charles and I haven't aged a day!! ;)

HAIRSPRAY- I CAN HEAR THE BELLS

So it's been a few weeks since I've done a new recording and I thought what better way to return than by doing one of my favourite roles of all time. Hairspray was one of the hardest and challenging shows I've ever done however it was one of my favourite shows of all time. Not only did I get to sing and dance my face off but I also got to do it with so many of my favourite people on the planet. So here's to Shirley Temples and bloody noses!! Enjoy!!

Week 26- Tangled

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I SEE THE LIGHT- TANGLED

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So I'm back to Disney because I flipping love singing it. I love Tangled.  All the music is so fun. Today's recording is extra awesome because I have a special guest Oliver Castillo! We met back in 2016 doing Les Miserables with the Arts Club. Couldn't think of a better tune to duet on. I mean he just has that Disney pop voice. I loved collaborating on this so if anyone wants to join me on a duet let me know!!

Week 25- She Loves Me

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Will He Like Me?- She Loves Me

I love the musical She Loves Me! Amalia is one of my dream roles. She's feisty and quirky and I love her. Someone do this show and cast me please and thank you. Everyone sings Vanilla Ice Cream but I mean who can't relate to this song? I mean really...take out letters and put in text messages!

Week 24- Piece by Piece

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PIECE BY PIECE- KELLY CLARKSON

Ok sooooo I'm a huge fan of Kelly Clarkson. I saw her live once and she had a cold and still sang the crap out of everything. I legit wish I could steal her voice Little Mermaid style. I also think she's just an awesome human being and I want to be friends with her. Love her new album, but Piece by Piece is still my favourite song of hers. Enjoy!

Week 21- Disney's Moana

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HOW FAR I'LL GO- DISNEY'S MOANA

It's pretty clear I am on a bit of a Disney princess kick at the moment. I just can't help but smile every time I belt one of these poppy princess tunes. I'm also never going to get to sing any of these songs on a stage which is exactly where this little weekly recording comes in. I get to live out my full Disney Princess fantasy every week. Enjoy!

Week 20- Disney's Pocahontas

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JUST AROUND THE RIVER BEND- DISNEY's POCAHONTAS

Bringing back the Disney princesses because we all know I'm a sucker for a good Disney tune! Give me Disney music all the time and I'm happy. I think this song might be one of the most underrated Disney Princess tunes. Try not to sing along when "Just Around the River Bend "comes along...I dare you!

Week 19- Cats

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MEMORY- CATS

Ok you know when you have one of those auditions where you walk out of the room and go...'What was that? I can totally sing that song better than that!!"....this is one of those songs/auditions for me. Enjoy!

Week 16- Light in the Piazza

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LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA- Light in the Piazza

I think everyone can agree that Light in the Piazza has one of the most romantic scores of all time. The orchestration is stunning and you don't need to speak Italian to understand the love pouring through the lyrics. This is definitely a dream role that will always be but a dream.  Enjoy!

 

Week 14- Still Dreaming Wide Awake

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Still Dreaming Wide Awake- Never Neverland

I've always been a huge fan Scott Alan. His songs are the best when you're feeling all the feels and need to sing it out. Seriously it's hard to get through some of them without crying...and sometimes you just need a good cry. Am I right? This song however is a happier tune. No tears will be shed!!

Week 13- Songs for a New World

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SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD- CHRISTMAS LULLABY

This time 8 years ago I closed Songs for a New World. This show and production are very dear to my heart for so many reasons. Christmas Lullaby in particular is one of the most special experiences I've ever had on stage. The staging was so simple with the beginning lit only by a single candle. Although it was a very intimate space, I couldn't see the audience. It felt like I was completely alone. Earlier that summer my dad passed away and for a moment every show it felt like I just got to sing for him. I have to thank Shane Snow for gifting me with this moment in time. This one's for Heino.

Week 12- Justin Bieber

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JUSTIN BIEBER- SORRY

So I have to say I'm a fan of Justin Bieber's last album. I wouldn't even categorize it a guilty pleasure because I don't feel guilty about it at all!! This arrangement of Sorry is thanks to the geniuses over at Postmodern Jukebox. If you haven't discovered them GO NOW!! All of their covers are amazing and this one is definitely one of my favourites.

Week 11- Frozen!!!

FROZEN- Let It Go!

In celebration of tickets going on sale next week for Frozen on Broadway here is a cover of Let It Go. Everyone knows I'm a sucker for Disney so a Disney song was eventually going to happen this was just the perfect excuse. 

What's your favourite Disney song to sing along to? I'm still a sucker Part of your World...maybe another week.

Week 10- Something Rotten

WEEK 10- SOMETHING ROTTEN!- RIGHT HAND MAN

I have to thank Kevin Forestell for introducing me to this song. The cast recording had just been released and he told me I had to listen and add Right Hand Man to my repertoire...done and done. Putting it out to the world right now that I would like to do this show so someone produce it. Please and thank you!!

 

Week 8- Demi Lovato

CONFIDENT- STONE COLD

Ok do people ever ask you what song you sing in the shower? Well this is my go to...mostly because I can usually only hit those low notes in the morning!! I am also a big Demi Lovato fan. So this week's song is basically just an excuse for me to belt my face off!

Enjoy!

Week 7- Evening Primrose

EVENING PRIMROSE- I REMEMBER

Ok. So my goal in life is to do Stephen Sondheim's Evening Primrose in concert. If anyone cares to join let's make this happen. So the show was originally a 1960's TV Special about a man who goes to live in a mall only to discover that there are already people living there!!! I love the 60's. You'd think that this would be a zany comedy, I mean it's people living in the mall(do we recall that Saved by the Bell episode?!), but the music is actually really haunting. The show includes some of my favourite Sondheim songs including this one...I remember. Enjoy.

Week 6- The World Goes Round

THE WORLD GOES ROUND- A QUIET THING

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I was first introduced to Kander and Ebb's "A Quiet Thing" my first week of theatre school. Everyone in the class had to sing either this song or something else that I don't even remember. I got to revisit this wonderful tune when I performed The World Goes Round with Another Musical Co-op. This show holds a very special place in my heart especially this song. Opening night I was really sick and could barely speak..let's say barely being able to sing brought an entirely different meaning to a quiet thing!! Enjoy!

WEEK 4- NEXT TO NORMAL

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NEXT TO NORMAL- EVERYTHING ELSE

One of my favourite roles of all time is Natalie in Next to Normal. This show has a very special place in my heart. Every night I got to share the stage with five insanely talented and generous performers. I learnt so much from this show and it was so fun to revisit Natalie.

Week 3- Mystery of Edwin Druid

MYSTERY OF EDWIN DRUID- Moonfall

I remember one of my first weeks of theatre school at Cap. I had a PMTI with Kevin Michael Cripps where I had to choose a soprano ballad for our first song study. I brought in a student's best friend The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology and told him to choose for me! He gave me three choices; "Moonfall" from Edwin Druid, "Will he like me" from She Loves me and finally "Simple" from Nine. I decided to go with Simple but Moonfall always stuck in my head as a song I'd love to sing. So here it is now 13 years later...oh geez that was a long time ago!! 

Week 1 - Spring Awakening

SPRING AWAKENING- Mama Who Bore Me

I was in love with this show before I even heard the music. I'd been a huge fan of Duncan Sheik for years having fallen in love with his hit Barely Breathing back in the 90's. This show was on my dream list for years but sadly I've had to realize I've aged out of the show. So here's my chance to record all of the female parts because why not!! Enjoy