The life of an actor is filled with uncertainty. There are the lean
times when you can't get work even if you offer to do it for free, then
suddenly one's cup runneth over. This uncertainty is actually very
exciting and makes every day an adventure – but sometimes there are sad
and unexpected consequences.
That's why I'm writing to apologise to my friends and fans in the DC area (and beyond) who were planning to come see me in concert at Signature Theatre early in the New Year.
I regret to say that after much discussion with Eric, Matt, and the whole team at the theatre, we have decided to cancel all five shows.
Now, I guess it's a good problem to have – having too much work – but I hate to let my dear friends at Signature down, and mostly I hate to let you, the ticket buying public, down.
I have been offered (and with Signature's blessing, accepted) a job at Yale Rep Theatre in New Haven. It's an exciting, funny play, and with only a cast of two (playing numerous characters) it was too good a challenge to turn down. These are the kinds of projects an actor lives for. It tore me up to give up the chance to share beautiful music with you all this time around, however the scheduling was a direct clash with the concert dates and no alternative could be found.
I'm so very sorry. This has never happened in my music career before. I hope you can understand and will come hear me next time Signature has me back – which they've assured me they will do! They have been so good to me, so very supportive. I'll always gladly owe them. Theatre is one big family and I am thrilled to be considered part of this one.
In very exciting news, Emily Skinner will be performing her cabaret on the concert dates I was scheduled for. More details about her program will come soon. I hope you will continue to support Signature and Emily as much as you would have done for me.
(A note from Signature: Emily Skinner played the title role in our production o fDirty Blonde in 2009, and appeared in our productions of Ace and The Witches of Eastwick. She has performed extensively on Broadway – including in The Full Monty, Dinner At Eight, and Billy Elliot– as well as off-Broadway and regionally).
Remember, you too – as audiences and donors – are an integral part of our theatrefamily, and without your love and support Signature and many artistic environments like it would never survive.
The theatre thanks you.
I thank you.
In fact, our entire artistic community thanks you.
Keep coming to the theatre – and share your joy.
All my love,