Thursday, September 27, 2012

Performing in "Our Town"

I'm currently rehearsing the role of Rebecca in "Our Town." It is such a fun role and I'm working with such a wonderful company! I've loved this play since reading it in high school. The play has a great blog, where we are posting pictures and tidbits from rehearsal. Each actor has answered a few questions and mine is still to come!

Interested in seeing the show? Here is all the info:

OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder, directed by Jake Lipman
A sweet and tart slice of small town life.
October 17-20 and 24-27 at 7:30 pm
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor
To buy by phone: 212-868-4444
1. Go to: to join the IT Awards and become a recognized voter
2. Once logged in, go to: 
3. Click on Audience Ballot and select OUR TOWN from the drop-down menu, then click VIEW
4. Select the performance you attended and click FIND BALLOT
5. Score the various categories and then click CAST VOTE
1 ticket, 5 solo shows, a musical guest, and unlimited laughs.
Sunday-Monday, October 21-22 at 7:30 pm
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor
To buy by phone: 212-868-4444

Tickets: $18
With Brady Adair, Matthew Bayer, Lynn Berg*, Stacie Capone, Michael Edmund, Gillian Hurst, A.J. Heekin, Nina Leese, Jake Lipman*, Shelley Little, Joshua Mahaffey, Kathryn Neville Browne*, Dolores Emma Olson, Stephanie Pezolano, Brian Roach, Joan D. Saunders, Brad Widener and Jere Williams.  Original music by Philip Rothman, assistant directed by Allison Lemel and scenic and lighting design by Michael Lounsbery.
*This production is an Actors Equity-approved showcase.

This production is eligible for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.  Here's how to vote:

Tickets: $18
Solo shows written and performed by Alladin Ullah, Andrea Alton*, Ira Gamerman, Ronna J. Levy*, Anthoula Katsimatides and musical guest Matthew Sucich

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Insta Roundup

Wanted to share some photos with you! Been up to a lot- a wedding trip, a sprained ankle, trying some new recipes, rehearsing OUR TOWN and working in the shop.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry

This is a great cause and I'm participating in Share Our Strength’s TwEAT OUT next Monday!

Haven't picked a place to eat at yet... but may have to grab some lunch at a Cafe Metro-

Here is the scoop:
Restaurants have done their part by signing up to participate in this year’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry. Now they need our help in making sure that you, your friends, and your family make the event a success by visiting participating restaurants September 16-22.
To start the week with a bang, they’re holding a TwEAT OUT all day on Monday, September 17th. Join in the fun and help spread the word about Dine Out For No Kid Hungry on Twitter and Facebook!
When: Monday, September 17, 2012 | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST
How to Participate:
On Twitter:
Follow @Dine_Out and @NoKidHungry.
Retweet messages about the Dine Out For No Kid Hungry from these two accounts.
Use the hashtag #NoKidHungry in all your tweets
Share this tweet:
I’m dining out for #NoKidHungry this week. Join me by finding a participating restaurant in your area:
On Facebook:
“Like” No Kid Hungry
Share news about Dine Out For No Kid Hungry with your Facebook friends:
I’m dining out this week for Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry. Join me by finding a participating restaurant near you!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tabbouleh Couscous- with Devo Lemon Olive Oil

My husband and I have mastered the quick weeknight dinner. This is one of the dishes we've thrown together recently.

Steak and Tabbouleh Couscous 

My husband is in charge of the meat and I make the sides. Divide and conquer!

Let's start with the side dish! We make this quite often and the lemon olive oil adds incredible flavor! We are big lemon fans.We have swapped out the Bulgar for couscous because we always have it on hand. This simple recipe is so adaptable. If you like less parsley, use less. If you want more tomato, use more!

Ingredients for Tabbouleh Couscous
1 box Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Couscous 
1 cup Parsley
1 small Tomato
1/2 small onion (could use red, white or green)
1 Tablespoon Devo Lemon Olive Oil

Steps for Completion

1) Prepare Couscous per instructions on package. 
For the two of us we usually make 1/2 a cup (uncooked).

2) Tabbouleh is NEVER supposed to be made in a food processor! But oh well...
Chop parsley and onion roughly by hand or in Food Processor. 

  3) Give the tomatoes a quick chop. 

4) Once your couscous is fluffed...COMBINE!

5) Add 1 Tablespoon of Devo Lemon Olive Oil and mix.
(You could also add the olive oil to the couscous when you are cooking it).

Mr. Hulse's Steak

Here are some quick directions on how to make this T-bone steak (about 1-11/2 inches thick). We used a rub on the steak, covering each side evenly. Placed it on a broiler pan with metal rack. We put it in the broiler section of our oven for about 10 minutes on each side.


Devo Olive Oil provided me with a free sample of Lemon Olive Oil in exchange for sharing my recipe.