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Hello babes! I am excited to re-introduce you all to my beautiful Ozian friend Allison Bailey. I first featured her on my blog back in January, and you can check out her On The Road interview by clicking here. In February, while the Wicked tour was in Ft. Lauderdale, I set up a little photoshoot for Allison just for fun with local photographer Joel Henson. I love these pictures of her and absolutely had to feature them on my blog. Below, you can also check out some questions Intern Caitlin and I thought you might like her to answer. I hope you enjoy!
Today, I am crazy excited to introduce you all to my new friend, Mark Campbell! His On The Road interview is one of my favorites to date because he knocked his answers out of the park!! Mark is a Nebraska native, Sarah Laurence alumni and has previously toured with the hit shows Mamma Mia and Guys and Dolls. In 2013, he played the Phantom in the 25th anniversary tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Currently, Mark is touring the country while starring as Scar in the highly-acclaimed musical The Lion King. (You’ve probably never heard of it..) While the tour was in Birmingham, Alabama, I set up a photoshoot for Mark with the awesome local photographer Rylo Creative. I am confident you all will enjoy his interview as much as I did! (I mean, who doesn't love a Disney villain!?)
This fall, I received an email from a sweet little Aussie named Madelyn. She was studying abroad in New York and asked if she could interview me for a class assignment. We had a lovely phone conversation and I'm happy to say she got an excellent grade on her paper! I sent it to my Grandparents, and of course they loved it, because they are my biggest fans. Granddaddy said the interview “captured my essence,” so I decided to share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy getting to know a little more about me, my Broadway journey and what inspired me to start this blog!
Hello my darling On The Road readers! This week, we are taking a little trip back to Broadway's favorite diner with the adorable Lenne Klingaman. I have never met Lenne in person, but I already adore her, because she is best friends with one of my favorite people on the planet, Desi Oakley! She is currently playing Dawn in the first national tour of the Tony-nominated musical Waitress. Lenne is a San Francisco native, and she earned an MFA in Acting at UW. Along with conquering the stage, film and TV Lenne is a singer/songwriter, and you can check out here debut album here. While she was in Cincinnati I set up a photoshoot for her with an awesome local photographer, Samuel Greenhill. I hope you enjoy getting to know Lenne, and if you happen to visit the diner, tell her Teale sent you!
I would like to introduce you to my new favorite thing in my bedroom, my wonderful comforter, Buffy. Usually I don't dedicate an entire blog post to just one product, but this one is special. I discovered the brand Buffy back in January, and I'm a sucker for good Instagram marketing, so I was immediately interested. I have been using my Buffy comforter for a little more than a month now, and I AM IN LOVE. It is so fluffy and warm, but it keeps me just the right amount of cool during the night.
I am so excited to introduce you to this week’s On The Road actor, Lucy Anders! Lucy is an Ohio native and studied musical theatre at Baldwin Wallace University. She loves Diet Coke, visiting The Metropolitan Opera and living in Washington Heights (when she’s not high-kicking her was across the country.) Lucy is currently traveling around the country with the first national tour of the hit musical Something Rotten. She’s absolutely adorable and I hope you enjoy getting to know her!
When I first started brainstorming for The Backstage Boutique about six months ago, I immediately fell in love with the phrase "Strong Female Lead.” I love how it's an empowering phrase AND theatrical character description. No matter who you are or what you do, I believe that YOU ARE a strong female lead!!
This week's edition of On The Road is super exciting because it features my very first cast member from Something Rotten, Kate Bailey! This beautiful actor graduated with a BFA from Brigham Young University and is currently high-kicking her way across the country. You might recognize her from regional performances in Oliver! and Grease at the Paper Mill Playhouse. While she was in Washington D.C., I set her up a photoshoot with the talented local photographer Karl Magnuson, and obviously, I'm obsessed with the pictures of her backstage. I hope you enjoy Kate’s interview and getting to take a peek into the Renaissance!