Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Christine Brubaker on break

One of the things I love about being out here in Newfoundland is the opportunity to work with actors and singers I haven't met before. The quality of talent out here is pretty stellar. There are really impressive musicians in this cast.

In our band of fourteen, there are only three of us from out of province. Soprano Mia Mansfield is playing Glynis (Daniel MacIvor's character) and she hails from Bridgewater, NS. She is a recent grad of the theatre program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and actually performed in the initial student production of FEAR OF FLIGHT while she was there.

The other mainlander (as we're called here) other than Mia and myself is Christine Brubaker. Though we've never worked together, I've been a big fan of Christine's for some time now. It's a delight being in a show with her.

Other than being an exceptional performer, what blows me away about Christine is that she's brought along her SEVEN-week old baby Arlo to St. John's. Jill Keiley's amazing mom Mary looks after Arlo while we're rehearsing. Believe it or not, this isn't the first time that Christine has toured with a newborn. Here's a short interview with Christine during a break.

And here's Arlo, the cutest member of the FoF family:

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