I love it when my talented friends receive the promotion and praise that they deserve.
I also love it when I scroll down my iGoogle page and the first item under TheatreMania.com's news features the last name of my good friend and fellow blogger Alexandra Billings.
Alex is pure talent. She's appeared on GREY'S ANATOMY, ER and toured in her one-woman show BEFORE I DISAPPEAR. Her performance in that show remains, to this day, one of my favorite nights in the theatre.
I didn't know her when I saw it and I was thrilled to not only get to know her off stage, but to also share a stage with her during her live concert cd, THE STORY GOES ON...
I remember the first night I sang at The Gentry when Alex was watching. If finished my song, handed the mic to Alex and she complimented me on my performance.
I believe it started with "Wow." A "Wow" from Alex is better than a rave in the Trib.
That's when I knew I was good. If someone as amazingly gifted as Alex thought I had "it," then I had "it." No question.
Alex is about to open in the Drama Desk-nominated musical Twist at the Avery Schreiber Theater in North Hollywood from December 1st through the 30th.
If you're in LA during the run, make sure you see Alex's performance. She truly is magnificent.
As a performer and as a friend.
Congratulations, Alex! Break a leg!
P.S. Alex - Is Brandon Ruckdashel single? Does he like bald bloggers? Just asking...