Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Whiskas Commercial

I shot this Whiskas commercial in September, and spoke about the shoot here. I was sure they had decided not to air it, as it had been several months and I hadn't seen anything. Looks like I was wrong!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oh, what a lovely show!

My big news of 2009 was that I got engaged.


Ahem. As I was saying, the big news of last year was my engagement. However, before Phil proposed I was already over the moon about something else that has now been pushed to second place in the highlight reel of my life for 2009. But second place or not, it was very exciting when I found out - and continues to be now.

Last fall I was asked to perform with Soulpepper Theatre Company in its 2010 season. For audiences, Soulpepper is where you can see the best classical theatre in Toronto (and arguably all of Canada), and for artists it's a dream contract. To work with such a prestigious company is an honour.

We started rehearsals for the show this week. It's called Oh, What a Lovely War!, and is a musical satire of the first World War. With Albert Schultz directing and Marek Norman as our music director, I feel like I've died and gone to heaven. Right now we're doing table work, and learning all the beautiful war-time songs in the score (Keep the Home Fires Burning, Roses of Picardy etc.). The show runs from March 11th till April 10th and you can buy tickets here. It's going to be a good one, folks.

In other news, you may have been bombarded by my latest commercial already, but if not here's a link to my CRA spot. File online and on time, people!