You can sleep when you're dead.

April 27, 2013

You can sleep when you’re dead.  I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard that statement as a response to someone saying that they’re tired.  Whereas I still agree with this sentiment, I also believe that if I sleep when I’m alive, the outcome of my daily activities is far more rewarding, my focus and clarity is significantly sharper and, in general, my mood and existence (I speak not only for myself, but from the opinion of others) is much more enjoyable.  …

Natural beauty

April 22, 2013

I used to be a skeptic when it came to making an event out of watching the sun set. It does this every day. It always has and always will. So why halt everything and take the time to watch it? And ring a bell, clap and cheer as though it will never happen again? …

Family

April 19, 2013

When you look up the word family in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first definition you find is: a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head. Only after that do explanations regarding common ancestry show up. As a freelance artist, I have chosen a lifestyle where my group of individuals, roofs and heads are constantly changing. …

Opening night

April 15, 2013

As someone who grew up constantly involved in the arts, it is astonishing to me when I hear people say that they've never seen a(n) [basically, insert art form-opera, ballet, symphony, puppet show, etc.-HERE]. Not only have I been performing since I can remember, but I've been attending performances since long before that. …

Music moves my soul

April 11, 2013

When I mention that I studied opera and classical piano in school, but am currently pursuing a career in theatre, people often ask which genre I prefer. I respond, and truly believe, that whatever project I am working on is my favorite. This answer has seemed unsatisfactory to some, as though I must have a deep-seated passion for one thing only. …

Tech week

April 8, 2013

One of my biggest challenges as a "crossover" artist has been making the adjustment to the theatre tech week schedule. An opera tech week has always seemed relaxed and methodical: sitzprobe, wandelprobe, dress run with piano, dress run with orchestra, day off, opening. …

In the beginning...

April 4, 2013

Testing, testing, 1..2..3. Hello, everyone! My name is Leah Edwards and I'm currently performing Sharon Graham in a production of Master Class down at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida. I have been a lifelong artist-first a gymnast and dancer, then a classical pianist, then an opera singer and am now finding my way in the world of Broadway theatre. …

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