Recently I sat down with Aisha de Haas, jazz chanteuse, Broadway singer, and repertory actress. I had just watched her performance in Metro Stage’s Josephine Tonight! where she’d knocked my socks off playing both Josephine Baker’s mother, Carrie, and “Big Bertha Smith”, Josephine’s vaudeville mentor. I wanted to learn more about this powerhouse singer.
Archives for February 27, 2012
From Shuffle to Showboat
I want you to imagine it is 1927; the week after Christmas. You have bought your tickets, and now your chilly bones sit in a dark corner of Florenz Ziegfeld’s Theater in New York. The billed show is Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. But it isn’t starting; it has already begun. […]
Mime and Clowning classes by Happenstance at Shakespeare Theatre
Shakespeare Theatre Company is accepting registration for two classes being taught by Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, who together create original stylized works as Happenstance Theater.