I Love My Audiences!
It is always so nice to see so many faces enjoying the songs being sung. Those of you who are dedicated fans are special to me! Many thanks for your love and support.
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Thanks for stopping by to visit my website. Well, I suppose I could begin with my life story from birth, but I really don't think you need to know all that. I am a small town gal who loves to sing! Period. I am one of those 'middle kids' ... 3rd of 6. More of my personal life will eventually make its way into this website!
I perform a heartfelt Portrait of Patsy Tribute Show featuring the hit songs and stories of Patsy Cline, since my FAVORITE stage production Always...Patsy Cline can't possibly contain ALL of her great tunes!! Keep checking my 'Performances' as to when and where I'll be producing it.
My friend, Diane & I had a duo called GLITZANDO (a play on the musical term 'glissando'). We performed for private tour groups at the Ligonier Ramada, and many other places for the general public. We sang together for quite a long time, and opened for A GOLDEN TRIBUTE at the Greensburg Garden & Civic Center November 9, 2013 to a sold-out crowd. We performed at the prestigious Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival at Twin Lakes with our Sentimental Jukebox Show.
I also produce a show with Eric Harris who sings the songs of Johnny Cash, Josh Turner and many more along with my Patsy Cline, Anne Murray, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Connie Francis and then some!
My oldest brother Bill and I sang in a duet we called CHESTNUT RUN. He writes songs, sings, plays 12-string guitar and his electric Stratocaster while I accompanied him on light percussion and vocals.
Some of you may know me from my Radio Days at WBCW 1530 am and WHJB 620 am. I hosted the Polka Carousel Show and CrossRhodes Bluegrass/Folk Music for nearly nine years. I sure do miss being on radio...I had tons of wonderful listeners over the years!
I am also the mom of 2 beautiful sons and the grandmother of 3 beautiful children. God gave me a family early in life and they've all kept me young-at-heart!
My favorite stage role of ALL TIME is that of Patsy Cline, as if you couldn't guess by the listings on my 'gigs' page! I've been a fan of hers since I was a little girl, under the very fortunate influence of my beautiful mom, Nell and my dad, Buster, a guitarist and singer. I miss them more every day, but I know they are watching and guiding me from above.
I've posted my theater resume' below...but you'd better put on a pot of coffee and sit back and relax. It's quite a read. (It needs a lot of updating, but enjoy what's there right now.)
God truly blessed our family with so many gifts. And we are very grateful to Him. Wisdom is knowing what path to take next...integrity is taking it. Come along that path with me.
Thanks for all your support of my music and stage performing. Hope to see you soon! God Bless!
Theater Resume' - Sorry I haven't really updated this portion for the past 4+ years, but I've been busy! Haha! I'll just drop in a few things I've done recently.
Personal performances (See Calendar; remember to check 'Past Dates.')
December '12 - A Ligonier Christmas (Set Design: Painting, etc.)
May '12 - Heidi - (Set Design: Painting, etc.)
June '12 - ROUTE 66 (Director), Ligonier Theatre
December '11 - Joy To The World (Director, Performer, Set Design)
December '11 - A Ligonier Christmas (Set Design: Painting, Wallpapering, etc.)
November '11 - Nunsense, A-Men! (Set Design: Painting, Wallpapering, etc.)
October '11 - Dracula, the Musical (Set Design: Painting, Wallpapering, etc.)
December '11 - Joy To The World (Director, Performer, Set Design)
September '08 - ROUTE 66 (Director), The Grand Theater, Elizabeth PA
February '08 - There Goes The Bride (Set Design)
December '07 - A Ligonier Christmas (Set Design, Costumes, Head of Decorating Team)
December '07 - An Old Fashioned Christmas, Ligonier Ramada (Singer)
November '07 - An Old Fashioned Christmas, Ligonier Ramada (Singer)
August '07 - Little Shop of Horrors (Set Design, Costumes)
June '07 - Always...Patsy Cline (Director, Patsy, Set Design, Costumes, Props)
May '07 - Mrs. California (Set Design, Costumes)
April '07 - Saturday Knight Fever, Latrobe Jr High (Set Design, Costumes)
March '07 - Route 66 (Director, Set Design, Costumes)
Feb '07 - I Take This Man (Set Design)
Dec '06 - A Ligonier Christmas (Narrator, Choreographer, Soloist as Patsy Cline)
June '06 - ROUTE 66 (Director, Choreographer, Set Design, Sound) ***SOLD OUT ALL 3 SHOWS***
Feb '06 - PERFECT WEDDING (Director, Set Design) ***SOLD OUT 5 SHOWS***
Dec '05 - Victorian Christmas @ Ramada Ligonier ( Singer)
Dec '05 - A Ligonier Christmas ( singer, featured as Patsy Cline) ***SOLD OUT 3 SHOWS***
Nov '05 - 50's FUN-Raiser SHOW (singer, dancer)
Nov '05 - ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE (Director, Patsy Cline) ***SOLD OUT ALL 4 SHOWS***[EVEN HAD TO ADD THE EXTRA ONE!]
Oct '05 - 50's SHOW @ Sheraton Inn (singer)
June '05 - ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE (Director, Patsy, Set Designer) ***SOLD OUT ALL 3 SHOWS***
Feb '05 - LOVE, SEX & THE IRS (Director, Sound, Lights) *** SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
Dec '04 - M*A*S*H @ Ligonier High (Director, Set Design, Props, Costumes)
Nov '04 - 50's REVIEW @ Ligonier Country Club (singer)
Sept '04 - THE ODD COUPLE -Rotary Fund Raiser (Gwendolyn Pigeon) ***SOLD OUT 2 SHOWS***
May '04 - THE CEMETERY CLUB (Director, Set Design, Sound) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
Feb '04 - OUT OF ORDER (Pamela Willey) ***SOLD OUT 3 SHOWS***
Dec '03 - A LIGONIER CHRISTMAS (solos, chorus, featured as part of The Taffetas) ***SOLD OUT ALL 5 SHOWS***
Nov '03 - PUMP BOYS & DINETTES (Prudie Cupp) ***SOLD OUT 2 SHOWS***
Aug '03 - THE TAFFETAS (Kaye) ***SOLD OUT ALL 5 SHOWS!*** A
pril '03 - BABES IN ARMS (Phyllis Owen, Set Design) **SOLD OUT 2 SHOWS***
Dec '03 - A LIGONIER CHRISTMAS (Chorus, Solosist)
Nov '02 - TWO BY TWO (Esther, Noah's wife) ***SOLD OUT 3 SHOWS***
Aug '02 - MAN OF LA MANCHA - (Housekeeper/Gypsy Dancer) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
May '02 - BEST LITTLE MEDICINE SHOW Latrobe Hospital Benefit (chorus, Nun) ***SOLD OUT BOTH BENEFIT SHOWS***
Dec '01 - A LIGONIER CHRISTMAS - (Chorus/soloist)
Nov '01 - 1940sRADIO HOUR - (Connie Miller) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
Dec '96 - THE NUTCRACKER (Dancer)
May '96 - SLEEPING BEAUTY (Queen)
Dec '95 - THE NUTCRACKER (Drusselmeyer)
May '94 - TIME WARNER CABLE'S FASHION SHOW (Model)
Dec '93 - FOR UNTO Y'ALL Christmas Cantata (Mary, Singer, Choreographer)
April '93 - PRAISE THE LAMB Cantata (Elizabeth, Angel)
Feb '93 - BEST EVENTS BRIDAL SHOW MONROEVILLE (Emcee, Fashion Commentator)
Dec '92 - WHITE CHRISTMAS Cantata (Makeup, Costumes)
Feb '91 - BEST EVENTS BRIDAL SHOW GREENGATE MALL (Emcee, Fashion Commentator)
Dec '91 - SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE (choir, makeup)
Dec '91 - A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Makeup, Prop Master)
Aug '91 - THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Sherwood Forest Theater (Salome) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
Oct '91 - BELL, BOOK & CANDLE Sherwood (Gillian) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
Sept '91 - BELL, BOOK & CANDLE (Gillian)
Dec '91 - CHRISTMAS IN THE LAND OF OZ - Greensburg Civic Theater (Makeup, Set Design)
Nov '87 - CHICAGO! - GCT (Hunyak) ***SOLD OUT 3 SHOWS***
May '87 - OLIVER! Valley Players of Ligonier @ Town Hall (Bet) ***SOLD OUT 5 SHOWS***
Nov '86 - THE FANTASTICS - GCT (Mute, Set, Props) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
April '87 - THE BABYSITTER for Holiday House Dinner Theater, Monroeville (Beth Johnson) ***SOLD OUT 3 SHOWS***
March '86 - BEYOND THERAPY, HHDT (Production Assistant)
Feb '86 - CHAPTER TWO, HHDT (Stage Manager)
Jan '86 - HAND THAT CRADLES THE ROCK, HHDT @ Bobby Nichols Supper Club, Fairmont W VA (Carolyn)
Dec '85 - HAND THAT CRADLES THE ROCK, HHDT (Carolyn)
Dec '85 - ALONE TOGETHER, Gbg Civic Theater (Prop Master, Set)
Nov '85 - THE MOUSETRAP, GCT (Miss Casewell)
Dec '85 - PINOCCHIO, GCT (Set, Makeup)
Nov '85 - THE RAINMAKER, GCT (Lizzie) ***SOLD OUT 3 SHOWS***
Oct '85 - I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT - GCT (Stage Manager)
Oct '85 - RAPUNZEL & THE WITCH, GCT (Director, Costumes, Set, Sound, Lights) ***SOLD OUT 3 SHOWS***
June '85 - THE FOREIGNER, GCT (Betty Meeks) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
May '85 - SQUABBLES, GCT (Mrs. Fisher) ***SOLD OUT 3 SHOWS***
Feb '85 - TO GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE WE GO, GCT (Muffy)
Nov '84 - THERE GOES THE BRIDE, GCT (Polly Perkins) ***SOLD OUT 3 SHOWS***
Aug '84 - BROADWAY REVUE @ West Overton Museum with Modern Renasissance Theater (soloist, dancer)
May '84 - VERONICA'S ROOM, GCT (Young Girl) ***SOLD OUT 2 SHOWS***
April '84 - THE SANDBOX for MRT (Mommy)
March '84 - THE IMAGINARY INVALID - MRT (Costumer)
Dec '83 - THE BEARDED COUNT - Traveling Children's Theater - MRT (Maria, costumes, choreographer, set)
Dec '83 - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW @ Actor's & Artists of Fayette Co Penn State Campus (Biondella) **SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
Oct '83 - WEST SIDE STORY for Performing Arts Theater (Rosalia, dancer)
Sept '83 - STAR SPANGLED GIRL - MRT (Sophie, set, costumes) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
June '83 - MAN OF LA MANCHA - PAT (Aldonza, set, costumes) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
June '83 - ROSE MARIE SCHOOL OF DANCE REVUE (dancer, singer)
May '83 - THE SOWER - MRT Christian Sign Language Play (Mary Magdalene)
May '83 - OLIVER! - Performing Arts Theater (Nancy) ***SOLD OUT 4 SHOWS***
April '83 - CINDERELLY - Traveling Children's Theater for MRT (Sobina, choreographer, costumes, set)
Mar '83 - CAROUSEL for PAT (Hanna, Arminy)
Jan '83 - OKLAHOMA! for PAT (Kate) ***SOLD OUT ***
Dec'82 - Merry Minstrel Christmas - MRT (Mary)
Oct '82 - MAME for PAT (Vera)
Aug '82 - THE MIRACLE WORKER for MRT (Annie Sullivan) ***SOLD OUT ALL 6 SHOWS***
June '82 - DANCE SHOWCASE (dancer)
May '82 - OLIVER! for Performing Arts Theater @ Blue Angels, Latrobe (Nancy)
April '82 - BABES IN ARMS, PAT Blue Angles (Jennifer)
March '82 - FINIAN'S RAINBOW, PAT Blue Angels (Sharon McLonergan, set)
Nov '81 - GUYS & DOLLS, PAT Blue Angels (General Cartwright, Hot Box Dancer, Blind Lady)
Oct '81 - OKLAHOMA! PAT @ Blue Angels (Vivian and featured dancer)
June '81 - DANCE REVUE '81 (dancer)
June '80 - DANCE REVUE '80 (dancer)
June '79 - DANCE REVUE '79 (dancer)
* Former female vocalist with THE KNOBS, a rock & blues band
* Former lead vocalist with BIG CITY Country Band
* Sang with THE RHODES FAMILY BLUEGRASS GOSPEL BAND for nearly seven years.
* Hosted 2 radio shows for WBCW 1530 am nine years: "CrossRhodes Bluegrass & Folk Show" and 'The Polka Carousel Show."
* Currently records voice-overs for TV, Radio, Political Spots, Education/Promotional videos and Retail Commercials. Some clients include King's Garden Palace, LaDonne Manufacturing Patio Enclosures, Tour-Ed Miine, California University of PA.
* Performed in high school as a Majorette.
* Marched with the South Greensburg Spinnerettes baton twirling troupe since the age of 10, and later taught the corps for four years.
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