So much fun in @actortherapynyc this week doing a recital that included some of my new book songs, this is “Right Hand Man.” 🙌🏻 It is definitely done a lot, but I think it fits me really well and I have been working on bringing my own FUN to it! Hope you enjoy my dorky little dance toward the end and my MANY facial expressions haha. 😍😜🙃😘 Also what do we think of this jumpsuit? I was really feeling myself in it and got a ton of compliments (thanks frands) but now I am feeling like it might be a bit too big? Either way hope you enjoy the fabulous color contrast that is going on with those signature Ripley-Grier curtains. 😜 Happy Friday! 💖Alden 🎹Jason Wetzel Also thanks to @ethancarlson5 for always keeping the camera so still—you’re da real mvp.
A little preface for this post: This is a song (‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ from the musical A Tale of Two Cities) I immediately fell in love with upon hearing it. I have always loved the book/story, and Madame Defarge is a TERRIFYING/badass villainess. I wanted to sing this song in college. I tried it... and it did not go well. I could sing it fine in my room, but in class my throat closed up and I could not make normal, healthy human sounds with my voice. It was an emotionally (and almost physically) scarring experience, and I haven’t touched the song since then. . . . I’ve been learning a lot about my voice (and especially my belt) the past year or two, and I had the impulse to pull out this song again. This video is far from perfect. I’m sort of hunched over the kitchen counter, reading the lyrics/music off of my computer screen. The lighting isn’t great, nor are my hairstyle and makeup (or lack thereof). It’s been a long day, I am exhausted, and so my voice sounds a little rough at times (which actually kind of works for the song TBH). But it feels FREE and HEALTHY and EASY and POWERFUL. And I am posting as a document of the progress I have made, and am still making. 🙏🙏🙏 . . #actor#actorslife#singer#musical#musicaltheatre#nyc#singerlife#actorlife#progress#belter#beltress#singhealthy#singhappy#work#play#classic#dickens#villain#ataleoftwocities#theatre#theater#faceyourfears
Courtney Bruce's song is worth your ticket alone! She is INCREDIBLE as Ardelia. She is also equally hilarious in her other characters and the most adorable lamb you ever saw! If you haven't seen her in SILENCE! yet, you've only got 3 more chances this Thu-Fri-Sat! Do Not Miss Courtney In This Show! . . . #lathtr#silence#silencethemusical#bucketlisttheatre#beltress#amazing#talent