Name: Cecilia Vaicels
What is your current project? Love Court
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
The Robert Moss Theatre, 440 Lafayette St, 3rd Fl, NYC. This is a great space. I’ve performed here a few times before. There are three dressing rooms so we are not overcrowded, nice amount of wing space for set pieces, props and actors waiting for entrances. We have a large enough stage that we can switch scenes with lighting from one spot to another but still maintain an intimate experience for our audience.
What’s next for you?
I don’t have anything lined up performance wise as yet. However, on Saturday, December 16th, I will be directing Christmas Carolers on the steps of the Altar at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. It’s a lovely experience for anyone who would like to participate. No rehearsal required. Just let us know you will be attending so we have enough song books to distribute. Those attending will be asked to arrive between 6:00 and 6:30 PM in the basement of the Cathedral. We’ll give instructions and song books out and have a short warm up. At 7:00 PM, we will go up to the steps of the Altar and sing our hearts out. It’s a family event. You don’t have to be Catholic … you don’t even have to know all the carols. Anyone who is interested can email me at CeciliaVaicels@aol.com.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
The last show I saw was ANASTASIA on Broadway with my grandnephew. We have a standing date when he comes home from college to see a Broadway show. We both LOVED it! It was a beautiful story with wonderful music.
Any advice for your peers?
The only advice I have to give is to do what you love and do it to the best of your ability. Take everything one day at a time and enjoy the hell out of it!
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Cecilia Vaicels (Bonita Braithwaite) In IOS Productions of “That Lady from Maxim’s”, she originated the role of Gabrielle Petypon and played her in all three productionis including the New York Musical Festival. She originated the role of Elsa Maxwell in their World Premier of “Cafe Coward” and played Lynn Fontanne in the Long Island Premier. Other IOS productions: “Occupation: Dragonslayer” (Harriet), “Lighthouse” (Evangeline Pratt), “Autumn Leaves”, “Our Town” (Mrs. Webb), “Still Life” (Myrtle Baggot), “Idiot’s Delight” (Senora Rossi), “an Intimate Eve with Will & Chris” (various Shakespearean characters), “Suddenly Last Summer” (Sr. Felicity”. Other credits include: “Rags” (Landlady), “George M!” (Mrs. Barker), “The Wizard of Oz” (Almira Gulch/Wicked Witch), “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (Molina’s Mother), “Into the Woods” (Granny/Giant/Cinderella’s Mother), “Gypsy” (Mazeppa), “Little Shop of Horrors” (Puppeteer/Audrey II), “Brighton Beach Memiors” (Kate), “Night Watch” (Helga) and many more. She has also appearedin independent films, most recently “Dumped” and “The Cosplayer” by I Like to Play with Toys Productions.
When: September 7th – 17th
Where: The Robert Moss Theatre at 440 Lafayette Street