Posted on December 9, 2012 by Colleen • 0 Comments
In the meantime, Underwood is working on music, something that took a little back-burner to acting when her “One Life’ character became a series regular. “I’m actually working on music now and hoping to have a single out by the end of the year,” she shares.
Alderson is certainly a fan. “I totally heard it and it’s really good,” says Alderson of the music. “It’s part of the privileges of being a best friend.” The two, who live four blocks from each other, hang out all the time.
Posted on December 5, 2012 by Colleen • 0 Comments
Chris Isaacson Presents brings you the perfect Holiday gift of the season, Upright Cabaret’s A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS! Coming this Holiday Season, watch Stars and Snowflakes glitter together as Upright combines the best of Broadway with the carols of Christmastime. Cozy up next to your someone special, and be warmed not by an open fire but by yuletide joy and the sweet songs from your favorite musicals like Jersey Boys, Wicked, The Christmas Story, Billy Elliot, Dreamgirls – and more.
With brassy horns and sentimental strings, Upright creates a wonderland of the cheerful arrangements and airy melodies that make Broadway and Christmas all aglow. Under boughs of holly, bathed in a multi-media of silver and gold – with a surprise visit from Santa Claus – our celebrity singers use their suave voices to turn the stage into a true town of tinsel – and make this highly anticipated season’s event the perfect way to put you in the holiday spirit.
Starring Emmy & Tony Award-winner Lillias White (Dreamgirls), LaToya London (American Idol, The Color Purple), Brittany Underwood (Nickelodeon’s Hollywood Heights), Matt Zarley (A Chorus Line, Chicago), Nita Whitaker (Star Search), Carla Renata (CW’s Hart of Dixie, Avenue Q), JAMES TORME, Sylvia MacCalla (Hairspray), Kelli Provart (Aida) and Santa Claus (Coming Direct from the North Pole)!
Posted on September 6, 2012 by Colleen • 0 Comments
YA: Who is Lauren Tate?
Brittany: I think she represents a lot of girls. She doesn’t think she’s anything super special, but she knows what she has on the inside that she wants to express. I think deep down she has this talent but she’s afraid of it and afraid of not being good enough, so she’s really insecure about it. But she’s a good girl, a good head on her shoulders, good values. He has her Mom and her best friend saying “we trust your talent and you can really do something with it”.
She’s an inspiration to a lot of girls. People relate to Lauren and they ask me to check out their songs on Twitter. They say “Lauren Tate reminds me of myself”. They ask me to “listen to my songs or read my lyrics”. She really has an affect on these girls.
YA: What was the casting process like?
Brittany: My casting director read the role and immediately thought of me. They called me in and said it’s exactly what we’re going for. I didn’t screen test for the role. I was the first one cast. I had to make adjustments. Some people are afraid of that but I love it. You want to bring your own things to the table, but you want to know what they want because it’s their initial vision.
I didn’t screen test but they asked me what I thought when casting Ashley and Codie. When Ashley walked in I loved her energy. There was an instant, inexplicable connection, a chemistry. As soon as she auditioned, it clicked. I’m all about energy. She’s lively, funny – all things super important in a friend. We were instantly super close.