DRO is down.

Yes, yes, we know. Dee Roscioli Online is down. Well, the forums and gallery. That is because our host ate our databases. So now... we're switching hosts. We're quite angry at our old host. Bad, bad, bad. :[ We also have to reinstall the gallery and forums. Which means... all the things in the forums? Are gone. But the second time around will be better. We promise. :)

So for now, I declare this post the DRO REFUGEE post. Leave a comment and use the comments like a message board. :D It will be good clean fun until we heal DRO. Which... hopefully begins to happen soon. :D



Dee in B.R.A.T.S reading!

Basically cross-posted from DRO:

According to an article by Andrew Gans on playbill.com, Dee will be taking part in a reading of the new musical B.R.A.T.S., written by Bobby Cronin. Dee will be among seven other actors from Chicago's Wicked cast. For the full story, see http://www.playbill.com/news/article/102852.html !

Sounds really exciting that the entire reading is from the Wicked cast! :) The story seems pretty cute, too... why can I see Dee completely owning her reading? :)
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The secret is revealed!

Remember that secret I was talking about? Yes? No? Maybe?

Well, now it shall be revealed. :)

I know I mentioned it in my first post, but yes, that Dee website?



With much hard team work and some bumps along the way, that amazing Lisa (some may know her as maefae!) and I have finally got it up and running and... oy, does it feel amazing! So... take a look! And enjoy! And visit the forums!


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Evita - Lisa

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So, I went to Kristy Cates's solo concert last night, but I'm not going to talk about her. I'm going to talk about Dee. :D

As I'd mentioned before, even though I had seen most of the Wicked company, I hadn't seen Dee yet. Because I'd seen (she who shall not be named) and LOOOOVED (she who shall not be named), I made sure to go to a certain solo concert last night.

So, I'm sitting in my seat, waiting for the show to begin. The band comes out and takes their places. Then the two backup singers take their places. I immediately identify Ryan Weiss (swing extraordinaire), but for some reason I couldn't place the female backup singer. I had the feeling she was from Wicked, so I started mentally running through the faces of the female ensemble members (since, I mean, it obviously wasn't Stacie, Heidi, or Rondi). I still couldn't place her. And then after the first song, she was introduced as being Dee Roscioli. I felt slightly like an idiot. Anyway, she looked smashing in a little black dress, bangs over one side of the face, and red lipstick. I hope she gets into some concert pictures, because she really looked fab. When (she who shall not be named) introduced her, she talked about how she'd never actually seen Dee perform (or probably very rarely), and joked that Dee had better keep herself in check as she sang backup. She also said something to the effect of Dee being a very very very good singer, and even helped (she who shall not be named). She and Ryan also sounded great, as they sang backup on... Okay, I'm trying to remember the specifics... 'Raise the Roof,' 'Fancy,' 'Children Will Listen,' and the encore. I might be missing a song or two.

Anyway, now I've seen Dee! :D
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Dee at Kristy Cates' concert!

So, word has it that the "special guest" that Kristy Cates mentioned would be at her concert was indeed the lovely Dee Roscioli! To those who were lucky enough to go, post an entry and let us know how it was! (and do tell what Dee was up to! :D)

Oh, how I wish I could've been there!

[EDIT: Just kidding! Dee WAS there singing backup, but wasn't THE "special guest" intended. Of course, Dee WOULD be the special one for me, and I'm sure a lot of you here. ;-) Thanks, Prairie, for clarifying that!

(PS -- I have a secret, but you're going to have to wait to hear it. Ooh, the anticipation!)

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Interests: Theatre, Broadway, vocal performance, acting, opera, volunteering, camp, working with kids, legal advocacy, oil painting, and my bird Mozart (or buushagoo as he is more commonly known) =-)

Favorite musicals or plays?: Ahhhh so many...hmm Ok so let's see. Wicked, Rent, Last 5 Years, Les Miz, Phantom, Bare: A Pop Opera, Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Drowsy Chaperone, Aida, Avenue Q, Into the Woods, the Wild Party, Spelling Bee, Ragtime, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Batboy, Little Shop, Once Upon A Mattress, Pieces, Urinetown, and soon to be Pirate Queen!!!!

Favorite stage actors/actresses: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Dee, Sutton Foster, Hunter Foster, Stephanie J Block, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jenna Leigh, Bernadette Peters, Adam Pascal, Celia Keenan Bolger, Norbert Leo Butz

When did you discover the amazingness of Dee?: See, I feel like this story has been told a million times already....but! I shall tell it anyway. Ok so I used to be very much a "wicked brat" i suppose- as in, I was in love with Idina and Kristin, and I flew out to NYC just to see the two of them in their last performance together. And Wicked means so much to me, especially the character of Elphaba- So after I saw it, I was like, I can never see it again because it will never be the same, and I don't want to tarnish that memory, you know what I mean? It was such a perfect show(Ok, I know I must sound really lame, but...) About two years later, I as on my way home from somewhere on like, a thursday night, and I just decided to throw my name into the Wicked lottery (I live in Chicago, btw). And lo and behold, I won...and so I was like whatever I'll just go. In my playbill was a little slip of paper that said "Tonight's Elphaba will be performed by Dee Roscioli" and I was like- don't kill me!- "damn! I won't even get to see the actual star...how will this ever compare to Idina?" (I know, I'm rude...but please take the context into consideration!) But as soon as Dee finished the Wizard and I- damn, I was on my feet giving her a standing ovation. I think the people around me thought I was insane. I couldn't believe it- I mean, I read the book reliously (it's my favorite) and I just thought she was out of this world, definitely on par with Idina, and in some ways, better. So that's my story...I've met her a couple of times now, written letters- she's awesome. I just think she's a dynamite performer, you know? And she should definitely take over for Kristy Cates, without a doubt. I really want her to become the new face of Broadway too...but maybe that's a bit down the road =-)

Random fact!: Erm...I'm a pyschology and theatre double major, and one day I hope to integrate theatre expression in the field of child pyschology, because I always believed that going to and performing in theatre is really therapeutic for many reasons, you know?
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Gah, sorry I didn't 'get here' sooner, but for some odd reason I forgot to add this to my FRIENDS page after joining the community. OOPS.

Name: Dana
Interests: Music, reading, Star Trek, reality television, video games, LiveJournal
Favorite musicals or plays?: Hmmm... The Last Five Years, Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aida, Chess, Pygmalion
When did you discover the amazingness of Dee?: Well, I have this nasty habit of Googling anything and anybody, and yes, I Googled Dee as soon as she became the Chicago cast standby. I've never seen her in person, sadly. I even went to the Taste of Chicago this year, hoping to see her, but I ended up missing her. I was sad. :P Then, when I saw Wicked a month ago, I missed her then, too. I was slightly less sad about that, though. ;)
Random fact!: I am a member of the ranks of those who went into college with a music major, then switched in a year or less. Oh yes. (And it wasn't because I sucked, either.) :P
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