Candace is over the moon to have been chosen as a member of the recently announced Hippodrome Theatre Acting Company.
Candace began acting with the Hippodrome during her MFA studies at the University of Florida. She started in A Christmas Carol, as The Ghost of Christmas Past, and went on to play Mrs. Cratchit for three consecutive seasons. As an acting intern during her final year of graduate school, Candace appeared in Boeing, Boeing and Dracula, then returned to the Hippodrome to stage manage two shows and play Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Coach Gardner in a deliciously campy version of Stephen King's Carrie.
Candace has long considered the Hippodrome to be her artistic home. There she has been challenged to take risks and inspired by a group of people who practice their art as a sacred calling - with fearless passion, excellence and steadfast service to their community.
Click here to see the announcement video, featuring the full company and the philosophy behind it.
Candace as Gloria in Boeing, Boeing along with fellow Hippodrome Company members Nichole Hamilton, Sara Morsey and Cameron Francis.
The last official day of summer may be a couple weeks away, but Candace's summer of theatre adventures in New Hampshire has come to a close. It ended with a bang (almost literally, it was Agatha Christie after all) in The Barnstormers Theatre's production of The Mousetrap, which played to sold out houses during its one week run. The only summer theatre producing eight plays in eight weeks, The Barnstormers is a New Hampshire tradition and the oldest summer Equity theatre in the country. Here's Candace as Mollie Ralston, receiving troubling news about her husband Giles.
The centerpiece of the summer was The Merry Wives of Windsor, which Candace directed. It also played to large, enthusiastic houses and was Advice To The Players' best-attended summer show to date - all a testament to the fine performances by the entire cast, and the beautiful costume and set design by Carolyn Boldt.
Kicking the summer off was a supreme acting challenge - playing the world's only consulting detective in Sherlock Holmes and The Case of Hamlet or Yorick Kidding Me! Of the many exciting discoveries Candace made in the course of this campy production, the most surprising to her was that she actually looks like David Niven.
And that's all for now, folks. It's back to New York City, waiting for the crisp fall air to arrive and living the dream...