I'm so glad I'm getting a chance to portray Laverne Andrews again. This time I'm swinging to the Big Band music at Myer's Dinner Theatre through July 8th.
Rocking and Rolling every night is a lot of work, but with some of the best 80's songs Rock of Ages is a blast. Playing British reporter Constance includes getting to dress up like Cyndi Lauper!
Saying goodbye to Laverne Andrews was hard. I will miss my sisters, but can't wait to move forward as a first grader in Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells.
Sisters of Swing just finished it's fast paced and exciting opening weekend. We have three more weekends left and thank goodness, because I am having such a good time with my sisters.
Had a day off from rehearsals to mentally and physically prepare for our upcoming tech week! Can't wait for the band to join Laverne, Maxene, and Patty at the Sisters of Swing rehearsals.
Sisters of Swing is off to the races. Rehearsals are already challenging, but loads of fun. Can't wait to bond more with my sisters!
Eileen is honored to have been nominated for a Beaux Arts Award for her performance in Don't Dress for Dinner. She is also proud of her cast members, who were also nominated in their respective catergories!
Don't Dress for Dinner
"...The cast is up to the challenge...Peterson delivers on great exasperation...[her] accent is the most believable on this stage."
-George Morris, The Advocate
"Every single actor threw themselves into their roles with gutso, bringing forth great energy needed for the farce.The three superb actresses playing the air hostesses do it with charm and sex appeal in equal measure. Much of the play’s humor is built on national stereotypes — the fiery Italian, the aggressive American — and the actresses broadly emphasize those qualities without sacrificing sincerity." -Tara Bennett, Dig Magazine.
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
"Contestant Logainne's self-esteem depends on pleasing her two overbearing Dads. Compassionately brought to life by Eileen Peterson, Logainne frets and traces letters on her sleeve before she delivers her spelling." -Kathie Isaac-Luke, The Union Democrat.
"Eileen Peterson plays the ever-officious yet slightly dreamy-eyed Logainne SchwarzandGrubenierre (spell that one!), the youngest contestant at this year's bee. Peterson speaks with such a pronounced lisp that you'll almost feel guilty laughing....Every actor nails his or her performance; they're amazing at times..." -Mike Taylor, Sierra Lodestar.
Peterson makes the most of her allocated moment to shine. She infuses her character with strength, love, sympathy and understanding in situations she has no control over. -Ron Gordon
Debbie Does Dallas
"Tammy is the serious one...She wants to help Debbie but has a young girl’s vague understanding that reputation has a way of finding you years down the road. Eileen Petersen, as Tammy, brings us into a teenager’s skin as she tries to hang onto her morals and still fit in." -ArtsMemphis
Eileen Peterson is from Woodworth, LA. She attended Northwestern State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Theatre with a double concentration in Directing and Performance and Musical Theatre Performance. She currently lives and works in Memphis, TN.