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“Adaumbelle’s Quest” 2nd Anniversary

Photo by Ben Strothmann

I am so honored to be celebrating my 2nd Anniversary here at “Adaumbelle’s Quest.” It has been very exciting to have the continued opportunity to bring my love of entertainment and interviewing to so many people. I’m very humbled by the growth of “Adaumbelle’s Quest” in this second year and hope that this expansion continues.

I may be the face of this site, but “Adaumbelle’s Quest” would not be without each and everyone of you:

Every performer and artist I have had the opportunity to interview. The fact that you took time out of your lives to answer my questions is truly a dream come true for me.

Every press agent who has taken the time to help me get so many of my participants. I would not have been able to interview them without your assistance!

Each and every person who takes the time to read “Adaumbelle’s Quest,” whether it’s on a daily, weekly, monthly, or a whenever I can basis. I’m thrilled to have your support and the reality that I have fans is another dream come true for me.

My many friends who provide me with guidance and support, allow me to talk their ear off about ideas, always there to answer my infinite amount of computer questions, and those who help me with my logos, business cards, and buttons. How would I manage this all on my own? I’m so lucky to have you in my life!

ITBA for your support and giving me a place to meet other theater bloggers.

My family for their constant love and support.

    Photo by Ben Strothmann

So once again, thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart for all of the time, support, and love you give to me and this site. I’m amazed by these two years, not only of the growth of this site, but how this site has affected my personal growth. I’m so fortunate to have it and I don’t take anyone who has ever had an interaction with this site for granted. Thank you for sticking by me and I hope you all continue to do so!

    1. How do you decide who you want to interview? Initially it was artists and performers I have been a long time fan of, but it quickly became an outlet to also promote new talent I’m introduced to.

    2. Who has been your best and worst interview? You’ll have to wait for the book on this one! (hahahaha)…Seriously though, I just feel fortunate I’ve gotten to interview everyone I have because it’s been a dream of mine to be part of the entertainment community and I finally feel like I’m starting to move in.

    3. What are some of the most popular answers? That’s really tough because everyone is so individualized in their answers, but if I had to choose, many people answer Meryl Streep when I ask “Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to?”

    It’s pretty divided between Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts or they don’t like corporate coffee places when I ask “Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts?” It’s also pretty divided between “Superman” or “Wonder Woman,” though every now and then someone gets upset I only give choices for DC Comics. The reasoning behind that is growing up I wasn’t a big comic book fan, so when I watched superhero cartoons on TV, I didn’t know one was DC and one was Marvel. To me it was just a superhero. Plus, when I was thinking of these questions, I thought if two superheros were to have it out, it would be “Superman” and “Wonder Woman.”

    For “Boxers or Briefs”…most people answer boxer briefs, but briefs do seem to win out more over boxes, unless they go commando.

    4. Favorite place to write? My apartment and sometimes on vacation, but anywhere that can just allow me to be with my thoughts and little distraction.

    5. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “The impossible is something that hasn’t been tried”–Ernst Bulova. “You can’t get a yes without asking the question.”–Bob Trautman.

    6. What’s your proudest moment? The moment I realized I am finally living the life I always dreamed for myself, just in a completely different way than I imagined.

    7. Favorite way to spend your day off? Sleeping in, going to the gym, catching up on TV shows, hanging with friends, taking a nap, going for a walk, or drinking a vanilla chai tea latte.

    8. Favorite skin care product? Origins…Perfect World Toner, Perfect World for Eyes, Matte Scientist (which they recently discontinued…please bring it back!), Never A Dull Moment, Skin Diver, Checks and Balances, and Firefighter. I also used to love Susan Lucci’s hair care products and her Youthful Essence Microdermabrasion.

    9. Favorite TV Show? I’m sure there are many more, but this is what I could remember. Now: “90210,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Modern Family,” “Glee,” “Cougar Town,” “Mike and Molly,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and “Raising Hope.” Then: “The Golden Girls,” “Family Ties,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Saved By The Bell,” “California Dreams,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place,” “Donna Reed,” “Bewitched,” “Punky Brewster,” “Mr. Belvedere,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Silver Spoons,” “He-Man,” “She-Ra,” “GI Joe,” “Superfriends,” “Wonder Woman,” “Ellen” (TV sitcom), “The Class,” “Gobots,” “Jem and the Holograms,” “Bette,” “Sordid Lives: The Series,” “It’s All Relative,” “Strong Medicine,” “Any Day Now,” and “The Practice.”

    10. Favorite Comedian? Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Liebman, Sandra Bernhard, Jessica Kirson, Leslie Jordan, Chelsea Handler, and Julie Halston.

    BONUS QUESTIONS:

    11. Favorite kind of sundae? Cookies & Cream ice cream with rainbow sprinkles.

    12. Peanut Butter: Crunchy or Smooth? Smooth, so it spreads perfectly when I make my yummy peanut butter and cheese sandwiches!

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Derrick Trumbly is a Chicago actor who recently joined the New York scene. His credits include: National Tour/Sit down: Mamma Mia Las Vegas, Sky u/s; 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Coneybear (Original Chicago Company). New York: The Beaten Path (Reading) Kabien. Ripped (TRU Reading) Rip Van Winkle. Salvage (Reading), Ensemble. NAMT – How Can You Run With A Shell On Your Back, Jackson. Regional: Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire: 25th Annual P. C. S. Bee, Coneybear; Shenandoah, Tinkham. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Cymbeline, Arviragus. Goodman Theatre: The Boys Are Coming Home (work shop), Charlie. Chicago: Solo In Blue series with Blue Moon Studio Theatre; director. Film: Coop’s Night In, (Elantra Films); Living While Falling (Project Blue Light, post production). Derrick is a proud member of AEA, AFTRA, One On One NY, and is represented by Jed Abrahams and Pete Kaiser of Talent House. Catch Derrick this Friday (February 19) performing in “Michael Pesce’s Old-Fashioned Piano Party at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC (407 West 42nd Street). Showtime is 8pm! $15 cover + $15 food/beverage minimum. Call 212-695-6909 for reservations!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My inspiration was, unfortunately, not artistic in nature, but more…well…based in nature…you’ll see what I mean. I was inspired late in high school by the girls in the school musical. A friend was in it so I went. I fell asleep. (Don’t tell anyone…oops.) I went to the cast party after and was the only jock there…(Big old smiley face)…I had an excellent time, and decided I needed to hang out with these people more.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? This one varies on the song. (High) – I have an audition song that taps a high C. There are other songs out there however where I struggle with an A. There’s a science behind it, I know, that’s why I keep my voice coach around. (Low) – I have no idea. Give me a bottle of Beam and a piano, let’s go play. …But don’t tell my voice coach.

3. What has been your best and worst experience in a show? Most shows I’ve done have had amazing highs and few to no lows. Unless auditions count, because, wow, that’s an art I have not figured out.

4. Who do you consider to be your hero? My mom, my Grandparents, my siblings, Sheldon Patinkin, Jeff Ginsberg…people who know how smile and shrug their shoulders at the worst events out of their control, and who can also allow the most amazing events to live, and go.

5. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Oh man, if I knew the answer to that question, I’d go find a way to meet them in person.

6. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Yes, but if I told you, people would know…okay fine…I’m really good at deflecting…

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Running, rock climbing, and weight training.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs! Do people really still wear briefs?

9. Favorite website? What’s a “website?” Is that on the “internet?”

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Dude. Superman.

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Today was another exciting day. I attended my very first industry reading. What is an industry reading one might ask? An industry reading is when a show is presented before producers and other potential investors in hopes of having a commercial run. The actors perform the full show with scripts in hand and depending on space, minimal costume and set, if any at all.

The reading today was for a show called “The Beaten Path” by the talented & dynamic singer/songwriter/composer Bobby Cronin (a fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant). Formally titled “B.R.A.T.T. Camp,” “The Beaten Path” tells the story about a group of kids who get sent to boot camp in hopes of having their mischievious/self-destructive ways reformed. Each character maybe going through their own emotional journey, but together they are all going through the journey of life and growing up. “The Beaten Path” is an emotional and at times humorous musical that deserves to be taken. The music Bobby has written really drives the story forward and easily allows the audience to feel the strong emotions of these characters. The young cast he chose for the reading was fantastic, comprising of Andrew Barbato, Zachary Infante, Megan Pietrantonio, Julie Reiber, Emily Rogers, Justin Stein, and Derrick Trumbly.

In a world where one can easily feel disconnected, Bobby Cronin knows how to make you feel connected. If you are looking for a show to produce this will hopefully be the one you choose, contemporary & modern, with a lot of heart!

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