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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.


    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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Sydney Park is yet another next generation actress who’s star is rising! At just 6 years old, she was the youngest person to ever perform stand-up comedy at the Hollywood Improv and by age 7, she had the character of “Sydney” written specifically for her on Disney’s “That’s So Raven,” starring Raven Symone. Since then, Sydney has had roles on “Entourage,” “Hannah Montana,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and “Gary Unmarried.” She also performed her stand-up comedy on “The Tonight Show,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “Chelsea Lately.” Currently, Sydney can be seen in “Spork” (directed by fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant J.B. Ghuman Jr) premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival through May 1.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My parents because they never really got a chance to do what they wanted to do when they were young due to tough situations. My mom used to work at the Hollywood Improv as a Server and I would always come and hang out with the comics. I was only 6 years old when I decided to write a 3-minute set and hit the stage doing stand-up comedy. I became the youngest comedian ever at the Hollywood Improv. Only cool parents that let you do that! They are so loving and they let me be free to be me! I’ve always wanted to be an entertainer. I was born with the fever – acting, stand-up, dance, singing – it’s in my blood.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Wow – one person huh? I’d have to say Meryl Streep. She’s a master! My goal is to memorize all her scenes from “The Devil Wears Prada” – she is phenomenal! I love everything she does.

3. If you couldn’t be doing what you are doing now, what career would you choose? I would choose to be a person that creates charity organizations for the children of the world. I have such compassion for families that go to bed hungry. I would love to do that someday. I must give back. No more hungry kids!

4. What has been the best advice you’ve received? When I do stand-up, I still get nervous before I go onstage. I would say, “What if I bomb?” or “What of I get heckled?” and my parents would pull me to the side and say “Baby, just make it to the mic!” It’s so true! The scariest thing to me is the walk to the stage – it seems so long for some reason. Once I’m up there, the world is mine! Great advice from my peeps. I use that for everything I do that might be difficult.

5. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? That’s easy – Starbucks fo sho’! Don’t get me wrong, Dunkin’ Donuts can be off the hook too, but Starbucks is my jam. I order a grande vanilla bean with a decaf shot and whipped cream of course!

6. Favorite meal? Artichokes with butter and my mom’s “Black Mama Chicken” – with BBQ sauce and onions. Mmmmm….Good for the soul!

7. Favorite skin care product? Clean & Clear (Foaming Facial Cleanser). That keeps my skin clean and oil-free. Plus, it’s inexpensive!

8. Favorite TV Show? “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Glee.” I would be nothing without these shows!

9. Favorite website? Etsy.com – the best website in the world! You can buy anything on this site….and I mean anything!

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? I prefer Wonder Woman. I hate to be so obvious, but come on, she’s a beautiful chick that is strong and independent.


11. Favorite store to shop in? I actually have two stores – Forever 21 and H&M.  I love their clothes and the prices super cool, plus I’m on a budget!

12. Favorite quote? “You are my glue and without you I’m nothing but broken pieces” I found this one on the iPod – free quotes app. I feel this way about my best friend Nya and my parents. Kind of mushy – I know, but so me 🙂

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On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, I attended the pre-screening of the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of “Spork,” written & directed by J.B. Ghuman Jr. “Spork” tells the story of an outcast named “Spork” who trying to navigate her way through junior high school while suffering through the ridicule & humiliation of being different. When a school dance contest provides “Spork” with a chance to show everyone what she’s got, her trailer park neighbors step in to help. With some booty-shaking moves, “Spork” shows us that being who you are is better than fitting in.

With a stellar cast, “Spork” makes all the right moves. Savannah Stehlin (“The Family Stone” and “Hannah Montana”) is perfectly cast as frizzy-haired outcast “Spork.” With emotion, conviction, & a certain innocence, Savannah shows the many layers to “Spork,” especially her vulnerability. Playing “Spork’s” neighbor & friend “Tootsie Roll” is the dynamic Sydney Park (“That’s So Raven”), who adds her own sass & spunk to the roll. Whenever Sydney is on-screen, a laugh was not far behind. No stranger to portraying bitchiness is Rachel Fox, who is nicely cast as “Betsy Byotch” (best known for her conniving role on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” as “Kayla,” the illegitimate daughter of “Tom Scavo,” played by Doug Savant). Getting one continuous laugh after another is the always hilarious & enjoyable Beth Grant as “Principal Tulip,” (best known for her role of “Sissy” in Del Shores‘ “Sordid Lives”). Making a brief appearance in the film is one of “Spork’s” producers Chad Allen as “Loogie,” a friend of “Spork’s Brother” (best known from “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman,” “Our House,”and “St Elsewhere”).

Written with heart & humor, “Spork” leaves you feeling good and reminds you the most important person you have to be is yourself. Be sure to catch “Spork” from April 24-May 1. For tickets and showtimes, click here!

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