Los Angeles-based performer Shelli Boone gives valuable information, thoughts and insight on life as an entertainer on the stage, in film and television and commercials. Her mission is to empower everyone,
especially young women, to follow their dreams without falter...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"This Is It!"

Michael Jackson's legacy film "This Is It" opened today. Everyone from Oprah to Ryan Seacrest has been talking about it, and what an inspiration it is! It just got me thinking about what a great artist Michael was - not singer, or performer, or dancer per se, but an artist. Just like Van Gogh weilding his brush, Michael painted beautiful pictures on the stage, that touched our hearts and minds. He could make us shout out in happiness, jump for joy and bring us to tears. He was a perfectionist, rehearsing every move over and over until he literally passed out. Even the slightest pinky move or head nod had to be perfect! It was this relentless pursuit to be better that made him the greatest.
How many of us are like this is our own lives? How much attention to detail do we really pay? How much do we really prepare? How much do we really study? No matter what craft you practice, let the life of Michael Jackson inspire you to be the best at it. I know it definitely gives me the push I need to keep on grinding and growing, even when obstacles present themselves.
We all question why he died. It was definitely a case of "gone too soon". But at least his memory can serve to guide us, enlighten us, and refresh us when we feel like giving up. Love you Michael!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Guest Starring on New Webisode!

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to guest star on a hilarious new webisode called "Simply Simon". Check out all the pre-production news at http://www.watchsimplysimon.com/.

The series was executive produced by Maxwell Glick (from Lonelygirl15 fame) and stars Ben Ryan as Simon, a guy who finds himself in all types of crazy situations. It's a dark comedy that will have you laughing your ass off.

In the episode I shot, I played the host of a speed dating event. Lots of wacky characters! I truly enjoyed working with the director, Tom Ptasinski and the actor David Landry who play Lester.

The series launches in January so be on the lookout!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Upcoming Feature Film - "Where's Henry?"

Yo! You have to check out the trailer for an upcoming feature that I am starring in. It's called "Where's Henry?", directed by Bles Aaron. It started out as a short, but we got so much good footage that it turned into a feature. I can't wait for the screening, but here's the trailer. Stay tuned...


Monday, October 5, 2009

Performing this Weekend as Dorothy Dandridge

This weekend the Playhouse Theatre Players is presenting a Sammy Davis Jr. review starring David Williams, who really shines as Sammy. I will be singing "Porgy and Bess" as Dorothy Dandridge - been rehearsing it all weekend. Should be fun so come out and support! October 9th and 10th at 8pm.

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