Natalie Arneson in concert "Manhattan Melodramas"
No one in their right mind would move to New York City without a job, contacts or money, in the middle of a recession — with a baby, right? Except Natalie Arneson. She did that.
In this show, guests will hear stories of her waking at 5 a.m. to get to auditions after working overnight at Starbucks for $9 an hour, how she and her husband tossed their daughter to each other at train stations to avoid paying a sitter, and why after ups and downs she stayed in New York, had another baby and kept stalking those Broadway callbacks. Showing humor, wit and persistence, Arneson reveals her life as a young mom trying to make it in the Big Apple.
Arneson graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in England with a BA in Musical Theatre. While overseas, she played Princess Jasmine opposite Britt Eklund and Issy van Randwick in the pantomime Aladdin, toured England and Germany as Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, and played Cunegonde in Candide. She has worked extensively in her native Houston, with credits at the Alley Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Arneson Productions, Bayou City Concert Musicals, Houston Shakespeare Festival and Main Street Theater, among others.