Saturday, December 18, 2010

Amazon Kindle

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Amazon Kindle

There are only six shopping days 'till Christmas 2010. Still haven't found the perfect gift for the actor or actress in your life? If you hurry, you can still get him or her the Amazon Kindle.

Actors need to read. We need to study methods, techniques, and we're constantly reading monologue books and scripts looking for new material. And of course, there are all the resources on the actual BUSINESS of show that we need to study.

My house is full of terrific resources for the working actor. But with a Kindle, those books are available any time, any where.

The latest model is slimmer than earlier ones, and is smaller and weighs less than a paperback book, giving you your entire library at your fingertips.

Need that elusive Shakespeare quote? About to go into an audition, and want to check that monologue one last time? Find them in a flash on the Kindle!

The features

The newest Kindle holds up to 3500 books, twice the storage of the previous model. It also features free 3G wireless and built-in Wi-Fi, so you can connect and download books at Wi-Fi hotspots.

The battery lasts up to a month on a single charge, and the screen features greater contrast than the previous models, making it easier to read. It also has a bright screen that can be read in bright sunlight without glare.

This model also has a WebKit-based browser, allowing for 3G web browsing (though Amazon points out that this feature is still experimental).

Further, it has an enhanced PDF reader. This helps the musical theater actor or actress who is able to find (or scan) his or her music in a PDF file. Now music learning is mobile, without having to lug that giant score around.

There are over 750,000 books available, as well as newspapers and blogs. Out-of-copyright books are free, and many books, including several best-sellers, are under $10. Kindle will also feature book lending later this year.

The Kindle features WhisperSync, so books can be read on an iPad, home or laptop computer, or SmartPhone. And purchased books are stored on the Amazon online Kindle library and can be re-downloaded for free anytime.

Best of all, while it's a fantastic tool for the actor or actress in your life, the Amazon Kindle is great for anyone, young or old, who loves to read.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Catch the Gingerbread Boy!

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Catch the Gingerbread Boy!

WHAT: "The Gingerbread Boy" performed by Thistle Theatre, a puppet theater for families.

WHERE/WHEN: Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008, December 18 and 19 at 2 and 4 p.m.

TICKET PRICE: $7 children and seniors, $9 general admission. Season tickets are $30 children and seniors, $40 general admission.

TO BUY TICKETS: Call 206-524-3388 or visit or buy them at the door.

I had the pleasure of attending "The Gingerbread Boy," presented by Thistle Theatre. This fun holiday puppet show runs one more weekend at the Bellevue Youth Theatre and should not be missed.

The show is a charming rendition of the fairytale with Thistle's usual flair, featuring fun performances and great music.

All voices and songs are performed live by puppeteers Brian Stabile, Lisa A. Haslbauer, and newcomer Ben Burris. They use Japanese Bunraku-style puppets and song to tell this humorous tale.

Both the adults and children in the audience were entertained by the nonstop action, beautiful and clever puppets, and catchy tunes.

The script was written by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennis. Sue wrote the songs, and Jean directed this lively production.

The script is based loosely on the traditional fairytale, and cookies get eaten and much mischief is made. This puppet show is recommended for ages 3 and up.

The shows at Bellevue Youth Theatre are on December 18 and 19 at 2 and 4 p.m. The theater address is 16661 Northup Way in Bellevue.

Come see this fun puppet show while it's still in town!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thor Movie Trailer

Gina Wilhelm Actress - Thor Movie Trailer

YahooMovies has released the first trailer for the new movie "Thor," which is set to be released next spring.

The Marvel Studios movie stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role alongside actress Natalie Portman.

The movie also features Tom Hiddleston, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Joshua Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, and Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins.

It's directed by Kenneth Branagh and is set to be released on May 6.

Gina Wilhelm Actress

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Walk In My Shoes

Gina Wilhelm Actress- A Walk In My Shoes
Friday marked the premiere of the movie "A Walk In My Shoes." The family-friendly movie aired at 8/7 central on NBC and was presented by Wal-Mart and Procter and Gamble.

The movie tells the story of a busy high school teacher, played by Nancy Travis, who learns about the trials of one of her students by inhabiting the body of the student's mother.

NBC, Wal-Mart, and Procter and Gamble team up for "Family Movie Night," promising "fun and action-packed" programming.

The also promise viewers will be, "without the worry of having to dive for the remote to change the channel when inappropriate ads or other content comes on."

Gina Wilhelm Actress