Ella Nora learned how to play the accordion and understuded the role of Baruska in Once at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia! It was a life changing experience and she hopes she has a chance to both do the show and work at the Arden again soon!
Ella Nora went on a new adventure with a familiar friend, revisiting the role of Norma Valverde in Hands on a Hardbody at the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. She is extremely proud to have been part of this poignant and timely production which was nominated for 3 Henry Awards (Best Director, Best Choreographer and Best Musical) and in the Henry Award winning Best Season by a Colorado Professional Theatre Company!
Ella Nora will be performing with Chaste Treasure in December in York, PA for "Ho! Ho! Ho! Naughty and Nice Fundraiser"for Women Against Violence. She is also in the process of developing an original 2 woman cabaret entitled "Whine and Cheese; A Boozy Buffet" with fellow Philly actress, Aileen Cairns as a fundraiser for Storybook Musical Theatre (A Philadelphia based professional AEA Theatre for Young Audiences). Keep an eye on this space for updates on both performances and any other future gigs!
Checking another state off in her travels, Ella Nora joined the ladies of Chaste Treasure once more at the Oklahoma Renassaince Festival. Gaining new fans "Lady Elsa" helped to establish Chaste Treasure's presence at a new Faire while dodging tornadoes and skillfully avoiding floods they entertained the lovely kind and generous people of the midwest.