Friday, April 28, 2006
Well, looking at other blogs, I see that I'm not the only one who hasn't been on for a while... Anywho....Things remain at a standstill for the moment. Auditions have been good, yet not producing work. My audition for Round House was very good for "A Prayer for Owen Meany." Seems I was one of only three asked to read for the role. Which I find very flattering. I'd be even more flattered to get the job, but with someone like Andrew Long as my competition, I don't see much hope of that being a reality. Still, one should never loose hope! While at the EPA for Studio I was informed that I would be called back for "The Long Christmas Ride Home" for the role of the father/narrator. I'd love to get that, but I kinda want to do "A Christmas Carol" at Ford's. Of course, I haven't been offered anything there either, so we'll see who (if) offers me anything! While waiting for my audition at Round House I got a call from Olney, asking me to come in and read for the role of Froggy in "The Foreigner." Other friends have been called way before me so I thought for sure I was going to be passed by, but it seems I was wrong! Yea! Then it may have been just because I was seen at the performance of "Anything Goes" that made them think of me. Whatever, I'll happily take the audition. AND on the make-up front... We are currently in negotiation for a major film!!!!! Can't say any more on that just yet. Should it come through, I'll be sure to post about it. On the personal side of things, I have to thank Peter Boyer for getting us great seats for "Shenandoah" at Ford's. Not only were they great seats for a fantastic show, he took us backstage to meet Scott Bakula in his dressing room. Be still my heart!! Thank God I didn't embarrass myself. Of course Andrew was standing right beside me, so..... Last weekend was great as we headed up north to DE for the annual Spring Fling event that my best friend Lori hosts. It's a group of old friends from high school and college days. Always a lot of eating , drinking, playing games, drinking, conversation, drinking....Well you get the idea. Always a lot of fun! This weekend we're heading up to Atlantic City to see Bill Engvall in concert. He's the comedian who coined the phrase...."Here's your sign!" Then there's the New York Film Festival on May 6. Can't wait to finally see "Limits To Ambition" and on a screen in NY! Should be a blast!!!!
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Biz is Pickin' Up
Well, after what seems like forever... I'm finally getting some callabcks on all those EPA's I've been to recently. The next one is for Round House Theatre in Bethesda. I've been called back to audition for "A Prayer for Owen Meany." I read it eons ago, but just bought the book (thank you Amazon.com) so I can re-read it before the audition on Tuesday. I'm up for the role of Dan Needham. I'd love to get it. Not only because it's a John Irving piece (well based on) but because it's at Round House. Been wanting to work there since I got into town! So for more fun, Andrew and I are going to see our good friend Ray Ficca at Olney Theatre in "Anything Goes." Then Thursday off to see good ole' Peter in "Shenendoah" with non other than Scott Bakula. Those who know me can imagine where my mind is!! WOOF! The make-up company is coming along. Now we have to find some models and a photographer willing to work for pictures (or food) so we can have some really decent photos for the website. Anyone interested??
Monday, April 03, 2006
Short blog today as I am exhausted from driving all weekend. All of it well worth it, but exhausting none-the-less. Then I was called in to the hospital at 4:30 am this morning and got back home around 8:30am so I can go back this evening at 4 pm. YUCK. Anyway....the "unofficial" premiere of "Nocturne" went very well with a very excited audience. I think the director was able to learn of few more things from this audience and will be making further edits to tighten the film. All in all, I am very honored to have been a part of it. I'd work with Marty Higareda any day. Then there was the drive all the way up to Wayside for the opening performance of "Searching for Eden; The Diaries of Adam and Eve." I've seen a few shows at Wayside and I've had the pleasure to be in two (so far) and I have to say... WOW! I know I seem to say that a lot about Wayside shows, but this time it's something very different. I don't mean to slight any other show (partiularly any of the ones I've been in) but this one is special. It's the first one I've seen that has teamwork all over it. The cast is fabulous. Larry Dahlke and Thomasin Savaiano are just PERFECT together as Adam and Eve. Warner Crocker's direction is flawless, as usual. And the set, costumes and lighting are just plain beautiful. All of these things I've seen happen individually before, but never in such a cohesive manner as this production. Makes me a bit jealous I'm not a part of it, but then I wouldn't have had the thrill to be in the audience! If you've never been to Wayside Theatre, this is the time to go. If you have, go back! It has to be one of the best I've seen there. It's going to be a tough act to follow for the next season! Well, enough. Hmm, I guess it wasn't as short as I thought is was going to be :-)