Happy 2018 and 2017 In Review
Happy 2018! We made it to the new year! Hope you're all having a great one.
Pardon my not posting from this page more often, but I've been quite busy and I have posted but just through my regular Facebook page.
2017 was a fun year for me with regard to theater and acting!
I started the year off going to Anatevka in Russia and did "Fiddler on The Roof" with Missouri Street Theatre, where I played Mordcha the Innkeeper.
Next it was off to Germany where I had the opportunity to play Herr Schultz in "Cabaret" with Solano College Theatre! I met up with an actress by the name of Lisa that I had worked with years before on stage, who was wonderful as Frau Schneider. It was an extremely emotional show and thorugh the rehearsal process, I learned a lot more about what life might have been like for the Jews in Nazi Germany.
In July I was cast in a short film called, "Hungry Like The Wolf" - a short film about a werewolf - where I played the father of the first female victim. One day of shooting, got a little pay for it, and hopefully, will be able to show the film soon on my website...it was fun!
After Cabaret, I traveled to London to be a part of the ensemble in MST's production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." I love listening to the Broadway cast album, but actually singing the Sondheim show was quite another matter! I got through it, but it was tough!
Soon after Sweeney Todd, I stayed in London for a bit and opened up a "Sanitarium" in a spoofy little musical comedy called "Dracula: The Musical?" - where I played Sam Seward, father of Mina Seward, the girl that Dracula has his eyes on - with Gas Lighters Theatrical Company - a theater company that has been around for a little while, but I had not yet had the chance to work with. I was fortunate to pair up with my friend Lisa again, who played my wife in this show! The show was campy and silly and I met some really great people that I hope to work with again in the future!
In December I traveled to France to play dual roles in MST's production of "Beauty & The Beast." I played the kind-hearted Bookseller in the beginning of the show who gives Belle a book that she loves to read - then to the nasty cold-hearted Monsieur D'Arque, the owner of the insane asylum where Gaston wants to have Belle's father, Maurice, locked up. It was a fun show and with a long run of 20 shows over the course of I think it was 6 weeks, we played to packed houses almost every performance!