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Saturday, December 3, 2011

"Murder At Howard Johnson's" - GO SEE IT!

As soon as I read the title, “Murder at Howard Johnson’s” I knew I had to see it.  Am I glad I did!  It’s playing at the Studio C (
6448 Santa Monica Boulevard
90038). It is a hilarious comedy written by Rob Clark & Sam Bobrick and directed by John Coppolla.

The play takes place in Room #9 of the Howard Johnson’s Motor Inn in 1933.  Act I - Christmas, Act II - Fourth of July and Act III - New Years Eve.  This very funny comedy unfolds thru the comic genius/timing of its 3 characters:  Arlene (Mary Beth Evans), Paul (Wilson Green) and Mitchell (Patrick Munoz). 

Tickets make great HOLIDAY Gifts:

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Monday, November 28, 2011

My Karma ran over your Dogma! (see more)

November 28, 2011

It's going to be a very busy week so I thought I'd resurrect some of my favorite quotes to get me motivated................

Achieving starts with believing.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has Genius, Power and Magic in it.

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.

Rejection is temporary. Questions of what could have been last forever.

It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

Goals that are not written down are just wishes.

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

My Karma ran over your Dogma.
(Source: WWW)
 Head shots on the 30th........... whooo whooooooo (more to come)
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

"DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA" - NoHo - Tickets on sale now!

November 27, 2011

I saw a wonderful 1 man, 1 woman play this past Friday evening at the Crown City Theatre in North Hollywood. “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” Written by John Patrick Shanley and Directed by John McNaughton stars Juliet Landau and Matthew J. Williamson. The two actors were brilliant! 

THE STORY: The setting is a rundown bar in the Bronx, where two of society's rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting conversation over their beer. He is a brooding, self-loathing young man who resorts more to violence than reason; she is a divorced, guilt-ridden young woman whose troubled teenage son is now being cared for by her parents. Danny, whose fellow truck drivers call him "the animal," seems incapable of tender emotion, while Roberta, who is still haunted by the memory of an ugly sexual incident involving her father, is distrustful of men in general. And yet, as their initial reserve begins to melt, and they decide to spend the night together, the possibility of a genuine and meaningful relationship begins to emerge—the first for both of them. In the end there are no facile, easy answers, but thanks to the playwright's skill and compassion, both characters are able to probe within themselves to find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painfully achieved, offers the hope of a future touched, at last, with more than the bitterness and loneliness that had been their lot before their fateful meeting. (Source: Dramatist Play Services, Inc.)


I believe it is scheduled to close on December 11, 2011 so there is still time to see this show:  818-605-5685

I highly recommend it!
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Dominic Cooper - "The Devil's Double" (LIONSGATE 2011)

November 27, 2011

This past Saturday, I stumbled across “The Devil’s Double” when searching for a movie on Redbox. In my mind it’s 5 STARS!  Dominic Cooper's portrayal of Uday Hussein/Latif Yahia is OSCAR worthy.  I also believe supporting nominations should be given to Ludivine Sagnier (Sarrab) and Raad Rawi (Munem). Finally, the movie’s Director, Lee Tamahori and Writers Michael Thomas and Latif Yahia should also receive recognition.

This is an intense film suitable for ADULTS only.
I highly recommend it.


Finally, FOCUSED and ready to BLOG

November 27, 2011

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I’m very new to blogging and have been struggling a bit on what and how to share my journey.  Quite a bit has happened since my first post in April of this year!  Mostly, I’ve been struggling with how to make my posts interesting, informative and hopefully at times entertaining. I’ve been over thinking the whole proecess. It finally came to me this weekend.  Why not just share the good stuff!  My favorite movies, plays, classes, experiences and of course a few SNAFUs along the way…………….. 

I'm ready!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

OMG……. I actually left a good paying job…………

I’m a middle-aged man about to get on a real roller coaster ride. Am I nuts?

I knew this was what I wanted to do when I was 10 years old.  I’ll never forget it.  I had a lead vocal in the “all cities” chorus.  Peering out on my way to center stage, a sea of people looked back.  Everything went well. The roar of applause changed my life.  

But -- life’s journey took a few detours.  Theatre, yes – but as an usher, college student, Waiter, salesman, broker, bureaucrat.  Can’t complain, they were good to me – but the draw of applause still calls and now I have to finally answer. 

What I do now? Live the dream…………OMG…what do I do now?

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Monday, April 4, 2011

This Actor's journey...................

SAG/AFTRA..........Actor for hire!

Welcome to my blog page.  I have decided to use this space to share my journey of breaking into show business.  As it happens, in my own words .....this is going to be fun!