2017

July

TOM JONES THE MUSICAL DEMOS

I went into recording studios in NYC and LA to record demos for my musical TOM JONES THE MUSICAL. A lot of great singers came in: Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, Janine LaManna, Dan DeLuca, Adam Kaplan. You can see the video here and listen to the music here.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Hedgerow Theatre in Wallingford, Pennsylvania July 7, 2017 – August, 20, 2017

Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, VT July 6-23.

LOVE, THE CRACKSMAN

My play, LOVE, THE CRACKSMAN, received a fantastic reaction at the Florida Rep PlayLab Festival.

 

February

My play, LOVE, THE CRACKSMAN, has been chosen to kick off the Florida Rep PlayLab Festival. My reading will be at 8:00 on April 27, 2017. Florida Rep is in Fort Myers, FL. Come on by.

2016

December Means The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle, WA November 25, 2016~December 31, 2016

The Core Theatre in Richardson, TX. November 25, 2016~December 17, 2016

Spokane Civic Theatre in Spokane, WA. December 9, 2016~December 18, 2016

And many high schools and community theatres.

Around the World in 80 Days in September 

Lapeer Community Theatre in Lapeer , MI  September 9 ~ 17

The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, CA  September 6 ~October 16

Canyon Theatre Guild in Newhall , CA September 24 ~October 30

The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, UK September 24 ~October 1

April Showers of 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days is seeing a busy April. Five productions open in April, three of them in Washington. I guess I’m very big in Washington.

Port Gamble Theatre Company in Port Gamble, WA April 1 – 17.

Ignite! Theatre Company in Spokane Valley, WA April 8 – 24.

Circle Arts Theatre in Braunfels, TX April 8 – 24.

Long Beach Playhouse in Long Beach, CA  April 8 – May 7.

Crosspoint Academy in Bremerton, WA  April 22 – May 6.

Demos for Tom Jones the Musical

My friend Paul Mirkovich have started recording demos for our new show Tom Jones the Musical. Our concept is to use 1960s British Invasion inspired music. You can hear some of the songs here.

Good Reviews For The Alley Theatre Production of 80 Days

“The Verne story is all here, faithful to the fantastic novel, but given a big wet kiss of vaudeville, English panto, Monte Python and the Marx Brothers. As it slobbers all over you, you beg for more.”

A Busy March

It’s a busy March for me. Not only am I recording music for my new musical Tom Jones, but you can catch Around the World in 80 Days in:

  • Santa Fe, TX
  • Littleton, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Greenwood, SC
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Henderson, KY

Around the World in 80 Days at the Alley Theatre

Around the World in 80 Days will play at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX. Dates are March 4, 2016~April 3, 2016. It’s being directed by my dear friend and frequent collaborator Mark Shanahan.

Tom Jones in Indiana

Tom Jones will play at the Mud Creek Players from February 26, 2016~March 13, 2016. Find more info here.

Best of 2015 BWW Rhode Island – Critics’ Picks

Ocean State Theatre Company put together a stellar production of Around the World in 80 Days. Just look at the 2015 Critics’ Pick it came away with.

Best Play

Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Director – Play

Mark Torres – Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actor, Leading Role – Play

Russell Garrett – Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actress, Leading Role – Play

Minita Gandhi – Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actor, Supporting Role – Play

Jonathan Fisher – Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

David Groccia – Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

Matt Jones – Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Ensemble Cast – Play

Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Costumes

Dina Perez – Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Scenic Design

Michael E. Martineau – Around the World in 80 Days – Ocean State Theatre Company

2015

Tahlequah, OK Here I Come

In November I’ll be in Tahlequah, OK for the Tahlequah Playhouse production of Around the World in 80 Days. I hear the mayor wants to meet me. I hope I get the key to the city.

Tom Jones in Kansas

I’ll be heading to Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS for their production of my play Tom Jones.

The Quest for Don Quixote

My play The Quest for Don Quixote is going gangbusters at the Arkansas New Play Festival. Here’s an article on me and the play.

More info can be found here and fancy updates can be found here.

Actors Co-op Going Around the World in 80 Days

Actors Co-op in Hollywood, CA is producing my play Around the World in 80 Days. The show runs from May 6 – June 14. It’s a Los Angeles Times Critics Pick.

More info can be found here.

2015 Arkansas New Play Festival

My play The Quest for Don Quixote has been chosen to be the featured play at TheatreSquared’s 2015 Arkansas New Play Festival in June.

Info about the festival can be found here.

Tom Jones to be Published

Dramatic Publishing will be publishing my play Tom Jones, which had its debut in 2014 at Florida Studio Theatre.

Pictures and reviews can be found here. And you can buy the script here.

Guest of Honor at Florida Repertory Theatre

I was flown out to Fort Myers, Florida to be the guest of honor at Florida Repertory Theatre. The theatre produced Around the World in 80 Days. I did several talkbacks and spoke to the board of the theatre.

Proof that I’m not lying can be found here.

The Village Theatre Opens Around the World in 80 Days

The Village Theatre in Issaquah , WA opened its two month run of Around the World in 80 Days.

Reviews and can be found here.

The National Theatre in Turkey

The National Theatre in Istanbul, Turkey ended its year long run of Around the World in 80 Days.

The wild teaser trailer can be found here.

Top Ten Most Produced Play

For the second time my play Around the World in 80 Days is on American Theatre Magazine’s Top Ten Most Produced Plays list.

A list of productions can be found here.

Finalist in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition

My screenplay The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge (an adaptation of my play of the same name) made it to the Top 200 in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. There were 3,400 entries. Not bad.

2014

News Page Not Used Effectively

As of Dec 16 I have not used my News page effectively.

Around the World in 80 Days in NYC

Bryce Ryness (Hair and Leap of Faith) has signed on to play Phileas Fogg in the Off-Broadway revival of my play Around the World in 80 Days.

March 2013 Events

Around the World in 80 DaysThe Coast Theatre, Cannon Beach, OR. March 15 – April 21

Around the World in 80 Days – Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA.  March 15 – March 24.

Around the World in 80 Days – The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford, UK.  March 16 – March 18.

Around the World in 80 Days – Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington, VT. March 22 – April 7.

Around the World in 80 Days in NYC

Around the World in 80 Days will open May 30, 2013 at the 45th Street Theatre. The show will be directed by Rachel Klein and produced by YOW Time LLC

Around the World in 80 Days on Tour

The Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Around the World in 8o Days is on tour until March 3. Tour dates can be found here

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