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Reunited and it felt so good!

Reunited and it felt so good!
​Last week, members of the 2014 Fringe tour cast of Friends Like These reunited for a special public reading of the official Acting Edition script. This marked the first time the final, published edition of the script was performed aloud.The event was recorded and video will soon be made available to producers considering Friends Lik...
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We're Not Gonna Take It!

We're Not Gonna Take It!
I'm thrilled to announce that I've been cast as Dee Snider, of Twisted Sister fame, in the re-mount of PORN ROCK: AN UNINTENTIONAL COMEDY by Lawrence Meyers.What is PORN ROCK? Well...In 1985, Tipper Gore and 3 other women with strong ties to Washington politicians formed the Parent's Music Resource Center (PMRC). They wanted to slap warni...
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HFF 16 Wrap-Up

HFF 16 Wrap-Up
Wow, it's been a week since the seventh annual Hollywood Fringe Festival closed. I've barely had time to catch my breath. This year's festival was unusual for me, as I wasn't able to be around for much of it. Whether it was a trip out of town, or events outside the purview of the festival that I had to attend, I wasn't able to run up and down Theat...
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Last Week This Morning

Last Week This Morning
​Back with another shotgun update. Here's the bullet points:Took a BIG step in getting air conditioning installed in our space yesterday: the first actual A/C unit (of two that we'll need) has been ordered! Arriving next Wednesday!Submitted not one, but TWO scripts to Serial Killers at Sacred Fools. Fingers crossed they get accepted this fall!...
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What a week!

What a week!
​Just flew back in from the coast, and boy are my arms tired! ::rimshot::Seriously though, Jenn and I returned last night from a glorious weekend with my mom's extended family at a reunion in Woodloch Pines. This was a popular family vacation destination not only when I was a kid, but when my mom was young, too. It was great seeing everyo...
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Goin' down to NILBOG, gonna have myself a time!

Goin' down to NILBOG, gonna have myself a time!
"Friendly faces everywhere, humble folks without temptation." Yeah, try getting *that* earworm out of your head now. You're welcome. Anyway, this Monday night, you can catch me at The Three Clubs as a special guest star in NILBOG: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troll 2, produced by 2 Cent Theatre Group. I'm making a one-nigh...
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Time to get My FREAK on!

Time to get My FREAK on!
Tonight's the opening night party of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, which means at one point tonight, I'm going to slip away into a back room, shed my normal clothes and don the purple spandex suit and pyramid-shaped helmet of the Purple Freak; one of the official Hollywood Fringe mascots. This is so much fun. The Hollywood Fringe Op...
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6 Ways to Be An Awesome Fringe Patron

6 Ways to Be An Awesome Fringe Patron
Last night, Theatre Unleashed previewed its 100th production, A Feast of Snacks, to a sold-out Fringe house at The Lounge on Santa Monica. It was a pretty awesome experience - high energy, lots of laughs, and smiles abound. We premiered a brand new mini-musical, The Escape Artist, as a part of the lineup, and it killed. This was the kind of night I...
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Happy Fringe, everyone!

Happy Fringe, everyone!
​It's 96 minutes until the first Thursday of June. Do you know what that means? It's time to FRINGE.Yesterday, I wrote in a guest blog for Stage Rights (which should be published tomorrow) that FRINGE is both a noun and a verb. It is a magical state of being akin to Nirvana for theatre people. And it is going to take over my life for the ...
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A Feast of Snacks is headed for the Fringe!

A Feast of Snacks is headed for the Fringe!
​After closing incredibly successful runs of The Devil's Bride and Play/Time: Serial Edition, what are we producing next at Theatre Unleashed? Well, last year, we had the privilege to mount a late-night production of my dear friend and collaborator Mike Shapiro's collection of mini-musicals titled A Feast of Snacks. The late-night run was so p...
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"Sleeping Around" nominated for Best Ensemble (Play or Musical)

"Sleeping Around" nominated for Best Ensemble (Play or Musical)
Theatre Unleashed's 2015 smash hit world premiere of Cesar Abella's Sleeping Around has earned nominations for BEST ENSEMBLE - PLAY OR MUSICAL AND BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL at the 2016 Valley Theatre Awards! So proud and honored to have been a part of this show! The award ceremony will be Monday, June 6th, and I'm...
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