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Get your tickets before this show is gone! bit.ly/1qM62AP

Get your tickets before this show is gone! bit.ly/1qM62AP

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Meet Ryan O'Connell and Rob Witmer: the men behind the audio.

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The Importance of Being 'Ernest'

Ernest has become such a wonderful and pivotal role in our show. And we have taken great strides to make sure that we cast the perfect actor that’s up for the challenge. 

On Jan. 15, 2014, we still did not have an Ernest.

The first actor that we thought would play the role had to back out of the production. Then he was back in. Then he got cast in Les Miz. So, back to the drawing board.

We started reviewing audition videos from Seattle. We had casting directors sourcing NY talent. Valerie and Brandon were working their connections in LA. All of the options were being funneled to Lisa, the writers, and our producers, trying to find that perfect fit.

After rounds and rounds of phone calls and emails, the choice became so clear: we offered the role to Wade McCollum and he accepted!

In a matter of days, he was whisked down to LA for our Jan. 18th rehearsal start date with Val, Brandon and Lisa.

And in a true bit of comedy, we lost our recording studio in LA. (Ah comedy, why must you always come in threes?)

But what matters now is putting fingers to the keyboard/piano and rehearsing for our upcoming workshop performances!

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Seattle, We're Coming For Ya!

You guy’s: It’s all HAPPENING!

We’ve locked down rehearsal space and workshop performances at ACT Theatre in Jan. and early Feb., then we’ll take a two month hiatus (haha, “hiatus.” yeah, right.), and then we’ll have our full-scale production at Seattle Repertory Theatre in April! Ernest was right: “Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.

We can’t wait to take our show to the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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Charting a New Course

Sometimes there are ups. And sometimes there are downs. 

The next plan for the show is to move it to Seattle for a pre-Broadway run with Balagan Theatre. We had been booked for a January rehearsal and February performance slot, but they have lost their performing venue, the Erickson Theatre. (For those keeping track, that’s two theatre spaces we’ve lost for this show.) 

But we’re feverishly looking to find a new space in Seattle. If we can’t find one in the next two weeks, it might not happen all together. Actors and designers are still holding these dates open and hopefully something will come together. 

It’s like Ernest Shackleton once said: “Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.

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First Workshop in NYC

Alright, the time is finally here. It’s time to start really working on this one-woman show!

For our first rehearsal, we decided to do this pretty bare bones.  We just focused on the script and tried to make sure that the story and character of Kat is clearly and vividly making it’s way on the page. So, no audience this time around (but everyone will get their chance soon enough!).

And we’re so excited that director Lisa Peterson joined us for the first time! Having her on board is a real treat and we’re excited to be on this new-work journey with her.

Catch a snippet from one of the songs here.

Pictured below: Lisa Peterson, Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn.

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