Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Indianapolis Star" feature heralds last "Zoomerville" weekend.....

("Zoomerville" cast Michael Shelton, Trevor Fanning, Phebe Taylor, Scot Greenwell, Mikayla Reed and Jolene Moffat. Photo by Frank Espich/The Indianapolis Star)

Woke up to a lovely interview/photo feature by Amanda Kingsbury and Frank Espich in the Star this morning regarding our last weekend of "The Zippers Of Zoomerville" (Shows tonight at 7PM, Friday 5.27 and Sat 5.28 at 8PM. Call the Phoenix Theatre at 317.635.PLAY or click for tix!) It's been a good run, something like this is always an adventure with an always different itinerary and I'd be remiss if I didn't thank: 1) The Phoenix for rolling the dice and giving the show another shot, 2) Jack O'Hara for a brilliant show that I - and many others - do indeed love and 3) the very talented cast and crew who have once again turned an evolving work-in-progress into something real that gets a boatload of laughs.

So it's onward and upward. My "Year of Theatah" continues this month, helping Bob Harbin with musical direction for his Bobdirex production of the Disney teen musical "Camp Rock", which opens July1st for nine performances at the Athenaeum Theatre. Attended my first rehearsal a few days ago, and he has assembled an fabulous cast culled from the choral cream of various area high schools. (Not surprising, in that he was a Fox Television casting executive for many years.) More on this - and a summer return to actually going out and playing some music (!?!?) - later.