Thursday, May 28, 2009

Addams Family Musical news

Since the last post, more news has come in which includes casting news. The website for Addams Family Musical is using portraits of the Charles Addams-drawn characters so when you mouseover each one, you see which actor is playing the character. If you click on "tickets", you can subscribe to updates. I was able to find a ticket for the Oriental Theatre shows (Chicago) in a search today although it says public sale is 5/29/09. The musical is scheduled to begin previews on Broadway (NYC) on March 4, 2010 and to open on April 8. I would rather wait to see it on Broadway so I can visit friends in NY and take them to a show.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not looking good for the show Reaper

Some are predicting that "Reaper" is not going to be renewed. It's a shame. It barely had a chance and it's really a very hilarious show. Actor Tyler Labine, whom plays Sock, will likely be seen again, maybe as soon as Fall 2009 on Fox's "Sons of Tucson". Ray Wise plays the Devil and will have no shortage of work.

She played the girl in the hood...

...actually a little red riding hood. Finally!!! The short film starring Christina Ricci as Little Red Riding Hood will soon be available to watch on DVD. It was back in 1997 that the award-winning film played several film festivals. Those who caught it then, and later on the Sundance Channel, swooned at the site of Ricci being hunted down by a beautiful wolf creature played by dancer Timour Bourtasenkov. Narrator Quentin Crisp eloquently told the tale of a teen's first exploration into danger. It's available on June 16, 2009, so don't hesitate on adding this one to your collection.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Berkeley, CA's The Bone Room will be on Mythbusters

Store owner Ron Cauble has just reported that The Bone Room will be on Mythbusters in an upcoming episode.

Here's a video recently made about the store.

Friday, May 08, 2009

opening this weekend Isabel Samaras: Into The Woodz in San Francisco

One of Wednesday's top 5 favorite artists in the world is has a show opening at the Shooting Gallery this weekend. Saturday, 5/9, from 7pm-11pm stop by 839 Larkin St. in San Francisco to meet the artist, Isabel Samaras. Plus you can buy some art, her book called On Tender Hooks, postcards, limited edition items which includes her art on a limited edition plate and get into her twisted take on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

UPDATE: preview the show where you can see incredible detail of the paintings unframed. The paintings are beautifully framed and at least two are framed in wood frames that have bear bites in the wood. The opening on Saturday was very well-attended with so many fans and newcomers squeezing into the modest space to take in Isabel's extraordinary artwork. I bought her book, On Tender Hooks and the postcard book. Both items contain the painting that I acquired in 2003 called "Wednesday the Destroyer." That particular painting is done with the idea that the heads of the dolls Wednesday owns are hung around her neck much like Kali's garland of fifty human heads.