Monday, July 29, 2013

Critics Picks July 29


Robert Lesser in the role of lawyer Alfieri, 
A View From the Bridge at Pacific Resident Theatre
As Arthur Miller’s waterfront narrator and conscience, this sensitive, silver-haired character actor desperately seeks to determine whether he could’ve forestalled a neighborhood tragedy. The veteran thesp’s probing moral intelligence turns a tedious, omniscient, reminiscing windbag into this revival’s stunning artistic triumph.
—Bob Verini


Matt Jones in the role of Cassius Clay, 
One Night in Miami at Rogue Machine
Matt Jones gives poignant evidence of this 22-year-old’s insecurity and ambivalence— beaming with anticipation of the Jim Brown/Sam Cooke world of women and fame, while sheepishly paying heed to Malcolm X’s declaration that he has a moral responsibility to be a new kind of leader for the black citizens of this country.
—Julio Martinez

Alex Ellis in the role of Gingy, 
Shrek the Musical at 3–D Theatricals
Even among all those fairy tale characters, Alex Ellis nailed the small role to great comedic effect.
—Melinda Schupmann

Burt Grinstead in the roles of Peter/Craig, 
Dying City at Rogue Machine
In an instant, Burt Grinstead shifts between night and day in this technical tour de force, playing twins. He does it so well, it takes the audience a moment to grasp that the sunny, na├»ve, openly gay Peter and the erudite, pensive, rather cruel Craig—these two looking nearly, but disquietingly not, the same—are played by this one highly skilled actor.

Paul DiVito signs with Louise Gubbay (LA And London)


REP NOTES: We are delighted to announce the signing of Paul DiVito. Paul trained in Manhattan and thereafter gained some nice Off-Broadway credits. On moving to LA, he has since gained a large Co-Star role in CRIMINAL MINDS with other credits including GENERAL HOSPITAL, RAISING THE BAR and several independent features. We are hugely looking forward to developing him.

Booking: TEXAS LOTTERY - Across The Board Talent Agency (ATB Agency)



VINCE TULA
Booked: TEXAS LOTTERY
Role: Supporting
Represented By: Across The Board Talent Agency (ATB Agency)
Casting Director: John Williams
Additional Notes: Vince booked three commercial spots for Texas Lottery !!

Booking: CORONA - Talent Direct Agency



DIJA PHAIRE
Booked: CORONA
Role: Bikini babe
Represented By: Talent Direct Agency
Casting Director: Casting Partners
Additional Notes: Congratulations Dija!!!

Booking: VIDAL SASSOON - Talent Direct Agency



ITZIAR MARTINEZ
Booked: VIDAL SASSOON
Role: Gossip Girl
Represented By: Talent Direct Agency
Casting Director: Marquee Casting
Additional Notes: Congratulations Itziar!!!!

Booking: ELEMENTARY - Across The Board Talent Agency (ATB Agency)



Gene Gabriel
Booked: ELEMENTARY
Role: Co-Star
Represented By: Across The Board Talent Agency (ATB Agency)
Casting Director: Mark Saks
Additional Notes: This is a supporting Role!!

Booking: AMAZON - Colette-CP Talent Management

ANTHONY CIESLAK
Booked: AMAZON
Role: Boy
Represented By: Colette-CP Talent Management
Casting Director: Shadow Casting

Booking: AMAZON - Colette-CP Talent Management

ADRIANA CAMPOSANO
Booked: AMAZON
Role: Girl
Represented By: Colette-CP Talent Management
Casting Director: Shadow Casting

Booking: SCANDAL - Reach for the Stars



JAY JACKSON
Booked: SCANDAL
Role: News Anchor 1
Represented By: Reach for the Stars
Casting Director: Linda Lowy/Will Stewart
Additional Notes: Congratulations to Jay Jackson as he booked Scandal. Jay is nationally known for his recurring role of Perd Haply on Parks and Recreations. Good job Jay!

Booking: STUDENT BODIES - Action Talent Agency/Angie Moncrief

TRAV LYONS
Booked: STUDENT BODIES
Role: Abu
Represented By: Action Talent Agency/Angie Moncrief
Casting Director: Cabellero Casting
Additional Notes: Trav has booked some amazing projects this year!