Monday, August 26, 2013

Critics Picks August 26

Tony Abatemarco in the role of Mark Rothko, 
From the first moments of the play, Tony Abatemarco’s stage presence is riveting. Aside from looking a bit like Rothko, Abatemarco leaves no doubt that he is fully invested in the work, which is highly intellectual, passionate, and, at times, spellbinding. Rothko’s ego seems monumental, but there is always the undercurrent of pain and loneliness in Abatemarco’s portrayal.
—Melinda Schupmann

Valorie Hubbard, 
Blistered Hands and Bloody Mouths at Zombie Joe’s Underground
If Jo Van Fleet and Susan Tyrrell had been able to procreate, their creative demon spawn would surely have been Valorie Hubbard, who gives a courageously unflattering and boldly off-kilter performance as the alcoholic Southern landlady in Sam LaFrance’s delightfully twisted new theatrical bloodfest.
—Travis Holder

Virginia Kull in the role of Avery, 
Rapture, Blister, Burn at Geffen Playhouse
She may play an overly enthusiastic character who hasn’t got a clue, but Virginia Kull knows what’s what in creating that character. She gives Avery an uninhibited physicality that bumps up against the intellectual challenges of studying with and from more-experienced, more-educated women. Kull then lets the humor breathe, while she stays energized and “in the moment.”

Patrick Stafford in the role of Ken, 
As abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s eager, headstrong assistant Ken, this intense young thesp wisely keeps his fires slowly banked, so that when he needs to attack his mentor’s hypocrisy and misanthropy, Ken can come out with all guns blazing. A smart, sensitive take on a difficult role.
—Bob Verini

Kevin Stidham in the role of Sherlock Holmes, 
Sherlock Through the Looking Glass, Porters of Hellsgate at Whitmore Lindley Theatre
“Kevin Stidham wades effortlessly through reams of Holmes’s deductive jargon while exuding a buoyant sense of humor.”
—Julio Martinez







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Booking: STAR CROSSED - Alta Entertainment, Inc.

VICTORIA PLATT
Booked: STAR CROSSED
Role: Gloria
Represented By: Alta Entertainment, Inc.
Casting Director: Lisa Mae Fincannon
Additional Notes: Victoria Platt was a series regular on "The Gates" a recurring on "Chicago Code". Other Guest Star roles include "Bone", "The Mentalist" , "Switched at Birth" and "Castle".

Booking: THE GUEST - Alta Entertainment, inc.

LANCE REDDICK
Booked: THE GUEST
Role: Major Carver
Represented By: Alta Entertainment, Inc.
Casting Director: Bright/Daniels casting
Additional Notes: Lance Reddick recently appeared in "White House Down", "Wilfred"," NTSD:SVU" and "Comedy Bang Bang"

Booking: RED ROAD - Alta Entertainment, Inc.

TAMARA TUNIE
Booked: RED ROAD fka THE DESCENDANTS
Role: Marie
Represented By: Alta Entertainment, Inc.
Casting Director: Junie Lowry Johnson
Additional Notes: Tamara also appeared opposite Denzel Washington in the Academy Award winning "Flight" and just wrapped a lead in the indie feature "Fall to Rise"

Booking: ALL THE F#*ING SUNFLOWERS - LaQuinta Prince: The LaQuinta Group, LLC

ELLIE LEE
Booked: ALL THE F#*ING SUNFLOWERS
Role: MiSun
Represented By: LaQuinta Prince: The LaQuinta Group, LLC
Casting Director: Doreen Frumkin

Booking: YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS - Talent Direct Agency



GUERIN BARRY
Booked: YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Role: Minister
Represented By: Talent Direct Agency
Casting Director: Judy Blye Wilson
Additional Notes: Congratulations Guerin!!!!!

Booking: AMAZON: KINDLE - Colette-CP Talent Management

ANTHONY CIESLAK
Booked: AMAZON: KINDLE
Role: Boy
Represented By: Colette-CP Talent Management
Casting Director: Studio 05

Booking: AMAZON: KINDLE - Colette-CP Talent Management

ADRIANA CAMPOSANO
Booked: AMAZON: KINDLE
Role: Girl
Represented By: Colette-CP Talent Management
Casting Director: Studio 05

Booking: LEGGO'S - Colette-CP Talent Management

AVA CAMMAYO
Booked: LEGGO'S
Role: Girl
Represented By: Colette-CP Talent Management
Casting Director: McCann/Craft

Booking: ALL THE F#*ING SUNFLOWERS - LaQuinta Prince: The LaQuinta Group, LLC

KAIRA KLUEBER
Booked: ALL THE F#*ING SUNFLOWERS
Role: Liz
Represented By: LaQuinta Prince: The LaQuinta Group, LLC
Casting Director: Doreen Frumkin