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MACGYVER PRODUCTIONS presents
I AM SNOWMISER:
Walken in a Winter Wonderland
There’s No Business Like Snow Business
December 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2008; Four Nights Only!
Fridays, Saturdays at 10pm
The Dark Room Theater
2263 Mission Street, between 18th & 19th, SF
$20 at the door
ONLY $15 at brownpapertickets.com/event/48290
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — This Winter comes the tragic, but magical tale of a man whose only dream was to bring happiness to children. MACGYVER PRODUCTIONS presents Rhainnon Charisse’s first show ever, I AM SNOWMISER: Walken in a Winter Wonderland. Discover the life of a man whose acting talent and haunting voice has graced our beloved childhood memories of stop-animated holiday specials. This is Christopher Walken as you’ve never seen him—in a Christmas cabaret. FOUR NIGHTS ONLY! There’s no business like snow business.
Christopher Walken recounts his life for his official biography, reliving the greatest and most dreadful moments of his career, in such roles as Snowmiser, Frosty the Snowman’s whistle-swallowing Cop, and the nay-saying anti-dentistry Boss Elf. He broke the hearts of Mrs. Claus and the Doll from the Island of Misfit Toys, but ultimately found a holiday spirit which cannot be denied. Walk in our winter wonderland and bask in our ranks of the best local SF talent!
I AM SNOWMISER: Walken in a Winter Wonderland runs December 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2008; shows Friday and Saturday @ 10pm at the Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission Street, between 18th and 19th, SF. Tickets are $20 at the door; or ONLY $15 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/48290 . More information at darkroomsf.com/snowmiser , 415-401-7987, or email@example.com .
IAS:WIAWW is a MACGYVER PRODCUTION from Rhiannon Charisse and features the talents of Sean Owens as Christopher Walken, Sherilyn Connelly, Alexia Staniotes, Mikl-Em, Jim Jeske, Erin Lucas, Dan Foley, and Kelly McCarron.
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NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: This play would not be anywhere near as good as it is, if I had not been lucky enough to get this cast. Their input, jokes, re-working of scenes, choreography, costume help, actual understanding of music... the list goes on, made this show what it is. Thank you, all of you.
ALEXIA STANIOTES (Little Girl, Clinically Depressed Dolly) has been seen in countless (unless you were counting) Dark Room Productions—Batman; Young Frankenstein; Duck Soup; various Twilight Zones; pretty much anything that sounds like a bad idea. This past summer, Attack of the Killer B-Movies by Foul Play Productions featured her in all three B's—The Birds, The Bitter Fruit and The Blob. In addition, Alexia has recently directed Dr. Strangelove at SFSU, as well as Odd By Nature: A Crapload Of Sean Owens' Shorts. Whoever he is.
DAN FOLEY (Mickey Rooney Santa, Hermes) was built to be the stop-motion-animated-figure-of-the-future back in 1971. He most recently appeared as Extra Sheep #6 in the popular Serta Mattress commercial series. His singing servos are due for 200K mile maintenance in April. You can follow Dan at twitter.com/sleepbotzz
DUSTIN MANUEL (Piano Accompaniment and Arrangement), born in Dallas, Texas, was raised in the conservative Christian environment that north Texas churches are known for. In this, he learned music and became a church musician at the early age of 12. He has played at a variety of churches, and thus has knowledge of many different forms of Christian worship. Using this experience, Manuel brings the styles and feeling of church music to the project. He has composed scores for several films, had performed concert works with ensembles around the US, and is an active member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. In February of 2007, Manuel conducted the SFSU Player's Club's production of Urinetown, drawing from his experience as a pit musician. In May, Manuel premiered his piece "Matt's Hymn" with the SFSU Wind Ensemble, showing his ability to rehearse and conduct a large-scale ensemble. The following fall saw Manuel as musical director for a student production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, where he taught a cast of non-singers to perform the score to the show.
ERIN LUCAS (Rudolph) loves glitter, unicorns, rainbows, and essentially most shiny things. So when asked to don a shiny red nose for the sake of the theater, she jumped on the chance. Erin is a graduate of the School of Music and Dance of SFSU and can be seen running around in wings and a fairy costume (in everyday life and...) in The Lamplighters Music Theater's upcoming production of Iolanthe (lamplighters.org). In her spare time, Erin enjoys singing on public transportation, climbing 30 foot statues, and hiding giant homemade rainbows all over town. Look for one in a tree near you!
JIM JESKE (Heatmiser) is delighted to present his interpretation of the multifaceted, complex, tortured enigma that is Heatmiser. Jim has also brought a heavy measure of theatrical earnestness to such projects Impossible Productions’ The Ten Commandments, Duck Soup, Lovesick: The Cat Musical, Twilight Zone, Creepshow, Clue, and Foul Play’s Attack of the Killer B-Movies, and the Wicker Man.
KELLY MCCARRON (Mrs. Clause, Frosty, Betsy Wetsy) has been a stand up comedian since the tender and impressionable age of 20. Having always wanted to be in a broadway show, Kelly did not hesistate to join the cast as Mrs. Claus. Though Kelly has not been in a stage performance since high school, she has been in the Margaret France's No Pants Comedy Pageant, The 5 Funny Females Tour at The Purple Onion, and a 2007 Battle of the Bay Finalist. For more about Kelly, visit kellymccarron.com
MIKL-EM (Yukon Cornelius, Jimmy Durante, Joe Cocker) has been happily going through an awkward Dark Room stage for years now. He has haunted the theater in many guises including: The Gravedigger, The Monster, The Joker, The Griffey, The God, and The Rod. Mikl is a regular front-row heckling host at Bad Movie Nights (Sundays at 8!). Off-stage, Mikl can be found as a guest-blogger on laughingsquid.com, and somewhat less frequently posting on his own blog: miklem.com. He has written several features for Hi Fructose, a delicious pop culture magazine, highlights of which will be published in a hardbound edition by Last Gasp.
RHIANNON CHARISSE (production, direction, lighting design and operation) This is Rhiannon's first production. She hopes you like it. When she's not first-productioning. She's hanging out with a small child named Georgia, working here behind the board at The Dark Room (like earlier tonight, when she ran lights for Star Wars. Did you see it? It was fun. Well, If not, come next week), or drinki-working the door at Bad Movie Night.
SEAN OWENS (Christopher Walken) is hard at work. He's doing this, for one thing. He's also writing End Of The Trail, a new two-person comedy for the NY Frigid Fest in February, followed by a solo show, Center Square (based on the life of Paul Lynde) as well as a slew of original songs (with composer Don Seaver) for this year's DIVAfest Cabaret, starring Shannon Day. By then it will be May, and he'll be opening another new play—Stale Magnolias, the ultimate '80's Southern Women Play—which he will somehow have directed in the meantime. Watch the websites theexit.org and foulplaysf.com, to see if he implodes.
SHERILYN CONNELLY (Biographer) is a San Francisco-based writer. She's featured at shows throughout California such as K'vetch, The Unhappy Hour, Writers With Drinks, Poetry Mission, Siren, Ladyfest Bay Area, the TGSF Cotillion, and The Vagina Monologues. Her writing can be found on paper in It's So You: 35 Women Write About Personal Expression Through Fashion and Style by Seal Press, I Do / I Don't: Queers on Marriage by Suspect Thoughts, Good Advice for Young Trendy People of All Ages by Manic D Press, More Five Minute Erotica by Running Press, the upcoming Visible: A Femmethology by Homofactus Press, and publications such as Girlfriends, Instant City, Holy Titclamps and Morbid Curiosity. She curates Bad Movie Night at The Dark Room.
SISTER MABEL SYRUP (Mom) doesn't appear in this show, but she gave birth to the Director, which means she gets cc'd on email lists and invited to the occasional cocktail and/or cast party. Known for baking good pies and not being able to drink as much as the Director, you can often hear her excruciatingly loud but completely sincere laughing from somewhere near the first row at nearly every Dark Room-based production.
Special Thanks to Danielle Engleman, for holiday decorations and costume help, to Sister Mable Syrup, for help with stuff and stuff, Cameron Eng, Alexia, Sean and Chris Kukenbaker for the Video.
There's No Business Like Snow Business
Illustration by Rhiannon Charisse
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