Big Mikes Little Theater presents the
opportunity for me to shine as Johnny Biscotti, a 1920ís choreographer
of a speakeasy who happens to be cousin to the mob boss and gay. This
was a fun production with a great cast! I came up with a new way for
Big Mikes to sing happy birthday to men (Marilyn Monroe style).
( 2005 )
Gold Frankincense & Murder
Ever wonder what itís like to be in a play
within a play? Have you ever wanted to kill the director for insanely insisting
on the same direction over and over again? This was a hilarious production of a
theatre dealing with the usual last minute tribulations during their production
of a Christmas show. I enjoyed playing the stage tech, only so I could say how
duct tape is like the force.
( 2004 )
Murder at the Family Reunion
Another play with Big Mikes Little Theater.
This character was the dumbest one I have ever performed. This guy was so
dumb . . . how dumb was he? We were twins, Teddy and Freddy. Overall, Iím still
having a blast with this acting troupe.
( 2004 )
After another hiatus from the performing arts,
it was time for me to resurface and audition for Big Mikes Little Theater. They
chiefly perform a campy, blue collar comedy in the format of murder mystery
dinner theater. I always forget how much fun these nonsense comedies can be!
( 2002 )
Tons of Money
This was performed at the Kechi Playhouse,
which is located just north of Wichita. The show was the first time my wife
and I had been in a stage production together. In fact, thatís her on the
couch in one of the photographs.
( 1994 )
1994 Renaissance Festival Royal Court
At the Kansas Newman University Renaissance Festival I
was hired to be the Captain of His and Her Majesties Royal Guard. As Captain Ramerez, my
duties were to attend to the Royal Court and allow only those with permission to speak
with the King and Queen. The performance marked the beginning of my enjoyment with the
local Ren Faire.
( 1994 )
The Lisbon Traviata
This was another production while I was living in
Upstate New York. I actually wanted the part because the character had a nude scene
and basically he was a dirty little home wrecker! The production was performed at
the Albany Civic Theater.
( 1993 )
After a brief relocation to Upstate New York, I came to
the conclusion that it was time to return to theater. The stage production was performed
at the Schenectady Civic Theater and was the most elaborate production I have ever been
in. The director went 2,000 dollars over budget to paint his picture of perfection and
by far the best show I have had the pleasure of being in.
( 1993 )
Southwind Gunfighters Stunt Team
Old West reenactment gunfights with lots of tumbling,
rolling, and dying. The improvisational skits were mostly unscripted and unfortunately
the "good" guys usually won.
( 1992 - 1994 )
The Oldest Living Graduate
This was my first acting production outside of Wichita
South High. The performance was given at the Wichita Community Theatre and was one of
my more positive experiences in theatre.