First Grade Picture
Fred and the Chosen Ones
Dir: Allen Sowelle
Dir: Anna Ommanney
Dir: Ginger Marin/Bijou Ent.
Dir: Philip Roth/Green Comm.
|Best of the Best 2||Featured||Dir: Robert Radler/The Movie Group|
|To Protect and Serve||Featured||
Dir: Eric Weston/Apsicom Prods.
|Sinister||Co-Star||Futuroso Prods. Ltd.|
|The Girl in the Band||Supporting||Dir: Paul Hertz|
|Requiem for Us||Co-Star||Willow Entertainment|
Front Seat Chronicles
Babylon 5: “Endgame”
Dir: Jeff Hennessy
Dir: Allen Sowelle
Dir: John Copeland
|Frasier: “Roz’s Turn”||Featured||Dir: Joyce Gittlin|
|All You Ever Wanted||Host||Dir: Lee Baker|
|Home on the Range||Guest Star||Nickelodeon|
|Saturday Night Live||Featured||NBC|
|But Why Bump Off Barnaby?||Magnolia||Moorpark Melodrama & Vaudeville, CA|
|Slow Death||Wanda||Odessa Theatre, LA|
|Wrecks||Guilda||Odessa Theatre, LA|
|Count Dracula||Mrs. Kiernan||Knightsbridge Theatre, LA|
|To Kill a Mandarin||Angelica||Chamber Theatre, LA|
|Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||Martha||Westside Theatre Group, LA|
|Sea Marks||Timothea||Westside Theatre Group, LA|
|Career||Barbara||Westside Theatre Group, LA|
|Cat on a Hot Tin Roof||Margaret||Provincetown Playhouse, NYC|
|Agnes of God||Livingstone||Provincetown Playhouse, NYC|
|Beauty & The Beast||Beauty||Hollywood Select Video|
|Stealth Security||Announcer||Radio spot|
Horseback Riding (English); Handguns; Screenwriter; Journalist: – Former Network TV Producer/News Writer; Fitness: Pilates/Cardio.
Los Angeles: Joel Asher – Acting; Guy Stockwell – Acting; Gregory Bach – Acting; George Shdanoff – Acting Clinic; American Film Institute – writing & film; Westside Fencing Institute; Theatre East – Theatre Group.
NYC: American Academy of Dramatic Arts; Alfred Dixon Speech Systems; New School for Social Research – film editing; Silas Engum – Singing; Farnsworth Dance Studios,
AWARDS & TITLES
Equestrian: Dressage – Zone 2 Champion 1986 & 1988; Bachelor of Arts – Communications
REVIEW: If Butler Didn’t Do It, Mystery Show Still Has Suspects Galore: ‘But Why Bump Off Barnaby?’ offers a maze of possibilities for aficionados.
August 18, 1994|TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Aggravated parents shouldn’t get excited over the Moorpark Melodrama’s current “But Why Bump Off Barnaby?” No purple dinosaur gets offed in this comic murder mystery; you’d be thinking of Barney. In fact, the Melodrama’s first non-musical production in eight years is great fun.
We’re deep in Agatha Christie country here: The long-absent member of an aristocratic English family, Barnaby Folcey returns home at the request of patriarch Orion Leduc. Things aren’t all as they appear to be at the family manse, and before long, prodigal Barnaby has become the late Barnaby. Dying, he scrawls a message that (as it turns out) could implicate virtually anybody in the house. The other problem is that, while Barnaby had a motive for killing most of the others, none of the others had any perceptible motive to kill Barnaby.
In addition to Barnaby (Robert Plunkett) and Leduc (Nels Jorgensen), the characters–virtually all of them suspects–include police reporter and nominal hero Jeff Barnett (Scott Humphries), his addled fiancee Dora Dunstock (Ami Shupe), hearing-impaired Lady Barbara (Gayle Hendrix-Harris), vain and flirtatious movie star Cleo Barton (Deborah Webster), Leduc’s fortune-hunting “friend” Rosalind Barstow (Buffy Jo Fitch), nanny Miss Barnsdale (Gale Grove), Medkins the butler (JC Bishop) and Magnolia the maid (GINGER MARIN).
There is a real mystery among the shenanigans, one that can be solved from clues revealed during the play (beyond that, we shall offer no further information). But much of the entertainment value comes from watching what director Steve Robertson and his cast do with Rick Abbot’s well-wrought, consistently amusing script–watch–for instance, Magnolia struggle with the guests’ heavy luggage, a gag that’s all but thrown away behind the main action.
There are no songs in “Barnaby,” but musical director Tim King supplies piano and synthesizer accompaniment throughout, and the cast gathers, along with Kevin McDonald and Amy Sullivan, for a post-Barnaby “salute to the good old days of vaudeville,” an approximately half-hour song and dance revue choreographed by Erin Appling.
Details?* WHAT: “But Why Bump Off Barnaby?”?* WHERE: Magnificent Moorpark Melodrama & Vaudeville Company Theater, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. (review courtesy Los Angeles Times at http://articles.latimes.com/1994-08-18/news/vl-28494_1_late-barnaby)