And Then There Were None

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I will be playing the role of Ethel Rogers ( the cook) in Warner Stage Company ‘s production of Agatha Christie ‘s And Then There Were None. Shows run two weekends from September 23 to October 1.

Call the Warner box office for tickets ( I hear they are selling out fast!) at 860.489.7180.

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SW Flight of Broken Jeans

For those who need a good laugh ( and who doesn’t these days?!)

This is based on an article I saw today in Time magazine. It was in the Brief section ( how appropriate!) about what not to wear on an airplane.”  Some employees girlfriends apparently were kicked off a flight for not following dress code by wearing leggings. It also mentioned a 2011 incident with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day being kicked off for wearing inappropriate pants. The airline later apologized.

I wrote an email to the editors. Maybe it’ll get to Billie Joe ( and he’ll forgive my imperfect lyrical prosody:

Southwest Flight of broken jeans ( parody lyrics by Lana Peck)
He wore some sagging jeans
On a SouthWest flight to New Orleans
Oh yes the crew it seems
Thought those saggy jeans hung way too low

They told him politely
Sir we have a dress code policy
If you don’t have a belt
You’ll have to leave. Your jeans hang way to low

hang way too low
hang way too low
hang way too low
hang way too

Did they know he’s the singer of a famous band?
I mean do they know he’s the guy from Green Day?
Billie Joe, kicked off for a fashion faux pax
Cause his jeans hung to low

Did anybody hear
the conversation, what he had to say?
Come on, he’s Billie Joe.
Not the Edge or Bono. {rest} How could they not know?

He must’ve crossed the line
Thats fucked up the plane can’t leave on time
And there’s no posted sign
About this code so say how could he know?

how could he know?
how could he know?
how could he know?
how could he

You think he had another pair but put them through?
All those hits I can’t imagine that he’s all that broke
Billie Joe can’t afford a button for his fly!?
So his jeans hung too low

(Pull up your pants, Billie Joe )

He wore some sagging jeans
On a SouthWest flight to New Orleans
Oh yes the crew it seems
Thought those saggy jeans hung way too low

Does he think just because he’s really famous
Entitles him to fly first class bare butt naked
Billie Joe, kicked off for a fashion faux pax
Cause his jeans hung too low?

Pull up your pants
Hey Billie Joe
Pull up your pants

Copyright, 2017, Lana Peck, ASCAP
LanaPeckMusic.com

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1776…one “bucket list” role checked off!

fullsizerenderJune 23, 24 & 25, 2016 I had the pleasure to play Martha Jefferson ( the role Betty Buckley made her Broadway debut with!) in one of my all time favorite musicals, 1776 with SCT (Southington Community Theatre)! There will be a check mark made on my “bucket list” of shows! Martha (check!); Abigail (and well, most ANY role in the show!): still longing to play!

Click here to view He Plays the Violin scene (audio recording distorted; so sorry)

Here are some more images:

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Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!

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Getting my 70’s on! And my Best Texas drawl for playing Linda Lou at the Chicken Ranch! Come out n see me y’all!

We open this weekend, Saturday May 7 at 8 pm and Sunday May 8 at 2 pm. Then Friday and Saturday May 13, 14 at 8 pm and Sunday May 15 at 2 pm. Get yer tickets at WarnerTheatre.org, or call the box office at 860.489.7180.

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Save the dates June 23, 24 & 25! I have been cast as Martha Jefferson ( the role Betty Buckley made her Broadway debut with!) in one of my all time favorite musicals, 1776! This will be with SCT ( Southington Community Theatre). More info to come!

(An aside: my inner child is feeling giddy about these because both these roles were originated by two Broadway actresses whose careers I fantasized having: Betty Buckley and Donna King ( she played Linda Lou AND Bombalurina in Cats!) I drew both of their pictures from Cats. Got those somewhere…)

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Nice Work was SOOO nice!

and I’m sorry if you missed it! It was truly a wonderful part and experience for me!

I played Duchess Estonia in Nice Work If You Can Get It with the Warner Stage Company, and I’d play her again (and hope I get to!) in a heartbeat!

Got some fantastic reviews too! Online: “Peck may be little, but she has the pipes of an opera singer with a wide range. And she proved she can sing high vibrato and hold a note in her “By Strauss”/”Sweet and Lowdown” voice battle with Cookie. She also had one of the funniest songs of the show when her stern, dry character accidentally becomes drunk.”*

Here’s a small contraband found footage snippet of the show that was recorded by a renegade squirrel who since has never been seen again. So glad he was able to catch this show stopping moment with Joe Guttadauro during one of my favorite songs. It was our opening night audience. * click here to see what she means

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and “Lana Peck as the no-nonsense, no-liquor Duchess hits notes so high she nearly stops the show.” ~ Joanne Greco Rochman, Waterbury Rebublican  review

Another was filmed during a tech week rehearsal and not during a show with an audience. Sadly, I had not as of yet painted the shack or the sign I rip down (you’ll see a little of it in the photo below by Luke Haughwout), and the costume had yet to be tweaked to perfection by Matt Dettmer and Renee Purdy, and the wig (that looked better on opening night!) had a bit of a “falling out” with one of its bobbie pins. Other than that, the cast and I were in good voice, so I share here

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I may find some more footage and post later…

Next up, I have a cable access show down in Hamden to pop into this week wearing my GlumPuppet hat (or I may just send Nosecrops), and the next show at Warner is Rock of Ages (Feb. 6-14). I’ll be singing in the pit (or rather, backstage) so you won’t see me, but maybe you’ll hear my voice in the ensemble. Of course, it’ll still be a brilliant show without me onstage, and I will probably add some scenic art to the set. Stay tuned!

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Nice Work…

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I will being playing the part of Dutchess Estonia Woodford (the part Judy Kaye won a Tony for!) in the Gershwin musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It! It’s a fun farce for all! I will be getting to show off my “operatic chops” with some real legit singing, so come and see me in this one!

“Nice Work If You Can Get It”

Nov. 7-15, 2015
Warner Theatre
Main Street, Torrington, CT

Tickets at: Warnertheatre.org

or call the box office at 860.489.7180

 

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GlumPuppet at ConnectiCon 2015

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Singing Dr Who Song in the “Big Room” for the Roast of Dr Who.

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GlumPuppet opens for Danielle Ate The Sandwich

 

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Drosh & I are very excited to be opening for Danielle Ate the Sandwich at Best Video in Hamden, Monday, June 15th. We’ll be doing a short condensed set. Danielle is a singer/songwriter who plays use and guitar, from Colorado who’s got a huge Internet following, so maybe there will be a bite of sandwich for us 😜…but seriously, we think her fans will dig us and ours will dig her. So if you are in the area, stop by!

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Winging It New Years Eve!

NEWS FLASH!

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Join me and Drosh as we wear our GlumPuppet hats informally for a live streaming show like thing online! This is a last minute special event!

We’ve invited a select group of friends to witness us perform some of our original music, play boards games or whatever, since we haven’t properly planned this one out. So if you are here (and you must be a devoted fan of mine if you are!), and see this come on over and join in!

How, you ask? By signing up at concertwindow.com to watch us and then leave text messages in real, semi-real time in the viewer chat window! You can even tip us if so inclined!

Go here to join in: concert window.com/drosh 

7:55 pm – 9 pm, or so

Wednesday, January 31, 2014

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Marcie


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Next up; Marcie in A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Getting my roller boogie legs back on for this one! We’ll be “ice-skating” onstage as we re-create the cartoon’s opening scene live in the the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. Join Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Schroeder, Linus, etc. for a fun show and a meet & greet afterwards! You can even color with your favorite Peanuts characters (I’m not promising to stay in the lines)!

The show runs 1 pm & 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 6-14. $12 general admission; go to WarnerTheatre.org or call 860.489.7180 for tickets!

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(photo: Luke Haughwout)

 

 

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