Up next: 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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Busy with Warner

I seem to be spending lots of time at the Warner Theatre either performing, auditioning, painting sets, attending workshops, or helping with backstage crews lately. Not a bad thing at all. It’s kind of a family-like place and I enjoy playing in many aspects of theater.

Recently, I performed in two original 10 minute scenes directed by Tracey Rowe for the CT Artists & Playwrights Festival. The festival invited Connecticut playwrights to write short scenes inspired by  paintings from local artists. Ironically, I ended up taking that inspiration a step further when I was asked to write and record a few music pieces for the scene transitions.

One song was a hokey lobster restaurant jingle for a comedy scene I performed in. Got some vocal assistance from Josh Newey (our favorite Lecturer from Reefer Madness) doing his best Fred Schneider/B52’s impression:

The others were for a more serious scene. The song was about a pet fish and sung by a young talented actress, Kennedy Morris. It’s very neat to hear someone else sing something I’ve written and she did a great job to boot!

Here’s the song:
and then the instrumental outro: 

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I attended a make-up master class with Tyler Green from Litchfield. He’s well-known because he was on the show “Face-Off” and does some incredible work. I showed him my severed head prop and I think he was impressed. I plan to take his upcoming 10-week workshop.

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December brings the first Warner Theatre children’s show, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” I’ll be playing Marci and, eek, roller-skating in the opening scene. Gonna be interesting! Check out my schedule page for more on that!

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Reefer Madness

Here’s a great production still of me as Mae by Luke Haughwout:

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Video of dress rehearsal (“The Stuff” me as Mae and Meric Martin as Jack)

Getting close to tech week for Reefer Madness as we are opening on Saturday, Sept. 13th. I’ve got a bit of a challenging and fun role as Mae, the hostess of the reefer den on 420 Elm St. She’s a lead role with two solos. Not only am I singing, dancing and acting, I’m learning stage combat. Also, I’ve been busy making a couple of body parts again and drawing rats…curious?! Come find out!

WarnerTheatre.org has tickets.

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What’s new/up

Just got back from visiting a favorite Songwriting Camp, SummerSongs and was thrilled to camp out over night and see some friends I’ve missed! Got to join in for song circles, and classes with the infectiously vivacious, Sloan Wainwright, and a master of melody, Cliff Eberhardt! Hoping to go back for a full week, eventually and make it a habit.

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Thanks to all who came to ConnectCon to catch GlumPuppet perform on the Crawl at Black-eyed Sally’s in Hartford. It was quite nice to perform for a crowd who really “got” us! For the Dr. Who Song, we had all the Whovians (a majority of the room) singing along with vigor. You know you’re in the right place when you overhear someone saying they’d wished they’d brought their sonic screwdriver! Here’s a video of it, thanks to our dear friend, Tiffy:

 

OUR NEXT SHOW will be Friday, August 15th at Best Video in Hamden. We’ll, once again, be opening for Pocket Vinyl and performing music live with our videos! Check out my schedule page for more info.

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I’m busy rehearsing for Warner Theatre’s production of “Reefer Madness” the musical, directed by Keith Paul from Desultory Theater. So far, I’m having a blast with this super cast! More details in my schedule and next month. Keep two weekends in September clear to see it (Sept 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21)

 

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