Hello, I’m Lana aka NOT Scrotum S Sack*; I and my fellow MotherFanger, Finn Cousin Fans of Fangradio are going to be at your Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Red Bank, NJ shows. May we have the honor of being your backup singers onstage for To the Island (if you aren’t in a Covid bubble)?
MOST IMPORTANTLY May I have the honor of singing Message to My Girl (ballad tempo)? Here’s my “audition:”
Isolation is also possible, in case you really like me and want me to stay for another, or perhaps sing during a jam in the green room. I can also sing Songbird (G), Spooky* (Am, ala Dusty Springfield) Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (C); whatever fits the mood! I’ll be singing harmonies from the audience anyway:
To those of you wondering about this post, I’m a shameless Crowded House “Crowdie,” and Fangradio FangHive Seymour Finn Cousin. The only band I’m willing to admit to being a groupie for or even devote far too much time to being one for. But Neil and my FangHive Frenz have helped me through this crazy pandemic and I love them so much for that!
I wrote to Neil to see if he’d let me sit in with the band.
Anyway, please visit NeilFinn.com and enjoy/support them as much as you can!
These covers are not intended for sale.
UPDATE: I’ve got a fun parody song I put together. Please forgive my incredibly novice attempt at playing and production. I gave up on drums and left them as is because I figured they gave it a quirkier feel, but I know better than to play for myself otherwise.
Don’t get me wrong, Silent House is absolutely brilliant and gorgeous, but it’s almost too good and too tough a subject for some of us, so I felt I had to rescue the melody and simply lighten the mood with parody lyrics:
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Expect to reschedule for March 2022?
Gonna get my Swing on! I was asked by Maurice Steinberg to be the featured vocalist for the Torrington Symphony Orchestra’s Spring 2020 concert, and have accepted the honor! Expect to hear 4 songs with the main orchestra and 3 songs with a special smaller combo. Maurice was able to find/transpose/transcribe music from my bucket list of songs, including: Swing, Brother Swing (an early Billie Holiday), Since I Fell For You (an Ella & Buddy Johnson tune, covered by many favorites including Dinah Washington and Mel Torme!), and an uptempo (per my request) version of How Long Has This Been Going On (not the Ace song, but Gershwin).
Tickets are limited at door, call Chuck at 860-214-3347 to reserve.
I’ve been a bit lax about posting to this site, so I missed a show. Neil Simon’s Rumors presented by CTAW in Woodbury, CT that ran the first couple of weekends in January.
I got to play the role of Claire Ganz.
Here’s a review from the Patch; there was also one in the Republican-American:
Playing Sonia in Christopher Durang’s comedy “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” has been a wonderful ride and I’ve fallen in love with her and my castmates, crew, and director! Loving every moment!
Only two more chances to catch this show (as of writing this): Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3 at TheatreWorks New Milford. TheatreWorks.us or 860-350-6863
Photos: Richard Pettibone/Ghostlight Photography
This will be my third production of this incredible show! I will be playing Kate Keller and dedicating this performance to the memory of John Fabbri who played my father when I was Helen the first time around!
The Miracle Worker ( playing Kate Keller)
Landmark Community Theatre, Thomaston Opera House
May 3 & 9 @ 10 am
May 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 8 pm
May 5, 12, 19 @ 2 pm
Adults $26, Seniors & Students $23*: click for tickets
Student pricing for large school groups available
I have the pleasure of playing in the first off-Broadway production of Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Warner Theatre. I will be playing many characters in this 12-person show; a Tour Guide, a newsboy, a servant…and it’s, as they say, jolly good fun!
Come out and see us February 2, 8, 9 at 8pm and February 3, 10 at 2pm. Go to warnertheatre.org for tickets.
Photo: Mandi Martini & Lüke Haughwøut
I’m continuing to record (and eventually write) with Nutmeg Junction radio show and doing more voiceover acting this summer. If you’ve missed any episodes, they can be found at NutmegJunction.com. So far, I’m in many episodes, including numbers 1-5, 15 & 16. Of course, all the episodes are fantastic!
Nutmeg Junction is a NEW 100% originally scripted “Old Time Radio” style weekly half hour radio program which records at WAPJ studio in Torrington, Connecticut and airs on:
WAPJ (89.9 and 105.1FM) Sundays 1pm
WHDD FM 91.9, WHDD AM 1020, WLHV FM 88.1. WBSL FM 91.7): Monday Nights 7-9pm and rebroadcast on Saturdays 11am!
WESU beginning 5/27 at 3:30pm
and CROC Radio in Kimberley, Canada
We have been on the air since March 31st, 2018 and there have been over 30 vocal artists who have shared their talent and performed on the program.
48Hr Film Project, West Haven Film Collective team
This weekend I participated on a short film for the 48 hr Film Project. I got to co-write and act in a short called “Everyone Bleeds.” Yep, that’s me in the long boots in my first ever sword fight!
We run from May 4- June 2, 2018. That’s May 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, June 1, 2; Friday & Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm. You’ll get so many chances to see it, you will really have no excuse. 😉
For tickets call 860-350-6863 or Theatreworks.us
Tickets are $30 reserved seating
Here’s an exclusive interview by J. Timothy Quirk of Nutmeg Chatter on WAPJ, where we discuss the show and my many projects/interests: Click here
…and our first review of the show! Click here
photos: Richard Pettibone
Me, J. Timothy Quirk, Conrad Sienkiewicz, Caroline Sienkiewicz, Robert F. Fullerton, Kurt Boucher, Jandi Hanna, Josh Newey and Rich Cyr are the founding members of a new syndicated radio program on 6 stations (and counting):
Nutmeg Junction: America’s New Old Time Radio Program!
I’m appearing as a regular member playing numerous characters
Official on-air launch Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 1pm
on WAPJ 105.1 and 89.9FM in Torrington, CT
Starting in April, Robin Hood Radio will air the program on 5 stations:
WHDD FM 91.9
WHDD AM 1020
WLHV FM 88.1
WBSL FM 91.7
and coming soon
97.5 FM KENT
I am playing Inspector Harriet Goring in Warner Theatre’s production of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays) through December 17th. Directed by Joe Guttadauro (who you may recognize as my love interest in Nice Work If You Can Get It), and I am joined by two of my And Then There Were None co-stars (Thursday Savage and Mike Zizka). We just “rolled over” into the comedic side of murder!
“As Inspector Harriet Goring, Lana Peck offers yet another sparkling, effervescent performance that is witty, crazy, hammy, dizzying and chock full of the comic snap, crackle and pop that the actress does best. Here, as in the recent “And Then There Were None” where Peck played Mrs. Ethel Rogers to the height of sheer perfection, the actress is at the top of her game.
What’s especially fun about Peck is that she never gives the same performance twice. That’s why directors always cast her in their productions. She has extraordinary insight and range. She know how to take a line of dialogue and make it her own. And she’s not afraid to take chances. Here, she plays her super sleuth female detective character boldly and wisely, using broad, comic stokes and colors that are exactly right for this sort of comic mayhem. She also knows how to amp and ham it up whenever Guttadauro asks her to do. And when she’s center stage with the spotlight shining bright, Peck goes for broke and delights her audience at every comic turn.” ~James Ruocco
Below is a production photo (by Mandi Martini) showcasing the Inspector’s flare for over-the-top Shakespearean acting! Also shown is the talented, Randy Ronco as William Gillette:
For tickets go to: WarnerTheatre.org