Peter's Comic Book Ramblings

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


May 20th is 6 months to my actual birthday. So I'm celebrating. Weeeeeee!

An update:

- I'm working at the Prince in a production called Jamaica. It's been ... interesting so far.
- I'll be missing both MOCCA and Heroes Con this year. Which is a bummer. But I'm on track to head out to San Diego Comic Con for a week. Yikes!
- CGS is getting bigger and bigger and things are in the works to make it really big.
- Fulton is doing 42nd Street in Lancaster. Yay! Must audition.
- Secret Project 1 is in the works.
- Secret Project 2 is in my head.
- I still haven't seen Iron Man. Indiana Jones is this week.
- I need a girlfriend. haha.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


I was cast in Jamaica at the Prince Theatre here in Philly. Our first week of rehearsal is over and we open with previews May 31.

Jamaica has a pretty interesting origin story. It's by the composers of Wizard of Oz, it's borne out of the Red Scare, it started as a full musical and ended up as a more-or-less cabaret vehicle for Lena Horne, etc. etc. etc. It opened in '57 and ran for two years with very few subsequent revivals. The Prince has been given permission to rework the piece entirely.

We're doing a slow crawl through of a rough staging at the moment - incorporating songs we've learned, loose blocking, etc. Songs are added and/or taken away, new script pages are thrown in - very much like working a new premiere.

I'm loving the trek into Center City each day and I should be getting used to the 10:00am call sometime next week. heh. Rachel Passmore is on staff - worked with her on 42nd Street at the Walnut so it's great to have a familiar face in the crowd.

Prince is home to AMTf (American Music Theatre Festival). I worked with AMTf my freshman year at UArts for a production called Bobos. Yup - it was about sneakers. And gangs.

All in all it's a fun cast so far - 13 in all. And working with Director Ozzie Jones is a fuckin' riot.

More to come...