Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Housekeeping and Casting News

I spent some downtime tonight doing site housekeeping, updating the Now Showing offerings, adding Matthew and Margaret Reeder to the expats section (thanks Stephen!), adding SPARC’s blog to the Inter-Act section (thanks Jason!), and correcting the listing for Rick St. Peter in Kentucky so it points to his theater blog instead of his MySpace page. If I could dust in the corners and change the sheets, it would almost look like a whole new blog.

And since I know that at least two of you all (looking at you, Annie and Elyse) are interested in the burgeoning career of the young Master Timberline, I am quite excited to report that we just found out tonight that the little stinker has been cast in pretty much the dream role for an 8 year old (except maybe Gavroche…): the title role in “Oliver!” as part of the Heritage Theatre Festival in C’Ville this summer. It’s cool for him, of course; it’s the first role that he wanted to do based on his knowledge of the show before even knowing that there was a specific production out there. As an extra bonus for me, I’m looking forward to getting familiar with a theater I’ve never been to before. So we’re all excited here at the T-line house tonight. How are you doing?

8 comments:

Maoming Family said...

Yeah Cooper! We can't wait to come see you!!! Dave and Holly...keep us posted please...
Deb and Lillie

Stephen Ryan said...

Thank you very much, David, for adding Matt and Margaret Reeder to the expatriates list. They are such a wonderful, dear couple and are missed by many in Richmond.

Annie and Elyse said...

YAAAAY COOPER! I (Annie) might have known a little something about him being thought about for that (us UVA people keep in touch, or at least try to).

People have a ton of fun at HRT, and I think you will love Bob (the Artistic Director). Tell him Annie says "hi"! Also, if you come in touch with James Scales, the Business Manager at HRT, again tell him I say "hi". I babysit his adorable little girl sometimes.

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!!! Steingold sisters will most definitely be there.

Robinitaface said...

w00t!

That's all I have.

Jacquie said...

Congrats Cooper! Here is a fun Richmond factoid...many moons ago when SPARC did Oliver (directed by Joe Pabst and myself), Chris Blake (brother to one of your favorite sexy ladies of the theatre, Liz Blake) was Oliver and this cute little boy named Chase Kniffen was Dogger.
It's such a great show. Copper is going to have a blast!

Dave T said...

Thanks for the good wishes, all! And I will have to tell Coop about Chase as Dodger, Jacquie -- he'll be psyched about that! I wonder if SPARC has any wonderfully embarrassing pictures from that production filed back in their archives!

Anj said...

And to think he started as a prop...

Jacquie said...

It wouldn't be an e-mail from me unless something was misspekled!