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The Tom Cherry Experience

Friday, June 22, 2012

Your Two-Fisted Radio Show!

Tom Cherry's Old Time Radio Show

POW! BAM! ZAP! It's an action-packed show this Saturday as we feature the thrilling adventures of Captain Midnight, Flash Gordon, and the debut of The Happy Hoppy Hopper Show! Starring those howling commandos of the radio: Sean Heline! Wendy Carpenter! Sean Orlosky! Linda Lee Coy Gilchrist! Darrin Murrell! Our sound man, Jerry Cole! And our special guest stars, Julie Lyn Barber, Dustin Carpenter, and Bob Green! Plus The Mayor of Farmland, Your Hit Parade, and It Pays to Be Ignorant! That's this Saturday (6/23/12) @ 3:00pm at the Farmland Center! Only one dollar per seat!

Can't make it? You can also listen in by clicking the radio icon at http://​www.farmlandindiana.org/ or on any mobile device through the TuneIn App, keyword Farmland Radio! Tune in, turn out, and we'll see you on the radio!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Another Forum Face

Another Forum Face

This was done in the green room during a rehearsal for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (6/18/12)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Return of the Bee

The Star Press (6/19/12)

Yesterday The Star Press ran a story about the Muncie Civic Theatre's 80th anniversary and used a photo of the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on the front page. It's funny that they used an image from the 79th season to celebrate the 80th season, but that's Muncie's newspaper for you! I was just happy to see the Putnam County class of 2011 back in action once again! Yay us!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Forum Faces

Forum Faces

Here's some doodles that I made at a rehearsal for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. That bald fellow would make a good Senex!

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

I Say It's My Birthday

Birthday Girl

Today is my birthday. I hope you celebrated accordingly!

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Friday, June 08, 2012

Tragedy Tomorrow?

The more I think about my character, Erronius, the more I'm convinced that A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is really a tragedy for him.

Let's look at the facts: His children are kidnapped by pirates. He spends years and years abroad searching for them and returns to Rome empty handed. Physically, emotionally and financially drained, the old man hopes to find solace in "the comfort of his lonely house". However, he is deprived of this pleasure by two conmen and then sent on another wild goose chase. Of course, he does find happiness in the end, but something tells me his happy heart gives out right after the finale and he dies while his loved ones skip away with their significant others.

Comedy tonight my ass!

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Friday, June 01, 2012

The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince

Julie Lyn Barber, a playwright living in Parker City, Indiana has been awarded an Individual Artist Project grant by the Indiana Arts Commission for “The Panto Project.” In fulfillment of this project, she has written two new adaptations of classic children's stories. She will bring her latest production, The Frog Prince, to four intimate venues in Eastern Indiana. The play is presented in the popular, traditional British comedic style known as “panto.” The British panto style incorporates broad comedy, audience interaction and familiar characters to engage audiences of all ages. Her previous play, The Elves and the Shoemaker delighted audiences in these same venues in November and December of 2011.

Sure to get you set for summer vacation, The Frog Prince is a 30 minute children’s play, based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. This version takes on a few new twists as we follow the plights of a newly transformed frog, his faithful servant Henry, a lonely princess and her royal mother. An evil Goblin keeps trying to ruin everyone’s fun but the Good Fairy, with the help of the audience, keeps everyone safe and smiling right up to "happily ever after."

The show is directed by Julie Lyn Barber, who also plays the role of the “Frog Prince.” Tom Cherry and Joe Skeen (the comedy duo in The Elves and the Shoemaker) don dresses to tackle the roles of the “Queen” and evil “Goblin,” respectively. Other cast members include: Monroe Central High School student, Kasey Cummins as the “Princess;” Taylor University student, Lydia Gosnell as the “Good Fairy;” and retired science teacher and potter, Frank Knasinski as “Faithful Henry.”

Performance times and venues are as follows:

Sat., 6/2 at 1:00 pm at the Farmland Center, 100 N. Main St., Farmland, IN

Sun., 6/3 at 3:00 pm at the Historic Irvington Lodge, 5515 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN.

Fri., 6/8 at 7:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Franklin St., Winchester, IN

Sat., 6/9 at 3:00 pm in the new Lab Theatre, Rm. 101, Rupp Communications Center, Taylor University, Upland, IN

Tickets are available at the door $5 for adults, $3 for children, cash or checks only (no credit cards.) Return visitors may bring their ticket stub from a previous performance for a $2 per ticket discount.

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