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Circus Theatricals is on fire!

September 4, 2010

In theatre news…

Circus Theatricals (my company!) & John Farmanesh-Bocca’s Not Man Apart‘s co-production of TITUS REDUX is a hit at the Kirk Douglas Theatre! This limited engagement – starring Circus’ Jack Stehlin (Weeds) & Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) – closes on Sept. 12th, so hurry on down to Culver City and catch it before it moves on to NYC…and points beyond.

Today this link appeared on CBS Los Angeles — http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/top-99-seat-theaters-in-l-a/

…naming Circus Theatricals as one of the top 5 99-seat theatres in Los Angeles!

Also, check out this great LA Times article from last Sunday’s ARTS section –

http://www.latimes.com/la-ca-0829-titus-redux-20100829,0,1342558.story

(Getting Out – the play I starred in during June & July – is even mentioned in there!)

OK. OK. Enough about that.  What is DLB up to?

Voice over is keeping me busy.  So hurrah for that!

And not to be too vague or anything, but I’m finally moving forward on a long-gestating personal project that – God willing – will end up on the big screen in the not too terribly distant future. (I’ve waited 11 years as it is to get this baby on its feet.  I think I can be patient awhile longer.)

I’m also so excited to start Shakespeare Workout at The Antaeus Co. next week.  The 1st month will be spent working with director Bart DeLorenzo!  Hello Hamlet, King Lear & Twelfth Night!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!  I’m outta here.

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Post Comi-Con Hangover?

July 27, 2010

Hi Folks!

I don’t really have any news to share or anything exceptionally profound to say.

I — like so many of you — have returned home after plunging into the madness that is Comi-Con.  All in all it was a successful week. And now I am “merely” in the midst of the follow-up emails, phone calls, meetings, etc…

In the past, it’s been my habit to stay away from the convention center after Thursday.  Between the geeks farting in the back row of panels, and the feeling that I’m a sardine in an overpacked sardine can…I usually just can’t deal with it after the 1st 24-36 hours.

But check this out…I went through Saturday.  There were highly entertaining panels to attend (ie:  Batman The Brave & the Bold! Children’s Hospital!) & people to meet (fellow Vox client John DiMaggio! Nick Frost! Julie Benz! Orlando Jones! Thomas Jane – who Adam is working with on a Western feature!), reconnect with (Kevin Michael Richardson!), throw myself at the feet of (Guillermo del Toro! Edgar Wright! Andrea Romano!), etc, etc, etc…

You get the picture, right?

I hope San Diego (my hometown!) gets its act together and expands the convention center so the Con can stay down there.  I don’t really want that clusterfuck up here in LA.  And who wants to go down to Anaheim?  (no offense Anaheim.  I love me some Disneyland).

Adam and I think they should expand the east side of the convention center and connect the Hilton via a covered bridge.  They should also make underground tunnels so the pedestrians have a choice of remaining above ground to cross the train tracks, or high-tailing it under ground to get to the Hard Rock Hotel in time for Happy Hour (is there a happy hour in that hotel?  I never checked)

Oh gee.  I’ve said far more than I planned to, and now – sadly – I must leave you.  I’m off  to go chop my hair after spending 7 months leaving it utterly alone for my play!

‘Til the next time my friends.  nanu nanu.

Check out the links!

July 12, 2010

Just wanted to thank my friends & colleagues in both the voice over & on-camera worlds for sharing their fabulous links!

Check ’em out when you have a chance.

There’s some groovy stuff here!
On another note…

Closing night for GETTING OUT is this SUNDAY, the 18th at 7pm.  Would love to have you join me & the rest of the cast to help bring a close to what has been a phenomenal period of my professional life.

For tickets go to:  www.circustheatricals.com/tickets

Industry Comps may be requested by calling: 323.309.5747

And on a final note…

Who am I gonna see at ComiCon??

Closing Night!

Getting Out Extended into July!

July 1, 2010

Yes, that’s right folks.  The play I’ve been immersed in since December has added two more performances in July, so if you couldn’t make it in June, you’re in luck!

We’re still running in rep with the mainstage show — the Ovation recommended More Lies About Jerzy — which has also been extended through the end of July.

Here’s the scoop (and mark your calendars):

GETTING OUT

Sunday, July 11 at 7PM

Sunday, July 18 at 7PM

Still at the beautiful, historic Hayworth Theatre near downtown.  Right next to La Fonda, where you can either chow down before the show OR get drunk after.  YOU decide!

For tickets, go to:  http://circustheatricals.com/tickets.html

Or call: 323.960.7788  

(industry comps available)

Check LA Stage Alliance, too (http://www.lastagealliance.com/lastagetixcalendar.asp?ShowList=4627)

…that’s where you may find 1/2 price tix.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Went in for the 2nd time this year to Producers over at HOUSE, M.D.  A juicy Guest Star role (think Sophie’s Choice).  Probably the best audition of my life (certainly makes up for not booking it).  How exhilerated was I to know I ROCKED it for the great Director Dan Attias, Producer Katie Jacobs, Writer Eli Attie, and, of course, the lovely casting ladies – Amy Lippens, Stephanie Laffin & Janelle Scuderi.  That was fun!

What else?

Right after Getting Out closes, we’re goin’ down to San Diego.  It’ll be a mix of long-overdue R&R and some hearty networking.   Staying out in the “countryside” with the cousins for a few days…then downtown at my Grandpa’s condo in the sky during the madness that is ComiCon.

At least with my newly acquired boxing skills, I can defend myself properly in Hall H.  In fact, if I see that Wonder Woman bee-atch, I think I’ll definitely punch her in the face.

Awwwwww….I’m just kiddin!

where was I?

May 7, 2010

Hello again.  Figured I’d check in. Since I last wrote, there’s been some activity here & there.

My CRIMINAL MINDS episode aired on Wednesday eve (aka Cinco de Mayo).  Hurrah!  If you blinked, you missed my mug (but damn, I looked good for those 1.5 seconds!), but you definitely heard me a heck of lot through that Teaser.  🙂

A couple weeks ago, they brought me in to do ADR.  A page of new stuff!  That was fun.  But sometimes I wish I didn’t know what I was doin’ in front of the mic, ya know?  I mean, I was in and out of that recording stage in 20 minutes!!!  Sure sure, I made the post people very happy for giving them a little extra time to eat their lunch.  But I have so much fun…I just wanna do MORE of it, ya know?

Speaking of fun…I seem to be coming up for more voice match gigs.  Now, that’s pretty cool, too.  Did Amy Poehler for a spot back in December.  And had a callback to match her BFF for a Dreamworks Animation project.  (so close, but alas, no cigar).  And turned in a (I think) good “stab” at Julia Roberts for the upcoming Eat, Pray, Love.

Next week, I’m going back to The Young & the Restless to do another off-camera u-5 for them.  Now, this is a cool way to do voice over — from a recording booth on the soundstage, I get to do the scene LIVE with the actors who are on camera.  (Look ma! I’m really acting!)   Good times, good times.

And last but not least, I am in on-going rehearsals for GETTING OUT (become a fan on Facebook).

The opening is finally in sight!  We’re playing on Sunday nights through June (7pm.  starting May 30th, Opening Night June 6th) at the fabulous Hayworth Theatre downtown! Come on down and see me tackle my 1st lead role in a gorgeous play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Marsha Norman!  Directed by Robert Cicchini.  And co-starring members of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Don’t miss this very limited run!

Ok.  That’s enough for now.

Network Primetime Debut on Criminal Minds!

March 22, 2010

I shot my role on CRIMINAL MINDS last Friday!!!  This was my 1st job on network primetime, and I had a BLAST !  The episode (“…A Thousand Words”) was directed by the wonderful ROSEMARY RODGRIGUEZ, and written by one of the coolest people I’ve met, Executive Producer, EDWARD ALLEN BERNERO.

Ya know, I always wondered what casting office would be able to stake claim to “casting Dana Lyn Baron in her 1st role in primetime” (I know I keep repeating that word.  So sue me…I LOVE saying it!).  A HUGE thanks to APRIL WEBSTER & ASSOCIATES, and specifically SCOTT DAVID & ERICA SILVERMAN.

From the audition to the table read to shooting — the Criminal Minds cast & crew was just awesome!  So welcoming & supportive.

My only wish is that it didn’t all go by so fast.

‘Til the next adventure…

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Um…ok…so I’ve slacked off on the News Updates…

February 19, 2010

Where did the time go?  Yeah, I feel like a broken record when I ask that question BUT, I continue to ask it anyway.  My last posting was in MAY 2009 for goodness sakes!  What was I doing then?

(pardon me while I go back and read my last post.  ok.  I’m back.)

Wow…um…ok.  Well, at the end of June, I finished my successful run in Circus Theatricals Festival of One Act Plays. My hilarious one-act LUNCH-O-LUTION (with the wonderful Vanessa Waters) was a hit with audiences.

Summer was spent re-energizing with a road trip up the coast to Cambria.

The Fall brought me to Paris & the South of France for two glorious weeks.

In November, I shot a commercial for Charter Communications called “WAREHOUSE” (currently running in in the northeast, southeast, & central states)   Click on the title to check it out!

On December 1st, I became a first-time aunt to Maya Paige Baron!

Other fun times in December…

  • did a voice-match job for Amy Poehler on a VITAMIN WATER campaign pitch.
  • started rehearsals for Marsha Norman’s beautiful play GETTING OUT – the next production for Circus Theatricals at THE HAYWORTH THEATRE (where The Women had it’s successful 3 month run!).  Yours truly is playing her first leading role!  I’m being directed by the fabulous Robert Cicchini, and surrounded by a wonderful cast (including Courtney Munch, who’s playing my younger, violent self).

Playing/preparing for this role has led me to something I’ve always wanted to do hardcore – Boxing!  For two months, I’m training 2 hours, 3 days a week at Fortune’s Gym on Sunset Blvd. with Jesse Reid (trainer of 30 champions!).  Running and/or hiking on my off days.  I’m thrilled with the mental, emotional & physical transformation it’s created!  I’ve got just a couple more weeks to go before I let the preparation “cook” for the part.  (hmm…maybe if a movie studio was paying for it I’d keep going?  It’s brutal yet adrenaline-inducing punishment on the body.)

So that’s “it” for the time being.  I’ll try to keep more on top of these updates.  I just don’t know where the time goes sometimes.

Ha!

It’s May! What’s going on in Dana’s world now?

May 21, 2009

For starters, DREAM DATE, the film I shot in NYC last spring, is currently in the SHORT FILM CORNER at the 2009 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.  Award winning, Sundance filmmaker RENE ALBERTA is over there with Producer/Editor DANIEL SHAW schmoozing it up!  A few weeks ago, the film had it’s premiere screening right here in Los Angeles (at the W Hotel Westwood) as part of FILM INDEPENDENT’S CINEMA LOUNGE.

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CIRCUS THEATRICALS in association with THE ODYSSEY THEATRE presents the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble in The Circus Theatricals 14th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays.

Running May 22-June 28.

I am part of Evening A:  Fridays at 8pm  May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

For Tickets ($15):  323.960.7846 or www.circustheatricals.com

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And in other news, I am quite happy to have my hubby, ADAM FINER, back in Los Angeles after he spent a month in Davenport, Iowa, line producing MEGAFAULT for The Asylum & SciFi Channel. (that’s BRUCE DAVISON with Adam in the photo above!)

Coming up next….Macbeth!!

March 5, 2009

Time to check in again!

MACBETH opens at The Odyssey Theatre on Tuesday, March 24th for FOUR (that’s right, just four) Tuesday evening performances!

This is officially a Circus Theatricals Lab Productionhence the limited run.

We have the AWESOME Geoffrey Owens, as our director.  And it’s a production not to be missed.

So remember, you have just four opportunities to get your tushies in the seats!

Tickets are $15

For reservations, call:  310.477.2055 x2

Or go to www.circustheatricals.com

THE WOMEN – LA Times Review

October 4, 2008

Check out the LA Times review of THE WOMEN!

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-et-women3-2008oct03,0,4500305.story