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!
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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

Post Sundance Mayhem…hardee har har

January 28, 2009

I seem to ask this an awful lot…where did the time go again?  I see I last posted news in October.  I was in the middle of my run in THE WOMEN.  (Have I mentioned that we ran for 3 months & were a Los Angeles Times Critics Choice?)  So, what happened between then and now?

Well, basically, I think I was pretty consumed with the show.  I had a feature film & a video game come out (that’s David Zucker’s An American Carol & Midway Games’ Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, respectively).

Due to exposure from the play, I went straight to producers for a very fun role on Monk.  Didn’t get it.  But it was a great time, nonetheless!!

When the show closed on December 20th, I was already beginning the challenging yet exciting process of regrouping & refocusing my efforts.  Namely, I sat down with the stellar Kristine Oller to get back to the basics – strategizing on the best ways to FEED MY FOCUS…which happens to be FILM (for those of you who didn’t know).

So, now, for 2009 I am fully equipped with a clear action item list.  And ya know…my to-do’s aren’t as scary or overwhelming as they initially seemed.  I carry around my 100 list with me.  And lo and behold, I find myself appearing in places where my “club” is hanging out, too!  It’s magical!  This makes me pretty happy, and excited, and hopeful that everything is going to be alright (ha ha for those of you who get this wink).

Fast forward to today…last week, Adam and I returned from a brilliant 5 days at Sundance!  We hadn’t been back since 2005.  And it was good to be there in this particular year, I think.  First of all, the crowds weren’t nearly as claustrophobic as they had been in previous years.  I attribute that to two things:  1) the economy and 2) the inauguration in D.C.  We knew a good amount of people who left Sundance by Monday (or didn’t come at all) because they had tickets to some event back East.  Lucky them!

But I have to say, it was truly AWESOME to be in Park City for the inauguration.  Sure, we knew of some indoor viewing parties going on.  But we chose to hang out outside in the plaza at the bottom of Main Street, where the festival had set up tv screens.  There were about 200-300 people gathered there in the chilly but invigorating morning air.  And everyone was taking either photos or videos – of the whole event, of the people, the tv screens….everyone was shooting everything.  It was very cool!  (eventually, when I have some spare time, I’ll be posting some pictures and/or videos  here and/or on my Facebook page.)

I’m pressed for time here.  There’s not much more I need to say for now.  I will say we met some fantastic people at Sundance – producers, directors, writers, actors, music supervisors, editors, festival programmers – and I am looking forward to going through the stack of business cards sooner rather than later to touch base with everyone.

I will also say that 2009 has been interesting thus far.  I’m just going to keep focusing on my…er…focus.  I’m looking forward to returning to my Saturday morning Studio at Circus Theatricals’ (I just heard that Fred Molina is back with us for about a month! Gotta get out my Shakespeare!).

And I’m looking forward to whatever my next great adventure will be.  Will it be a film?  A play?  A TV show?  An animated series? An animated film?  A print campaign?  A class A national?

I like to believe…it’s going to be ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!

I wish all of you a joyful, peaceful & prosperous 2009!

Updates for THE WOMEN…

October 15, 2008

Check out the latest RAVE review of THE WOMEN in Downtown LA Scene!!

We’re extended through Nov. 22nd.

And then Circus Theatricals has to pack for its move to THE ODYSSEY THEATRE!!

Come see the LA TIMES CRITICS CHOICE.  And thank you for supporting Los Angeles Theatre!

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is coming!

October 14, 2008

http://io9.com/5062374/lightning-joins-all-the-other-things-striking-in-mortal-kombat-vs-dc

There’s some funny commentary about the character I play – MK’s Sonya Blade.