Saturday, October 4, 2014


October 23 thru November 2, 2014
Produced by the Cuesta College Theatre Department
Role: The Child

October 3, 2014
First crack at make-up! This is a VERY different production, and she brought the "audience" to tears on a run-through today. Takin' it to the next level.

Railroad Time

Major transportation organizations, like the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, need to stay on top of time across their entire system!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Picasso, Einstein, and... Schmendiman

Have I mentioned that I got a part in a play at the SLO Little Theatre?! The play is by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin), called "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." The Lapin Agile is a Parisian bar and provides the venue for the entire play about a chance encounter between Picasso and Einstein - and yours truly! And a number of other characters. Pictured below is our first look at the set (thanks for the pic, Pam!). Read all about the play here. Schmendiman (that's me) will soon be bursting in through the door out of the picture to the right... Check out this SLOLT blogpost.

Update 10/16/14: The first review is in, from New Times. "But it's Jamie Foster as Charles Dabernow Schmendiman who steals the show in the second half..." Full New Times review. Then the Trib's review. And the review from Two for the Show.

Update 10/1/14: Uh-oh. We're getting close.

Update 10/5/14: A "moment" is added to the set.

Update 10/7/14: We played to a small group
from PCPA for tonight's first dress rehearsal.

Update 10/17/14: Our own Picasso (Toby) sketched this
out on the whiteboard in the green room.
Left to right, top to bottom:
Germaine (Megan)
Sagot (Larry)
Gaston (Tom)
Schmendiman (me)
Freddy (Bobby)
Suzanne et al (Alicia)
Visitor (Arash)
Einstein (Cameron)
Picasso (Toby)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Working Together - at Church

That's Serafina at the top of the pyramid today at church. Lynn had this so say, "This reminds me of a pyramid Trevor and Tracy were a part of in their church youth days - love watching grandkids thriving just as their parents did!"

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tickling the Eighty-Eights

The kids' piano teacher held a piano recital at the Newman home (other students) Sunday afternoon. It was really quite amazing to see both the technical accomplishments of the kids as well as listen to their selections for "show" pieces to play. It was definitely a movie/show theme this year, with Disney taking the cake. Sam did Edelweiss from the Sound of Music, Serafina did Beauty and the Beast and Be Our Guest, and Matteo did a John Williams Star Wars piece (note his left-over-right technique). All the pics:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Jen's Birthday

Happy Birthday to you! All the pics:

AJ was dubbed Sous Chef for the day!

Headshot Day

It was Headshot Day, 'cause Papa needed one for the "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" program. Here's what we got:

"1, 2, 3, 4... 33, 34..."
And then, "I CAN'T WAIT till I count to the end."