February 5, 2007

2006 Actors Festival Photos

I just created four new photo galleries. See them and 28 more at: ShyCloud.com/DMGsGallery Three of the new galleries feature Programs 4, 5 and 6 of the 2006 Actors Alliance Festival of short plays. The fourth new gallery has the first photos I've uploaded...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:51 PM in DMG's Photos, Theater

July 16, 2006

April 4, 2006

"West Side Story" In North Park

The Jets and Sharks will be rumbling again this weekend during "West Side Story," as the Saints Players of St. Augustine High School present a super-sized version of the classic musical from April 6-9 at the North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave. The play...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:47 PM in Music, San Diego, Theater

October 25, 2005

Happy Birthday Tammie & Guy!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to two people I met back in the '70s during my years taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre -- Tammie (Jackson) O'Dell and Guy Sawyer! I haven't seen either of them in person since...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:37 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

June 17, 2005

Actors Alliance Festival Has Begun

If you love theatre, I strongly suggest that you check out the 15th Annual Actors Alliance Festival of Short Plays that opened Wednesday night at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. There are six different programs of 4-5 short plays that will each be...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:56 PM in Theater

January 30, 2005

"Radio Gals" Well Worth A Drive To Vista

I was lucky enough to attend the final dress rehearsal of "Radio Gals" at the Avo Playhouse in Vista on Wednesday, thanks to my friend Di'Zsa Wilde and her brilliant daughter Brianna. Bri is in a program called Destination ImagiNation, which teaches kids creativity...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:51 PM in DMG's Friends, Theater

January 22, 2005

Happy Birthday Tom Warren!

Happy Birthday to Tom Warren, one of the partners in Schroeder's Club and Cabaret and the husband of one of my very dearest friends, Bettina "Pixie" Warren! I believe I first saw Tom in 1980 when he and the then-Pixie O'Donnell were in "Brigadoon"...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:25 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

January 21, 2005

Happy Birthday Deborah Doane Attwood!

Happy Birthday to Deborah Doane Attwood, one of my all-time favorite friends! I shot this picture of her in 1994. I met Debbie in 1978 when she was a member of the chorus for Tom Rusch's annual Covenant Ark Theatre summer musical, which was...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:33 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

January 17, 2005

Happy Birthday Carlyn Ames!

Happy Birthday to Carlyn Ames, founder of the Golden [not over the] Hill Players! Carlyn produces and directs the group's shows, and often co-writes them and plays a leading role as well. She is a talented singer, dancer and actress! I met Carlyn in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:43 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

December 17, 2004

To Thank Me, See Someone I Mention!

I've received several e-mails lately thanking me for mentioning people, bands or events in my articles. After the last thank you, it hit me that there is one very excellent way for a person to thank me for writing about them or an event...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:16 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

December 10, 2004

Pacific Camerata To Perform Two Concerts

One of San Diego's premier choral ensembles, Pacific Camerata, will present two performances of an international program of Renaissance music for Advent and Christmas on Saturday, December 11, and Thursday, December 16. Part of the Foundation for Early Music Performance, Pacific Camerata has been...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:41 AM in Music, Theater

December 5, 2004

Happy Birthday Lee Dronick!

Happy Birthday to Lee Dronick, a multi-talented guy who I first crossed paths with in the early '90s at Apple II User Group meetings! When our beloved Apple II computers slowly became extinct, Lee and I both chose to remain loyal to Apple and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:45 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

November 18, 2004

Happy Birthday Daniel Valko!

Happy Birthday to Daniel Valko! I met Dan in 1974 when he was in the chorus of "The Music Man," the late Tom Rusch's first big Covenant Ark Theatre musical in San Diego. I did photography for CAT from 1974-80, and Dan stayed with...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:40 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

October 25, 2004

Happy Birthday Tammie and Guy!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to two people I met during my years taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre -- Tammie (Jackson) O'Dell and Guy Sawyer! I met Tammie in 1976 during CAT's summer production of "Camelot," but I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:55 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

October 15, 2004

Two Tell Me About "The Ultimate Journey"

I'm not totally sure I know what "The Ultimate Journey" is, but I got e-mail about it from two people I know this week, so I figure I should mention it here. I heard about it first from my dear friend Di'Zsa Wilde, who...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:11 AM in Music, Theater

September 30, 2004

Happy Birthday Leigh Scarritt!

Happy Birthday to Leigh Scarritt, one of San Diego's most popular and versatile entertainers! She's an actress, singer, musician, dancer, songwriter, playwright, director, choreographer and producer, who has worked at many of the best performance venues in this area! Tomorrow, Friday, October 1, Show...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:32 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

August 31, 2004

Happy Birthday Deborah Gibson!

Happy Birthday to internationally famous singer-actress-songwriter Deborah Gibson! Back in 1990, I was still pretty new to modeming when I joined America Online, where someone convinced me that they were the then-teenaged singing star Debbie Gibson. Because I thought I had met the real...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:00 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

August 16, 2004

Happy Birthday Chris, Paul And Monica!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to three people -- a good friend and former student, an old schoolmate and friend, and an excellent dancer/choreographer who I've run into from time to time since the '70s! In order, they are Chris Putnam,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:36 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

June 19, 2004

Pacific Camerata Offering Two Concerts

Two old friends from my days taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre way back in the '70s, Vickie Jenkins (second from right in front row) and Dan Ratelle (far right), are members of a vocal ensemble called Pacific Camerata. I shot this...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:26 PM in Music, Theater

June 14, 2004

Harriet Schock Is Doing Improv In June

Back in the late '70s and early '80s I used to frequently comb through the many bins at Downtown's old Arcade Music searching for gems amongst their used records and DJ promo copies. It was there that I discovered three vinyl LPs by a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:13 AM in Los Angeles, Music, Theater

June 5, 2004

Two Actresses I Know Are In Plays On 6th

I know two excellent actresses who are doing plays right now on Downtown's 6th Avenue, in venues located just blocks apart from each other. Leigh Scarritt (right) is appearing in The Fritz Theatre's production of "I Do, I Do" that opened two weeks ago,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:40 PM in Theater

June 3, 2004

Golden (not over the) Hill Players To Appear

Last year I videotaped two shows for Carlyn Ames and her senior theater group, the Golden (not over the) Hills Players. I also shot this photo of them back then, which features Carlyn in farmer overalls (must be her Indiana upbringing showing!) with a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:42 AM in Theater

April 29, 2004

Happy Birthday Vickie Jenkins!

Happy Birthday to one of my all-time favorite women, Vickie Jenkins! I originally met Vickie back in the '70s, when she appeared in two plays for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre. I shot this photo when she was playing one of Tevye's daughters in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:03 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

April 15, 2004

Coronado Playhouse Seeks Volunteer Helpers

Jo Anne Scott at Coronado Playhouse forwarded me a message from Ashley Gardner, replying to a message sent by Mary Anderson. They are building a pavilion near the Ferry Landing to serve as a temporary home while their new permanent theater is being built....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:44 PM in Theater