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I've partnered up with
to provide a unique chance to
Perform LIVE Onstage
at my December 12th Holiday Show at
World Famous at Birdland in New York City.
You can submit a video of yourself singing or playing
From those videos two winners be chosen.
The First Winner
(chosen by me and my team)
will come onstage and
perform LIVE at my
December 12th concert!
Plus they'll receive an additional $150 prize!
The Second Winner
chosen by the www.fortalent.com community
(that means the members vote)
wins two free tickets
to the December 12th Concert.
See the details below.
It's free to join www.fortalent.com
(think of it as Facebook but just for artists).
You never know what might happen or
who might be in the audience that night.
Magic Castle Hollywood
December 6th GUEST
James Snyder has appeared on stage and screen both big and small, from starring in John Waters’s “Crybaby” at the La Jolla Playhouse and on Broadway (which earned him a Drama League Award nomination) to guest starring on television shows such as “Drop Dead Diva” and “CSI.” Additional stage credits include Marius in "Fanny" at NY City Center, “Broadway: Three Generations” at The Kennedy Center, the Los Angeles productions of “Rock Of Ages” (also Las Vegas) and “Happy Days,” “The Fantasticks” at Sacramento Music Theater, “Hamlet,” “Ray Bradbury’s Let’s All Kill Constance,” “Sneaux,” “Plop” and “Oklahoma.” He also played Luke Skywalker in the critically acclaimed “Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes” in Los Angeles, Paris and Scotland. Film credits include “An American in China,” “Anderson’s Cross,” “Shuttle,” “She’s The Man” and “Pretty Persuasion,” which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Additional television credits include “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Married to the Kellys,” “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Related.” His first solo album, "L.A. Curse," produced by Ross Golan, was recently released on Lionsgate Records and is available at www.jamessnyder.com . He can also be heard on the studio cast recording of the musical “Bare” and singing on an episode of "It's Always Sunny. . ." He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California.Thanks to his voice teacher Edward Sayegh and his mentor Raphael Sbarge. He loves his family (especially his recently wedded wife Jacqueline).
December 7th GUESTS
Joan Ryan and Tommy Peacock
Joan Ryan is well known to audiences from her dual role of Judy Denmark/Ginger Del Marco in the Los Angeles production of Ruthless! Joan’s four octave range has led not only to symphony and solo concerts around the globe, but leading roles in such shows as Leonard Bernstien’s The Mass at the Hollywood Bowl, Enter the Guardsman at the Old Globe, Triumph Of Love, Little Shop of Horrors and numerous tours including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose,The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Suds. Along with her bestselling solo cd, Joan Ryan, Ms. Ryan’s recordings include the original cast recordings of Ruthless!, Sondheim...a Celebration, Lerner, Lane,Loewe and friends, Schwartz, Schwartz and Strouse, celebrating the music of Stephen Schwartz, Dream, the music of Johnny Mercer, and Life Upon the Wicked Stage, tributing the music of Johnny Mercer. Most recently appearing on Jay Leno and the Today show, Joan spent two years as the resident therapist on the Young and The Restless, series regular Tina Pallodrino on Saved By the Bell., and can be heard on Criminal Minds, White Collar, Army Wives, Suspect Behavior, starring Forrest Whittaker, as well as Falling Skies, the new Steven Spielberg series, among others.
Tommy Peacock is a mad rock n' roller. His voice can twang, bark and sooth, he plays his guitar with the famous "Peacock Chop" and all the while his songs carry you till' the end. Tommy and his group play the annual "Peacock Holiday Show" Dec. 15th at Skinny's Lounge in North Hollywood. You can be sure to get some cheer at this year's event. Check out tommypeacock.com for songs, pictures, history and events!
Magic Castle Hollywood, Tickets
Monday, December 6th
Tuesday, December 7th
Doors 6:30pm Showtime 8:00pm
There are two ways to get tickets to the Castle shows
If you are a member of the castle:
** If you are not a member call the number below
and tell them that you were invited by James
323.851.3313 ext. 303
$15 for Members
$25 for Non-Members
Sunday, December 12th at 6pm
Monday, December 13th at 7pm
December 12th GUESTS
Robert Cuccioli and Merwin Foard
For nearly four years, Robert Cuccioli dazzled audiences and critics across America with his riveting portrayal of mad scientist Dr. Jekyll and his sinister alter ego Mr. Hyde on Broadway and in the national touring company of the Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse smash hit musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde. Cuccioli garnered a Tony Nomination, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award in 1997 for his outstanding dual performance in Jekyll & Hyde on Broadway. In addition, he was honored with Chicago’s prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award during Jekyll & Hyde’s successful 34-week tour. In 1993, following his record-setting, nine-month run in the New York premiere of the Maury Yeston/Arthur Kopit Phantom at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, Cuccioli made his Broadway debut as Javert in Les Miserables. Completing his highly successful run with the Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde in January 1999, Cuccioli set out to stretch his artistic muscles even further. Performing a wide array of challenging roles in venues that extended from Off-Broadway to prestigious regional theatres around the country, including The Shakespeare Theatre of DC, The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Papermill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, The McCarter Theatre, The Guthrie, San Jose Rep. and The George Street Playhouse. In that time, this versatile performer has added to his credits Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Claudius), Julius Caesar (Brutus), the title roles in Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra, classic plays as The School For Scandal, Amadeus (for which he received a Best Actor nod from the NJ Star-Ledger), and The Seafarer beloved musical comedies and dramas including Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living in Paris, Guys and Dolls, The Sound Of Music, Funny Girl, Carnival, A Little Night Music, Bells Are Ringing, The Secret Garden, Pajama Game, and Man Of La Mancha and has created roles in new musicals and plays including Temporary Help, Lorenzaccio (Helen Hayes Nomination), Fiction, Dorian, Enter The Guardsman, Sons Of Don Juan and most recently A Moon To Dance By (with Jane Alexander at the Pittsburgh Playhouse).
BROADWAY: The Addams Family, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Sweeney Todd La Cage Aux Folles, Assassins, Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate, 1776, Jekyll And Hyde, Beauty And The Beast and Les Miserables. DISNEY FILMS: Pocahontas, Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin And The King Of Thieves, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Mulan, Home On The Range, Enchanted and Tangled.
December 13th GUEST
Morgan James: Originally from Idaho, Morgan has lived in Utah, Tennessee, California, and now her family resides in Connecticut. Morgan came from a theatrical family, and so naturally she wanted to be a Veterinarian. Unfortunately, science was not her strong-suit, so after high school Morgan attended The Juilliard School in New York City where she received her BM in Voice.
Morgan is a versatile vocalist, easily maneuvering between opera, musical theatre, rock, and blues. She is equally comfortable in front of an orchestra, full band, or in the recording studio. Morgan has done numerous commercials and voice-overs, and always continues a regimen of voice, acting and improv study. She has been a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 2003, and the Screen Actors' Guild since 2007. Morgan is currently working on the exciting new musical, "The Addams Family", starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth and has begun rehearsals for the new Frank Wildhorn Broadway musical "Wonderland". She is also continuing work on "The Rock Tenor" where she co-stars with Rob Evan. Morgan is also working on her own show and solo album.
Tickets to the Sunday December 12th Show
Tickets to the Monday December 13th Show
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