Non Stop Thrill Ride

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There has been quite a lot going on since the announcement of Zarkana’s closing back in December ’15. Mystere-ious I wasted no time in securing at least a part-time/on-call gig with another Cirque show, Mystere at Treasure Island. I’ve already been rocking about a dozen shows, and it’s been a total blast. The Benny the Clown/Brian Le Petite character is …

Jimmy’s New Year (SPOILER: It’s got a lot of NEW)

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2016 comes in swinging, and the roller coaster of life just adds new tracks and loop-dee-loops and barrel rolls and well you get the metaphor. Zarkana Curtain Closing In December Cirque announced that MGM will terminate its contract with Zarkana at the Aria, and the show will close on April 30, 2016. It’s the second time in a row that …

Demo Numero Uno! Now What?

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At long last my first demo is completed and ready to take on the world! I hadn’t counted on my first demo dropped to be my Narration Demo, I had planned for my Commercial Demo to be first, but scheduling dictated otherwise. My Commercial Demo is due any day now. It has been an interesting, steady road with some twists …

The Death of Conversational Reads

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I’m continuing some awesome VO coaching with the great David Rosenthal of the Global Voice Acting Academy. He’s been tireless in his efforts to help me train my ear so that I can self-direct on future auditions. (He can’t hold my hand forever!) Self-direction was addressed in my previous post, and I’m on the road to acquiring those tools. The newest …

A Voice Actor Prepares

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There’s been so much going on in the past few months, since I last posted here. It’s been almost too daunting to get it all down. I’m going to try to set some Mid Year Resolutions. First, blog more. Second, blog better. In March, I shot a super-fun Doritos/Avengers commercial here in Vegas, playing a fake contestant in a quasi-reality …