Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Q&A with Timothy Gulan

Timothy Gulan plays Luther Billis on the tour!

Can you share with us any special interests or skills that you have (fitness trainer, dance, cooking, knitting, etc.)?
Motorcycling, scuba diving, cooking, archery and hand guns, “Houdini Illusions” and I do a lot of movie ADR work also.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us about your background?
I’m Polish and Irish, one of 5 kids and all of my tattoos are real (except the ship).

Do you have a website? Myspace Page? Facebook Fan Page or Blog?
My website is Timothygulan.com. If you go to my website, you can find a secret blog for a puppet I have called “shekki the shark.” Also, I am “Timothy Gulan” on Facebook.

What are the most played song(s) on your iPod?
I can't stop listening to the Broadway soundtrack for Next to Normal!

Before this gig, what was your claim to fame?
I starred in the tours of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Some Like it Hot (opposite Tony Curtis). I was playing Hitler in a new Musical called The History of War before I got South Pacific.

What is your best on-stage moment/mishap?
I had to get to a Houdini trick on stage - underwater, with 2 sets of handcuffs and leg cuffs, in a triple padlocked container. I had to get out of it in front of people on stage and members of the audience were invited to inspect all of it.

Name your favorite guilty/pop-culture pleasure:
I love old martial arts movies, and I am a WWII documentary junkie.

How do you unwind after a performance?
I walk my dog Yogi! He's a Brussels Griffon/Shitzu mix.

Who is the performer you'd drop everything to see?
I am not like that at all. However, I will drive 13 hours to see a friend in a show. That is what matters to me.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Sound of Music Sing-Along Event

One of your favorite things returns to the big screen for two nights only on October 19 and 26 with The Sound of Music Sing-Along Event: 45th Anniversary Celebration! Don’t miss the opportunity to sing along with Julie Andrews (The Tooth Fairy) and Christopher Plummer (Up) in the extraordinary, Academy Award-winning classic back in theatres in true HD! Visit FathomEvents.com/soundofmusic for tickets today!

The Sound of Music feature has been fully restored and this is the first time it will make its debut in theatres in full HD. This theatre event is part of the larger 45th Anniversary celebration of The Sound of Music that NCM Fathom, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Rodgers and Hammerstein are launching.

This exclusive event will entail the sing-along version of the fully restored feature with timeless hits like "The Sound of Music", "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev’ry Mountain" and "Do-Re-Mi.”

Plus, see I’ll Sing Once More: The Sound of Music Today, an exclusive piece that pays tribute to this timeless classic by looking at The Sound of Music effects on popular culture. Audiences will get a unique look at the brilliant restoration The Sound of Music, be whisked back to Salzburg for a travelogue where the movie was filmed, and be treated to contemporary and surprising tributes ranging from modern dance and rock band salutes to an all-marionette version. All brought to you by NCM Fathom in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment in celebration of the release of The Sound of Music on Blu-Ray™ and DVD Combo Packs available November 2.

The Sound of Music Sing-Along Event is two nights only! October 19 and October 26 at 6:30PM local time.

Visit www.FathomEvents.com/soundofmusic to get your tickets today!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

On the Road with Christopher Johnstone

Actor Christopher Johnstone, who can be seen in the national tour of South Pacific, has filled out a blog Q&A from Los Angeles! Keep reading to find out more about the tour cities he has visited and which city he's most looking forward to visiting!

Question: What city are you currently in?
Christopher Johnstone: LA

Q: What are you most looking forward to in this city?
CJ: Being close to friends from college and my three bros and parents in the OC. Visiting my favorite beaches: Salt Creek & Thousand Steps; living in Hollywood!! And shooting some episodes of “All My Children”.

Q: What tour stop has been your favorite so far and why?
CJ: I loved the layout of the city in Seattle. They had amazing restaurants, great shopping and nightlife. Their music and art scene is top-notch and the country up there is beautiful!

Q: Which upcoming tour city are you most looking forward to visiting and why?
CJ: Toronto - I’ve never been to Canada.

Q: What music are you currently listening to?
CJ: While in So Cal it only seems right to jam to alternative and alternative rock. I’m listening to Coldplay, The Postal Service, Death Cab For Cutie & Green Day to name a few.

Q: Name one item you can’t live without while on the road:
CJ: My iPhone. It’s necessary to find your bearings in all these new places. It finds whatever I need, how to get there and keeps me in touch with my fam and friends.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re traveling between tour stops?
CJ: Visit my place in NYC.

Q: What is your favorite song in South Pacific?
CJ: I’m in love with a wonderful guy. Whether you’re a guy or girl, the feeling of being in love is unlike anything else. :)

Q: Name one reason why people should see South Pacific.
CJ: Not only is it beautiful to look at and listen to, it teaches you about American history (which most likely has something to do with your own history) AND it teaches you about life and love.

Visit Christopher's official website at www.topherstone.com.
Read Christopher's bio on www.southpacificontour.com.

South Pacific is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles through July 17, 2010. Click here to purchase tickets.