Don’t worry though I think we can find him September 1st at the DNA lounge in San Francisco performing in Point Break Live! I have not yet been to see this magical reenactment of one of my favorite Keanu films Point Break. The greatest fact about Point Break Live is anyone can try out to be Keanu! So, If you’re ever jonesing to get your “whoa” on go see this play!!
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Here they are! The Keanu! The Musical San Francisco Table Reading Images! Thank you so much to Jennifer Hart for the images!
The Magic…..The Love….The Story that will bring us all together…..
Here are the players:
Sorry Adam Van Der Veer is not pictured, though he did an amazing job as Charlize Theron/Rachel Weisz!
This is just the next step to BROADWAY!!!!! Or at least to a stage performance that will run a few weeks. Nonetheless, it was great and I got great feedback and will just make this musical stronger and better!
Keanu, don’t worry. It’s happening…it’s getting closer…one table reading at a time.
Please wait! It’ll be worth it!
San Francisco’s Keanu! The Musical Table Reading pictures to come!
Even Keanu’s excited!!!
Keanu! The Musical Table reading Cast:
This picture explains it all. The excitement. The Fun. And the shock at how great the response I got from the cast and the audience. You have no idea the joy a writer gets when they hear their words spoken. It was scary and exciting at the same time, leaving my face looking like that in the picture for most of the reading. And where to begin with the actors? I was so thrilled with my cast. They absolutely killed it and I could not have done it with out them!!! It’s amazing how much they brought life into the characters and in ways I never would have expected or guessed. BIG THANKS TO THEM!
Also this reading was the first time sound and visuals were included by Andrew Rahman. It brought the musical to a whole new level and I can’t wait to work with him more. And as always must give props to the great narrator, Kevin VanScoder making sure the audience could visualize the setting and scenes during the table reading.
There will be more pictures to come from the reading but right now I just want to SHOUT FROM THE ROOF TOPS how amazingly, magical the reading was and I can’t wait to take my notes and make this play even better!
I can’t believe my musical baby is growing up so fast!
Don’t have any plans tonight? Well, now you do!
Come to the first EVER Keanu! The Musical Table Reading in San Francisco!
Where? Ninth Street Independent Film Center
When? TODAY, Saturday June 21st—- 7-10 PM
Who? Me, Stacie Sells and a group of her amazingly talented friends reading
Why? Because why the hell not! AND because of this:
Keanu, I’m just giving you what you want!
One More Sleep Until Keanu!
I can’t believe it’s almost here!
The first EVER Keanu! The Musical Table Reading in beautiful San Francisco!
I’m thrilled that I get to work with so many talented people and can not wait to see how they bring these characters to life!
Here’s a little scoop about this fantastic cast:
David Carr Berry (aka KEANU): The moment I met DCB, I wanted to be his friend. There was some mysterious element to him that I wanted to figure out. The more I investigated the more we became friends and I saw the good natured, intelligent, funny individual he is. Becoming his friend didn’t break the magic of his mystery and maybe that’s why he makes the perfect Keanu. Come see for yourself on Saturday!
Max McCal (aka GHOST PATRICK SWAYZE): Max is one of the funniest people I know and it only makes sense that he is part of one of the best improv groups in San Francisco, EndGames Improv. When I was introduced to Max we had an instant bond of ridiculousness and just wanting to make people laugh. We could honestly joke back and forth for days, nights, and maybe years. But we probably shouldn’t because it might end the world with too much funny. I know Max is going to bring a fun element to this reading and his performances are not to be missed. HE’S PLAYING GHOST PATRICK SWAYZE for christ sake!!!
Laura Lahti (aka SANDRA BULLOCK): Laura is pretty much a bad-ass. She is able to juggle a lot all at once but always knows how to let loose and have a good time. I’m thrilled this wonderfully, talented woman is part of the cast and I know she’ll bring the sassa-tude needed for good ole Sandra Bullock. Come see for yourself!
Matt McMonagle (aka BILL): I don’t even know how to describe the awesome-ness of Matt. He’s just too awesome for any kind of words known in the English language. We instantly became best buds the moment we met and I’m pretty sure we are long lost siblings. Matt is one of the nicest guys you’ll meet and always smiling. Whenever I’m having an off day he always cheers me up. He’s guaranteed to cheer you up too with his Most Triumphant performance of Bill! Just wait and see.
Adam Amler (aka Crispen Glover, The Devil, Dustin Hoffman): Adam was one of my first friends when I moved here 3 years ago from Ohio. He’s one of my best buds, always making me laugh and going on random fantastic adventures. We also like to get highly caffeinated and watch tv shows, which is all I really require in a friend. Adam is amazing and one of the most talented musicians/songwriters I know. Come see him on Saturday and see for yourself.
Matt Jackson (aka Christopher Lloyd, Gary Buesy, Jeff Daniels, Al Pacino, Kevin Bacon): The moment I met Matt I liked him. He’s always seems to be having a great time no matter where he’s and always happy to see you. He’s got great energy and just wait until you hear his Gary Buesy impression! I’m so happy he’s reading and he’ll bring the fun for sure!
Monica Leong (aka George Carlin, Shia LaBeouf, Laurence Fishburne, River Phoenix): Monica is my nerd counterpart and can geek out with me at a moments notice. Monica is not only a nerd but also a cool, creative cat lady, which probably also helps in our friendship. I’m ecstatic she’s a part of the reading and think she’ll really bring out the magic in her characters. Get reading. It’s gonna be a wild and crazy ride!
Adam Van Der Veer (aka Rachel Weisz, Carrie Anne Moss, Charlize Theron, The Maid): I consistently saw Adam every morning at the coffee shop I worked at, both of us still sleepy from lack of caffeine. Adam is an awesome talented person and has a cat named David Duchovny. What else is there to say? Come see him perform these lovely ladies on Saturday. You won’t be disappointed. Promise.
Kevin VanScoder (aka The Narrator): Yes, he has some resemblance to Jeff Goldblum and Yes, he may be my husband but just wait until you hear him read the action points in the script. You’ll be impressed. Kevin is amazing and I’m not just saying it because we’re married. He’s a talented film maker and creative poet. He’s also the best partner a girl could ask for putting up with my Keanu obsession for the past few years. Come hear his soothing voice on Saturday and enjoy!
Andrew Rahman (aka The Music Guy): I’m excited to have Andrew be part of this table reading doing live music and videos the entire time. We’ve been working for months on sound and songs and we can’t wait for you to hear them. He’s so talented and I’m honored to have him helping me on this musical! Come hear him and the sounds he’s created on Saturday!
It should be a MOST EXCELLENT TIME!
The Keanu! The Musical San Francisco Table Reading is almost here. It’s so close I can taste it!
We all know Keanu Reeves has worked with many legendary actors and directors on multiple occasions through out his career. It only made sense to replicate that consistency with my cast and bring in my ever so talented friends.
What is a table reading you might ask?
A table reading is when a production organizes a reading around a table of the script by actors but only the speaking parts. It also helps the director/writer make notes on areas that might need work. It’s not only a helpful exercise but a more relaxed feel, where we can let loose and have a little fun.
My cast of friends range from Improv Super stars, Imaginative Directors, Magical Musicians and Nerd/Food Scientists! Who could ask for more? This colorful cast of characters I’m proud to call my friends. I’m thrilled and excited to hear how they will breathe life into their characters and how it’ll shape the show!
A Table Reading is Coming…
There is a mere 3 days to the first EVER Keanu! The Musical SF Table Reading.
Who’s excited!?! Are you excited? I know I am!
But if you still need convincing here’s a little treat, another song by my amazingly talented friend Ryan Eilbeck!
Now without further ado, “My Own Private River”
5 Days Until SF Table Reading!
Each day before the Keanu! The Musical Table Reading in San Francisco I am going to post little gems to get you PUMPED!
PRINT YOUR OWN SAD KEANU DAY!
Feeling bummed and need a little pick me up to get your through the day? Well, have no fear. Keanu is here! Just print this little buddy out and tape him on your computer, your dashboard, the bathroom mirror, or where ever you may need to be reminded that life can’t be that bad.
Keanu is always there to help you through those rough days because, just look at him, he’s been through them too.
BONUS POINTS if you print these guys out and bring them to the reading!!!!