Much Adoobie Brothers About Nothing, a Rock & Soul Take on the Shakespeare Classic
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The last date listed for Much Adoobie Brothers About Nothing was Sunday October 1, 2006 / 7:00pm.
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In this spirited tale of wit, wise-cracking and What a Fool Believes, the couples in this comedic, Shakespearean battle of the sexes would rather drift down a murky river of Black Water than pair off in any romantic China Grove. Will our squabbling central characters, Beatrice and Benedick quit Takin’ It To The Streets and start Rockin’ Down the Highway? Will Claudio take Hero in his arms and profess You Belong to Me? All these questions and more will be revealed as the hilarious action unfolds Minute by Minute! Ya Mo Be There at the World Premiere of their latest fiasco, er, production of Much Adoobie Brothers About Nothing! Head on down to Santa Monica and hop on this Long Train Runnin’ all summer long and come Listen to the Music with the critically-acclaimed and one-and-only Troubadour Theater Company.
About the Creative Team
Matt Walker (Director) has been acting professionally since the age of 17 when he appeared in a Disney Movie of the Week in 1986. Since then Matt has made his living appearing in numerous television shows, feature films, commercials and in live venues across the country. At 19 he was cast as a series regular on the ABC drama “Supercarrier” starring Wendie Malick, Paul Gleason and Richard Jaeckel.
Co-starring roles soon followed in the feature films, “Halloween 5” and “Child’s Play 3” and established Matt in the horror movie sequel genre. Bouncing around Hollywood as a young man, Matt has worked with such notable actors as Kate Hudson, Melanie Griffith, John Goodman, Lea Thompson, Andy Dick, Tony Danza, Martin Mull, Donald Pleasance, Willford Brimley, John Ritter, and the great George C. Scott, and such directors as Tobe Hooper, James Burrows, and Garry Marshall to name drop a few. In 1995, Matt was cast as a series regular in the Fox situation comedy, “The Preston Episodes” with David Allen Grier, and as the star of a CBS pilot called “Shock Treatment”. The heat from these two shows landed Matt with the William Morris Talent Agency, but acting roles began to dry up and in that same year Matt accepted a job as the director of a TBS cable television show, “Dinner And A Movie”. That gig turned into more directing for TBS including the shows, “Movies For Guys Who Like Movies,” “The Man Made Movie, Movie & A Makeover” and “Big Playstation Saturday”. Six years and over 200 episodes later Matt had worked with more of Hollywood’s top shelf talent including Kelsey Grammer, Joan Cusack, Jon Cryer, Beverly D’Angelo, John C. McGinnley, John Travolta, Bridget Fonda, Danny Devito, Morgan Freeman, Ray Liotta and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. During his stint as a director and while he was still represented by WMA, Matt decided to run away and join the Circus. So in 1997 he left Los Angeles and was accepted into Ringling Bros. and Barnun & Bailey’s Clown College on a full scholarship. For three months, seven days a week 14 hours a day Matt was trained in the circus arts including; clowning, acrobatics, stilt walking, make-up, mime, dance, prop building and juggling. This led to a contract as a clown with The Greatest Show on Earth. Traveling across the country on the circus train, Matt performed in venues including, The Cotton Bowl at the Texas State Fair, The United Center in Chicago and The L.A. Sports Arena. After the circus, Matt was more committed than ever to bringing a purely physical, musical and improvisational style of theater to Los Angeles.
Having studied previously with Second City Improvisation, The San Francisco Mime Troupe and renowned clown, Bill Irwin, Matt assembled a multi talented group of actors, musicians, writers and acrobats, and the Troubadour Theater Company was born. Matt’s theater career includes performing in over 100 stage plays and musicals at venues such as, La Mirada Theater, Grove Shakespeare, International City Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, The John Anson Ford Amphitheater, The Sarasota Opera House, The Lobero Theater, San Diego Repertory Theater, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with The Los Angeles Opera, and Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre. Matt is currently an adjutant professor of Clowning and Commedia Del Arte at the University of California at San Diego, and continues as a director of television for Norsemen Productions in Valley Village CA.
The Much Adoobie Cast features (in alphabetical order): Guilford Adams, Eric Anderson, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Travis Clark, Lauren Gira, Tina Groff, Darren Herbert, Andre Holmes, Beth Kennedy, Lynette Rathnam, Jen Seifert, Audrey Siegel, Mike Sulprizio, Matt Walker and Dan Waskom.
The Much Adoobie Design Team includes: Costume Designer Sharon McGunigle, Lighting Designer Jeremy Pivnick, Sound Designer Robert Ramirez, Choreographer Nadine Ellis, Co-Musical Directors Eric Heinly & Andre Holmes, Production Stage Manager Corey Womack.