Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays from the cast and crew of The Playhouse

Wishing you and yours all the best in 2013!

Don't forget. The next episode of The Playhouse debuts Tuesday January 3 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Vote for The Playhouse in this week's Indie Soap Poll at WeLoveSoaps

Once again, we are up for the weekly Indie Soaps Poll at WeLoveSoaps. Please click on the link below and vote for The Playhouse as your favorite show of the past week. And then write-in your favorites actor actress and couple.

Last week, we came in Number One out of all the shows as did April Audia (Doris) for favorite actress and Doris and Reggie as favorite couple.

WeLoveSoaps Indie Soap Poll

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Indie Soap Best of the Week Poll - Number One!!

The Playhouse came in at Number One this week on WeLoveSoaps weekly Indie Soap Best of the Week Poll! In addition, April Audia (Doris Del Monaco) came in at Number One as favorite actress and Doris & Reggie came in at Number One for favorite couple.  Congratulations to all and Thank you to all of you who voted for us!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Exciting Mid-Season Finale!

Mana and Quentin plot to bring down Doris and get The Playhouse to themselves. Dick and Peggy struggle with their shocking revelation. Rock and Keith conspire to drive Dick and Peggy further apart. Doris frets that someone knows her secret and will use it to destroy her. But when and where? And how? An unseen assailant tampers with someone's life. Keith leads Peggy down a new path.

We're on vacation for the holidays. But, we will be back on Tuesday January 8, 2013 with a brand new episode. Tune in then to find out what happens next at...THE PLAYHOUSE!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Indie Soap Best of the Week

Head on over to WeLoveSoaps and vote for The Playhouse for your favorite Indie of the Week. Also scroll down, and write-in your favorite Playhouse actor and actress for Best Actor and Actress and Favorite Couple.

Who is yours?
Doris and Reggie?
Mona and Quentin?
Peggy and Dick?
Rock and Keith?

Polls end at 9:00am on Tuesday.

Indie Soap of the Week

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Season Two Episode Four has arrived!

This week features a blast from the past. Do we remember her from last season?
Guest starring the fabulous Diana Costa!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Vote for The Playhouse WeLoveSoaps Best of the Week

Once again, The Playhouse is up for Indie Soaps Best of the Week over at WeLoveSoaps.
The competition is fierce. There are more shows than ever in the running. The fact that we came in eight place last week is awesome.

Head over again before Tuesday December 4 at 9am and vote for us for Best Show and write-in your fave actor and actress for Best Actor and Actress and Couple.

Click on link below

Thank you!

We Love Soaps

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Playhouse Comes in 8th at WeLoveSoaps!

The weekly Best of the Indie Soaps at has us ranked at Number 8 out of 28 shows last week. And April Audia as Doris came in fourth! Congratulations April!
Keep watching everyone. Episode Three is currently on youtube.

WeLoveSoaps Indie Soaps Best of the Week

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Presenting Episode Three

Michael Robert Holmes joins the cast as Keth Comstock.  Peggy comes back from her trip with some shocking news. Doris has a deep dark secret. Rock meets someone who could change his life.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Vote for THe Playhouse as Indie Soap of the Week

The Playhouse is in this week's poll for Indie Soap of the Week at We Love Soaps.
Take a few seconds to click on the link below and vote for The Playhouse. And then write-in your choice for Favorite Couple, Actor and Actress.
Thank you and keep watching! Episode Three debuts this Tuesday, November 27.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Season Two Episode Two

The second season of The Playhouse continues as Doris is reconnected with a long-lost love. A new artistic director takes over the Mishawaka Playhouse. Rock is pushed aside in favor of the new artistic director. The battle for control of the Playhouse begins.

Stay tuned for Episode Three on Tuesday November 27, 2012.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Catch Series Creator and Star Richard Van Slyke's One Man Show in LA Nov. 25th

Hey Playhouse fans!

If you are in the Los Angeles area next weekend, check out The Playhouse creator and star Richard Van Slyke in his cabaret act on Sunday November 25 at 6:00pm at the Attic Theatre. Information below.

Or use the link below to their site to order tickets online. Tickets are just $15 or buy two or more for $13.50 each.
Chromolume Box Office

Monday, November 12, 2012

Season Two Premiere!

The Season Two Premiere of The Playhouse is finally here! The residents of The Mishawaka Playhouse have reluctantly gathered for Roger's memorial where two surprise visitors interrupt the proceedings and deliver a couple of shocking revelations. New cast member April Audia takes over the role of Doris Del Monaco and Aileen-Marie Scott joins the cast as Mona Montrose.

Tell us what you think of our new opening credits!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

It's A Wrap!

We wrapped principal photography on Season Two today. It's gonna be great! Awesome, funny, crazy performances by a talented cast of divas and comedy all stars.
Can't wait to go through all the footage and start putting the finishing touches on this season. Episode One is almost done and editing on Episode Two begins this weekend. Season two premieres in early November. Stay tuned here for more details.
In the meantime, here's a little taste of what's to come...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Adam Bucci (Rock Del Monaco) in JustinLove at The Celebration Theatre

Hey All!

It's been a few weeks since we've posted any news! Where has the time gone? Well we've been busy filming and we are currently on a short break re-fueling. Filming will be complete later this month and the first episode is in the editing bay as we speak.

In the meantime, if you are in the Los Angeles area you have an opportunity to see Adam Bucci Rock Del Monaco) live on stage. He is in the new musical JustinLove opening at The Celebration Theatre in West Hollywood September 22. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Season Two Continues

Well we have been busy working on Season Two for the last few weekends and are now two-thirds of the way done. We have a wonderful crew joining our cast this year. And the cast has expanded to include such fantastic actors. All bringing on the funny!

Joining returning cast members Tom Walz, Erin, Holt, Adam Joseph Reich, Eli Chance and Richard Van Slyke are Michael Robert Holmes, Gregory Guy Gorden, Keith Wright, Aileen Marie Scott, April Audia, Ellen Caranasos Sharp and Meghan Olsen.

We have some great stuff captured and we have been having too much fun on set. So great to be back with all these wonderfully talented people.

Here is a little sneak peek at some of the behind the scenes fun. Check out our facebook page for more photos. And be sure to follow us on twitter.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Season Two Filming is underway!

This past weekend, the cast and crew of The Playhouse headed down to The Silver Dream Factory studios in Anaheim to film some key hospital scenes for the second season of The Playhouse. New cast members Ellen Caranasos, Gregory Guy Gorden  and April Audia joined returning cast members Richard Van Slyke and Adam Joseph Reich to film some key scenes involving a hospital. The footage looks great and the new cast members are all welcome additions to the team.

This weekend, the main cast returns for the filming of Episodes One and Two at The Attic Theatre in Los Angeles.  Shocking twists and turns coming this fall to The Playhouse. Stay Tuned!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Season Two Promo

Check out the promo for our Second Season coming this fall. Is it just me or is it hot in here?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

We Did It!!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign. Not only did we meet our funding goal but we got an extra $10 for good measure.

Big thanks to everyone who donated to us. Let the second season merriment commence. Watch for exclusive preview material coming soon!

See you at The Playhouse!

Friday, June 29, 2012

24 Hours Left to the end of our Kickstarter

We're winding down to the end of our Kickstarter campaign and we still have quite a ways to go. This is a reminder that if you were planning to donate, time is running out. We look forward to sharing all kinds of fun updates and bonus features with you. Please head over to Kickstarter and contribute.
Thank you!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Playhouse Welcomes April Audia

We can't say who she'll be playing just yet, but we will say this. One more diva in Mishawaka is one too many. Watch her go head-to-head with Aileen-Marie Scott this fall when Season Two debuts.

Originally from New York, April moved to Los Angeles and studied at LACC Theatre Academy. She has performed all through the Los Angeles area as well as regionally in Theatre productions of Dancing at Lughnasa, Moon Over Buffalo, Side Man, A Piece of My Heart, Beehive, The Rose Tattoo, Godspell, Gypsy, Grease and about seventy more!  Her TV work includes, several episodes of Disney's sketch comedy show "So Random" as well as roles in Wizards of Waverly Place, Accidentally on Purpose, Bold and the Beautiful, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and many others. Additional work includes her first film "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to a more recent PSA for LA Poverty Organization, as well as a documentary "Questions & Actors" about life as an actor. She is currently working on the play "Push Up" at Studio A Theatre, West Valley Playhouse production of "Hanzel and Gretel" and just wrapped a short film entitled "Levittown".  She is so happy to be joining the second season of "The Playhouse Soap Opera" and can't wait to cause as much trouble as this small town can take!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Playhouse Welcomes Gregory Guy Gorden

Gregory Guy Gorden joins The Playhouse in Season Two as Keith Comstock. Tune in this fall to see what kind of trouble Keith stirs up in The Mishawaka Playhouse.

Gregory Guy Gorden (Keith) is thrilled to be joining the hilarious cast of The Playhouse. Gregory is a member of Sacred Fools Theater Company and has appeared in their productions of  Forbidden Zone, Carnevil, Don Giovanni Tonight...,  and many Serial Killers. Regional credits include the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Kansas City Starlight Theatre, and Houston's Theatre Under the Stars.  Past shows include Cabaret (Emcee), Footloose (Willard), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), The Big Bang (Boyd), Top Gun! The Musical (Iceman), The Baltimore Waltz (Carl), Corpus Christi (James) & Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly (Howard).  Film credits include I Want to Get Married, Bella Nubela, & Hunter4Love.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Playhouse Welcomes Aileen-Marie Scott

Aileen joins the cast in Season Two as Mona Montrose.

Aileen-Marie Scott is no stranger to being a dramatic theater diva, as she was last seen as Mama Rose in Gypsy.  Other credits include Babe in The Pajama Game.  Aileen-Marie Chantilly in The Chantilly Sisters, M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Yvonne/Alice in Sunday in the Park with George.  Sarah in Quilters (South Bay CLO), Godspell (South Bay CLO), Flemmschen in Grand Hotel (Performance Riverside), Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Curtis Theatre), Chloe in Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Best Actress Award), Sara Jane Moore in Assassins, Mrs. Phagan in the LA Premiere of Parade, Georgie in The Full Monty, Gussie in Merrily We Roll Along, Chairy in Barnum, Beverly in The Shadow Box, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Amy in Company and The Bakers Wife as well as the Witch in Into the Woods

Monday, May 21, 2012

Official Kickstarter Campaign for Season Two has Launched!

The Playhouse Season Two is set to begin filming this summer.  If you enjoyed the first season and would like to contribute to the success of Season Two, go to our Kickstarter account and see how you can be an important part of the next season of The Playhouse! Just click on the link below and THANK YOU!!!

The Playhouse Season Two

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Playhouse Now Showing on StayTunedTV

The Playhouse is now showing on A new episode is available every Friday at 8:00pm. Be sure to go to their site and vote for us for Favorite Show by June 30. We could win $500!
StayTunedTV - The Playhouse

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Playhouse now playing on Mingle Media

The Playhouse is now showing on Mindge Media. Follow the link below.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Playhouse Episode One to Screen at Web Series Unlpugged on Feb 15

Come meet the cast and crew at Web Series Unplugged at El Cid Sunset Blvd. Los, Angeles, CA 90028 on Wednesday February 15
8:00pm Cocktails/Mixer
9:00pm Screening
$8 cover
For more info check out our facebook invite:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Blooper Reel

Well, season one is all wrapped and the players have left the little theater of Mishawaka, but we have one last present for you. Ladies and gentlemen, the blooper reel*.

*We recommend viewing the series prior to the blooper reel, just so you have some clue as to what we're screwing up. And because the series is awesome.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Playhouse now on Vimeo!

Many thanks to all of you who have supported The Playhouse during its very first season! We're so grateful for your support/likes/comments/subscriptions... This was a pure labor of love. As more and more soap operas met the sharp edge of the program executioner's ax this year, we wanted to create a fond homage to that which makes soap so great. The crazy story lines, the wide camera angles, the squeaky floors, the dramatic camera zooms... They were all deliberately done to try and capture the tropes of this art form, an art form that is rapidly... and sadly... disappearing.

We are now posting our videos over on our Vimeo page.

Why Vimeo? Well, we noticed that YouTube has compressed our projects quite a bit and decided that it was high time to break out of the pixelated prison we were trapped in and set our episodes free to frolic amongst the intertubes in their beautiful, crystal clear, HD glory. We're practically syndicated!

Right now, episodes 1 - 4 are up, and 5 & 6 are on their way. Even if you've seen them before, head over for the rerun to see them the way they were meant to be!

Also drop by in the next couple days for a special treat... Things don't always go smoothly on set... and we have the footage to prove it. Don't be a stranger!


Monday, January 9, 2012

The Playhouse Soap Opera - Season 1 Finale

When last we left The Playhouse, Rock had been arrested for the murder of Constance Ford from the NEA. Dick and Peggy are convinced that Rock is innocent and are determined to find the real killer.
Without further adieu...the season finale of...The Playhouse!