The Odd Couple: A Post Mortem

Having just finished The Odd Couple (Jan.12-Feb.12,2017) out at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, I have to say it was a blast!  This was one of those times in the theatre where everything comes together: cast, direction, set, audience…and the mixture of everything creates something that is very special.  I think that the change of ownership at the Barn and with The Odd Couple being the first show out of the gate for the new owner brought added energy that was unique and solidified all of us for success.  Everyone wanted the show to work and for it to be best product that we could muster.  Top to bottom this was a positive success and that is a rarity in our Art.  Kudos to all!

What they’re saying…

“John Mauldin is perfectly wry and sardonic as the policeman Murray…” from Jef Ellis’s review at Broadway World.

“Mauldin takes on the role of Murray, a surprisingly soft-hearted NYC police officer. Mauldin’s Murray is frequently the literal and figurative peace-maker of the bunch. Similar in stature to “Mike and Molly” sitcom star, Billy Gardell, whose character was also a cop, Mauldin’s Murray proves to be a big softie during some of the show’s more serious moments, while simultaneously giving some of the best reaction faces of the bunch during the show’s biggest laughs.”  from Jonathan Pinkerton’s review at Nashville Arts Critic.

Up next for me:  I have been cast as Warnock Waldgrave in The Nerd back out at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre which runs March 23 to April 23.  Spoiler alert: my son is making his stage and professional debut as Thor Waldgrave.  I am so proud of him and look forward to what he can bring to the mix.

I’ll keep ya posted!

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