|As 'Hi-Pockets' Duncan, with Kurt Jenkins as Buddy Holly|
I am delighting in my dual roles of good ol' boy country DJ 'Hi-Pockets' Duncan, and the MC for the climactic Clear Lake concert at the end of the show. The MC is a mashup of Charles Nelson Reilly and Paul Lynde, a snarky queen with a red pompadour and a repertoire of groaner jokes. To have such contrasts to play in one evening is such fun, and these multi-character 'tracks' are something I have become a bit of an expert at executing.
We have two more weeks of shows here at Gateway, in lovely Bellport, NY. For more information, visit the Gateway website. After a two week hiatus, we will open October 2 at Ogunquit Playhouse, where I have not performed since starring in "La Cage Aux Folles" in 2007. To return to this fabulous theatre in beautiful Maine in a production that has already had such a huge success there is something I eagerly look forward to!