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posted Mar 9, 2013, 5:46 AM by Eric Fancher   [ updated Mar 9, 2013, 5:47 AM ]
    Over the past few weeks, Eric has had the pleasure of opening These Are The Times, as well as getting cast in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Well and Living In Paris at Near West Theatre as well as a special benefit concert production of one of his personal favorite shows, Merrily We Roll Along, at Blank Canvas Theatre.  Most recently, he was cast in Monty Python's Spamalot at the Beck Center for the Arts.
    Jacques Paris will be a production like none you have ever seen.  The show itself was originally written for two men and two women on stools singing and interpreting the works of French poet/songwriter Jacques Brel.  Near West Theatre's production will feature 39 teens and adults each going on journeys through their own lives using Brel's music and lyrics as a road map.  With almost circus like staging, and one of the most multi-talented casts Near West Theatre has ever assembled, it is sure to be a production not to miss.  The show runs May 3rd-19th, tickets are 8 dollars general admission and showtimes can be found on the Calendar page.
    Blank Canvas's second season is hit midway through with a special production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along.  Eric will be playing the role of Frank, who achieves fame and fortune while forgetting what helped him get there- old friends.  This rarely-produced show from Sondehim's cannon will be directed by Marc Moritz, a member of the original Broadway cast.  The night will be filled with fun, raffles, prizes, and of course, the show.  Ticket information is still pending, but the show will take place for two nights only, May 24th and 25th.  Showtimes can be found on the Calendar page.
    The Beck Center's summer shows are always large Broadway musical comedies, but few are as large or funny as this summer's production of Monty Python's Spamalot.  Lovingly ripped off from the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" as well as drawing on the rest of the Python universe.  The "Pythons" in this production include Dougfred Miller as King Arthur, Matthew Ryan Thompson as Sir Robin, Brian Altman as Sir Lancelot, as well as Eric, who will be portraying Sir Galahad as well as the notorious Black Knight.  Full cast information can be viewed on the Stage Resumé page.  Tickets are $12 for students 22 and under, $28 for adults and can be purchased HERE.
    Keep checking back for updates on the return of the re-revised version of The Texas Chainsaw Musical! this fall!