I’m a Foreigner, not a Stooge!

Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I was up for the part of “Curly” in the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges movie. It’s mentioned in an article on Split Sider. You can read all about it HERE.

The film opened last weekend to mixed reviews as can be expected. I have not seen it yet because I’m in Fayette, MO where there is no movie theater nearby. But I hear from some friends that it’s actually a funny movie. And I’m glad to hear anything that keeps The Farrelly Brothers churning out new Nyuks.

Why oh Why am I in Fayette, MO? I just completed a four day run of a play called The Foreigner. The Sedalia Democrat wrote a nice article about it. The play was at Central Methodist University’s “Little Theater”, the same place that I performed plays throughout college.

The cast included: Jordan Brennan (senior, Marshall) as Froggy LeSeuer; Shamika Pegue (junior, Kansas City) as Betty Meeks; Jeff Byous (sophomore, Peculiar) as Rev. David Lee; Kate Kellner (sophomore, Strafford) as Catherine Simms; Josh Kirby (senior, Armstrong) as Owen Musser; and Dakota Gladbach (junior, Brookfield) as Ellard Simms. The understudy for Charlie was Roger Weaver (sophomore, Overland Park, Kan.) The students did a GREAT job, and made me feel so welcome that I felt like I was going back to school at CMU again.

It was a really fun show, and I’m so glad I was able to make it out here to be a part of the show. The audiences were AMAZING. I played Charlie Baker (No, that’s not a code. That’s his name!) It was great to work with the cast and crew at CMU’s Little Theatre. And I’d really like to thank Mark Kelty for asking me to be a part of it. Mark did a fantasitc job of directing the show. I plan to have some pictures of the show up soon. I’m looking forward to seeing how we looked. I was onstage for most of the show and so I didn’t have a chance to pop out and catch any of the action when I wasn’t in a scene. But below is a picture that was taken by a student in the dining hall where we did some spontaneous theater. We performed a scene from the play where Charlie tells a story in a language that he’s making up on the fly.

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Have you ever seen The Foreigner? I know it’s performed a lot, and Matthew Broderick played Charlie recently off Broadway. I’d be interested in hearing people’s favorite lines, or interesting performances that you’ve seen.

 

Big Showdown on Waverly Place

DAVID HENRIE, SELENA GOMEZ, JAKE T. AUSTIN, MARIA CANALS-BARRERA, DAVID DELUISE, BILL CHOTT

Well, pardners, I’ve been mighty busy on the old ranch on Cherokee in St. Louis, but I’ll be back on TV in a brand new episode of Wizards.  As you know, I wrapped up my tour to Spread the Word to End  the R word, and by next week I’ll have video of the tour posted here on the ole blogaroo.   I’ll be starring in a very special episode of Wizards of Waverly Place FRIDAY, MAY 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on The Disney Channel. Mr. Laritate’s job as principal is in jeopardy, and the gang tries to lure him back by showing him how to “cowboy up” and take his job back.

The future of the show is up in the air, as Wizards has not yet been picked up for a 4th season.  Our producer, Peter Murrieta is rumored to be leaving the show to create more fantastic top shelf shows on Disney and elsewhere.  Peter has been a good friend of mine since our days in Chicago, and if the rumors in the press are true I’ll miss working with him on this show.  But I’m sure we’ll be working together again soon.  Does this mean I’ll be in more episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place?

Perhaps…if we return for a 4th season.  Most importantly, if you can help me out, please write an email by clicking HERE. Just one click will send your messge to all the bigwigs at Disney.

Call toll free: (818) 560-1000 and/or (818) 569-7500 never hurts to call: (if under 18, please ask your folks first). and let them know that you want to keep watching Wizards and you’d like to see more of Mr. Laritate.

letter to:

Write The President and Director of The Disney Channel
Carolina Lightcap
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521

Write The President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company
Robert A. Iger
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521
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Write The President of Cable and Network Group for ABC Broadcasting, (Non-ESPN)
Anne Sweeney
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Write The Disney Channel

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Burbank, CA 91505

I know you, you think an email is easier.  OK, be lazy…visit http://sdsmail.org/

and post on a few forums:

http://www.disboards.com/

http://dcfans.tv/

Let them know if you’d like to see more of Mr. Laritate, and more of Wizards.  If you really enjoyed helping me out, then maybe you’d like to join another fan campaign and join the “Bill Chott is Curly” group. You never know what can happen when fans make their voice heard.

For more info on the Curly campaign, click HERE.

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