Sunday, September 30, 2007

RITZ Pic

The revival of Terrance McNally's bathhouse farce, THE RITZ, doesn't open until October 11th, but a few production photos are circulating around.

So far, this one is my favorite...

On the left, that's Kevin Chamberlin who plays Gaetano Proclo. And on the right - - yep, we all want to know who that is on the right, don't we? - - that's Matthew Montelongo.

I know you'll find this hard to believe, but in THE RITZ, Matthew plays the role of "Patron in Chaps." Dear Lord, I wish I had that on my resume.

As you can see from the picture above...

A) Matthew is HOT and deserves a Tony Award. In that outfit, I could care less if he can "act." Honestly, in that outfit, I could care less if he can talk.

B) If you want an audience's attention, wear chaps, not a trench coat. Tim Gunn's list of 10 "Must Haves" for women may include a trench coat, but for men, chaps are definitely a top 5 "Must Have." (And by "chaps," I mean the clothing, not the cologne).

C) Anytime chaps are called for in a costume design plot, it's a REALLY GAY show. Think about it. What other show would you need guys in chaps? Hmmmm... I know of another one - - OKLAHOMA. See? That's a REALLY GAY show!!!

Break a leg on opening night, Kevin and Matthew.

Oh, and Matthew - - call me.

And Matthew - - one more thing. The next time you pose for production photos, move your hot package to the right or left of that railing / bar-thingy. It's blocking our view of your goods and that's NOT how you sell tickets, ok?

8 comments:

Michael said...

Kevin Chamberlin doing his best George Wendt impersonation.....

Stephen Rader said...

Michael - Somehow, I imagine George Wendt will be walking into the theatre sometime before October 11th shouting, "I'm right here!! You couldn't just book ME for this gig?!?!"

cb said...

LOVE me some chaps! and that guyis HOT. I think I need to see this 'bath house farce'

Stephen Rader said...

CB - He IS hot!!! If you see the show, please give him my best... if you know what I mean. :)

David said...

Who is he? Some porn star?

Stephen Rader said...

David - Belive it or not, no. And neither is Matthew Montelongo. :)

Master Aaron said...

Trench coats are for people who are afraid to wear their chaps. I had a trench coat once. I wonder where I dropped that thing...

Stephen Rader said...

Master Aaron - Where ever you dropped it, I'm pretty sure you won't want to wear it now. Seeing as how it's probably been in the thick of it... so to speak...