Meet the team of MOBY DICK! THE MUSICAL - Marc James (Pip/Mapple)

October 11, 2018

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Marc is the Artistic Director of TCTP. Some of his favorite credits include: SHEREK THE MUSICAL (Little Pig), SPRING AWAKENING (Dieter) (Surging Films and Theatrics); RENT (Gordon, Waiter, Squeegee Man) (Munroe Theater Guild); TICK, TICK… BOOM! (Michael), BARE A POP OPERA (Peter), PETER/WENDY (Capt. Hook/Mrs. Darling), THE GREEN BIRD (Renzo), THE TEMPEST (Ariel), THE 8 REINDEER MONOLOGUES (Hollywood) ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Chester) (TCTP); SNOOPY THE MUSICAL (Linus) (Company On Stage); YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (Schroder) (Playhouse 90); INTO THE WOODS(Jack) (Pasadena Little Theater); VIOLET (Virgil) (Dionysus Theater). Marc was a company member of Dionysus Theater in Texas for 2 years where he worked with Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story) in a production of VIOLET and YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN. Thanks to Bart, Rodi, Stich, Bella, and Issa for all your support. “I try all things, I achieve what I can.” ― Herman Melville

 

Get to know Marc!

 

TCTP: What was your favorite show you were a part of in high school?

 

MJ: A Midsummer Nights Dream I Played Puck.

 

TCTP: Have you actually read Moby Dick?

 

MJ: Not all the way through I have read certain parts of it.

 

TCTP: What is a piece of classical literature you would love to see turned into a musical?

 

MJ: The Hours by Michael Cunningham it became a movie with Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, Or Chéri By Colette it is a love story about a young man and an older woman and it has a lot flash backs.

 

TCTP: Do you have a personal white whale? What is it? (Interpret how you wish.)

 

MJ: Yes with my insecurities sometimes they just creep on you but you have to fight back and claim your life you know.

 

TCTP: What’s the most thrown together show you’ve ever done?

 

MJ: In High school we had to do a play at the end of every school year that was a class production and my Sophomore year we did Alice in Wonderland and it was super thrown together. Outside of HS I did a production of the Jungle Book where I played Mowgli I think I was like 22/23. Now that show was also super thrown together because the director had to recycle all kinds of things from past shows in order to do it. I remember my costume was originally a dress they used for Barefoot in the Park and they repurposed it for Mowgli's Jungle attire.

 

Check out Marc's work in MOBY DICK! THE MUSICAL running October 29 - December 1 at Heartland Studio. Get tickets here: https://dime.io/events/moby-dick-the-musical

 

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