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PDLIC: Production Blog

In Uncategorized on December 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Hey gang!

My 3-woman show, “Princes Don’t Live in Cyberland” premiered at the ComedySportz Theatre last September. After the show opened, I decided to take a little break….but I’m happy to say that “Princes” is coming back in January 2012. We’ll be at the Grand Central Art Center in the downtown Santa Ana arts district on Jan. 20, 21, 27, 28. If you’ve seen the show before and you loved it, please post a link to the FB fan page on your wall to help spread the word. All show updates will continue to post at www.facebook.com/onceuponareality. You can also get the full back-story on the show at the official website: www.onceuponareality.com.

There are some exciting changes coming up in January. We’re introducing a new cast-member to the show to play my Mom. Emily O’Brien will be joining myself and Cat Day in the January run.

I’m getting ready to send out the official FB/email invites, but if you’re interested in the show and would like to know more, please email me at erika@onceuponareality.com. Thanks so much for the support!


Defective Geeks Article

In Princes Don't Live in Cyberland on October 1, 2011 at 1:15 am

Check out an adorable article written by Defective Geeks on “Princes Don’t Live in Cyberland”: http://www.defectivegeeks.com/2011/09/29/princes-dont-live-in-cyberland/

Princes Don’t Live in Cyberland Previews

In Princes Don't Live in Cyberland, Uncategorized on October 1, 2011 at 1:10 am

Hey everyone! Just a quick update regarding PDLIC. We got through previews at the ComedySportz Theatre as well as Actor’s Circle Theatre. Special thanks to my amazing family who have been my emotional support through the journey. Not to mention the fact that they handled everything from the box office/reception/my sanity. I love you SO much and this wouldn’t have happened without you.

Just wanted to take the time to breathe and thank a few people for everything that they’ve done. For the first time out the gates, I’ve been extremely lucky to have such a talented cast/crew behind me. Thank you Beth Bryson (Mom), Cat Day (Gramma), Casey Kimble (Lighting Designer), Jimmy Donahue (Light/Sound Tech) for EVERYTHING! Rehearsals and shows went so smoothly thanks to all of you! Thank you Jenny Rae for your AMAZING cake balls, and for being adorable at the post-parties. Thank you Hep Kittens for a nostalgic and beautiful night of music and vocal talent. Thank you Jordan Rushing, Ally Heller, Dan Flood and Guy Windsor for being my entertainment and crew for the post-parties. Thank you Peter Weidman and Luis Cortes for being my venue people and for helping me find 2 good homes to preview PDLIC. 


I’m in the process of venue hunting and finding a new home for a RUN of “Princes.” If you know of an inexpensive venue, hook a girl up…This is NOT the end of the show, so if you missed it, don’t worry…we’ll be back…

For now, become a fan on at www.facebook.com/OnceUponaReality

and visit the website at: www.onceuponareality.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ThatPrinceShow

Princes Don’t Live in Cyberland: Production Blog #2

In Princes Don't Live in Cyberland on August 19, 2011 at 3:08 am

Princes Don’t Live in Cyberland.

I still can’t get over how much support this show has gotten. I’m going to admit right off the bat….when I started writing the show, I made a LOT of references to guys I dated and situations that I got myself into. When the guys I dated started to realize that I wrote a show, I thought that there would be some uneasiness…instead, the phrase I heard most was, “Can you mention me a lot?”

I love their confidence. Confidence that I won’t make them look bad. The only person who looks like a total idiot in the show…is myself. I admire the guys I’ve dated for being so completely supportive and excited that this project is underway.

ATTENTION: My dream is to have the 2nd row (sorry guys. 1st row is reserved for family) chock full of men from my past. I’m such a masochist.

Anyhoo. I got through the 1st week of rehearsals. The show already has a shape to it, and some of the performances are already extremely moving. I’ll have ticketing updates soon, but just as an FYI…tix will ONLY be available online at www.onceuponareality.com.

Photo Shoot:

We did a “Modernized Fairytales” photo shoot to promote the show on Hollywood and Highland. So much love for my stunning photographer and sweet friend, Jenny Rae. Photos will be posted on the website and facebook soon…keep checking back…Special shout-out to the modern day princes who appeared at the shoot: Will Green as Snow White’s prince, Peter Weidman as Prince Charming, and Kevin Williams as Prince Phillip.

Get ready for Erika as Snow White, Cat as Sleeping Beauty, and Beth as Cinderella….seriously…the shoot was amazing.

If you haven’t yet done so, please follow the show on Twitter, and become a fan on facebook. Thanks for the support everyone, and more updates are coming soon!

Princes Don’t Live in Cyberland: Production Blog #1

In Princes Don't Live in Cyberland on August 13, 2011 at 4:45 am

Hey kids-

So…originally…when I first started writing this blog..the point was to have a blog to complement my website for the 3-woman show, “Princes Don’t Live in Cyberland.”

But here’s the thing…producing a play was waaaay more complicated than I imagined. So a few months later, things are starting to take off. From here on out, I’m documenting the production process for “Princes Don’t Live in Cyberland” via da blog.

Don’t worry. If you adore my silly rants, you’ll still find it all here.

Production update for Princes:

The show was originally written via a couple interesting blogs on myspace a couple years ago. I was the single girl trying to figure out why the hell I was having so many problems with guys. Then I realized something…I was the problem. Not the guys. I was picking the wrongs ones continuously, and I didn’t know why I was doing it. Then I looked at my DVD collection. It was all Disney fairytale movies. Not only that, but I worked at Disneyland in entertainment for a number of years, and was used to having princes and princesses being the center of my universe.

No wonder my perception of love was so demented.

The plus side, is I’m the product of a marriage that has lasted 31 years. Congratulations Mom and Dad!

The downside is…I should have things figured out…and the up side is…I don’t.

So I’ve let the journey begin via this play of mine. I turned my blogs and experiences into a 3-woman show.

The show documents my journey to finding love and is told through 3 generations of women. Gramma…mom..and myself. It traces a childhood of being raised on fairytales and the impact it has on dating in the real world, as well as follows the very different and unexpected relationships of these 3 women. Whether its fairytales or reality…nothing is as it seems. 

After the show was written, the table-read process began. After the first read-through, a huge re-write began. Then came the search for the perfect venue….which was the trickiest part. I landed on the ComedySportz theatre in Hollywood for the premiere. Signed the contract. Picked up the keys to the rehearsal space. Got so nervous I could’ve blacked out driving home.

It was actually happening.

I’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of support I’ve received in such a small amount of time. Daily texts/voicemails from family wishing me luck on the production process. Friends volunteering their time and talent to help me get this show on its feet. My little brother, who always takes the time to read the things I write and still tells me that he’s proud. And finally..my parents…who so lovingly support this show and who have believed in it from day one. In fact, I can guarantee that the show wouldn’t be as far along without them constantly pushing me to believe in the story as much as they do.

The first rehearsal was a couple days ago. I was so scared shitless. I’ve never followed through with a project the way I have with this one. No one tells you that dreams can be scary. They tell you that they’re beautiful. That its easy. That they’re made of gum drops and unicorn droppings. Here’s the thing, following through on dreams is one of the scariest things you can ever do. I literally couldn’t keep food down the day of the 1st rehearsal. My mom drove out to Hollywood to sit in on the first rehearsal. She brought the cast a bottle of champagne to toast the first night. We shared family stories that add depth to the story. I’m extremely lucky. There’s a lot of love in my family. I can’t wait to share this story with people.

I’ll be posting on the show daily, but for now…here’s some sites to check out for show info:

The official website: www.onceuponareality.com

Facebook Fan Page

Twitter (That Prince Show)

Blog Battle #4: Battle of the Disney Princes

In BLOG BATTLE on May 25, 2011 at 12:46 am

Alright kids…it’s time for Blog Battle #4. Last time J-Rae and I battled, we fought for the honor of our favorite Disney Princess. My choice? Ariel. Her choice? Rapunzel.     

This time around, we’re battling it out for the honor of the Disney Prince…because let’s face it, what’s the main reason you ever start watching those Disney flicks as a kid? For the prince…so here we go

First off…let me go through the princes I’m definitely NOT picking….

 Snow White’s Prince: Homeboy is hella handsome…but does he ever really do anything? No. He bumps into Snow White and thinks she’s pretty, and they sing a little ditty by a wishing well…then later on in the story, he gives her a kiss and saves the day. If there are any princes in training who get scared shitless in the face of danger, this is the princeliness to aspire to…

Ones I would like to pick but can’t because well….they’re not princes….

1) Peter Pan- A guy who can fly…Fly people. I mean, done and done…this would be the winner. Plus, he doesn’t wear clothes…he wears leaves…and he doesn’t want to grow up, and frankly, neither do I, so in a sense, we’re perfect for each other. And whenever I want to see him, he’ll simply fly to my bedroom window to retrieve me…talk about convenience.

2) Flynn Rider-Handsome, goatee and he’s definitely the bad boy on the outside, with the heart of a nerd. Yessir, he’s the dream boat of the bunch…and he’ll let his woman fight her own battles. Go Flynn…you or Pan would be my prince…but alas…

And the winner is…..


Oh Prince Phillip…it was a close call between you, Eric and Aladdin…here’s why you won. We understand that you were destined from birth to marry Aurora, but yet you still took the time to get to know her…i.e, your awesome dance scene in the forest. Another reason why you won, you can dance. And you’re a great dresser. AND you wear a frickin’ cape. You’re practically a super hero. In fact, you are kind of a super hero. While Aurora decided to sleep her way through the most thrilling part of her movie, you went ahead and slayed the dragon and took on Malificent…a villain so badass that they’re making a new live-action film in her honor. Oh Prince Phillip, you are one handsome beast…and you’re fierce with a sword and shield…and well…you had me with that cape. My inner Lois Lane will always swoon for you. 

Be sure to check out my opponent’s Blog Battle at: http://lilraecakes.tumblr.com/post/5795505097/blogbattleround4 

Also, wanna meet the girl behind the awesome blog? J-Rae will be celebrating the 1-year anniversary of her Lil Rae Cakes this Saturday at Sweet Harts in Sherman Oaks. FREE Event. Deets available at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162194523836910