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Magnet mainstay and member of Warm Blooded on Musical Megawatt, RYAN DUNKIN, has just landed himself the role of Cal in the First National Tour of the hit Broadway musical Waitress! We’re super excited for Ryan and had a chance to catch up with him to hear about the experience thus far.
You were just cast in the First National Tour of Waitress–how does it feel?
It feels pretty great! I’ve been on a couple Tours before, but this is a show currently on Broadway, that people actually know! I’ve been very close to a lot of really big projects it’s nice to book one! It’s a First National Tour, meaning it’s the first production other than Broadway.
You’ve been cast in the role of Cal. Can you tell us about that character?
Cal is the cook. He’s a bit grumpy and doesn’t understand why everyone is standing around talking when they should be working. He doesn’t exactly have a heart of gold but “I’m not such a bad guy, maybe?”
For those that’s aren’t familiar with your musical theater background, how the hell did you pull this off?
I’ve been acting professionally since I was about 18. My agents got me an appointment for Waitress and I was really excited. I hadn’t seen the show yet so before my audition I went to get a ticket and Sara was in the show at the time and the cheapest ticket was $400 sooo I did not see the show. I had a good audition and then casting sent me to see the show before I did my final callback with all the creative team and producers which is always a good sign. Sara Barellies was there. I sort of forgot she was gonna be there, but she was very nice. So I had my audition for about 15 people and it went well. I got the call later that day.
As an artist, how do you hope to grow from this tour?
When you are working at this level you get to work with the best. The best in every department and if you’re surrounded by the best you can’t help but learn from them. As an actor it’s always interesting and fun to see how people work. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m just gonna keep my eyes down and hope they don’t figure out they made a mistake in hiring me.
Do you have a favorite musical? Why do you love it?
My FAVORITE musicals are usually the made up ones that I see and do Tuesdays Nights at Musical Megawatt with my team Warm Blooded. My favorite scripted musical is USUALLY the one I’m currently working on or The Full Monty.
You’re gonna be on the road for a long time–what will you miss most about New York?
Whenever I’m working on a show it usually means I have to leave NYC. What I end up missing is honestly, improv. There really is nothing like it. Most of the time I teach my cast members improv games and make them play them with me.
Finally, can you tell us when the tour begins?
We open in Cleveland in October.
Congratulations to Ryan and the whole cast and crew of the First National Tour of Waitress. Make sure to tell your friends all around the country to get their tickets now and get yourself to Musical Megawatt in August and September to see Ryan play with Warm Blooded before he takes off! Check out the casting announcement on Playbill.com.
New Team Crosby
New Team Stills
New Team Nash
New Team Young
The Magnet Theater is pleased to announce the new teams and additions for the Spring 2017 season of Megawatt, debuting this Wednesday, March 22nd, at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10:15pm.
We hope to see you everywhere.
Names in bold are new to Megawatt. Names with an asterisk* are returning to Megawatt. Names with a exclamation point! are new to Block Party. Names underlined are joining a preexisting team.
New Team ILIAD
New Team ODYSSEY
Say hello to our 2017 Spring/Summer Magnet Sketch Teams! Congratulations to all who made a team and thank you to *everyone* who applied and auditioned – we saw so much incredible talent – it was inspiring. Here’s to a brand new season of killer comedy and some big changes to the Magnet sketch community!!! Read on.
* – Returning to Magnet Sketch Teams
** – New to Magnet Sketch Teams
Bold – New addition to a returning team
|NEW TEAM FRYLOCK|
|Director – Elena Skopetos|
|Lorena Russi Serna**||Performer|
|NEW TEAM MASTER SHAKE|
|Director – Chris Hastings|
|Amy Lynne Berger**||Performer|
|NEW TEAM MEATWAD|
|Director – Michael Delisle|
|Director – Jesse Acini|
|Diego Martinez||Writer/ Performer|
|Director – Matt Alspaugh|
|Director – Chrissie Gruebel|
**WEEKEND TEAMS** – Congratulations to Dinosaur Jones and The Executives – two incredible veteran sketch teams who were promoted to a run of Friday night shows starting in April!
|Director – Joe Lepore|
|Director – Kevin Cobbs|
|Evan Forde Barden||Writer/Performer|
Last, but certainly not least, we want to congratulate our *NEW* Magnet Sketch Teams Director ARI MILLER and give a gigantic THANK YOU to our outgoing director CHET SIEGEL, who has put three years of hard work into this program and built it into something that we are so proud of and incredibly excited about going forward! Cheers to Ari and Chet!!!
New Team Kriss
New Team Kross
The Magnet Theater is pleased to announce the new teams and additions for the Fall 2016 season of Megawatt, debuting next Wednesday, September 21st, at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10:15pm. We hope to see you there.
Names in bold are new to Megawatt. Names with an asterisk* are returning to Megawatt. Names in italics are joining a preexisting team.
New Team SUN
New Team MOON
Congratulations to the newest Magnet Sketch Teams and the newest additions to The Executives, Dinosaur Jones, Student Council, and Stockton! Thanks to everyone who submitted and auditioned this round.
Here are your new teams:
*new to Magnet Sketch Teams!
THING #1 directed by Matt Alspaugh
Karina Sahlin* – Writer
Skyler Swezy* – Writer
Dmitry Shein – Writer
Nick Wiener* – Writer
Alyssa Lott* – Actor
Kourtni Beebe* – Actor
Chloe Lewis* – Actor
Keith Rubin* – Actor
Patrick Grizzard* – Writer/Actor
Kyle Levenick – Writer/Actor
THING #2 directed by Ari Miller
Everett Cox* – Writer
Corinne Brinkley* – Writer
Kristen Loe* – Writer
Gina Cucci* – Actor
Alexis Field* – Actor
Dana Moore* – Actor
Rob Webber – Writer/Actor
Joe Lepore – Writer/Actor
Michael McLarnon – Writer/Actor
New Team Creedence
Laura Yoder Witt
New Team Clearwater
New Team Revival
Von Decarlo Brown
John de Guzman
The Magnet Theater is pleased to announce the new teams and additions for the Spring 2016 season of Megawatt, debuting this Wednesday, March 16th at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10:15pm. We hope to see you there.
New Team TROY
New Team ATHENS
New Team ITHACA
New Team SPARTA
Congratulations to the newest Magnet Sketch Teams and the newest additions to The Executives, Dinosaur Jones, Student Council and Stockton! Thanks to everyone who submitted and auditioned this round.
Here are your new teams:
NEW TEAM APPLES directed by Matt Alspaugh
Chris Hastings – Writer/Performer
Rob Webber – Writer/Performer
Joe Lepore – Writer/Performer
Anna Neu – Performer
Chrissie Gruebel – Performer
Noel Salter – Performer
Brandon Lisy – Writer
Hayley Karl – Writer
Jesse Mudrick – Writer
NEW TEAM ORANGES directed by Ari Miller
Dennis Pacheco – Writer/Performer
Alex Stark – Writer/Performer
Angela Demanti – Writer/Performer
Kyle Levenick – Writer/Performer
Devlyn Corrigan – Performer
Dan Dobransky – Performer
Rebecca Acevado – Performer
Jordan Randolph – Writer
Michael McLarnon – Writer