Cam Clarke's Stop Me If I Told You This to Open at Odyssey Theatre
Stop Me If I Told You This is the touching, funny, off-beat multimedia musical memoir of prolific voice-over actor Cam Clarke. The show business progeny of glamorous Alyce King of The King Sisters and B-movie icon Robert Clarke, his childhood played out on TV screens across America as one of the youngest members of 60's singing treasures, The King Family. In Clarke's autobiographical show, he tells the tale of how a child born into Hollywood royalty struggled to find his own identity. With songs and nostalgia, the show traces Clarke's uniquely profound journey.
Cam Clarke began his career in short pants and knee socks in 1965 as a member of TV's The King Family Show. Since the early 80's, Clarke has been working as a voice-over actor, particularly in animation, voicing such characters as Leonardo in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Clarke has voiced many other characters, including Snoopy, Simba in The Lion King, Der Fledermaus in The Tick, Mac on Clifford the Big Red Dog, He-Man in He-Man: Masters of the Universe, and Freddy the Ferret in Back at the Barnyard, and more, including several popular video games, most notably the Metal Gear Solid series as Liquid Snake.
Previously at the Odyssey, Mark L. Taylor has directed AfterMath and Heap of Liven, both by Elliot Shoenman. At Rogue Machine, he directed Uploaded and Where the Great Ones Run. Among his other numerous directing credits are productions of Concept of Remainders, Sunset Park, Breaking and Entering, Last Call at Moby Dick's, and Return to Morality. As an actor, Taylor has appeared in several television shows and films and also enjoyed time behind the camera for Lifetime and The Disney Channel.
Set design is by Joel Daavid, lighting design is by Luke Moyer, sound design is by Cricket Myers, and projection design is by Nick Santiago. The stage manager is Ashley Henley and Kevin Bailey is General Manager for C-Squared Productions.
There will be two preview performances of Stop Me If I Told You This on Friday, February 20 at 8pm and Saturday, February 21 at 8pm. Opening is set for Saturday, February 28 at 8pm. The regular performance schedule will be Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm through March 29 only. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at www.odysseytheatre.com or via phone at (310) 477-2055, ext. 2. The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles, 90025.