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NOTICE: No workshop this Saturday. Taking a summer and a winter to enjoy Ashland. However, we are now auditioning for parts in "Can You See Him Now?" Also auditioning for future productions. For Appointment call Sam (541) 631-8545.

No workshop this Saturday.
Call Sam (541) 631-8545.

I have decided that we need a different workshop arena. So, I have discontinued the use of the Ashland Elks Lodge. We will meet at my home at 1650 Sunset St. until I find a better location. When the weather gets a little warmer, and if I haven’t found a location, we will meet at the Garden Way Park on the corner of Clark St. and Garden Way. It is one block off of Walker above Siskiyou Blvd., just down the street from my home. I like being out of doors when the weather allows.

I have also cancelled the community Center bookings. I have been busy with other projects and still haven’t found a few actors needed for the production. When i lived in Hollywood, I had no problem finding actors. I thought there were a few up here in Ashland. I only look for dedicated actors who are not above learning new things. So, if you know of any that like to polish their talent, tell them about us.

Oh, I also discontinued the Meetup group that is online. I have my own sites and will use them to communicate news. Just Google "Act Wizard Workshop" I am close to the top. If you are reading this, you are there.


The comedy CAN YOU SEE HIM NOW? has been well received, not only in Ashland but also in a few venues in California. We are looking for some actors to fill some of the roles for a full production. Also, we need some volunteers to help with the sets, promo, and setup. If you know of anyone, please send them our way. We start the setup one hour before the show.

We are planning some new monologues and staged readings for future productions. We will be holding auditions for parts in “Can You See Him Now?” and future productions.

Workshops are free!
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More information about workshops click here!

The illustrated book,
Cancel Christmas,
is published
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To read the History of the musical: Click here!.

The musical,


The Ashland Elk's Lodge #944 has given permission to the author of the musical, Cancel Christmas to use their stage to run an acting workshop, at no charge. Workshop is Free!

To the people in, or near, the city of Ashland; come join us: actors, dancers, singers, technical people, costume and make-up people, and anyone who wants to be part of a community project, by helping in anyway they can.

Children of all ages, from seven up to any age, are invited to attend and participate. All people who would like to work on, or sponsor, this wonderful project.

Free workshops will be given to all who are involved.

Have fun!!

Cancel Christmas

The illustrated version is now available. Below is a copy of the front cover, and a few pages of the illustrated book, adapted from the play that first appeared on the stage of the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma CA. Each chapter has an illustration at the header, plus 4 full page illustrations by the very creative artist, Cindi Valverde.

Read the history of Cancel Christmas

See the Sebastiani Theater
Home of Cancel Christmas

Click here for Audition information

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List price $17.50 + $4.00 shipping
Your price through this site
$14.50 + $4.00 shipping,
Donate $100.00
receive a free illustrated,
8" X 10", large print book
Two Complementary tickets
to the next production in your area.

Make check or money order to:
Parsec Santa
P.O. Box 1181
Ashland, OR 97520

Benefits and fund raisers are
being scheduled for the production
of the play in Ashland, Oregon.

If you would like to be involved in this project,
receive acting, dancing, and voice lessons
 please call (541) 631-8545

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A review from Outskirts Press:

I want to give you my overall impression of your work: What you have submitted for publication is a wonderful story.  Your prose is nicely developed with an amazing voice; this coupled with your use of dialogue really helps to create round believable characters.

Dialogue can make or break a story.  Sometimes it can become a distracter – not in your case. You have used the right balance of description and dialogue in your story and really use it to your advantage.  You allow your reader to connect with your characters through this element and you use it to keep your plot moving along.  I must say that you really have a knack for developing your characters. I could picture your setting – each character – everything! 

Without strong characterization your work would be flat and lifeless which would not keep the attention of the reader you seem to be targeting.   You have a terrific writing style and really know how to capture the adolescent reader.

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Cindi Valverde's beautiful art work from paper cutouts. If you've read the book you will recognize some of the characters.

Cindi Valverde 
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Cindi: You are the greatest.
Below is some of her work in progress.






A WONDERFUL, FUN  story about Santa Claus. 
Your children will LOVE IT.
 A Christmas Story for children of all ages.

That is Sam playing Santa.
Besides writing, directing and producing Cancel Christmas, one season, I also performed in it.


Hear the Flasher Song

Hear Bring Back the Bad

** Notice ** Publishers, Producers and Directors interested in producing the screenplay, the play or publishing the book, please contact:

   To the Eagle Rock Stage web site.
   To read the last page of the play.
   To read a sample of the book.
   To read the script for the play.
   To order this book click here.
   Cancel Christmas Photo Gallery
   Read some history about Cancel Christmas
   See the ad  for Cancel Christmas with Barnes & Noble.
   Other Books click here.
   Cancel Christmas Comments
   Art work of Penny (Coltrin) Layne, Illustrator
   If there are enough requests, a Spanish version of Cancel Christmas will be made available.

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Don't wait till Christmas!
Order Now!
List price $17.50 + $4.00 shipping
Your price through this site
$14.50 + $4.00 shipping
This offer will be good until Christmas.

Benefits and fund raisers are being scheduled for the
production of the play in Ashland, Oregon.

If you would like to be involved in this project,
receive acting, dancing, and voice lessons
 please call (541) 631-8545

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