A major Comedy Club producer came today with one of the Stars from the Howard Stern show to check out www.crestlinetheatre.com
. Mind you this is heavyweight used to spending $75,000 a show at the Paris in Vegas which he has a 10 year deal with and owns the Boston Comedy Club. He was thrilled with what he saw and wants to do something with it. I hope so as he is very savvy and is only 50 years old with a lot of energy which is what the deal takes. I mentioned supporting acts like John Stewart, Vince Martin, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Richie Havens, John Hammond, Jr. and he was enthusiastic. I hope he does it along with my son Jason, who handles Anthony Clark (Yes Dear) and 17 other Comedians who regularly play the IMPROV for my friend Bud Freedman. The theater showed beautifully with the houselights dimmed and just a Spot on Mike Center stage, you could almost hear the roar of laughter from a full house. The acoustics he agreed are fantastic and any acoustic group could be heard clearly from every inch of the house right up to the sound booth without sound system. Live Theater would be excellent as well as dance and especially Spoken Word. This is a Real Palace of Dreams just as the Sun Reporter described it in this weekends edition of 5 pages with Full page pictures and extensive copy, in which they quote me and called me an investor, veteran showman and theater slave. I'm very pleased with my work and the way The Landmark Crestline Village Theater has revived from years of dormancy. I enjoy its restoration and the result is an enhancement to my community. I feel good about it. I hope these young men take it over and make it the success it deserves to be. I get that same feeling as when I started the Cafe' au Go Go in 1963 in Greenwich Village, N.Y. one of pride and excitement for the Magic yet to come. I showed them the rest of the town and we went for a Pizza down the street from me and they said, It is the best they ever had at the New Rim Lounge in Top Town. They then went on from here to Lake Arrowhead to check it out and Im sure they were then totally Blown Away by the Pristine Beauty of the area 5000 feet up in the sky where the air is CLEAR and good for the head.
Edited 2/9/2003 10:44:08 PM ET by solomoney
Edited 8/1/2003 12:07:07 PM ET by solomoney