Tag: Steve Cassling

From Men in Tights to Men in Dresses

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 18, 2013 – In what’s becoming a favorite local tradition, the Big Bear Theater Project is presenting its hilarious version of a Dickens classic. “A Christmas Carol Askew…Redo!” opens Thursday night for a four-show run at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (PAC). The production is another Panto, which is an interactive style of theater that lets audiences join in the fun. It stars its creators: Steve Cassling, Ty Warren, and Brian Adams. For a video clip of the show, visit the Big Bear Theater Project’s website. Show times at the PAC are December 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 22. The Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center is located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake....

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Robin Hood Gives to the Mountains Foundation

Fawnskin, CA, July 31, 2013 – After a strong opening weekend, men in tights return to the Discovery Center Amphitheater for “Robin Hood … the Panto.” The panto form of theatre is popular in England and is a lot of interactive fun here too: You’ll cheer the heroes and boo the villains, amid chases, songs and sword fights. The Big Bear Theatre Project is presenting the familiar story, but with a twist. Robin and his Merry Men still steal from the rich and give to the poor, but Steve Cassling and Brian Adams play all the characters, and may even pull audience members to the stage to become a part of the action. They’ll battle against the Sheriff of Nottingham and the evil Prince John while waiting for the good King Richard to return.  The show is directed by Cassling, who staged it as the Pasadena Playhouse’s holiday show for two years in a row. Cassling updated it for Big Bear in 2008, where it played along with his two-man version of “The Wizard of Oz” for the Community Arts Theatre Society. He promises audiences, “You’ll share in their adventures, meeting Little John, Maid Marion, and all the men of Sherwood Forest…. It’s a fun, uproarious experience you won’t want to miss!”  Pantomime, or panto — not to be confused with the theatrical medium of mime — has a long theatrical history in Western culture, developed...

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Local Actor Joins KBHR Staff

 Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2013 – KBHR welcomes local actor and business owner Steve Cassling as morning announcer on 93.3FM; his on-air debut was July 1. Steve has been acting professionally for almost three decades. After studying Theatre Performance at Boston University, he joined the acting company of the Tony award-winning Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, appearing in dozens of productions, from “Cyrano de Bergerac” to “The Sound of Music.”  He then spent twenty years in Los Angeles working in television commercials and shows such as “General Hospital,” “The Young & The Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Murphy Brown,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Facts of Life.”  He also appeared in several films, including the horror classics A Nightmare on Elm Street and Re-animator. Steve is no stranger to voice work, either. He sang on the soundtracks for X-Men 2 and Dudley Do-Right, and his voiceovers can be heard in numerous Anime series: Giant Robo, Ghost in the Shell, Bleach, Super Pig, Ambassador Magma, and Love Hina, to name a few, as well as a number of  PlayStation and X-Box games. In addition, he sings with the local a capella group Simply Voices. Since moving with his family to Big Bear in 2004, Steve has appeared in local productions of “Carousel,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Guys & Dolls,” and “Fandance.”  He directed and appeared as King Arthur in “Camelot” and...

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Christmas In The Village

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 23, 2012, 8am – The official Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Grand Entrance will take place in the Village today. Entertainment begins at 5pm. Steve Cassling will be the Master of Ceremonies this year, and Charles Dickens Carolers will be performing, as well as five local high school students, part of Mountain Top Strings. Miss Big Bear and her court, and the high school cheerleading team will also be there. Mayor Jahn and his family will officially light the tree at 6pm, followed by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on a horse-drawn sleigh, escorted by fire crews on the old vintage fire...

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Big Bear Theater Project Halts Production Of “Waiting For Godot”

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 18, 2012, 8:30am (UPDATE) – The Big Bear Theater Project released the following statement on their website today: Because of unforeseen circumstances, we have unfortunately been forced to cancel our scheduled production of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting For Godot”. If you’ve already purchased your tickets for “Godot”, please call 909-585-4840 and we’ll arrange a refund or a raincheck for one of our upcoming productions. If you purchased tickets for the Doves Benefit Preview performance, call 909-866-1546 to make arrangements there. [Original Story] Big Bear Lake, CA, July 18, 2012, 8:00am – The Big Bear Theatre Project will present Samuel Beckett’s Modern Classic of Comedy and Tragedy “Waiting For Godot”. The production will be directed by Steve Gaghagen, and will star Steve Cassling, Steve Gaghagen, Brian Adams, Dustin Murphy, and Spencer Cassling. “Waiting For Godot” was first performed in the 1950’s and was recently selected as the most influential English Language play of the 20th Century by a panel of 800 playwrights, directors, actors and producers. The performances will be held at Theatre 617 in the Masonic Lodge at 385 Summit Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The opening night evening performance starts at 8pm on July 20 and the show runs until August 4. Tickets are available in advance and can be purchased at No Name Pizza or by calling 585-4840. Tickets will be available at the...

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