Wednesday, June 26, 2013


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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Dana Snyder in Fiddler

Just a few minutes ago Lyceum Theatre updated their Facebook page with this.

Marvelous! Opens tonight!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fiddler on the Roof opens Saturday June 22nd at Lyceum Theatre

Dana will be starring as Tevye in the play that runs through June 30th.

From VOX Magazine:
Snyder is happy to act in a theater setting again.
“I love it,” Snyder says. “Ninety-nine percent of what I do is voice-over for cartoons and things. It’s the greatest job in the universe, but before I even got into cartoons, I was a theater person.”

Go get tickets! Get on a plane! Get to Arrow Rock, Missouri NOW!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

VIDEO: Ghostbusters

Ken PD Snydecast 9: A Mailbag Special features talk of Ken's fav flicks including: Blues Brothers, Mr. Holland's Opus, MASH, Spinal Tap, Animal House and Ghostbusters.

Here is the classic Stay Puft scene:

Here is a fun gem, a commercial for the cereal based on the cartoon:

If you ever wondered why the cartoon was called "The Real Ghostbusters"? It was to differentiate it from the Filmation cartoon Ghost Busters which was based on a 1975 live action Saturday morning show.

This must be seen to be believed... Larry Storch and Forrest Tucker and a guy in a ape costume:

 It's like they rolled the decade of the 1970s into a ball and threw it at your TV.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dana as The Cowardly Lion

Over on the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Facebook page they have posted some photos of Dana performing in The Wizard of Oz.

All photos copyright Lyceum Theatre Facebook page

The story is bookended with Dana in the role of Zeke back in Kansas:

All photos copyright Lyceum Theatre Facebook page

Then when we get to Oz we see Dana in full costume and makeup as The Cowardly Lion:

All photos copyright Lyceum Theatre Facebook page

All photos copyright Lyceum Theatre Facebook page

All photos copyright Lyceum Theatre Facebook page

Dana also was profiled in VOX Magazine:

Voice actor Dana Snyder heads back to the stage

JUNE 6, 2013 | 12:00 A.M. CST

Voice actor Dana Snyder SAYS he needs to recharge his artistic batteries this summer.

To do so, the man best known for his 13-year role as the animated milkshake, Master Shake, on Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force is trading in the isolated sound booth for the live audience at Arrow Rock’s Lyceum Theatre.

After starring as Max Bialystock in the 2010 production of The Producers, Snyder, 39, is returning to play the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (June 7–16). He will also take on the lead roles of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof (June 22–30) and Rick Steadman in The Nerd (July 27–Aug. 3).

Snyder is happy to act in a theater setting again.

“I love it,” Snyder says. “Ninety-nine percent of what I do is voice-over for cartoons and things. It’s the greatest job in the universe, but before I even got into cartoons, I was a theater person.”

In the summer of 1994, following his sophomore year at Webster University in St. Louis, Snyder performed in five different plays at the Lyceum Theatre. After earning a degree in musical theater, Snyder continued to dabble in theater on small stages such as the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Mich., but soon began to lend his talents solely to animated characters.

Snyder fell into his first voice role of Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s milkshake when a college friend recommended him and his interesting voice for the role. Snyder says he and his cartoonish voice found recording to be an instant fit.

“When you’re playing voice characters, you’re not limited to a physical experience,” he says. “In voice-over, you can be anything from a milkshake to a hockey stick.”

Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine School of Fine Arts at Webster University, says he is not surprised Snyder chose to lend his voice to quirky animated characters.

“He’s worked very hard to be a good actor,” Sargent says. “He primarily does the comic roles because he’s just inherently a funny guy.”

Quin Gresham, Snyder’s college friend and Lyceum Theatre’s artistic director, asked him to return to star in The Producers in 2010 after a 16-year absence from the Lyceum stage. Snyder returned again for Damn Yankees, The Sound of Music and Run for Your Wife in 2011.

Gresham says Snyder has been a staple at the Lyceum because of his ability to relate to all of his characters on a human level.

“The great thing about Dana is he understands comic roles not just in terms of getting laughs but in terms of how they serve the play,” Gresham says. “Because he’s so smart about how he approaches these things, he mines so much more laughter out of the show.”

Snyder’s comedic background comes from a fascination with old-time vaudeville actors such as comedic farce legend and the original 1939 Cowardly Lion, Bert Lahr. “That’s something that Dana is trying to recreate,” Sargent says.

Snyder says he is excited for all three characters, especially his reprise as the somber yet comedic role of the Cowardly Lion, which he played at the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre several years ago.
His preparation to play Tevye, though, forced him to take things to a physical level. He grew out a long scraggly beard to play the Jewish father of five daughters.

“I am unshaven as of about 4 1/2 weeks,” Snyder says. “My beard is only going to get longer and more disgusting. I’ve been mistaken as a hipster — all I need is a fedora and a handlebar mustache.”

Gresham says audiences will see his friend display a sympathetic charm to complement his comedic instincts.
“That character does require so much humanity,” he says. “As a result, he’s going to be even funnier because he won’t just be playing for the laughs; he’ll be playing the character’s truth.”

For Snyder, living in a town with a population of 56 will be worth it for one more summer at the Lyceum.
“It’s a very welcoming environment to work in,” he says. “Do I like driving 45 minutes to get a roll of toilet paper? No. But the theater’s great, and the town is great. I just wish there was a Target behind the theater or something.”

VOX also posted a video entitled "Sixty Seconds With Dana Snyder":

Thanks to Jon Eadler for letting me know about these photos and this article.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Rebecca Watson 7

FROM FRED: In this episode, I have another chat with author, presenter, and skeptic extraordinaire Rebecca Watson, about forever Swatch, Kenny Paris, butter beer, Book It Becca, Cosombies, and Poochie.

Go! Listen!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Raw Ramen Noodle Salad

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #193: Boxing’s Been Good Ken mentions that his sister enjoys eating Ramen noodles raw.

Dana calls her Kenina and Kennitha and says she's "clearly crazy." Ken assures us that neither of those are her real name.

Let me assure you, she's not crazy.

On the internet I have found many recipes that call for using uncooked Ramen noodles including this one:

The good news is Ramen is actually healthier for you uncooked because it doesn't have all of the salt from the flavor package! So go and enjoy some Ramen just like Kenina and Kennitha!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dana in The Wizard of Oz!

Now through June 16!

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There will be munchkins... and maybe Ploompaloompas.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Yogurt and Toast

On Snydecast 201 Dana mentions he likes to have "yogurt and toast" on mornings when he works out.

Ken says its not a good breakfast because "it's not on a Denny's menu."

Who's right? I checked the Internet:

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wizard of Oz opens Friday at Lyceum Theatre

From the Marshall Democrat-News:
The Lyceum will open the regular season with "The Wizard of Oz," June 7-16, followed by "Fiddler On The Roof," June 22-30; "Meet Me In St. Louis," July 10-21; "The Nerd," July 27-Aug. 3; "Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced," Aug. 10-17; "Hank Williams' Lost Highway," Aug. 24-Sept. 1, "Steel Magnolias," Sept. 7-15, and finally "Tuna Does Vegas," Sept. 21-28.

"Of course, part of the charm of the Lyceum is its family atmosphere, fostered by familiar faces returning year after year in a variety of roles," Buckley said. "This year is no different as veterans Dana Snyder, Whit Reichert, Michael McKenzie, Mallory Hawks, Peggy Billo, Daryl Vaughan, Heather Schmidt, Andrea Dotto, and many others return to the Lyceum's stage."

Andrea Dotto, Dana Snyder and Whit Reichert partner up in "The Wizard of Oz" as Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion and the Wizard, respectively.

Audiences will remember Dotto from last season's "The Music Man."

In addition to playing the role of Dorothy, Dotto will also perform in "Fiddler On The Roof" and "Meet Me In St. Louis."

Snyder was last seen on the Lyceum stage in the 2011 season's "Damn Yankees," "The Sound Of Music," "Run For Your Wife" and in 2010 as Max Bialystock in "The Producers."

Snyder's 2013 season at the Lyceum will also include playing Tevye in "Fiddler On The Roof" and Rick Steadman in "The Nerd."

Go get tickets! Get on a plane! Get to Arrow Rock, Missouri NOW!