Special at Phoenix Creative Collective!

Missed Special in L.A. during the 2018 holiday season?  Well, the Force is with you again since you can now celebrate Life Day 2019 with the new Phoenix Creative Collective production of Andrew Osborne’s true-ish comedy about the backstage drama behind the worst variety show in the galaxy (December 5-8, 2019 in Merced, CA)!

May the Fourth of July Be With You!


SPECIAL cruises at ColoradoBoulevard.net!


ColoradoBoulevard.net says our new comedy about the Star Wars Holiday Special is “SPECIAL” Fare for Fun-Loving Space Nerds…our ideal target demographic! (And check out SpecialThePlay.com for info & tickets to our FINAL TWO WEEKENDS!

Stage Raw Reviews SPECIAL!


“Six talented actors play practically half of Hollywood as they slip into the personas of various actors, directors, writers, producers and executives (a total of 44 characters). Jennifer Hugus plays a level-headed Marcia Lucas as well as the bubbly, songwriting Mitzi. Paris Benjamin portrays a young, glassy-eyed Carrie Fisher, and Lance Guest takes on a moody Harrison Ford. Alex Elliot-Funk plays the flamboyant comedian Bruce and also acts as the story’s unofficial narrator. Marty Yu is particularly exciting to watch as his ten characters differ most broadly. His best scenes are when two of his characters engage in a dialogue — it’s quite the comical achievement. Finally, Rich Lehman is hilarious in his nuanced portrayal of a stony-faced George Lucas.  Aaron Saldana’s video design helps set the scene right off the bat…The show is a good time for fans of Star Wars. You do not have to have seen The Star Wars Holiday Special to enjoy it, but a love for the franchise is a must. So sit back, relax, and — as they say in this show — “May the Force Bea Arthur.”

Thanks to Stage Raw for the great review of SPECIAL (and click here for the full review)!


SPECIAL in The Laughing Place!

I missed posting this one earlier, but here’s a shout-out about SPECIAL from LaughingPlace.com in honor of our great second weekend crowds and the show’s amazing, hard-working cast and crew! (And, as always, please visit SpecialThePlay.com for tickets and information!)

Andrew Osborne on Double Toasted


Thanks to Korey Coleman and Martin Thomas for speaking with Andrew Osborne on the Double Toasted podcast (around 2:09:00) about — you guessed it — ’70s TV, The Star Wars Holiday Special and SpecialThePlay.com!

Lance Guest & Marty Yu on the Nooner Podcast!


SPECIAL star Marty Yu interviews his fellow castmate Lance Guest on the latest episode of the Nooner podcast (at 41:15)! (And for tickets and information about their world premiere holiday comedy at Theatre of NOTE, please visit https://specialtheplay.com!)

Broadway World reviews SPECIAL!


“Laughs abound from start to finish…” — Broadway World gives SPECIAL a thumbs up! (And for tickets and information, please visit SpecialThePlay.com!)

Special Premieres at Theatre of NOTE!

Premiere 2

Thanks to everyone who attended the SOLD-OUT premiere of Special at Theatre of NOTE (and for information and tickets to upcoming performances throughout the holiday season and into January, please visit SpecialThePlay.com!

Premiere !

Special Enters Tech Week!

Cooking up one of the multimedia bits we’ll be adding to the show as Special at Theatre of NOTE enters Tech Week (with Paris Benjamin as Farrah Fawcett, Lance Guest as Marcello Mastroianni, and Aaron Saldana and Marty Yu behind the camera). And for more star-studded information (and tickets to the show), please visit SpecialThePlay.com!