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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!


Meet the Crew: Jared M. Boone

MEET THE CREW: Team Special’s video animator JARED M. BOONE is a nocturnal artist who has studied fine art, animation, illustration, and character design. He has spent many years drawing at theme parks and nerd conventions, weddings and non-profits, and also random living rooms abroad the United States. When not working on illustration projects or drawing portraits and caricatures, he is likely brainstorming concepts of the sci fi, adventure, or spooky variety alongside his peers. He posts his work on Instagram as MegaJaredZX. Jared currently resides in San Bernadino County with his three-legged dutch rabbit, Metaknight. (And for tickets and information, please visit!)

L.A. Daily News Interview About Special!


Extra, extra! The L.A. Daily News just posted a great article on SPECIAL (featuring this photo of the lovely and talented Paris Benjamin, Lance Guest, and Marty Yu (who constructed the incredibly awesome non-copyright-infringing wookie suit he’s wearing). And, as always, please visit  for tickets and information on the soon-to-be-holiday classic!

A Talking Bay 94 Shout-Out to SPECIAL!

Miki Herman

“They’re having a play in Los Angeles…about The Star Wars Holiday Special, the behind the scenes stuff, and it’s supposed to be hysterically funny so I’m gonna go see that.” — Miki Herman (former assistant to George Lucas), reminiscing about her work on the actual special on Episode 26 of the Talking Bay 94 podcast! If you’d like to join Miki, tickets to SPECIAL are available at (and click here for Miki’s whole interview)!


A Very Special Shout-Out!

Thanks to for the shout-out to our world premiere backstage history of the “all-singing, all-dancing, all-wookie-ing” Star Wars Holiday Special, coming this holiday season to Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood, CA!  (And for tix and info, please visit!)

Our Very Special Crew: Matt Richter


Matt, Special‘s sound and lighting designer, is an award-winning designer based in Los Angeles. He is the resident designer for the LA LGBT Center, where he also works full time. Designs for the Center include Jeckyll and HydeExit Strategy, Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; Revisited (Ovation nomination), and Hit The Wall (Ovation Nomination, LADCC Award). A member of Sacred Fools Theatre and Theatre of Note, he frequently designs for both companies, including Marian; or the True Tale of Robin Hood,  Skeleton Stories (Ovation nomination), Shoe Story(Ovation Nomination), Rio Hondo (Stage Raw nominations) and Kill Me Deadly at Note, and Mr. Burns: A Post Electric PlayA Gulag Mouse (Ovation nomination) and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (LA Weekly Award) for Sacred Fools. Other recent designs include Oppenheimer  and Finks, both for Rogue Machine, Mayakovsky and Stalin for Padua Playwrights, I Go Somewhere Else for Playwright’s Arena, and I’m Not A Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce Off Broadway. Matt also serves as half of the experimental ambient folk duo Lanfair Field ( and creates his own audio strangeness as autodealer ( For more information, please visit  And for info and ticket information, please visit!

A Very Special Film Threat Shout-Out!


Thanks to Chris Gore for the Film Threat shout-out to my new comedy SPECIAL (coming this holiday season to Theatre of NOTE in L.A.)!