Audio Stars Shine on Right Between the Ears

Audio stars will shine for a night of laughs when the sketch comedy show Right Between the Ears presents a live performance at the 2013 HearNOW Festival in Kansas City - Saturday, June 22 at 8:00pm at UMKC's Spencer Theatre. Tickets are $15.00 and are on sale at the Central Ticket Office, 816-235-6222 or at www.rightbetweentheears.com

The HearNOW Festival is an audio equivalent of a film festival for contemporary storytelling in all its forms: classic radio theatre, audiobooks, experimental narrative and more. The four-day festival, June 20-23, will offer numerous live and recorded performances at the Cinemark Palace on the Plaza, the Tivoli Theatre and other venues in Kansas City.

Joining the Right Between the Ears cast for this special performance will be Phil Proctor, a founding member of the legendary comedy troupe The Firesign Theatre; and Barbara Rosenblat, a star of Broadway, TV and audiobooks.

Phil Proctor is a 45-year member of the thrice-Grammy-nominated Firesign Theatre, featured in such classic comedy albums as Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers and I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus. Phil’s been honored for his stage work by Theatre World, L.A. Weekly, Drama Critics, Free Press and Back Stage Magazine and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his role as Howard in the 3-time Emmy-winning Rugrats. Phil has played on-and-off Broadway, in regional theatres throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in Los Angeles at The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, the Falcon Theatre and the Theatre @ Boston Court, and is a 15-year member of the prestigious Antaeus Classical Ensemble in North Hollywood.

Phil's numerous film credits include the Dr. Dolittle series, Finding Nemo, Toy Story and the new black comedy Window of Opportunity. He portrays the evil Dr. Vidic in the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed game and the Benefactor in the hit series Arrow on CW, as well as numerous roles in L. Ron Hubbard’s Golden Age of Pulp Fiction audio books and Blackstone’s Zorro and the Audie Award-winning Die Snow White! Die, Damn You!.

Barbara Rosenblat is one of the most beloved voice actors in the country with legions of fans worldwide. In a distinguished body of work that includes commercials, documentaries, video games and animation, Barbara has recorded well over 400 audiobooks in multiple genres. She has won 8 Audie Awards for superior narrations and earned over 40 Earphone Awards from Audiofile magazine who named her both a 'Golden Voice' and 'Voice of the Century'. Her nuanced characterizations let one critic to write,"Barbara is to audiobooks what Meryl Streep is to film".

On Broadway, Barbara created the role of Mrs. Medlock in the Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden. She has performed off Broadway and in London's West End. On TV, Barbara has appeared on Law and Order SVU and The Guiding Light. Most recently, she appears as Ms. Rosa in the new Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

Tickets for this special performance of Right Between the Ears are $15.00 and are on sale at the Central Ticket Office, 816-235-6222 or at www.rightbetweentheears.com.

Right Between the Ears is a four-time winner of the Gold Medal as Best Comedy Show at the New York Festivals, and is broadcast every week on Sirius-XM's Comedy Showcase. The show also airs Sundays at 7:00pm on the stations of Kansas Public Radio (91.5, Lawrence; 89.7, Emporia; 91.3, Junction City; 99.5 Manhattan; and 90.3 Chanute). Cast members for the June 22 performance include Rhiannon Birdsall, Mary Ellen Kriegh, Andi Meyer, Jim Moore, Kip Niven and Rick Tamblyn. Darrell Brogdon is the show’s creator and producer.

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