Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Newsletter: Hey Northern CA. Kerri and Ron and heading up the Coast!

Kerri Pomarolli & Ron McGeheeFebruary 2012
Kerri Pomarolli & Ron McGehee
Hey guys,

Just a heads up--there is a new comedy theater opening doing Christian comedy. Ron is headlining 5 shows this weekend. Here is the link: www.continentalcomedy.com

The tickets are $15 but if you call the number and say you  are an "official fan" of Ron and you enter in the code FUNNYRON, all tickets for you are 1/2 price! That is a great deal! There are kid prices and adult prices, too.

We would really appreciate your support for this new theater venture in Oakland this weekend by posting on your Facebook pages or passing along to any Northern CA comedy fans who want to experience excellent clean comedy for the whole family. The more support we give shows like this the more theater owners will know the demand for quality, wholesome God-honoring entertainment.

In other news, Ron and I auditioned for a commercial filming in Buenos Aires. They said, "Can you two break dance or Pop and Lock?" As soon as I "YouTubed" and figured out what Pop and Lock actually meant, I said, "Yes sir we can!"

You can watch the video on Facebook. Enjoy!

Thanks guys so much for your prayers and support. We're still in full swing tour mode heading to Maui in April. I think that is God making up for the freezing cold Ohio and Chicago shows in Feb!

Kerri will be in Sacramento for a Ladies Laugh Night March 1st at Liberty Towers Church.
It's FREE and there's FREE childcare!

I'm filming a TV pilot in March called WHOA Women show. I'll send more details soon!

God bless you guys
Kerri Pomarolli & Ron McGehee
217 Palos Verdes Blvd 
Redondo Beach, California 90277

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kids On Stage Week 3

People tell  me my family is a sit com. I just had one of those days where I think they are right. I'm a mom of two who is still putting her hat in the ring of this crazy business. So I had to put my "skinny jeans" on today and go over to Hollywood for an audition for the new version of "In Living Color." Remember Jim Carey and the Wayan brothers? Well I saw Lindsay Lohan and her mom, and Keenan Ivory Wayans, and got to sit next to a bunch of kids auditioning for a Disney show. I had almost 2 hours of waiting and performing comedy for two interns who decided to laugh on the inside. I was ready to go drown my sorrows in some ice cream. I saw kids there with their moms in the waiting room. One mom said they literally drive in from Vegas for every audition. No one looked like they were having that much fun. It seemed like a business venture and the kids were the "product."

I had a flashback of yesterday when Lucy got done with her class at Kids On Stage. She came running out with the biggest smile she'd ever had. She and her buddy David were screaming and laughing. Lucy said "I was a princess in the show today, mommy!" David said, "So was I!" His mother corrected him quietly "I think you mean Prince, honey!" David replied, "Oh yeah, sure mom, whatever. It was sooooooooooooooo fun."

To see the joy on those kids' faces after an hour of games and activities that only focus on helping them learn the art of theater and play was amazing. Kids On Stage is showing my daughter the true joy of performing. So many "stage moms" thrust their kids into Disney auditions without ever exposing them to where it all starts--the theater. I got my start as an actress in a program very similar to Kids On Stage. They taught me about all my gifts and how I could use my imagination in so many ways. My first play was "Alice in Wonderland," and I'll never forget that I was the special Catepillar. Now, we had 100 kids, so there were 9 Catepillers--but I didn't care. I knew I was special. I realize this is how Lucy's teachers are making her feel. Below is a little interview I did with one of the founders of this awesome program.
As women who've been with the program for a very long time , what do you think is the best part about your job?

As the business-creative director I love every aspect from incept of play ideas to helping with designing and creating props/sets and costumes and watching the classes and camps unfold each week up to their show day.

What is your favorite thing about Kids On Stage in particular?

For me as the business owner and a behind-the-scenes girl, it is watching each child have the courage to get up on that stage--whether they are shy or outgoing--and seeing the transformation from the beginning of a class to their final performance.  Each time I am touched more than I thought I would be and feel so proud of what they accomplished and how talented and brave each child and teen is.  I am so impressed about how each group works so closely together, collaborating and having their own unique voice and character in their production.

What do you want the kids to get out of participating in one of your programs?

Most important and first is the joy of theater and knowing that you do not have to be in an audition-harsh environment to learn acting skills, learn to hit your mark or the business the acting. You can learn the same through fun, creativity, collaboration and having your voice heard.
I love the heart behind this program. There will be plenty of time for Lucy to be in TV studios later . But for now I'm thrilled she's happy being a beautiful princess and that's the best show of all.

For more info: www.kidsonstage.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Well earlier this summer I enrolled my 4 year old Lucy in Kids on Stage's summer acting camp. She was 3 at the time and I had never put her in anything full day before. To my surprise she loved every minute of it and in my opinion...a "Star" was born!

OK she's great too but I'm the mom and I feel like my stage mother genes took over and I knew I'd be putting her in lots of fun classes just so I could watch her be a cute princess and take pictures to put on Facebook!

I do remember her teacher telling me on the first day of class, "Lucy is very unique. I 've never heard a child year old singing Elvis songs in the bathroom before!"  I highly recommend the summer program and I absolutely loved my "mommy free time." Lucy would come home with the most adorable stories from their "play of the day" where each child would create their own character. I was so amazed that the teachers got the kids to do this when I can barely get Lucy to eat her cereal sitting down! It brought out her creative side in a new way I hadn't seen before.

I come from a childhood where I was playing "movie star" from the time I was 3 and I suppose the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. When I heard about Kids on Stage in Santa Monica having ongoing theater classes. I got on their web site and did some research to find the perfect fit for Lucy. I was very impressed as a parent at the variety of classes and workshops offered. They have a bit of everything . They even do parties!  How cool is that? They have a place for every child from age 4 to 17. They have put on full scale productions from Peter Pan and other classics and have been doing this since 1987. Originally I heard about Kids On Stage from another mom who loved it so I felt comfortable from the start.

So I chose Imagination Theater for Lucy to partake in. It's Wednesdays at 3:30 which is perfect for those kiddos that still nap.This class is from age 4-7. Is it possible when Lucy is 7 she'll nap? I'm 38 and I'm still trying!

I knew Lucy would love this experience but I wanted to get her best friend David to take class with her. By the way , he's madly in love with my daughter. Originally David was fighting for gymnastics, but when he heard Lucy was doing "acting" he succumbed. Good man, David! Learn this lesson now and save yourself some time! Now, David can be a little bit on the sweet and shy side and we had no idea what to expect from him on the first day. The teachers over the phone were very kind and reassuring to us and said they would take extra good care of him to make him comfortable.

So the first week we all loaded in the car and Lucy and David was absolutely giddy with excitement. We came in and the staff was really friendly. What I didn't realize is that with this particular group by the end of the semester they are going to put on their very own play. Well Hallajueh to me! I've got my video camera all set! We'll invite all the top agents in Hollywood. Oh wait..that's my fantasy--not my daughter's!

Ok so we dropped them off at the theater and it was really a nice space. We went to coffee and came back in an hour and all the kids were lined up nicely waiting for us outside. David ran up to his mom and said "I want to go every day!" The teacher said David dressed up like an alligator and made really creative choices. She also said he was attentive and loved class.

I'll be writing more about the class as we get more involved in each week. From what Lucy shared so far, Imagination Theater is a place where kids really learn creative skills and stretch themselves in new directions and in the end turn all that fun into a fabulous production.

Lucy is going to class today and she literally cried and cried because nap was "taking too long!" So I'm just hoping now that Kids On Stage can come up with a day care next for my 1 year old!

To Be Continued.....

Kerri Pomarolli
Check out www.kidsonstage.com for more info.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Newsletter: Asian Elvis lives! Ron McGehee hits Vegas!

Kerri Pomarolli & Ron McGeheeFebruary 2012
Kerri Pomarolli & Ron McGehee
Hey folks,

Well now you can say you've seen everything. Ron just returned from Vegas filming a commercial playing none other than"The King" himself!

We'll keep you posted with air dates. It's going to air internationally and I'm sure we're going to have to fight off many of his new groupies. He said the suit was so tight they literally had to "Sew him in!" He kept calling me wondering how the bathroom breaks were going to work. Well fame is hard I suppose for  a star.

Speaking of stars--on to the Hollywood update. Ron and I both got to audition for the new "In Living Color" TV show produced by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Remember how this started Jim Carey's career? I saw Keenen at my audition and miss Lindsey Lohan at the studio--among other well known faces. We were asked to do celeb impersonations, and I think Ron may have nailed it with his very own version of "Newt Gingrich" and his "Gene Cain," the disgruntled out-of-work actor and brother of of superman actor Dean Cain. Ron was on cold meds at his audition by the way which probably helped his choice of characters. He said they were rolling laughing when "Gene " tried to take the casting directors leftover sandwich.

We're leaving this morning for a big week of shows:
  • Next Wednesday/Thursday (Feb 8-9) we're at Malone College. Both our chapel appearance and evening show are open to the public.
  • Next Friday I'm at Grace Church in the Cleveland, OH, area for a ladies night.
  • Next Saturday Ron and I are in Port St. Lucie, FL, for a family night of comedy.  
  • After that we fly home next Sun for a family night of comedy in Bakersfield, CA:
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Please see my Calendar Page on Kerripom.com for more show details.

We love all your prayers and support. Please keep lifting up our family for energy and great health during this season of travel. We've been battling colds and flu and we need our "Comedy Super Powers" to crush all symptoms of sickness and fatigue ASAP!

Ruby and Lucy have been rock stars traveling with mommy and daddy and we expect them to be making more stage appearances with us this month!

Hope to see you soon! Please feel free to contact us directly about booking your next fundraiser or comedy event for spring and summer now!

God bless,
Kerri, Ron, Lucy and Ruby

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Kerri Pomarolli & Ron McGehee
217 Palos Verdes Blvd 
Redondo Beach, California 90277

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