Today we received a letter from Andrew Landecker, senior film student at Calabasas High School who played the role of Amos Hart in the school’s March production of Chicago. Here’s what we said in our review about Andrew’s performance:
Andrew Landecker has a voice and mannerisms that bring to mind a young Jay Leno, playing Roxie’s hapless husband, the not-so-famous Amos, who sang the doleful, ragtime-influenced “Mr. Cellophane” with likable charm. Landecker manages to be funny and sympathetic at the same time as the only character in the show whose intentions are honorable.
Well, apparently we weren’t the only ones to notice Andrew’s talents. His letter to us states:
My name is Andrew Landecker. I played “Amos” in the Musical Chicago, at Calabasas High School. Thank you for the terrific review of our play!
My role as Amos got me an interview with Disney, and a top Beverly Hills talent agency. I also auditioned and got a lead role in a new musical in Hollywood, called The Bully Problem. We’re in rehearsals now, and it runs through June at the Broadwater Theater in Hollywood.
This is the kind of thing we love to see here at VC On Stage: a local performer moving on to achieving his dreams by being noticed by a Beverly Hills talent agency and landing a lead role in Hollywood theater. If you are in high school, just remember, you never know who is watching! Congratulations, Andrew, and break lots of legs!
For those who are interested, Andrew’s “senior capstone short film,” The End of the World As We Know It, will be screened at Calabasas High School’s Performing Arts Education Center on May 24th at 7 pm.
And a link to the show Andrew will be starring in: http://thebullyproblem.com/