How a nice Jewish Boy from Baltimore made it this far. The trials and tribulations, not to mention the fun and frolics of every day life.

Monday, September 12, 2005

My Theater Resume

Me and My Clan in Brigadoon
Here's my theater resume for all those who are interested:

Bill Spitz Height: 5'11"

Abbreviations: RLT - Rockville Little Theater

12119 Fountain Drive Weight: 187 lbs SSTG - Sandy Spring Theater Group

Clarksburg, Maryland 20871 Hair Color: Dark Red with Salt/pepper DTC - Damascus Theater Company

Phone: Home - (301) 540-6754 Birth date: 2/26/47 AACT - American Association of Community Theater

E-Mail: RMT - Rockville Music Theater

MP - Montgomery Players

PR - Peerless Rockville

Theatrical Resume

Production Date Theater Group Role

Book of Days September, 2005 MP Walter Bates

Gypsy June, 2005 MP Uncle Jocko, Mr. Goldstone, Cigar

Kindertransport October, 2004 SSTG Ratcatcher, German Border Guard, 3 British Characters

(& Dialect Coach - German and British Accents)

1864 Debates June, 2004 PR Francis Blair

12 Angry Men March, 2004 & MP Juror #9

September, 2004

Brighton Beach September, 2003 MP Jack Jerome


You Cant Take it With May, 2003 RLT Paul Sycamore


Sound of Music September, 2002 DTC Admiral von Schrieber

Guys and Dolls June, 2002 MP Lt. Brannigan

Night Must Fall March, 2002 MP (Dialect Coach - Southern Accents)

7 Keys to Baldpate January, 2002 RLT Mayor Cargan

Oklahoma July, 2001 DTC Andrew Carnes

The Foreigner May, 2001 SSTG Froggy LeSueur (& Dialect Coach - Southern Accents)

A Few Good Men May, 2000 RLT Colonel Randolf, USMC (The Judge)

Oliver October, 1999 DTC Mr. Brownlow (& Dialect Coach - English Accents)

Man of La Mancha July, 1999 RMT Capt. Of Inquisition/Muleteer

Breakfast With Santa December, 1998, DTC Santa Claus

2000, 2001

How to Succeed In - October, 1998 DTC Mr. Jenkins/T.V. Announcer


Mother Goose, Inc. May, 1998 DTC Slim Grimm

Brigadoon October, 1997 DTC Mr. Lundie (& Dialect Coach - Scottish Accents)

Satellite Parking October, 1996 SSTG Marvin (Lucilles Dead Husband)

January, 1997 Maryland State Tournament of One Acts

The Adjudicators - (Winner of 1995 AACT Original Script Competition) Gary (An Adjudicator of one act plays)

October, 1994 SSTG

January, 1995 Maryland State Tournament of One Acts

June, 1996 AACT Showcase Production, Theater 603, 611 W.43rd St., NY, NY

Fiddler On The Roof - October, 1995 DTC Lazar Wolf

(2nd place for overall production in the 1995 Ruby Griffith Awards)

Man of La Mancha May, 1994 SSTG Dr. Carusco/Knight of the Mirrors

Fiddler On The Roof - May, 1993 SSTG Lazar Wolf

Take Five October, 1989 SSTG Exasperated Actor

January 1990 (Maryland State Tournament of One Acts)

Hansel and Gretel May, 1987 SSTG Jerry, Concerned Father

Here and Now

Dock Brief January, 1987 SSTG Morganhall

(Maryland State Tournament of One Acts)

Night of January 16th October, 1986 SSTG D.A., Flint

You Can't Take It May, 1986 SSTG Kolyenkov, Russian Ballet Teacher

With You

Vlad October, 1984 SSTG Matt Harrison, Coach (Hero)

Nutcracker Suite December, 1983 Montgomery Village Clara's Father (Act I), A Wolf (Act II) Center for the Performing Arts

Special Talent - Ability to do many accents in English, e.g. English, Irish, Scottish, German, French, Japanese, Russian, others

Thursday, September 08, 2005

My Newest Theater Endeavor

Me and cast in Brighton Beach Memoirs

I am currently in rehearsals for a new show called "Book Of Days", produced by The Montgomery Playhouse, located at the Asbury Methodist Center, in Gaithersburg, MD. Opening night is Friday, September 23rd. We run for three weekends, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons, closing after the Sunday matinee, October 9th. The show is a murder mystery drama, that takes place in a small town in Missouri. I pass along the warning that the show is rated R due to very language. It may not be suitable for the younger set, say under 30. Just kidding!!!!! But really some of the language, which I'm sure a lot of us hear everyday, especially at work, may not be for the kids. If you want more information just click on "Montgomery Playhouse". It's got all of the info on dates, times directions to Asbury and how to make reservations.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Getting Started

Hi, this is my first post ever to a blog. It ought to prove pretty interesting. To start with one of my favorite hobbies is acting in community theater. I've been an actor since my first rehearsal for my first production in August of 1983, over 22 years now. I am currently in rehearsals for a production of "Book of Days", which is a murder mystery, that takes place in a small town in Missouri in contemporary times. The show opens on September 23rd and plays for three weekends, closing on October 9th. The play is through the Montgomery Playhouse in Gaithersburg, MD.

One of my other hobbies which I have been enjoying since I was a boy is the study of Military History and the playing of Military Historical wargames. I got my first wargame in 1960, called Gettysburg, when my parents took me and my siblings to Gettysburg for the first time. For the next 30 years I owned and played hundreds of different games. I was the founder and president of a Friday night Wargame Club in Montgomery County Md. and am still friends with these guys some 30 years since we started. In 1990 I bought my first computer and have been playing wargames a la computer ever since. I just recently joined four, count em, four computer wargame clubs to play other humans, or whatever planet they might hail from. Exciting times!!!

How do I have the time for all of this fun and frivolity, you might ask...Vell I'll tell ya in one word, Retirement!!!!! After 31 years of working for the Federal Government I took my leave and have been living the life of Riley for the past 3 and 1/2 years. Riley, whoever he might have been, sure had it right. There ain't nothin' like it.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my first posting. There will be more later.