Archive for February, 2008

See Derek Houck in “Rapunzel” opening March 1st!

I am proud to announce that I will be back on stage as Gunter in “Rapunzel” at the Glendale Centre Theatre. A handsome prince tries to rescue the beautiful Rapunzel from her tiny room atop a tall tower. However, a zany witch, three silly guards, and Rapunzel’s parents have different plans for her – that is once they figure out how to get Rapunzel down from the tower! I play Rapunzel’s father, Gunter, and also serve as the narrator for the audience.

“Rapunzel” is the first children’s show of the 2008 season at GCT, and runs every Saturday morning at 11am from March 1st until June 28th. (No performance on May 24th.) Tickets are $13 for adults and $11.50 for children. For reservations call the Glendale Centre Theatre box office at (818) 244-8481.

I invite you all to come see the show. I guarantee it will be just as enjoyable for adults as it is for children, and with an almost 4 month run there’s bound to be a performance everyone can attend. I hope to see you there!

See Derek Houck in the IDASAS “Enjoy the Rest” Music Video

Bad things keep happening to characters I play. In this music video for the band IDASAS, I play an ineffective security guard working at a bank the band robs about halfway through the video. I invite you to check it out for yourself on MySpaceTV.

Pre-order “Cataclysmo and the Time Boys”

After 24 action-packed episodes, the end is here for Cataclysmo and the Time Boys. And now you can own it in a DVD with an all new feature-length cut of the film as well as special features including filmmakers commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes and bloopers, “The Making of Cataclysmo” behind-the-scenes featurette, and all 24 of the original web serial episodes. To pre-order the DVD go to http://www.webserials.com/store/cataclysmodvd.html.

I was featured in Cataclysmo Episode 8: “Meanwhile, In the Underwater Lab” as one of two Government Dudes sent to evaluate the latest experiment of the maniacal Dr. Crankshaft. That episode alone was seen by over 21,000 viewers on YouTube, and was honored as the week’s #1 Editor’s Pick – Entertainment and the #4 Watch on Mobile. This will be the first commercial DVD release of my work, and I am very proud to have been a part of this project.

Cataclysmo and the Time Boys is a weekly web series launched in the summer of 2007. Over the course of 24 episodes, Cataclysmo has received more than 30 honors and been seen by almost 375,000 viewers on YouTube alone. With their world at war for five centuries, two heroes from our future travel back in time to stop the cataclysmic event that changed Earth forever. Along the way, the Time Boys run into the lovely Samantha, the maniacal Dr. Crankshaft, and a terrifying army of wild primates. But will Johnny and Bucky be able to alter the course of time and bend fate itself in order to stop Cataclysmo? Find out by watching the entire web series at cataclysmo.com, on YouTube at http://youtube.com/webserials, and on MySpace at http://myspace.com/webserials.