Friday, February 12, 2010

Queen Bea: A Soapsical Interview With Chris Stack

Roger Newcomb and I nearly laughed our heads off at the February 9th performance of "Queen Bea: A Soapsical."  This is a hilarious new musical featuring some of your favorite ONE LIFE TO LIVE stars.  There is one more performance on Saturday February 13th, in Manhattan.  This is absolutely a can't-miss production for soap fans. You can still reserve a seat by calling 212.695.6909.  Then enjoy the below interview with Chris Stack, who plays an aging soap star on the show.  

We Love Soaps: I really enjoyed your performance in "Queen Bea." You show a side here that ONE LIFE viewers never got to see.
Chris Stack: That’s the side nobody has seen since I was a senior in high school.  The musical aspect. 

We Love Soaps: What musicals did you do in high school?
Chris Stack: I did "Annie Get Your Gun," "Carousel," "Music Man," and "Once Upon A Mattress." The part of the king in that is a mute, that’s why I got cast.  My one big song was pantomime. 

We Love Soaps: Did you typically play older characters in high school?
Chris Stack: The king was 70. 

We Love Soaps: I don’t think most ONE LIFE fans know you can sing so well. 
Chris Stack: I don’t think that even if they see this show they would think I sing so well.

We Love Soaps: You don’t think you sing well?
Chris Stack: I was just telling Jason how I admire him, he’s got such a beautiful voice.  I think I can convey certain aspects of a story through song, but not necessarily in a way people would choose to listen to. 

We Love Soaps: You play a bit of a smarmy older soap actor in this play.  I hadn’t seen that side of your before.
Chris Stack: One of the greatest things about this group, and one of the reasons I agreed to do it, was because the support was there. And then they asked me to do it again.  I thought I can try, I can fail, I can fall flat on my face, and I can get back up and still have the support of my friends. 

We Love Soaps: Any plans to bring Michael back to Llanview?
Chris Stack: Not that I know about.

We Love Soaps: So then what about you? More theater?
Chris Stack: Yes.  In addition to this I’m rehearsing a play that goes up in March.  It’s called “The Sit.” It’s  part of a one-act festival, an evening of one acts, that will actually be really good contrary to most one-act festivals.  They can be pretty spotty.  I feel pretty good about this.  It will be at the Soho Playhouse. 

Call 212.695.6909 to reserve your tickets for "Queen Bea: A Soapsical"

- We Love Soaps Review of "Queen Bea: A Soapsical"
- Queen Bea: A Soapsical Interview With Bree Williamson

Damon L. Jacobs is a Marriage Family Therapist practicing in New York City, and the author of "Absolutely Should-less: The Secret to Living the Stress-Free Life You Deserve". He is re-imagining a world without "shoulds" at

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking at that picture and thinking.....

    Wow, I think Nathan Fillion's character Rick Castle needs a little brother....and Chris Stack would be perfect to play him!