A "Leaps & ZOUNDS!" Trio: Terry Desch, Julie Angles & Charlie Heinberg
Redwood Curtain’s eighth annual radio show, Leaps & ZOUNDS! takes place January 24 at the Blue Lake Casino’s Sapphire Room. We’re spotlighting the amazing cast/writers of the show as the big night gets closer. Last time we spoke with Bonnie and Ron Halverson. This time up we talk to a trio—a veteran and two newcomers to the show—Terry Desch, Julie Angles and Charlie Heinberg.
About Leaps & ZOUNDS!
Leaps & ZOUNDS!?is coming Saturday, January 24! This year’s live radio show promises to be new and more hilarious than ever before. Single tickets are $55, or you can buy a table of eight for $400. Ticket price includes the show, hors d’oeuvres, and a catered buffet dinner. Doors open at 5pm, dinner is at 6:15pm followed by the show at 8pm. It’s all live from Sapphire Palace at the Blue Lake Casino. You can?read more about the show on our blog. Tickets are on sale now?and must be purchased before January 16.
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Terry, you’ve been in all eight ZOUNDS! What keeps you coming back?
Terry: I will not miss ZOUNDS! I do keep coming back because it’s an opportunity to torment as many people in the same room at the same time as I can, and that makes me happy.
Charlie and Julie, you’re both new to the cast of characters. What got you interested in joining up?
Julie: I’ve been going and observing for years and just love it. I love watching my friends up there and I’ve been a little bit jealous. I’ve wanted to be a part of it, so I was thrilled when I was asked. It works really well for my schedule and I’ve been needing a new creative outlet.
Charlie: I just did Other Desert Cities and I got to know the [Redwood Curtain] family more closely. I always thought it’d be fun to do a ZOUNDS! show. They invited me into the fold, which is really exciting.
Charlie, have you been to a ZOUNDS! previously?
Charlie: I had seen publicity and tried to catch it a couple times, but didn’t make it. I’ve never actually seen a ZOUNDS!, so it’s all new.
How would you describe the evening?
Terry: It’s a drunken evening full of debauchery but really no sex, so don’t be looking for that.
Julie: As an audience member you’re relaxed, you do the silent auction, eat and drink. I usually sit with my partner and Terry’s husband and we’d have a good time making fun of everyone on stage. Now I’ll be the one being made fun of.
What are you looking forward to with Leaps & ZOUNDS!
Terry: My friend Julie is now part of ZOUNDS! and I’m excited for that. I can’t think of a group I’d rather be with.
Charlie: Wearing my tux. And I have this really great splash of color with a cute gold sequined bow tie and a Charlie Chaplin style hat with a red father and I’m looking forward to wearing that costume. I know it’s going to be a fun show to do with all that energy and being kinda crazy and zany. It’ll be fun to do that because the past couple productions I’ve worked on have been heavy handed and a lot of work.
How does the radio show differ from doing a play for you?
Terry: This is, for me, a very lively and exciting time. It’s more improvisational because you can just go off and do whatever and it’s okay. I love that aspect of it. I also love getting the audience involved as opposed to the fourth wall of the theatre.
Julie: I am so grateful to have a script though. I don’t memorize like I used to. Hopefully my reading glasses are strong enough.
Charlie: There’s lot more emphasis on vocal work and making the sound effects. It’s not something you get to explore in a lot of plays. Those outer reaching boundaries of the artistic, creative mind. You explore those when doing a play but then you bring it back into this molded, shaped sculpture. Here I get the impression it’ll be just blasting out.