BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - A Little Brains, A Little Talent


BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - A Little Brains, A Little Talent
Natalie Hill

For how quiet the town of East Haddam is, this cast has somehow found ways to pack a ton of excitement and activities into our brief time offstage. This past week saw an event that (in my opinion) is pretty rare during the run of a show...one of our cast members got hitched. No, I did not get wasted and end up in Vegas waking up to nuptials and regret, but our very own bossy Italian chef "Pasquale", Martín Solá, got married to his beautiful fiancé Michelle. And I am not exaggerating about her beauty, as I call her his "Middle Earth Wife" as if she comes from some perfect elf world where everything on the person is flawless...and I suppose Martín is no slouch either.

BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - A Little Brains, A Little Talent
And Middle Earth Rejoiced!

Now, what does a cast do when one of their own gets married...throw a dirty bachelor party of course! To make it an even grander occasion, we invited all cast and crew, had everyone cook traditional Oktoberfest German foods and decorated the house like the Puerto Rican Day Parade (Martín's heritage). Martín's fiancé Michelle was there for the festivities too and they went home with a gold leaf "Pimp" beer stein, some candy lingerie and the joy of having ripped open a piñata full of chocolate bars and things that I am CERTAIN Broadway World will not allow me to mention in print. My mother thanks you Broadway World...

BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - A Little Brains, A Little Talent
Martin Sola and Michelle

BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - A Little Brains, A Little Talent

Ma Che C'e' Fest (Don't ask...inside joke) was a tremendous success and we all went home with bellies full of kielbasa, beer and eventually Tums.

Inside sources tell me the big day went off without a hitch on one of those perfect Fall days in Connecticut. Here's to the happy couple and the good use they will get out those gifts we gave them...trust me...they better be used.

BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - A Little Brains, A Little Talent
Matt Amira and Christine Cornell

Now onto the talent portion...

My darling Bill Nolte, aside from being a very gifted actor/singer, is a tremendous painter (if you've been following the blog you know this already...if not, catch up!) The Rathbun Library in East Haddam, a VERY close walk from the theatre, has a wonderful showing of his work through the end of October. It's a great little bonus when you visit Goodspeed and it's free to enjoy his art on display while you're in town. So, come check us out, marvel at Mr. Nolte's talent, go see how well he paints and realize that he is much too freakishly talented for one man.

BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - A Little Brains, A Little Talent
Bill's painting

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Guest Blogger: Eric Ulloa Eric Ulloa is thrilled to check “Goodspeed” off the life goal list. Eric has performed at North Shore Music Theatre, Signature Theatre, Fulton Opera House, Arvada Center, Riverside Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, The Human Race Theatre Company, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, and many others. As a writer, Eric is the librettist of the musicals Molly Sweeney and The Boardwalk Boys. Eric is also the author of the play 26 Pebbles. All the love and thanks go to the Krasny Office and his incredible family and friends! Wanna learn more? www.ericulloa.com


 
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