Actor Dan Lauria Discusses Collection of Children's Stories with Channel 3's Scot Haney, 11/7
You loved him as the father on TV's "The Wonder Years." Now meet him in a new role: The Godfather.
Actor Dan Lauria, in conversation with Channel 3's Scot Haney, will discuss his career and the collection of children's stories he created for his godson, Julian, at a special event Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford.
The star of A Christmas Story, the musical, playing at The Bushnell Nov. 12-17, will sign copies of his book, "The Blue Hair Club and Other Stories," the first in the Godfather Tales Series, following the program with Haney, which begins at 6 pm. Proceeds from the books' sales benefit a charity assisting single moms and Julian's education. Books (geared toward kids aged 5-10) may be pre-ordered at http://shop.marktwainhouse.org/ or 860-280-3136.
A Christmas Story's famous "leg lamp" will be on hand, along with "Ralphie's" pink bunny suit from the show for photo ops with the kids. Drawings will be held for tickets to the show at The Bushnell and for CDs of the musical's soundtrack. Refreshments, including some "Oh, fudge!," courtesy of the show, will be served and kids from the cast of A Christmas Story will be on hand to read excerpts from the book.
The event is being presented free of charge. Questions or more information: email@example.com.
Dan Lauria has appeared as a guest star in over seventy television episodic programs and more than 20 Movie Of The Week productions. He has a score of film credits which include, STAKEOUT, ANOTHER STAKEOUT, and the commercial blockbuster, INDEPENDENCE DAY and the Frank Miller production of Will Esiner's; THE SPIRIT. Dan was also in the cult comedy: ALIEN TRESPASS. Dan is a very familiar face to the off-off, off and regional theatre scene having performed, written or directed over 50 professional stage productions. In 2010/11 Dan was seen on Broadway as the legendary coach Vince Lombardi in the long running production of LOMBARDI, directed by Mr. Thomas Kail, with the beautiful and talented Judith Light playing Marie Lombardi. Dan returned to Broadway in the 2013 production of the Tony nominated production of A CHRISTMAS STORY: The Musical directed by John Rando. However, Dan is most recognized as the Dad on the highly acclaimed Emmy winning, ABC television show, THE WONDER YEARS. Currently, Dan can be seen as Jack Sullivan on the new TBS sitcom; SULLIVAN & SON with Steve Byrne as SON.
Photographing families and capturing kids in their truest form of happiness, creativity and wonder, Cathryn Farnsworth has written many custom children's books. Cathryn creates a tale interweaving her photographs and the children's unique personalities. In 2011, Cathryn won the award for Best Headshot Photographer in Los Angeles. She has also had the privilege of working with authors, including photographing the covers of several best selling novels. Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Cathryn resides in Los Angeles with her magnificent son, Julian, Dan's godson.
"When I chose Dan to be my son's godfather, I knew he would be a good choice. However, I had no idea how amazing his relationship with my son Julian would become, and how devoted Dan would be in that role!
Story telling is a big part of my parenting. Dan Took it to another level and started creating stories nearly every day. Once that began, Julian only wanted original tales for story time. Each day would begin with, "Surely you know the story of the little boy who fell through the hole in his sock, don't you?" Julian would protest, "That's not a real story!!", and Dan would have all day to come up with the story -- thus began the "Godfather Tales".