Eric and his Follies buddy Sandra Benton were invited to perform in
the monthly music revue Up With a Twist at Rockwell Table and Stage.
The show consists of familiar tunes done in a fresh way. Sandra and
Eric cooked up an acapella medley structured loosely around rain
songs and hand claps. Others on the bill that night included
Joanne Worley, Jm. J Bullock and Kate Flannery.
The Firecracker Follies celebrated the Fourth of July and Eric's
Maleficent made an appearance to curse the audience for not
inviting her to this year's festivities. Luckily, Wonder Woman
was on hand to save the day.
Eric traveled back to his home town of Walnut Creek to perform
with his good friends Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street's
Abby Caddaby) and Lolly in the Chevron Family Theatre Festival.
Leslie and Eric met as teenagers in Walnut Creek doing shows at
what is now the Lesher Center. It was a thrill to be back on
those stages doing a show filled with puppets, costumes and
Eric's obsession with The Manhattan Transfer was compiled into a
tribute website when the group's founder, Tim Hauser, passed
away in October. Eric has loved their music since childhood and
had been recording all the parts (acapella) to their famous
recordings as a fun hobby. It is now available for listening at:
The Firecracker Follies played at the Cavern Club in Silverlake's
Casita Del Campo. Eric trotted out his Sparky the Scout, Bacon and
Wonder Woman shtick.
Eric and an ensemble of his actor friends created the show My
Awkward Years which played two runs at the Cavern Club. In it, each
performer relived and reenacted an embarrassing or "awkward" moment
from their distant and not so distant past. Eric's involved
Charlie's Angels, Little House on the Prairie and auditioning for
The Fruitcake Follies celebrated it's 15 year anniversary with a
"Best of" show that featured Eric's infamous "Jingle Dolls" number.
Eric shot the film The Good Kind where he played Charity Ball - a
drag queen bar owner with a heart of gold who utters the film's
title in response to the question "What kind of person are you?".
This touching and funny short film played at Cinema Diverse: The
Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and won an Audience
The Fruitcake Follies went Hawaiian this year with
an island-themed show.
Eric and Follies pal Dena Drotar staged DEENIE MARTINI and THE
COCKTAILS WEENIES - a zippy, musical revue set in the late '60s.
Eric arranged much of the music and played "confirmed bachelor"
Arthur - one of Deenie's best friends. The show had two
successful runs at the Cavern Club.
INVINCIBLE - THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN returned to theCavern
Club with Eric stepping in at the last moment to play the slimy
villain "Mr. Pyatt".
Eric serves as musical director for INVINCIBLE - THE LEGEND OF
BILLIE JEAN which is the musical version of the 1985 movie The
Legend of Billie Jean and told through the music of Pat Benatar.
Performances are April 20 and 21 and April 28 and 29 at 9 pm at The
Cavern Club in Casita Del Campos.
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Eric was once
again in The Fruit Cake Follies at
The Cavern Club
Theater in Silverlake
celebrating America in
The Firecracker Follies at
The Cavern Club
Casita Del Campo in Silverlake.
Eric became a
full-time cast member of the annual Fruit Cake Follies holiday show
the Cavern Club Theater at
Campo in Silverlake.
An encore presentation
of Eric's cabaret show (with bonus tracks)! Tuesday, October 6th
The Cavern Club Theater, at Casita Del Campo, 8pm
1920 Hyperion Ave., Silverlake, CA 90027
310-662-4255 for reservations or go to
You missed Eric's
new cabaret show!
Tuesday, May 12th
Theater @ Casita Del Campo Restaurant. 1920 Hyperion Ave.,
internet series: The NoHo Show
Eric plays the
recurring character of "Arthur" in this mockumentary take on the
North Hollywood theater community. Stop by the site and see!
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Eric plays the
recurring role of the deadpan receptionist for the psychiatrist to
world famous villains in the web series "Shrinking Characters".
You can catch that at the link:
Christmas - Eric will be seen in the upcoming holiday tv movie "Our
First Christmas", starring Dixie Carter and John Ratzenberger.
Sorry you missed Eric in these
One weekend only - February 8th,
9th and 10th. CA
Suite is playing at:
Actor's Workout Studio, 4735 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA
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Upon A Park Bench
Eric performed in two pieces in The Actor's Workout Studio's Once
Upon A Park Bench, the continuation of "The Bench" - a bunch of one
acts all taking place on the same park benches.
Eric penned two sketches in
the show, "Family Traditions" and "The Best Man", and
performed in "The Best Man", as well as the sketch called
Featured with Ellen
Dimler (right) in a piece he wrote
The Invitation, Eric performed at the Actor's Workout Studio in
The Bench, An
Anthology of Life.
Last Holiday season,
Eric was seen in ONLY TWELVE DAYS ‘TIL XMAS at the Actor's
Workout Studio. It featured a monologue Eric both wrote and performed
about the perils of being a professional Christmas Caroler -
something Eric knows all about. He was also featured as a
magician’s loyal assistant in another one of the evening’s original
Eric was in BLYTHEVILLE, a short
film completed by Johnny Cho for the 48 Hour National Film
Challenge. Eric portrayed a pie-in-the-sky aspiring writer on a
road trip with his sister that leads them to Hollywood. For more
info on this flick, visit their website:
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sang and danced in LORI AND THE BOYS over the past year at the wacky
Cavern Club Theater in Casita Del Campos. This four person cabaret
show allowed Eric to perform some of his favorite numbers. Here’s
what Gina Zollman of Cabaret Commentary had to say:
“I just adored the loony
Viking-looking Eric Seppala's funky take on "Twisted" (a total gem),
and his show-stopping, wacky novelty piece, "Cave Man", which could
be the premise of an entire sitcom, a genre this multi-talented
singer/comedian is surely destined for.”
LOVE IN PIECES appeared in the
Spring of 2006 and was a collection of original one-act
plays at The Actors
Workout Studio. In it Eric had the
chance to play both a drunken loser and a highly strung newlywed
with an aversion to ceramic ducks in two of the evening’s pieces.
In February of 2006 Eric was an
invited performer in BOYZ NITE OUT – an evening of male cabaret
singers at the 1020 Club in the Bel Age Hotel.
Eric is a member of The Actor’s
Workout Studio in the NoHo Arts District. In addition to
acting classes, the studio offers a writers workshop where
both writers and actors participate in the readings and productions
of original pieces. For more information on AWS please visit
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