I love going to Comic Con. There are many reasons love going there, the people, the events, the costumes and the idea of a huge group of people who love the same genre getting together and celebrating it. One main reason I love it is because it is a fun place to check in with some amazing theatrical talent, this time I was able to chat with the cast of “Psych”.
This show returns to Comic-Con for the fourth year in a row and I was able to talk fan favorites James Roday (Shawn Spencer), Dulé Hill (Burton “Gus” Guster), Maggie Lawson (Juliet O’Hara) about their theatrical past and futures.
Dulé Hill was last seen on Broadway in “Stick Fly” an experience that he says was a gift.
“Loved it. I love the stage I love the challenge of doing theatre. Kenny Leon is a great director and working with the cast Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago Hudsonwas a gift. And realizing you’re in the presence of greatness – cause Condola Rashad is a phenomenal actress and she is going to take the world by storm, cause she’s that good. Being able to experience that was a gift that I never expected to have.”
“We saw “Stick Fly” on opening night”, Maggie Lawson says of the cast support of Hill’s performance.
When asked about her own theatrical ambitions Lawson says,” I would do a play every hiatus if I could…honestly I think anything that you can do onstage to explore that is…challenging and emotional are the best roles. I would play anything on the stage.”
More recently, James Roday and his theatre company Red Dog Squadron, along with his business partner Matt Shankman, just became the proud new owners of the Los Angeles El Centro Theatre.
“It came on the market, I called Matt Shakman that has directed many episodes of Psych and has a theatre company as well and said, ‘What do you think?’ and he said, ‘Lets go for it’ and we ended up getting it. And now we have a lot of work to do. Lets hope this lights a fire under all of us at Red Dog to produce more now that we have the space.”
No matter the theatrical opportunities that come their way, the cast of “Psych” is happy to accept the challenge! For more information on the show Psych”go to www.USANetwork.com