Monday, December 26, 2011

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My crazy weekend!

This past weekend was an extremely busy one. On Saturday I hosted a burlesque revue for the Nashville Horror & Comic Fest, performed at the Bikini Tiki Luau in Bowling Green, KY, and then Sunday presented a “different” version of Swing Magic for the first Nashville Fringe Festival.


Let’s start at the top: The Comic Festival. Most of you know that I am a comic book freakasaurus. A big part of me and the character of BDC was shaped by comic books. However, I never go to these conventions. Just not my clique, dig? However, I go anywhere I am hired, and I was hired to host the burlesque revue for the convention. Don’t ask me why or what the connection is – I just took the gig.

So I was told by the producer to get there between 2 & 4 for the show at 5 PM. I get there at 3:30 and I am the first there. No producer. No performers. Just me, the MC. Everyone else is lost. Wonderful. So what do I do? I get ready to perform and to stall if the rest of the cast don’t arrive on time. On top of this, the performance space is in flea market “hall way” with no sound – just a boom box to play CDs, no lighting other than the overheads, no stage – just concrete floor, no backdrop. You know, every performer’s “Dream” venue! The producer did a great job on this one!

The rest of the cast all arrive with only minutes to spare, but at 10 minutes til showtime we have bigger problem. We have no audience. No one. To make matters worse, the convention guests are streaming out of the con like water through a sieve. It is dinner time, after all. SO, again BDC comes to the rescue. I step out onto the main convention floor, and do a bally hoo to draw people in – I mean, these people crawled out of their parent’s basement and they are turning down to see chicks? Talk about social malfunction. But my gambit works and within 10 minutes the seats are filled and it is standing room only.

Show goes off without a hitch (despite the staging challenges) and the audience responds accordingly. Success! My client (the producer) is happy and tips me generously above my fee, and her client is ecstatic!

Then my partner Ginger Lee and I jump into the car and race up to Bowling Green, KY for the Bikini Tiki Luau, and the subsequent BDC Challenge. The organizer King Dado greets me and says “man, there are about 500 people her to see you do this” (official reports indicate 200 – 300 people). I didn’t stop to count, but there were a TON of people there. It was packed! We are on right after the Rebel Surfers and I repeat the set I did at the comic con. A note about that – I developed the material I did specifically for these burlesque, rockabilly, and custom culture audiences. There’s an entire essay right there!

So we finish the show and it is time for the challenge for the World Heavyweight Magic Championship. I invite any challengers to perform first. There are none. But I had come prepared to do an Underwater Chain Escape, and I wasn’t going to let this crowd of people down! We moved to the pool. A couple of the rockabilly greasers “helped” chain me up. Believe me, they did me no favors! They inspected every link of chain and the four locks meticulously. It was fantastic.

So, I’m chained up, I’m standing at the edge of the pool, and I jump in. But something goes horribly wrong. I’ve been practicing the escape and can get out in about 20 seconds. I’ve spent my entire life underwater and can hold my breath for a solid minute. But I hit the water and every bit of breath leaves. I don’t know why, but I got nothing. I’m underwater with chains pulling me down and I got nothing in my lungs. Not good. I had to work FAST or I was going to drown, for real. 10 seconds. I escaped in 10 seconds. I couldn’t believe it. It was an insanely stupid thing to do. I can’t wait until the next time.



That was Saturday.

Sunday was a different show. On Sunday I presented a 30 minute version of my 3 person ensemble show Swing Magic at the Nashville Fringe Festival. This was the first year and crowds were smaller than I would have liked, but the organizers were very happy.

About an hour before the show I decided to do something I had never done before. I took off the mask and talked to the audience as the creator John Pyka. I talked about the real reason I got into show business, quoting from my book Theatrical Magic:

“Have you ever closed your eyes and wished you could be someone else? To live in a different place and time, to live a different life?” I went on to talk about being picked on and bullied as kid, because of my weight. I talked about how music, and magic, and theater set me apart and made me special. About how I was able to create my own reality. That was the how.

Then I told the story about Amanda. I’ve written about it many, many times but never spoken about it. It struck me that I had never publicly told the story. That was the why.

And then I shocked myself by publicly admitting my disability for the first time, and how being onstage makes it vanish and that performance is pain therapy.

In all three cases I shared with the audience, albeit briefly, about the power theater has to impact lives. My friend Jason Michaels told me later he was inspired. One of the audience members Robert Stone shock my hand with a tear in his eye and wrote me later that that segment was the best part of the entire festival and well worth the weekend pass.

So now, a few days later, I can step back and evaluate. I have a lot to think about.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Big Daddy Cool performs at Side Show, The Nashville Fringe Festival Oct 2! Full details at www.nashvillefringe.org.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Saturday Oct 1, 9 PM. Open Challenge to all comers for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Bikini Tiki Luau - Best Western in Bowling Green, KY
This Sunday Oct 2, at 2:30 PM come see BDC & The Swing Kittens in Swing Magic at the Belmont Black Box Theatre! @ABEsSideshow www.nashvillefringe.org
This Saturday - I'll be hosting a variety show at the Nashville Horror and Comic festival! 6 PM.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

This Saturday! DO NOT MISS THE 5 MINUTE FOLLIES at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! http://ping.fm/pvv4h

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Remember all you hep cats & cool kittens! Vote for Big Daddy Cool & The Swing Kittens for "The Best of Nashville!"
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Please vote for Big Daddy Cool for Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville!" http://ping.fm/kiTrR

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

If you love me, vote for Big Daddy Cool and/or Big Daddy Cool & The Swing Kittens!
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Week 1, Day 1 of re-invention. Yo-Yo tricks at Centennial Park duirng lunch. I'm hot and sweaty. Who knew juggling could be such great exercise? I'll be working on motion arts stuff every day at noon in Centennial Park. Join me, won't you?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Heading out to Sal's Pizza at Stewart's Ferry Pike right now. Meet me there!
Heading out to Sal's Pizza at Stewart's Ferry Pike right now. Meet me there!

Friday, August 12, 2011

�Don't forget! Meet up with Big Daddy Cool at Sal's Pizza on Stuart's Ferry Pike this Saturday at 7 PM and then go party with The Cool One at Shooters Lounge!
�Don't forget! Meet up with Big Daddy Cool at Sal's Pizza on Stuart's Ferry Pike this Saturday at 7 PM and then go party with The Cool One at Shooters Lounge!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Magic_Gives is now being put together. Please visit www.magicgives.org and become involved!
Nashville - Big Daddy Cool performs and hosts the $1,500 Karaoke Contest at Shooters Lounge this Saturday night at 10 PM!
John Pyka performs live in the kids section this Saturday at the Hendersonville Barnes & Noble - 11 AM!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Big Daddy Cool will be lecturing for the Tri-Cities Magical Society in Clarksville Aug 30 at 7 PM. I will be teaching my signature Bill to Lemon! For complete info contact Russ Nowack: 931-624-4500
or Wallace Redd: 931-216-5640!
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This Saturday - family magic at Barnes & Noble Hendersonville. 11:00 AM!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Encore Theatre Company presents Swingin' At The Roxy Aug 5 & 6 at 7:30 PM. Full details at www.roxymusical.com!

Friday, July 29, 2011

See the first show in cutting edge 4D! Swingin' At The Roxy - Encore Theatre, Mt. Juliet, TN Aug. 5 & 6! www.roxymusical.com

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Forget 3D! See a show in 4D! You want HD? See Swingin' At The Roxy Aug 5 & 6 at the Encore Theatre in Mt. Juliet, TN. It doesn't get any closer than that! www.roxymusical.com
Swingin' At The Roxy is super HD 4D Aug 5 & 6. Encore Theatre, MT. Juliet, TN.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Did you watch AGT last night? Who are your picks to go through tonight?
Aug 30 - John Pyka will be lecturing for the Tri-Cities Magical Society in Clarksville, TN. 7 PM.
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Visit www.magictalkforum.com for the best magic discussion on the web!
Visit www.magictalkforum.com for the best magic discussion on the web!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

John Pyka Productions is seeking 4 swing dancers (2 couples) for two performances of Swingin' At The Roxy at the Encore Community Theatre in Mt. Juliet Aug 5 & 6. Two rehearsals on Aug 3 & 4. All freestyle dance. Wear your favorite swing dance apparel. Shows pay $25 per person.
If interested, please contact John Pyka at johnpyka@johnpyka.com. Put "Swing Dancers" in subject line.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Join Big Daddy Cool at The Streets of Indian Lake at 10:30 this AM for some street magic!
Join Big Daddy Cool at The Streets of Indian Lake at 10:30 this AM for some street magic!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ellistonplacesodashop is closing on Saturday. I had a heavenly cheeseburger and shake today to say goodbye. Nashville is losing a real gem.
ellistonplacesodashop is closing on Saturday. I had a heavenly cheeseburger and shake today to say goodbye. Nashville is losing a real gem.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 28 Big Daddy Cool is going to lay down a challenge to the Goodlettsville City Council. They will have one chance. Watch the news this week.
July 28 Big Daddy Cool is going to lay down a challenge to the Goodlettsville City Council. They will have one chance. Watch the news this week.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Watching Impact_Wrestling and just realized that they didn't keep the 6 sided ring. WTF? did they not learn anything from Destination_X?
Watching Impact_Wrestling and just realized that they didn't keep the 6 sided ring. WTF? did they not learn anything from Destination_X?
Join @johnpyka and @bdcmagic at 6:30 PM at Goodlettsville,TN City Hall to save Pleasant_Green Pool and Park!
Join @johnpyka and @bdcmagic at 6:30 PM at Goodlettsville,TN City Hall to save Pleasant_Green Pool and Park!

Friday, June 24, 2011

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Clarksville, TN this Saturday! If you are in the area, don't even THINK about missing it!
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Monday, June 13, 2011

The Tonys were great last night! Entertaining and inspiring. Keep your eye on the goal!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2 hours of tying up and levitating Swing Kittens. I love my job!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hey there cats & kittens! It's the weekend and The Cool is curious to know what you are gettin' into for fun, dig?
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Checkout www.itrmagictricks.com for great deals on new magic!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How To Produce Your Own Theater Show - A practical guide for performing magicians. www.theatricalmagic.net/Books.html

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Big Daddy Cool crashes the Grand Opening party for the Franklin Theatre to show them wannabes how to really swing! Friday at 6 PM.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New chapter about producing off-Broadway only available in the Kindle edition of How To Produce Your Own Theater Show - http://ping.fm/mc79q

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tonight! Speakeasy Revue final show! http://ping.fm/HcnSk
Contest - I am trying to consolidate my John Pyka Productions, Theatrical Magic and Big Daddy Cool Shows brands and am looking for the perfect name for the new consolidation. E-mail suggestions to johnpyka@johnpyka.com. If your suggestion is choosen you'll win a 16 GB iPod Touch!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Remembering Randy Savage

Remembering Randy Savage


On Friday May 20th I got the news at 11:30 AM that “The Macho Man” Randy Savage had died in a car crash caused by a heart attack at the wheel. I have to be honest with you, I cried. My breath was literally taken out of my chest.
You see, Randy Savage was one of my longtime entertainment heroes. His larger than life persona was one of the key influences of the character that would become my signature - “Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca. It is not readily apparent, but at the base, BDC is really an influence of Orson Welles, Michael Jackson and Randy Savage. Sounds odd reading it, I know, but it works.

I first met Randy Savage backstage at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, OH. My dad was friends with WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton and every time they were in town he gave us backstage passes. That was back in the early 80s. I met him in 1986 between Wrestlemania 1 & 2, right after he had won the Intercontinental Title from Tito Santana. He was in a minor feud with Hulk Hogan, one of many over the years. What struck me even then as a kid, was the focus and attention to detail he brought to his in ring performances. Backstage before the match he, Hogan and Miss Elizabeth were planning and reviewing every step of the match. It isn’t talked about much now, but I learned later that Randy was really the first pro wrestler to choreograph his matches. He was not content to perform “on the fly” like so many others. His commitment and attention to detail was embraced by Vince MacMahon and after Savage’s famous match with Ricky Steamboat at Wrestlemania III, became the model for matches in WWF/WWE. Watch any really well executed match today – the ones that are really outstanding – and that is a part of Randy Savage’s influence and legacy.
Randy Savage also scripted all of his on-camera promos. Seldom, if ever did he do what’s called a “shoot” where the character basically ad-libs his lines. Again, he was not content to just wing it. It was that important to him, and it showed.

Also, Randy probably had the most defined and intentionally thought out characters, His persona was so well developed that the minute you saw him, before he said a word, you know what he was all about. A lot of people credit Hulk Hogan as the template, but nobody did it better than Savage, and I use him as the illustration when teaching or coaching performance students.
Not everyone is a pro wrestling fan, I know. Some of you reading this may be asking what does this have to do with me? Well, if you are an entertainer I think the answer should be obvious. Randy Savage demonstrated that attention to details matter. Your act, whether musical, magical, dance, comedy, etc should be fully scripted, choreographed and rehearsed. Nothing should be left to chance and never should you be content to perform “on the fly”. Further, you must tell the audience who you are onstage. You must invest the time into creating an intentional, fully developed persona. You want your audience to remember you, and the only way to do it is invest the time. Love him or hate him, you can never forget “The Macho Man.” Follow his example and you’ll stand out above your competition.
If you are an event planner, it is important for you to also pay attention to details. Your business lives or dies by the details. Additionally it is important that if you hire entertainment for an event, that those entertainers have also focused on the details. The details are what separates a $125 birthday party entertainer form a $10,000 corporate entertainer. Is the entertainment you are hiring unique? Do they have a persona(s) that make them stand out and make them memorable to your guests/clients? Do you know what they are going to do and say? Are they consistent? Do they present a polished performance or just get up there and “wing it?” Important things to consider…
Randy Savage is now gone. Taken away too early (56), but the lessons we can learn from his long career are universal. Thank you “Macho Man.” You will be missed. Ooooooh Yeeaaah!

Monday, May 23, 2011

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Final showing of Beyond Smoke & Mirrors this Tuesday at 8 PM. Nashville Dinner Theater. Pay as You Exit!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"we're still here" special at www.theatricalmagic.net/Books.html.
"we're still here" special at www.theatricalmagic.net/Books.html.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Looking for something cool to do in Nashville tonight? http://ping.fm/p8v7Q
Jeff Leonard at the Nashville Dinner Theater tonight at 8 PM!
Eric Tyree and Scott Cantrell at the Nashville Dinner Theater tonight at 8 PM!
Big Daddy Cool performs tonight at the Nashville Dinner Theater at 8 PM!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I just got the 2 disc edition of Unbreakable at McKays for $2.95! How awesome is that?
I just got the 2 disc edition of Unbreakable at McKays for $2.95! How awesome is that?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

This Tuesday night our special guest for Beyond Smoke and Mirrors is fellow musical magician Jeff Leonard from Columbus, OH. Also joining us is Dru Heffington and The Neon Kisses! 8 PM showtime. $10 at www.johnpykaproductions.com.
This Tuesday night our special guest for Beyond Smoke and Mirrors is fellow musical magician Jeff Leonard from Columbus, OH. Also joining us is Dru Heffington and The Neon Kisses! 8 PM showtime. $10 at www.johnpykaproductions.com.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tonight! Speakeasy Revue at the Nashville Dinner Theater! 8 PM! Tickets at www.showclix.com!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tomorrow night - ERIC TYREE healines Beyond Smoke & Mirrors! Doors open for Close-up at 8 PM, stage show starts at 9 PM. Nashville Dinner Theater.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hey gang! I am in need of a cool cat to fill in as "Rocco the doorman" tonight at the Nashville Dinner Theater at 7 PM! If you think you can make it shoot me an e-mail at johnpyka@johnpyka.com!
Celebrate Cinco De Magic! See Big Daddy Cool & The Swing Kittens in the Speakeasy Revue at the Nashville Dinner Theater - 8 PM. www.showclix.com for tickets!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spread the word:
Tonight's performance of The Speakeasy Revue - a portion of ticket proceeds will go to AL Tornado Relief. www.Showclix.com
Tonight's performance of The Speakeasy Revue - a portion of ticket proceeds will go to AL Tornado Relief through Magic Gives. Enjoy a great night out and support a good cause! Tickets at www.showclix.com.
Tonight's performance of The Speakeasy Revue - a portion of ticket proceeds will go to AL Tornado Relief through Magic Gives. Enjoy a great night out and support a good cause! Tickets at www.showclix.com.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Updated and expanded 2011 edition of How To Produce Your Own Theater Show now available at www.theatricalmagic.net!
TONIGHT! Shawn Anthony present his lecture "Alchemy of Magic" for the Tri Cities Magic Society in Clarksville, TN! Full details here - http://ping.fm/QXwAj

Friday, April 22, 2011

Shawn Anthony & Jessica Felice at Beyond Smoke & Mirrors this coming Tues. April 19th! Tickets at www.showclix.com!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yesterday I discovered a YES album I had no idea existed - Open Your Eyes from 1997. Great record! I'm lining it!
Yesterday I discovered a YES album I had no idea existed - Open Your Eyes from 1997. Great record! I'm loving it!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

No yard sale today! Raining and cold! Postponed until next weekend!
No yard sale today. It's raining! Postponed until next weekend!
No yard sale today. It's raining! Postponed until next weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

AMBER ALERT!!! Edmonton, Kentucky. USA. Little girl, 3 yrs old picked up by man driving grey car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Put this as your status. It could save her. This kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds is worth it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tonight I'm performing at the Nashville Dinner Theater. 8 PM.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Next Saturday - my "Everything's $1" yard sale! Costumes, hats, comics, books, records, magic tricks, and a ton more! Come out and help me raise money for a good cause!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Joe M. Turner appears on Beyond Smoke & Mirrors Tues April 5th! Not only is he gonna do some great magic, Joe is also an accomplished pianist and there is a piano onstage in Randolph's Showroom at The Nashville Dinner Theater. Joe will tickle the ivories and accomapny Big Daddy Cool on his classic Linking Rings routine. WHO KNOWS what else may happen, so BE THERE!

Tickets at www.johnpykaproductions.com!
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Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Beyond Smoke & Mirrors Tuesday at 8 PM - Nashville Dinner Theatre in Printer's Alley.
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Beyond Smoke & Mirrors opening night is this Tuesday night March 29th! Be there!
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Looking for someone with experience getting promotional sponsors with product distributors - alcohol, cigars, food venors. If you have experience in this and are interested in being a part of the team, give us a shout!
Nashville Theater and Variety Arts people - What is one thing you still feel is missing in Nashville that you would like to see develop or be a part of?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tickets for the Speakeasy Revue are officially available! http://ping.fm/VhEdP
"I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act."

- Orson Welles

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Auditions for the Speakeasy Revue will be March 20th at the Nashville Dinner Theater at 3 PM.
Seeking male & female singers, dancers and musicians.
Official News! John Pyka Productions has just inked a long term deal with the Nashville Dinner Theater to provide original programming for their Randolph's show room! This includes Beyond Smoke & Mirrors and the brand new Speakeasy Revue!
More to come. www.johnpykaproductions.com

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fun Friday Special! Discounted price and FREE shipping (US only) on the book Theatrical Magic - ONLY $30!
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Monday, February 28, 2011

While you are at it, check out The CoolCast from "Big Daddy Cool" Johnny Dellarocca!
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Finally! The Theatrical Magic Podcast is returning! Subscribe with iTunes now and get caught up before the new episodes start airing!
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