Caught on Tape! California Great America’s Overlord

Steven Fisher, a park guest, caught the Overlord rising above the park in the opening scene at the 2011 Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America. Jonathan Murphy voices the Overlord to Stanley Bernhard’s live performance.

Watch the entire clip at StevenDance1976

Playing with Cardboard Box

Jonathan Murphy’s favorite gift as a kid? Power Ranger action figures? Wrong…Darkwing Duck videos? Nope…(although those were in the top 10). Okay, the photo is a dead giveaway…Jonathan loved the cardboard box! Imagine his delight in discovering a theater company founded on the imaginary possibilities of a cardboard box? The Cardboard Box Theatre Project is all about out-of-the-box theater featuring the work of new playwrights.

“My sister, Molly Murphy, has been a part of Cardboard Box from the beginning,” says Jonathan Murphy. “I’ve seen several of their shows…they are risk takers and a really talented group. I’m a fan! It was fun to perform with some of them as a goofy gnome in Chad Eschman’s quirky play.”

Check out the video clip of Lawn Gnome Love…performed by Jonathan Murphy, Chad Eschman and Molly Murphy at the Villa Montalvo Sculpture on the Grounds Celebration.

video courtesy of Bette Linderman

Thomas Fogarty Winery Jon-foolry

What do you do when you are visiting Thomas Fogarty Winery, one of the most beautiful wineries in the San Francisco Bay area? Drink wine? How banal…Jonathan Murphy and Joey Fechtel seize the moment to engage in a Monty Python-esque funny walk challenge.