“'small PARTS' has something for everyone. In his one-man show, Richard Tanner tells the story of his life as a struggling actor, and NOBODY tells a story better than he does. His humorous anecdotes about growing up wanting to be an actor, and his eventual heartbreaking endeavors to make it in Hollywood are amusing from beginning to end. Everyone can identify with his touching and hilarious moments. This is a very special show – when it's over you just want to be Richard’s best friend.”

— Janet Charlton, Janet Charlton’s Hollywood

“Richard Tanner is a master at drawing an audience into his world . Just a few adjectives that come to mind – ‘charming’, ‘hysterical’, ‘poignant’ . As a theater person myself, it was great fun trying to figure out if he’s improvising or sticking to the script. Whoever has any interest in solo performance should get their butt over to the Lounge Theater to see Master Tanner.”

— John Fleck

“Loved this show! It would be so easy to think, “Oy, a one-man show about being an actor?!” but thinking that would be a huge mistake. It is funny, relevant, beautifully paced, relate-able (even if you’re not in Show Business)and, despite is light subject matter, has great humanity and depth. Richard Tanner is a huge talent and this show is not to be missed!”

— Hillary Rollins

“Richard Tanner's show is just great ! He’s beautifully intelligent, funny, quick, smart, warm, witty, and so much more. It would be great to see someone with his talent as writer and actor have his own show on television. What fun it would be to see his rich imagination at work every week.”

Small Parts is a “must see.” This is theatre at its very best. Go, by all means, GO!!!

— George Chakiris, Academy-Award® winner

“His voice was fantastic...he needs a broadway play!”

— Joan Quinn, The Joan Quinn Profiles

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Richard Tanner Bio

“There are no small parts, only small actors.”

- Konstantin Stanislavsky

“B*llsh*t.” – Richard Tanner

You know me.  At least, my face looks sorta familiar, doesn’t it?  Probably because I’ve appeared in over 65 TV shows, feature films, shorts, plays, educational training films, and webisodes.  And once, a commercial for Japanese yogurt. Or maybe it's because you were standing next to me in the "15 items or less" line at Ralph’s last week (I swear, I thought a six-pack only counted as one item).  Anyway, I’ve written this show, called small PARTS.  It's being directed by renowned film director Jim Fall.  What’s it about?   About 70 minutes.  Just kidding.  It’s about… YOU.  Again, kidding.  It’s about me, of course – and it's an uproarious farcical rant chronicling my 20+ years navigating the rocky waters  of this business they call Show.

You’ll experience the highs and lows, the ins and outs, the thrills and chills of a life devoted – against all odds, advice and common logic – to acting.  You’ll gasp at my exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the exciting world of cable TV auditions, 99-seat Equity Waiver theater and soul-robbing temp jobs!   You’ll marvel at my tales of unscrupulous agents, psychotic directors and delusional producers!  ( I may even name some names. )

Best of all, it’s interactive  -- that’s right; you, too, can be in on the action!  Kind of like Real 3D™.  (Only it’s real.  And in three actual dimensions.)  Sparing no expense, we’ll be employing the latest hi-technology to keep you fully engaged and entertained: audio tapes, slides, and even (if budget considerations permit), a filmstrip.

It’s a story into which I’ve poured my heart, my soul, and my freakishly over-sized ego. And it’s coming to the Lounge Theater in glamorous Hollywood, USA for 6 (count ‘em) 6 performances, June 10th, 13th, 21st, 22nd, 27th & 28th, 2014.  Don’t miss it!

You’ll laugh! You’ll cry!! And then, you’ll go home!!!  (Actually, you don't have to go home, but you can't stay at the theater because the one-eyed snake lady is doing her donkey show).

WATCH Richard’s 3-minute mini-interview on “Fringe TV!”

This is the Demo Reel Richard REALLY wants to send out to casting agents.



If you'd like to see Richard's "reel" reel, you can always go to his website...if you must.

Richard Tanner Website

Fringe Opening Night Party

Posted June 12, 2014
Director Jim Hall, Actor/Creator Richard Tanner and Actor George Chakiris at the opening night of “small PARTS”

Tuesday night’s Opening Night Preview performance of “small PARTS” was completely SOLD-OUT, and a smashing success! The audience laughed non-stop, and stayed afterwards for over 40 minutes to offer their compliments and congratulations to the show’s creator, Richard Tanner. In attendance were Oscar-winner George Chakiris, and celebrity gossip columnist Janet Charlton, among others.”

- “A limited number of discounted seats are now available for the 6/13, 6/21, 6/22 & 6/27 performances of “small PARTS, through the website, PLAYS 411. Just visit: PLAYS 411, and take advantage of this special 20% discount offer while you can!

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