Gourmet Detective roles:
Joe Calloway, Reginald Hammersmith, Louis Phillipe Puchaut, Hank Ackerman, Chef, and Stephan Slominski in Get Cartier!
Skippy "Ira" Crumbein, Ken Worthington, Rafe Jester, Fritz Lardi, and Dick March in Darling, You Slay Me
Travis has felt grateful and humbled to be a part of this crew of wonderfully talented nutcases at The Gourmet Detective. He has had the delight of portraying multiple characters in both of their current productions of "Get Cartier" with both the Riverside & Newport Beach casts, as well as most of the characters in the traveling show "Darling, You Slay Me. " Travis has been a familiar face around theatres throughout Southern California for some time now. His award winning one man play, "Lord, Help My Poor Soul: An evening with Edgar Allan Poe" has toured theatres throughout the Inland Empire, and has been performed in Orange County, and Hollywood, as well. Travis has also donned armor and swung a broadsword as the lead in (don't say it out loud) MacBeth. Other notable Shakespeare roles include Pertruchio in "Taming of the Shrew," and Egeon in "The Comedy of Errors." Additional award winning leading roles include Serge in "Art" at the California Theatre, Renfield in "Dracula," and Leroy in "The Bad Seed," all roles named thus far have earned him awards from the Inland Theatre League. His highest honor came this year when he earned his first ever Founders Award from the League for his performance as John Wilkes Booth in the dark, and disturbing one man play "Damned - John Wilkes Booth: Bloody Patriot." Travis has made a name for himself as a formidable musical theatre artist, as well, with such diverse and remarkable roles as Professor Higgins in "My Fair Lady", Herr Shultz in Cabaret, The Narrator/Mysterious Man in "Into The Woods," Mushnik in "Little Shop of Horrors," Riff Raff in "Rocky Horror Show," and most recently as Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray" at the Redlands Bowl. Travis also created the role of villain Marquee St. Evermonde in Jordan Beck's celebrated musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens masterpiece "A Tale of Two Cities." Look for Travis this November as the delightful nut-job Charles J. Guiteau in the Stephen Sondheim musical tour de force Assassins with Riverside Repertory Theatre at The Box behind the "Fox Theatre of Riverside.”