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Brian Linthicum

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Brian Linthicum is a local actor who has been involved in community theater for more than 40 years. His local stage credits include the Narrator in Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show (New Phoenix Theatre), Charlotte (the isolated, crazed denizen of Sam Hollis’ antebellum Louisiana mansion) in Hush Up Sweet Charlotte (Lab Theater) and backwater hick G.W. Nethercott in Sordid Lives (Lab Theater). Other roles include Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (three times), Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Dr. Bumble in Oliver, Greta in Bent, Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, Albert Soady in Escanada in da Moonlight and Love! Valour! Compassion! in community theaters in Toledo, Ohio, Corpus Christi, Texas and Chicago, Illinois.

Although he’s done a number of dramatic roles, Linthicum prefers comedy. “Over time, I’ve run the gauntlet of comedic roles. But some of my favorite were the darker characters. One of  my favorite shows was Little Shop of Horrors. Mr. Mushnik was not the nicest guy.”

 

September 30, 2019; revised May 19, 2020.

 

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