Saturday, June 09, 2012

Just When You Thought It Was Safe

I love this tagline. Not only is it used for JAWS, but it makes me think of comedy, which, like any art, is not safe. It's throwing yourself out there, taking a leap.

Tonight I'm diving into JAWS the Musical with an incredible group of performers, most of which are UCB/PIT alums.

Brett Douglas, John Flynn, Wayne Henry, Jason Salmon and Suzanne Stein are the incredibly hilarious folks I get to play with tonight. Catch these characters below in the order just mentioned. I'm the redhead. :)

They're all so darned funny! Every rehearsal has been filled with laughter!

Clare Cooper (Toxic Avenger, Memphis) is our marvelous music director and Steven McElroy is our fearless director.

Wayne Henry wrote the book, music and lyrics and it is such a joy to sing the songs! It makes me think of so many genres - everything from an Avenue Q vibe to a bit of Phantom and Les Miz with a delicious pop rock groove.

It's wholly its own show. It starts with the premise of JAWS, the book and movie, and then, like any sketch comedy, goes off in an entirely different direction.

I'd like to think Peter Benchley would have approved since we give his great white shark a new life, no matter how humorous.

Hope audiences will "Get hooked" on our show.

We're playing in NY at The Broadway Comedy Club Fridays July 6 and 13 at 6:30 PM, Saturday July 7 at 6 PM, and Sunday July 15 at 3 PM. Tickets are $10 and reservations can be made via

On July 15, there is an 8 PM performance in Montclair,NJ at Tierney's Tavern. Tix are $15. Call 973-731-2967 to reserve a seat.

Hope to see you there!

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