Thursday, September 13, 2012

2 more shows for JAWS the Musical

There are only 2 more shows for JAWS the Musical this month, and though I have a feeling we'll be back, I'm already missing the gang.

We did a promo for the show this past Monday at The PIT, and it was such a blast! Even on the fly, we seem to be able to perform anywhere, and I think that's a testament to how connected our cast is. True, most of these folks have been improvising together for years, but I feel like they took me in! :)

Clare Cooper
is our rockin' musical director. She can play anything, any time, anywhere! She was even playing in the near-dark at The PIT, but she totally rocked the house! She's just amazing! And I'm delighted to get to play with her again in her own musical, "How To Marry a Divorced Man."

Brett Douglas plays my sweetheart Chad, and he steals every show, I swear! I get such a kick out of playing with him!

John Flynn plays the titular shark, and he is so incredibly talented! Such a great voice, and he just owns the stage! He moves as a shark, which means to say he is constantly in motion, because a shark can't stop swimming! As Byrne Harrison from wrote, "How do you make a shark funny and sympathetic?  Ask Flynn because he nailed it."

                            me, John Flynn, Wayne Henry, Jason Salmon, and Suzanne Stein

Wayne Henry, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the show also plays Hooper, the Richard Dreyfuss role, and I just adore him! He wrote my big number, "At Night He Swims Home to Me," which every audience has just gone nuts for, and I am so thankful for the gift of that song! Such a treat!

Jason Salmon plays Chief Brody, and his dry humor cracks me up every time! Seriously, I think he could be the next Tim Allen! He's off to Vegas our last show (just booked a stand-up gig), so our director, Steven McElroy will be stepping in, and we're all looking forward to giving him a run for his money! ;)

      Suzanne Stein as Quint, Jason Salmon and Brody, and Wayne Henry as Hooper

Last but not least is the incomparable Suzanne Stein as the salty seadog, Quint. She is a mistress of disguise, morphing her face, body and voice into the role made famous by Robert Shaw. ;) People love her faces, and she does a tap-dance at one point that always brings down the house! Such a funny lady!

I love them all! Looking forward to diving into this show a few more times. Hope we continue to grow with it!

If you want to catch JAWS the Musical, we're at the Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street bet. 8th and 9th Ave.
Final performances
Saturday, September 15th @ 5:30 pm
Friday, September 21st @ 6:30 pm

$10 tix (cash) at the door plus 1 drink minimum Email to reserve seats. Mention number in your party, performance date. Show runs @ 40 minutes.

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