Written by Jackie Tohn and Lisa Brenner, THERE'S A SHOW IN HERE is a musical comedy for anyone who's ever been alive.
Not quite a romp, almost a journey, and just shy of an epic, this is the story of Jackie Tohn, a girl who knows that the road to adulthood is paved in sweatpants, and isn't afraid to wear a pair on stage when she sings about it. If Jackie were a lumberjack, there would be no more trees. Sexy, campy, and with lungs the size of Bette Midler's hair, Tohn is a natural storyteller with unstoppable theatrical tendencies and the vocal power of at least four humans. Little miss facial expressions is a freak for flair, and entertains in a style that would make your Bubby proud (provided your Bubby likes curse words and talking about sex).
Pretty pop with a twitch, prepare for a playful paradox of vulnerability and arrogance, honesty and exaggeration, swagger and silliness, and songs about fish.
Sunday, October 7 7 p.m.
Monday, October 8 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 9 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 11 8 p.m.
Friday, October 12 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 13 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 14 3 p.m.
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. #3B (third floor)
Running time 1 hour.
Created by Jackie Tohn
Curated by Lisa Brenner
Written by Jackie Tohn & Lisa Brenner
Jackie Tohn is an NY-bred, LA-based actress and singer/songwriter. Acting professionally since she was 12, Jackie can be seen in episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Closer, Rules of Engagement, The Sopranos, Veronica Mars, The Nanny, Memphis Beat, CSI: NY and others. She has also been cast in a variety of TV pilots and had developments deals with Warner
Bros, Nickelodeon and Fox. Her theater experience includes creating all eight of her roles in the hit off- Broadway comedy Jewtopia, as well as her role as Tina in Tony-n-Tina's Wedding.
"Miss Personality", as Ryan Seacrest dubbed her in the Top 24 of American Idol (Season 8), left an impression on America and the judges with her vocals, eclectic outfits and fanny-packs. Jackie was also selected as a top twelve finalist to compete on Bravo TV's songwriting series, Platinum Hit, hosted by Jewel and Kara DioGuardi.
As a singer/songwriter, Jackie has shared the stage with such acts as Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Katy Perry and others. Touring for years, Jackie has brought her love of guitar and ukulele to audiences across America. You may also have heard her music in major motion pictures, network and cable TV shows and on the radio. Her albums are available for download on iTunes.
For a good time, follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jackietohn (@jackietohn), or send the lady an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Brenner is a Los Angeles-based writer with a Springsteen obsession and a fear of dirigibles. She joined KPCC public radio as breaking news reporter in December 2011. Prior to that she led content direction for a top L.A. city blog as Co-Editor of LAist, where she'd been the Music Editor years earlier.
Brenner has written and produced arts, culture and news content for a number of print and online publications including MTV, Glamour and LA. com where she served as Music Editor and Managing Editor of the entertainment and lifestyle
She worked on the 20th Century Fox studio lot in creative licensing for Fox Music publishing where she co-created the department's first online store and mined the musical catalogue of film scores, TV themes and soundtrack gems. Prior to Fox, she coordinated large-scale film, commercial and music video productions.
Brenner earned a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in Media Studies with an emphasis in film and television. Her dad says she majored in watching TV. He's not wrong.
For the latest in Yiddish proverbs follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ lisa_brenner (@lisa_brenner). Relationship advice, weather alerts and hard candies can be sent to email@example.com.
"Smart, insightful, and in your face, Tohn is utterly compelling. Her command of her guitar is striking, and is as expressive as her voice. Tohn's vocals are some of the most enchanting you're likely to hear. She totally captivates the crowd. This young artist is a star in the making. Jackie Tohn has a special gift and there are not many like her."
- Music Connection Magazine
"Jackie isn't your ordinary girl with a guitar. "On Stage, Jackie Tohn Goes, and GoesIf Jackie lived on a park bench, she would put on shows for the pigeons. She can't help it. Some people believe there is no such thing as a natural, but Tohn is wired to entertain. On stage, she's a cross between Bette Midler and Lauryn Hill."
- Improper Magazine
For more information: www.theresashowinhere.com
Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.
Kori Rushton, Artistic Director www.irttheater.org
Theater: IRT Theater
Address: 154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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