May 25, 2016
For immediate release:
The Catastrophic Theatre
Tamarie For President
(Greatest Hits,Volume 2)
by Tamarie Cooper, Patrick Reynolds, Ronnie Blaine, and Friends
July 8 to August 6, 2016
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm at The MATCH, 3400 Main Street
Ticket Price: You Tell Us
We Suggest $35 More If You Have It Less If You Don't
It's an election year and Tamarie's throwing her hat in the ring. Won't you join her campaign to help
make America totally awesome? Puppies and lollipops for everyone!
Catastrophic is celebrating another decade of hilarious, satirical, no holds barred musical theatre
from the weird and wonderful world of Tamarie Cooper. Employing the election as a framing device,
Tamarie combines her favorite scenes and musical numbers from the last ten years of original
musicals to create a power-packed evening saluting and skewering politics, body image, ageism,
addiction, family dysfunction, patriotism, death, sex, love, and America. Featuring lovable hits like
Born Again Texan, Barbie Sex Boat, Food Love, and Old Glory (the penis flag song)!
This is an EPIC night of musical theatre: Two acts equals twice the fun!
Tamarie for President! (Greatest Hits, Volume 2) is the 19th installment of the Tamarie Cooper
juggernaut. Since 1996, Tamarie has wowed Houston audiences almost every summer with an
entirely original, full-scale, musical comedy extravaganza - filled to the brim with songs and gags
and hi-jinx from some of Houston's funniest theatre artists. Tamarie's shows truly are a unique, and
uniquely Houstonian, phenomenon. Get your tickets fast. This one always sells out in advance.
Conceived, Directed, and Choreographed by Tamarie Cooper.
Assistant Director: Kyle Sturdivant
Book by Tamarie Cooper, Patrick Reynolds and Ronnie Blaine
Music by Anthony Barilla, Miriam Daly, John Duboise, & Joe Folladori. Vocal Direction by Jesse
Lozano. Lyrics by Tamarie Cooper, Miriam Daly, Joe Folladori, Patrick Reynolds and DeWitt
Gravink. Featuring: Shanon Adams, Ronnie Blaine, Jasmine Blas, Noel Bowers, Karina Pal
Montaño-Bowers, Kelsey Busboom, Greg Dean, John Dunn, Sara Jo Dunstan, Eddie Edge,
Christian Holmes, Xzavien Hollins, Rebecca Randall, Rachel Rubin, Kyle Sturdivant, Abraham
Zeus Zapata and Walt Zipprian. Musicians: Chris Bakos, Cathy Power and Kirk Suddreath.
Scenic Design is by Ryan McGettigan with Lighting by Dustin Tannahill, costumes by Tamarie
Cooper, Pam Pellegrino, and Kelly Switzer, Sound by Bill Day and Tim Thomson, and Props
by Tina Montgomery. Stephanie Britton is stage manager.
And, of course, starring Tamarie Cooper.
TAMARIE COOPER has been performing her entire life. She is
associate director of The Catastrophic Theatre, which she cofounded
in 2007 with longtime collaborator and dear friend,
Jason Nodler. Originally trained in dance, she began working in
theatre at HSPVA and helped to found the Infernal Bridegroom
company in 1993, where she worked for fourteen years. She is
a seasoned actor, director, designer, choreographer and
occasional writer, best known for her original musicals, which
enjoy highly successful runs and a cult-like following in
Houston. Tamarie has been featured in national trade magazine
Stage Directions and has received various "Best of Houston"
awards from The Houston Press for her performances and
original work. In addition to her original work, favorite roles/
productions include: Marie and Bruce (Marie), Fleaven
(choreographer), Hide Town (Miss Iva), Medea (Medea),
Rhinoceros (director), A Soap Opera (Andrea), We Have
Some Planes, Fucking A (Hester), Happy Days(Winnie), Guys
and Dolls (Adelaide).
PATRICK REYNOLDS is a graduate of The Second City
Training Center Writing Program (Chicago). In Houston, he
was a company member at Main Street Youth Theatre and
Infernal Bridegroom Productions, as well as touring as a
VIP clown with Cirque Du Soleil (Dralion) in Mexico City.
Patrick wrote the book for The University of Tamarie, A
Very Tamarie Christmas, Tamarie Cooper’s Old As Hell!,
Tamarie Cooper’s Doomsday Revue, The United States
of Tamarie, Journey to the Center of My Brain (in 3D!)
and was a performer and contributing writer in
multiple Tamalalia shows (2000, 6, 7, and 8). You should
hire him to write for you….
RONNIE BLAINE attended The University of Houston School
of Theatre and is a graduate of Houston's High School for the
Performing and Visual Arts. A native Houstonian, Ronnie
returned to his hometown in 2009 after spending five years in
Los Angeles where he worked in television and film, becoming
a proud member of The Screen Actors Guild. Previously,
Ronnie was a company member at both Stages Repertory and
Main Street Youth Theatres in Houston and had the pleasure
of performing in his first Tamarie show last year. He is honored
to collaborate with his long time friends Tamarie Cooper and
Patrick Reynolds again and is humbled by the process of
writing with such creative talents.
For more information, please call 713-522-2723
visit Catastrophic’s website at http://catastrophictheatre.com/ .
Tickets to all performances are:
You Tell Us
We Suggest $35
More If You Have It
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