Miss Blanche Tells It All

Book by Jason Jacobs; Music by Matthew C. Pritchard; Lyrics by Matthew C. Pritchard & Jason Jacobs

Miss Blanche Tells It All

at Peter Jay Sharp Theater

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

You never know a person 'til you walk in her heels.

1969 New Orleans: it’s standing room only. The band starts the opening number for Miss Blanche, the hottest act in the Quarter – but Miss Blanche is missing in action. Instead, a fiery young man takes the stage. Relaying tales from his brutal childhood, he reveals a mysterious trunk, filled with clues about his past and the key to his future. Inspired by the imagination of Tennessee Williams, this intimate and seductive show takes us on one man’s journey of desire, self-expression, and liberation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

*This show has no intermission

Jason Jacobs

Jason Jacobs (Book & Lyrics)

Jason was a NYTheatre.com Person of the Year as co-artistic director of Theatre Askew, where he co-created "Bald Diva!" and devised projects with LGBTQA youth. He directed "Lavender Songs" (TOSOS II, Bistro Award), "After the Chairs "(2014 Fresh Fruit Festival, Best Direction) and Sheinmel/Zambo’s "Modern Living" series (LaMama). His play "Another Horatio Alger Story" was seen at Chicago’s Gay Play Fest. Member of Lincoln Center Theatre Directors’ Lab, graduate Yale and Columbia. www.Jason-Jacobs.com

Matthew C. Pritchard

Matthew C. Pritchard (Music & Lyrics)

Matthew began as a boy soprano. For Metropolitan Opera Guild/Kennedy Center he originated the title role in the workshop of Carly Simon's opera, Romulus Hunt. He was lyricist/singer for The Saturnine on their album “The Winter Years.” With songwriting partner Isam Rum he composedl music and sound design for Bianca Leigh’s BUSTED: The Musical, I, Claudius Live, the GLAAD Award nominated productions of Bald Diva! & I Google Myself and The Abduction of Becky Morris & Coyote Katie (NY Fringe).

Gisela Cardenas (Director)

Gisela has directed in England, Germany, Peru, Romania, The Netherlands, Norway and USA. Awards: Princes Grace Fellowship, Phil Killian Directing Fellow (OSF), Women's Project Director’s Lab, TCG/ NEA Career Development Program, and member of SDC. New York credits include Kander & Ebb's Kiss of The Spider Woman (Vortex Theater Company). With InTandem Lab: Instructions To Decode A(n In)human Transformation; Hybrid Suite No.2, a devised electronic Opera (HERE Arts Center). M.A in Performance Studies (NYU) and M.F.A in Directing (Columbia University).

Robert Frost (Musical Director)

Select MD credits include Lisa and Leonardo (NYMF); We Live In Cairo (O’Neill Theater Center); baby no more times (The Lark), Cradle Will Rock (Connecticut College); and project élan (Arkansas Rep), which he also co-wrote. As a pianist and music director, Robert worked with Berkshire Theater Group, NYU, New Dramatists, and Lincoln Center (Future Songbook Series). Adjunct Faculty: NYU Tisch and Connecticut College. Former Resident MD: O’Neill Theater Center’s NMTI. Graduate of Southwestern University and the National Theater Institute.

Philip Heckman (Costume Design)

Philip is a bicoastal designer whose passion for costumes has earned him an Emmy Award nomination and partnerships with some of Hollywood and Broadway's biggest designers. More of Philip's work can be seen at www.philipheckman.com

Brian Charles Rooney

Brian Charles Rooney (Lee/Blanche)

Broadway: Lucy Brown in "The Threepenny Opera" (Roundabout Theatre Co.). Other credits include: Candy Darling in "POP!" (Yale Repertory; CT Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical); Dionne Salon in "Bedbugs!!!" (New York Times Critics Pick); Andrew Lippa's "I Am Harvey Milk" (Lincoln Center); "Guys & Dolls" (Carnegie Hall Concert Production). Brian has won two NYMF Outstanding Performance Awards: "Bedbugs!!!" & "Bayonets of Angst." In 2007, he won The Kurt Weill Foundation's Lys Symonette Award for Dramatic Excellence." www.briancharlesrooney.com

Indie Theater Now asked Jason Jacobs a few questions about Miss Blanche Tells It All. - Indie Theater Now

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NYMF Interview: Jason Jacobs and Matthew C. Pritchard on ‘Miss Blanche Tells It All’ - Stage Buddy

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