Lynne Jassem’s Tapping My Way to the Nuthouse
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“If you want to see a 70 year old woman bend over look at you through her legs and battle her male alter ego…this is it!” The List (Edinburgh Fringe). Join us for the travails of a burgeoning nutcase…throw in a little OCD, mix with a bissel paranoia…and you are up and down in the world of tap and mime and characters galore…a multi-media dance journey through the insanity of showbiz, written, performed and choreographed by Lynne Jassem, dramaturge Jessica Lynne Johnson. “Lynne Jassem is just so darn adorable…she can’t help it she was born that way!” Orlando Times
“I give Lynne 5 Stars!” Edinburgh Reporter. Lynne Jassem has been performing her whole life…a child of the Perry Como show, The Borscht Belt, multiple soaps and commercials Lynne has written, and performed six solo shows…Best of San Francisco Fringe Festival, Best Story San Diego Fringe Festival…and best time dancing with Gregory Hines and Tommy Tune on Tap PBS America. Her career includes over 40 industrial productions from Polaroid cameras to London Fog raincoats, L’Oréal cosmetics and Maidenform underwear. She was one of the original founders of the American Tap Dance orchestra and founder of the Manhattan Mime Theatre. Watch Lynne trip the light fantastic in her previous hit show – Fromcomotohomo.com. “At 70 she can outdo a dancer of 20!” TDF
Jessica Lynne Johnson is a published playwright, recipient of Best National Solo Artist Award, Board Member of the LA Women’s Theatre Festival, Director for Whitefire Theatre’s SoloFest, and Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo LLC. Jessica works as a full time Director & Developer of solo theatre having aided in the development of over 60 solo shows (and still going strong)! As a performer, Jessica has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her own 25 character one person shows ZE and Oblivious to Everyone for over 13 years. Over the years, Jessica’s projects have taken home awards such as Top of Fringe, HFF Encore Producer Awards, TVolution Best Solo Performance, Larry Cornwall Award for Musical Excellence & several other accolades! Jessica was most recently nominated Female Director of Distinction in Theatre by Girl Trip LLC at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival. www.JessicaLynnJohnson.com.
Presented by the Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series and Jassem Inc in collaboration with Jessica Lynne Johnson. One show only!