Tamarie Cooper's Old as Hell!


 

Tamarie’s back with the next installment in her series of super-popular, original musicals, but this time there’s a problem.

At the end of the opening number, the Theatre Police arrive threatening to close down the show.  They cite Tamarie for being in violation of the Ingénue Code, which relegates all actresses over the age of 40 to play character roles like nosy neighbors, crazy aunts, and dotty maids. 

The only way to save the show is to recast the role of Tamarie with a younger actress.  Removed from her own show, Tamarie attempts to connect with the youth of today in order to demonstrate her suitability to play the role of herself.

Tamarie Cooper's Old as Hell! features a live orchestra, an original score, an enormous cast, and more singing, dancing, and over-the-top hilarity than you can throw a pie at.

TAMARIE COOPER has been performing her entire life. She is associate director of The Catastrophic Theatre, which she co-founded 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). Tamarie is married to Zach Elkins, a custom furniture designer. They are the proud parents of Rose, the most wonderful little girl in the whole wide world. 

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 TamarieA Very Tamarie Christmas, Tamarie Cooper’s Old As Hell!, Tamarie Cooper’s Doomsday Revue, The United States of TamarieJourney 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….