For immediate release:
The Catastrophic Theatre presents the World Premiere of
Old as Hell!
By Tamarie Cooper, Patrick Reynolds, and Friends
July 12 – August 24
Wednesday through Saturday, 8 PM
All tickets Pay-what-you-can
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 Ingenue 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's Old as Hell! is the 16th production 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. Without question, her original plays have been among the most wildly popular summer offerings. Tamarie's shows truly are a unique, and uniquely Houstonian phenomenon. And Houston audiences have loved her for it.
Conceived, directed, and choreographed by Tamarie Cooper.
Book by Tamarie Cooper and Patrick Reynolds. Music by Miriam Daly Lyrics by Tamarie Cooper, Miriam Daly, Miki Johnson, and Patrick Reynolds.
Featuring Shanon Adams, Noel Bowers, John Dunn, Sara Jo Dunstan, DeWitt Gravink, Xzavien Hollins, Jessica Janes, Sean Patrick Judge, Elissa Levitt, Hoja Lopez, Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott, Karina Pal Montano-Bowers, Andie Popova, Damon Price, Ellie Sondock, Kyle Sturdivant, and Abe Zapata.
Chris Bakos, Miriam Daly, Cathy Power, and Kirk Suddreath comprise the band.
And, of course, starring Tamarie Cooper.