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May 25,  2016

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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 .

Tickets to all performances are:

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Paul Brockman