Another Ding-Dang Tamarie Show!

World Premiere

Ticket Price

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3400 Main St
Houston, TX 77002


Jun 27, 2025 -
Aug 2, 2025

Cast & Personnel

Assistant Director

The Play

For 28 straight years Tamarie Cooper has created all-new, smash-hit musicals. Maybe that’s why everyone’s always saying, “It wouldn’t be summer in Houston without a Tamarie Cooper Show.”
How does she do it? How does she keep these gigantic casts and audiences coming back year after year? What is wrong with you all? And wait a minute… is that even the real Tamarie?
Well, we know a few things you don’t and this year Tamarie’s taking you behind-the-scenes and sharing all her secrets about how the tap-dancing sausage gets made.
Think of it as Catastrophic’s Noises Off. Or just think about it as another ding-dang Tamarie Cooper World Premiere.

The Playwright

Tamarie has been performing her entire life. She co-founded The Catastrophic Theatre 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 Infernal Bridegroom Productions in 1993, where she worked for fourteen years. She is a seasoned actor, director, designer, choreographer, and occasional writer, with over 80 production credits with IBP and The Catastrophic Theatre. Tamarie is 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, named “Best Actress” in Outsmart Magazine‘s annual Gayest and Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards and has received various “Best of Houston” awards from The Houston Press for her performances and original work. Directing credits: Tragedy: a tragedySpeeding Motorcycle (co-directed with Jason Nodler), Tamarie Cooper’s Field TripSmall Ball (co-directed with Jason Nodler), Tamarie’s Evening of Mistakes and RegretsRhinoceros (2017), TrevorTamarie for President (Greatest Hits, Volume 2), The University of TamarieA Very Tamarie ChristmasTamarie Cooper’s Old as Hell!Tamarie Cooper’s Doomsday RevueThe United States of TamarieTamarie Cooper’s Journey to the Center of my Brain (in 3D!)The Tamarie Cooper ShowTwenty Love SongsUncle VanyaTamalalia X: The Greatest Hits ShowTamalalia 9: Face Your FearsTamalalia 8: Tamarie Goes to HollywoodRhinoceros (2003), Tamalalia 7: The Love ShowTamarie’s Gin Jar JamboreeTamalalia 2000Tamalalia 4: The CampoutTamalalia 3: The Cocktail PartyTamalalia 2: The Bus ShowTamalalia! Favorite Roles: Baby Screams Miracle (Carol), Toast (Beatrice), Small Ball (Female Reporter), Leap and the Net Will Appear (Simon), Song About Himself (Carol), Marie and Bruce (Marie), Hide Town (Miss Iva), Medea (Medea), A Soap Opera (Andrea), We Have Some Planes, Fucking A (Hester), Happy Days (Winnie), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide). A huge and hearty thanks to this wonderful cast for jumping right in to this new format and to Miriam, Joe, Erin, Kyle, Alli, Brett, Mara, and Kirk for all the wonderful songs and to Patrick for writing my show not once, but twice this year (I will always laugh at your jokes). I love you all!
PATRICK REYNOLDS Patrick is a graduate of the Second City Writing Program in Chicago and holds a B.A. in History from the University of Houston. He co-wrote Tamarie Goes to Hollywood with Paul Locklear. He wrote the book for Tamarie Cooper: Journey to the Center of My Brain in 3-D!, The United States Of Tamarie: An All-American Revue (Made in China), Tamarie Cooper’s Doomsday Revue (The Greatest Musical Ever!), Tamarie Cooper’s Old as Hell, The University of Tamarie, A Very Tamarie Christmas, and The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip! Additional credits for the Catastrophic Theatre include the St. Arnold’s Brewery promos.
ALLI VILLINES is a Houston-based performer and voice teacher best known for her performance in Horsehead Theatre Company’s 2018 production of We’re Gonna Die (Houston Press Theatre Award Winner–Best Cabaret) and most recently seen in The Catastrophic Theatre’s Speeding Motorcycle. Alli is a professional singer, ukulele player, voice teacher, and actor whose credits include shows with The Catastrophic Theatre, Alley Theatre, Houston Grand Opera. A Louisiana native, Alli Partin grew up surrounded by music. She started singing at the age of three, began playing the oboe when she was eleven, and started singing professionally in churches and weddings when she was thirteen (though she did not study voice until she was 19). While in undergrad at McNeese State University, Alli picked up the ukulele and has not put it down since. Houston credits include: Speeding Motorcycle, The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip! (Catastrophic Theatre); Soundscape Design & Music Direction for The Exonerated with Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.; Barber of Seville and Nixon in China (Supernumerary) with Houston Grand Opera; Church (Reverend Alli) with Horse Head Theatre; They Read from a Script (foley/musician) with Misnomers; The Wild Party (Ensemble) with PMT; Redemption Series at The Landing Theatre; Catch Me If You Can (Ensemble) at Island ETC; The Christians (Chorister) at The Alley; and Speakeasy (Helen King) at Obsidian Theatre. Since in Houston, Alli has enjoyed collaborating on new works: Sole Mates: A Laundry Love Story (Rogue Productions); Little Edelweiss (Josh Innocencio); Babe: An Olympic Musical (National Women’s Music Festival), and is currently co-producer, co-writer, and cast member of Call Me Ann: The Ann Richards Rock Opera, as well as co-artistic director of lo-fi puppets.
MIRIAM DALY has been involved in the arrangement, composition, and sometimes direction and performance of music in Tamarie's shows since The United States of Tamarie.  She composed the music for the 2013 Houston Shakespeare Festival: Mother Courage and Her Children at the University of Houston. College of The Mainland: The Kitchen WitchesRed Herring.  Unity Theatre: It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play. Other theaters she has worked at in Houston include Stages, Main Street Theater, Theater LaB Houston, Slightly Off-Center Players and HITS. While living in NYC, she was a long time music director of the Off-Broadway smash Tony 'n Tina’s Wedding, and has also played at NYC venues Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, La Mama, and The Producer’s Club II. She has also worked for TheatreWorks USA, First Stage Milwaukee, Mac-Hayden Theatre, TADA!, the Virginia Avenue Project and Stagedoor Manor. She was a 2007 recipient of NYC’s The York Theatre's "New Emerging Outstanding Artist" award for her work as a composer. She is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program for which she received a full scholarship.
JOE FOLLADORI has done, and will continue to do so.
ERIN RODGERS is a classically trained clarinetist, and also plays the piano, accordion, and guitar. Erin has performed as a vocalist with Dave Brubeck and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and currently performs with Houston indie rock bands The Wheel Workers and Glass the Sky, as well as with several other groups. Erin has been practicing entertainment and nonprofit law in the Houston area since 2007. Erin holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business from Loyola University New Orleans, and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She has spoken at many entertainment industry events, and teaches copyright and business courses at the Art Institute of Houston. She has served on the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Council, and is a member of NARAS.

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