The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip!
by Tamarie Cooper and Patrick Reynolds (book/lyrics), Miriam Daly (music), Joe Folladori (music/lyrics), and John Dunn (lyrics)

World Premiere

Ticket Price

We Suggest $35
More If You Have it
Less if you don't

Location

MATCH
3400 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

Performances

Jun 29, 2018 -
Aug 12, 2018
Thu 7:30p
Fri & Sat 8p
Sun 2:30p

The Play

For the 21st installment in Tamarie Cooper’s series of wildly popular summer shows, Tamarie is going on a field trip. But don’t expect to board a bus and take in the sights. This is a metaphysical field trip, musical theatre style!
 
Go along for the ride as Tamarie questions the meaning of life, unpacks personal baggage, voyages to a land of discarded ideas and plays $100,000 pyramid with Friedrich Nietzsche. Throw original songs and tap-dancing into the mix plus impotent rage, Gwyneth Paltrow, vodka, ennui, leftover seafood nachos, a rocking band, a cast of crazies and journey with us through this summer’s funniest existential crisis.
 
(No permission slip required!)
 
The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip!  is the 21st 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.

The Playwrights

TAMARIE COOPER
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.

Composers

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.

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The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip!

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[Tamarie Cooper has] stage presence to spare – she might as well carry her own klieg light.
— D.L. Groover, Houston Press
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