The Tamarie Cooper Show
by Tamarie Cooper and Friends

World Premiere

Ticket Price

We Suggest $40
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Stages Repertory Theatre
3201 Allen Parkway
Suite 101, Houston


Jun 19, 2008 -
Jul 19, 2008
Newly rebranded from her previous “Tamalalia” outings, Tamarie Cooper launches her new singing, dancing comedy extravaganza at Stages Theatre in a show exploring shopping, TV, and motherhood!

The Play

A gifted performer, writer and director-choreographer, Cooper developed a cult following with her Tamalalia series of wacky autobiographical musicals at Infernal Bridegroom Productions.

As always, Cooper makes a merry mistress of ceremonies, spark plug for the party. Besides writing (with input from cast members), she has directed briskly and supplied the lively, intentionally referential, usually funny choreography. Also as in past shows, Cooper is surrounded by a talented team who cut-up, wisecrack, don funny costumes and give high-energy performances of the zany dance numbers.

The Playwrights

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: Leap and the Net Will Appear (Simon), Rhinoceros  (director), Trevor (Director), Song About Himself (Carol), Marie and Bruce (Marie), Fleaven(choreographer), Hide Town (Miss Iva), Medea (Medea),  A Soap Opera (Andrea), We Have Some PlanesFucking 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 world.

DEWITT GRAVINK is proud and happy to once again perform with The Catastrophic Theatre. Dewitt co-produced and appeared in the original Tamalalia! Infernal Bridegroom Productions: In the Under Thunderloo; In the Jungle of Cities; Rhinoceros; Marat/Sade; Samuel’s Major Problems; Waiting for Godot; Guys and Dolls; Tamalalia 2; Tamalalia 3; Tamalalia 4; Tamalalia 6, and Tamalalia 10. For Infernal Bridegroom, he also underwrote Twenty Love Songs. With Catastrophic he wrote lyrics for and appeared in The Tamarie Cooper Show, wrote lyrics for and appeared in TCS: Journey to the Center of My Brain, and wrote lyrics for The United States of Tamarie.

Photo Sets


“Cooper is back to doing what she does best!"
— Lee Williams, Houston Chronicle

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