The Tamarie Cooper Show
Tamarie Cooper and Friends

World Premiere

Ticket Price

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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 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!

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.

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

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