Trudy Carmichael Presents The Improvised One-Woman Show!
June 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree - $15.00
Everyone’s favorite legendary Las Vegas lounge singer, Trudy Carmichael has LIVED (and nearly died) LOVED (and often lost) more than most mere mortals, but she gets through all of her trials and tribulations through the art of song!
Based upon an audience suggestion of a made-up One-Woman Show title and their own personal objects, she weaves together an entirely original musically improvised One-Woman Show ON THE SPOT detailing the triumphs and challenges of her sensational, storied past. Musical Direction by Frank Spitznagel on the keys!
PHOTO CREDIT: John Mabey
TRUDY CARMICHAEL (Portrayed by Robin Rothman) made her first NYC stage appearance in the Las Vegas-inspired musical improv revue, The Royal Flushes at The Upright Citizens Brigade in 2005. Trudy continued to perform in both improv comedy and cabaret venues around NYC before landing a permanent gig at the Magnet Theater as the host of the Musical Magnet Mixer in 2009 for The First Annual New York Musical Improv Festival. Ms. Carmichael can be seen frequenting any number of NYC Cabaret venues such as The Duplex Cabaret Theater, Sid Gold’s Request Room, Don’t Tell Mama’s, The Slipper Room and Birdland. She proudly garnered the titles of First Runner-Up in The New York Soul Sensation Competition at New World Stages and First Place winner of The Cabaret Show Down and The Cabaret Show Down All-Stars at the Kraine Theater. Trudy’s critically acclaimed show, “Trudy Carmichael Presents The Improvised One-Woman Show” has been performed locally at The Duplex, Sid Gold’s and The Kraine and is an official selection of SOLOCOM, (People’s Improv Theater, NYC,) Providence Improv Festival, Third Coast Improv Festival (Nashville, TN), Alaska Improv Festival, Impro Amsterdam, Downtown Las Vegas Improv Festival, LIT Fest (DC), We The People Improv Festival (Philadelphia) The 20th Annual Del Close Marathon (UCB NY) and her show, Trudy Carmichael Presents: the Improvised One-Woman Herstory” was an official selection of the 2018 New York International Fringe Festival 2018.
ROBIN ROTHMAN has studied long-form and Musical Improv comedy at both the Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theaters under the tutelage of Rob Huebel, Michael Delaney, Billy Merritt, Anthony Atamanuick, Tara Copeland, Rachel Hamilton, Michael Lutton, Elana Fishbein, David Rosowsky and Armando Diaz. She has performed with past Magnet Musical House Teams such as Choral Rage, Rosencrantz, The Sound and the Fury and currently, Nightshade.
Robin has an even greater love for the scripted word, having recently performed the role of Aunt May in the highly acclaimed production, Peter, Who? for the New York Theater Festival. Other than that, her husband Sean, family and little gray cat, Maryloo rank way up there on the list of loves of her life!
FRANKEY KEYS (Portrayed by Frank Spitznagel) is the Musical Director at Magnet Theater, NYC and a piano accompanist who plays for countless musical improv groups such as Baby Wants Candy, Premiere, The Musical Magnet Mixer and all eight musical improv House Teams at Magnet Theater, NYC.
Frank has composed for Comedy Central and the Aspen Comedy Festival and his work can be heard on several studio recordings. He accompanied Itzhak Perlman in an original jazz composition by Benny Golson at Lincoln Center. He also played the American premiere of The Hired Man Off-Broadway.
He has served as musical director for productions such as Nunsense (all incarnations), A Chorus Line, Chicago City Limits, and several original musicals. Frank is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano performance.
SHANE TAYMOR (Portrayed by Sean Taylor) is a writer, storyteller, actor, producer, host, and Co-owner of the Magnet Theater, NYC. Sean has studied at all major New York City improv theaters with Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, David Razowsky, Amy Pohler, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Tara Copeland, Jason Mantzoukas, and Adam Wade to name nine.
Sean proudly performed weekly on the veteran house improv team, Junior Varsity for a record 12 years until its recent retirement. He continues to perform, coach, teach and direct a myriad of improvisers and ensembles at the Magnet Theater and around NYC.
Outside of the Magnet, Sean is the host and co-creator of Variety Underground, a monthly comedy Open Mic at the Parkside Lounge (est. in 2004) and founder/commissioner of Funnyball, a softball league for comedians. Another FUN FACT about Sean, is that he has observed National Pizza Month every October by eating at least one slice of pizza every day with at least one other guest. You can read about his exploits from the past 17 years on his blog 31daysofpizza.com!