I NEVER MISS A LARRY KRAMER MUSICAL:
A Parody Chat with “Bette Midler"
Bette --------------Jennifer Pace
Jo ------------------Clare Cooper
Written by Fred Landau
Director/Dramaturg: Michael Kirk Lane
Musical director Clare Cooper
JENNIFER PACE is an actress and singer who has performed in numerous venues. She can be found in cabaret/piano bar scene weekly and recently appeared as Pattie in Smokey Joe's Cafe and as Vickie in The Full Monty, as well as performing in Mexico at the Hard Rock Resort. Bistro award winner for piano bar entertainer and received multiple MAC nominations for cabaret shows and piano bar entertainer. She can be seen at Brandy's every Monday and Wednesday. A graduate of NYU's Experimental Theatre Wing, Ms. Pace comes from a family of professional musicians - clarinet great Sal Pace, and she has two albums of standards recorded with her father, Gary Pace. Having performed all over this land in clubs, piano bars and theaters, Jennifer is currently working on a Beatles and a Billy Joel show as well as a new cd of the American Songbook. Stay tuned.
CLARE COOPER is a singer/songwriter/keyboardist from New York City who
performs as a solo artist, band member and musical director. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she has won songwriting awards including the Songwriter's Guild of America President's Award and the Abe Olman Scholarship, and has performed in songwriter events for BMI, NARAS and the Songwriter's Guild of America. She can be seen regularly at the Rodeo Bar with Miss Babs & The Kickin' Boogie Band, and behind the piano at Don't Tell Mama. In addition to two CDs of original material ("Northern Drive" and "Valentine"), she is the composer of musical comedy "How To Marry A Divorced Man." Clare has been musical director for "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding," "Sometimes Over The Summer," "Hot Flashes," "Jaws! The Musical" and assistant musical director for "Memphis." TV appearances include "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and AMC’s “Into Character.”
MICHAEL KIRK LANE
FRED LANDAU's work from the musical ACROSS STATE LINES got him a Finalist slot in the 2010 Fred Ebb Award competition for theater writing. He wrote book for THE LAST STARFIGHTER (songs by Skip Kennon, debuted at Storm Theatre; NYMF); also book/score for THE HAPPIEST OF TIMES (Triangle Theater, workshops BMI, ASCAP, Circle Rep). He was a speaker at Seattle’s Village Theatre on the Movies to Musicals trend. His YouTube parody work was excerpted on Jeanne Moos reports on CNN (American Morning, AC360, Situation Room). Fred graduated from Harvard Law School & has a masters from NYU Law School. Current musical projects include VIVA MAX!, co-author of a musical (with collaborators Julie Miller and Skip Kennon) based on Jim Lehrer's novel, about a Mexican General re-taking the Alamo in the politically charged 1960’s; and THEATER CHATTER, an irreverent musical kidding the Riedel-Haskins Theater Talk series. His book “21st century Oldies” is available on Amazon, and actually hit the overall Amazon top 100 for humor-parody twice in fall 2013. His tribute to the new Sondheim Theatre (“Losing My Sign”) was included in the NYU Patell and Waterman History of New York course materials. Economics Prof. David Albrecht, who reports on economics in pop culture, named Fred’s AIG spoofs #2 and #9 in the professor’s Top Ten Bailout Parodies rundown.
TERRY PRIDEAUX (Stage Manager) is excited to be working with the talented
cast & crew of I Never Miss a Larry Kramer Musical (A Parody Chat with Bette Midler).
Terry’s recent credits include: John Chattertons Short Play Lab, Mid Winter Madness
2013, Honestly Abe, Testo Genius, Dante the Motion Picture, The Ninth Circus of Hell, Turtle Love Song, Naseah’s Street, The Party Continued, The Giving Spirit, Avoid
Direct Sunlight, and Iphigenia in Tauris. Terry has toured nationally with Disney,
& Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus. He is a graduate of The Art Institutes
of Seattle & NYC with an Associates Degree in Visual Communications (2001) and
Web Design (2009). He is also a published photographer.