Broadway actors come to Marygrove for performance, “talk-back”

WHAT: Performance/Talk Back (+ coaching vocalists from Marygrove, Cass Tech &DeLaSalle)
WHO: Broadway Musical Theater ActorsLauren Molina & Jason Tam, accompanied by Greg Jarrett
WHERE: Marygrove College Theatre
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 30 from Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lauren Molina and Jason Tam won critical acclaim starring in the Stephen Sondheim hit show Marry Me A Little. They will perform songs from the show along with other material.

Read the Marry Me A Little review (with video).

LAUREN MOLINA
Lauren Molina is currently starring in the critically acclaimed revival of MARRY ME A LITTLE, Off-Broadway. Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal describes her as ” a quirky, angular beauty with a sharp-edged sense of humor whose limbs look as though they’re made of taffy…Not only does she nail the title song, but I’ve never heard a more affecting performance of “There Won’t Be Trumpets.” Might Ms. Molina be poised for musical-comedy stardom? It certainly looks that way.”

Lauren Molina is a Broadway actress, musician, singer-songwriter and artist. She made her mark on Broadway starring as the cello-playing Johanna in the critically acclaimed revival of John Doyle’s SWEENEY TODD winning the Independent Reviewers of New England Award Best Supporting Actress and named as one of the celebrated “30 Under 30″ featured on Broadwayspace.com.

After performing for nearly 2 years as Regina in ROCK OF AGES on Broadway and Off, Lauren left to play a dream role; Cunegonde in CANDIDE, directed by Mary Zimmerman, at the Goodman Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, where she won a 2011 Helen Hayes award for Best Actress, and a IRNE nomination at the Huntington Theatre.

Other recent credits include Miss Jones 1 in TEN CENTS A DANCE, with Donna McKechnie and Malcolm Gets at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She also created the role of Megan in the world premiere musical, NOBODY LOVES YOU, at The Old Globe. Lauren received a BFA in musical theater from the University of Michigan. http://www.laurenmolina.com

JASON TAM
Actor and dancer Jason Tam currently starring in the revival of Marry Me A Little was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. UP Press Critic Jennifer Farrar praised his performance… “Tam, a strong singer, performs with confidence and grace, easily projecting ambivalence, yearning or any emotion called for.”

His most notable roles include Paul in the 2006 revival of the Broadway musical A Chorus Line,  Xander in Lysistrata Jones for which he was nominated for an Astaire Award for his performance (Ben Brantley of the NYTimes stated, “That (basketball dance) sequence is performed with antic grace by the gifted Jason Tam”), Markko Rivera on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live and Shoe on the teen drama Beyond the Break. His other stage performances include Les Misérables on Broadway, She Loves Me at The Guthrie Theatre, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Footloose the Sacramento Music Circus, and King and I at Casa Manana. He has also appeared in the documentary film Every Little Step and the NBC pilot Do No Harm and the FOX pilot Guilty. Jason earned a BFA from Tisch NYU. http://www.jasontam.net

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