THE JULESWORKS FOLLIES to Return for 29th Edition at The Jean Cocteau, 8/31
Julesworks presents edition twenty-nine of Santa Fe's Monthly Variety Show, The Julesworks Follies, on Sunday, August 31st at 7 pm. Our show continues at the now one-year-old Jean Cocteau Cinema at 418 Montezuma.
The Julesworks Follies commemorates our 29th entry as Santa Fe's only Monthly Variety Show with more of what people are calling vaudeville for the contemporary age. The show continues with our mix of live performance, music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, Monty Python sketches, snippets of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy BBC radioplay, with more of an emphasis on original material as we grow.
This show is presented in honor of our dear friend and supporter Tom Knoblauch, who recently was printing our playbills.
Chris Diestler returns after a little time off as the host/emcee and to perform in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Reading. Diestler is an all-around performer, emcee and DJ with Hutton Broadcasting and much more. Joining him for her first real on stage appearance is Marti Mills!!! Mills is a photographer, filmmaker and designer who has been making the fliers. She also joins in some sketches.
Our resident musician Gregg Turner continues to play selections of his world famous catchy bizarre fun music. The wonderful musician Joie Flare returns as well with her upbeat songs and beautiful voice. This show marks the return to the Follies of the great Joe West, to play some songs and his return to the serialized playlet Chatting with God. Also, joining for the first time will be singer Malcom Morgan, performing "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith and feel free to come check out his performances as CoCo Caliente with the Jewel Box Cabaret.
The Julesworks NOT MONTY PYTHON recreate original Monty Python material. The players include: Stephen Rommel, Tom Sibley, Jules, Caitlin Alexander, Leticia Cortez, & Greg Sonnenfeld. This month, fresh off of Jules seeing the Monty Python Live (Mostly) reunion in London, (twice), they will do the famous Argument Clinic. They also present an original sketch that riffs off of the Pythons Pepperpots bringing them into a modern setting and one by Greg Sonnenfeld that plays off the Ministry of Silly Walks called InternShip.
The Julesworks Rip Off Team dips into other source material from people far more dedicated, hard working, focused and innately talented than Julesworks including a sketch from Jam called Thick People, a 00's avant-garde English comedy troupe presented by Sonnenfeld, Rommel, Alexander, and Sibley and a the great scene with Liam Neeson from Ricky Gervaise's Life's Too Short mini series with Rommel, Alexander, Sibley and Jules as Liam Neeson. Stephen Rommel, Alexander and Jules will present A Little Bit of Fry and Laurie, with the fun dinner scene Horrorman.
Newcomer Caitlin Alexander returns to be in the sketches and also sing, this month a tribute in honor of the 29th to Led Zeppelin. Alexander sings in bands around town, recently formed a special band to back her in her own gigs, and is an actress.
The serialized reading continues of snippets of the BBC Radio Play Versions of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" with Diestler, Jules, Rommel, Daniel Tarrango, Alexander, Ethan Parrot and others.
Julesworks presents the 29h chapter of their serial, with a newly expanded title, "Whatever You Do Chatting with God ", starring Jules, Tom Sibley, Stephen Rommel, with Caitlin Alexander returning as well as Joe West.
The Julesworks Improved Improv aka Gentlemen with Spreadsheets and their Lovely Ladies will present more prepared games, hybrids of established games with original material, involving audience participation.
As we continue to push ourselves to actually perform original material, we will launch a new series called Democracy Later with Host Amy Rudeman played by Leticia Cortez. Guests are rumored to include Presidents Putin and Obama, and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or BB as he's know in Congress and perhaps the President of Hobby Lobby.
Other Loyalists who perform as monthly as possible include:
Patrick Chavez performing Zoe's Stories. Patrick represents the core ethos of the Follies in that twenty months ago he shared stories he had hand written for his daughter, so female power flows all thru Zoe's tales.
Tom Sibley presenting snippets of his unique one-man comedy and as a member of the Jworks Rip-Off Squads and their Serialized Play. Sibley's star as a stand up comedian continues to rise.
Experimentalist Andrew Kirkpatrick returns with a new piece combining his talents as a singer (Karaoke Master), electronic musician and more.
Leticia Cortez will present a snippet of her original writings with her signature style and social themes. Cortez also participates in many of Julesworks' sketches and improv.
The Open Slot Slot will carry on to possibly allow a quick piece by interested audience members.
Tickets will be $7 to support Julesworks and the newly re-opened Jean Cocteau and your community artists. We will stage the Julesworks Raffle of goodies and prizes donated from restaurants, merchants and artists across Santa Fe to support Julesworks' effort to stage this community monthly variety show. Tickets available now at: www.jeancocteaucinema.com.
We thank Marti Mills for our graphic design and Bruce McIntosh for his video work.
The show will carry on towards the end of each month hopefully at the Jean Cocteau. All performers and artists, as well as anyone interested in helping behind the scenes, are encouraged to submit possible show ideas to Jules at: firstname.lastname@example.org.