Bay Area Local and Broadway Actress Lexy Fridell Brings BRACE YOURSELF to Transcendence Theatre This Weekend
The Transcendence Theatre Company announces Lexy Fridell's one-woman show "Brace Yourself! Tales of Braces, Broadway, Dating & Drool," as the first concert in the 2014 Transcendence Artist Series this summer. This series of concerts is a collection of transcendent performers presented in intimate and breathtaking locations throughout Sonoma County.
Born and raised in Sonoma, Lexy has an incredible range of comedic and musical talents. Her credits include Broadway shows: The Pee-wee Herman Show and the first national tour of Avenue Q. Off-Broadway credits include: Avenue Q and Gone Missing. In London she was featured in (I am) Nobody's Lunch. Lexy created the role of "Dory" in Finding Nemo, the Musical for Disney. Regional favorites: Nerds, The 25th...Spelling Bee, The Spitfire Grill, Sylvia, Little Shop. TV: HBO Pee-wee Herman Show, and an SNL digital short. Lexy's voice can be heard on many commercials and children's books. She won an Audio File Award for her narration of The Books of Elsewhere. Lexy has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where she won the Adeline Roth Memorial Award for acting.
"Brace Yourself" explores the possibilities of "How do you get to be thirty years old and then discover that the most successful relationship of your life is with your blender? Follow local Glen Ellen-ite Lexy Fridell as she recounts her attempts to navigate the World of Dating in NYC with her jaw wired shut, while performing in the Tony Award winning Broadway Musical AVENUE Q (on its pay-the-actors-less-but-recoup-the-same-amount-of-money OFF-Broadway run)."
WARNING: occasional drooling due to CNLLS (Chronic Numb Lower Lip Syndrome.) Bring a poncho if you sit in the front row.
We caught up with Lexy in rehearsal and she commented, "It's beyond my wildest dreams that a truly magical theatre company like Transcendence has settled right here in the incredible community of Sonoma. TTC opens hearts and minds and encourages people to follow their dreams. And it's a dream come true to have been given the opportunity to develop my own show and perform right here in my home town. So grab a glass of Cinq Cepage and get ready to "Brace Yourself!""
"Brace Yourself " will take place at the magnificent Château St. Jean Winery today, July 12 (Saturday) and July 13 (Sunday). Doors will open at 6 PM and this must-see show begins at 7:30 PM. Château St. Jean is located at 8855 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA, 95452. General Admission tickets are $35 and VIP $60. They can be purchased at www.TTCsonoma.org or by calling (877) 424-1414.
"Brace Yourself" is the kickoff event of the 2014 Transcendence Artist Series which also includes "Carrie Manolakos and Moran Karr in Concert", "Steppin' Out Live, with Ben Vereen", "Witness Uganda", by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, and "Oh What a Beautiful Mashup!" starring Leah Sprecher and Stephan Stubbins.
Transcendence Theatre was named Broadway World San Francisco's 2013 "Theatre of the Year." Over the last two seasons the company has given over $72,000 to Jack London State Historic Park, while winning the Broadway World San Francisco award for Best Special Theater Event in both of its first two seasons.
In addition to the Transcendence Artist Series, Transcendence produces the Broadway Under The Stars in Jack London State Park concert series running from June 27 to September 6. This year that concert series includes performers who have been featured on Broadway in The Book Of Mormon, Wicked, The Phantom Of The Opera, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Hair, Jekyll & Hyde, Grease, Spring Awakening, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Chorus Line and many more!
Transcendence has an ever-growing list of sponsors and partners for the 2014 season including Nelson, Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma Index Tribune, California Sate Parks, Valley Of The Moon Natural History Association, Chateau St. Jean, Sotheby's International Realty, Beau Wine Tours, KZST, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Whole Foods Sonoma, The Girl & The Fig, El Pueblo Inn, Classic Party Rentals, JDH Wealth Management LLC, Parkpoint Health Clubs, SomethingAboutSonoma.com, Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance, Julie Atwood Events, The Dance Center Santa Rosa, Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley, Friedman's Home Improvements, Jack London State Park, Magical Massage, Olive and Vine, The Glen Ellen Star, Kid Scoop News, the County of Sonoma, Sonoma Market, The Preiser Key, and Glen Ellen Family Dentistry as well as 7 sparkling wine sponsors, 15 nightly wine sponsors, and over 23 pouring partner wineries.
To purchase tickets, visit www.TTCsonoma.org or call (877) 424-1414.