ROBIN BAXTER'S BEAUTY TIPS & CHAINSAW REPAIR SHOW Set for Metro Baptist Church, 2/8
She's baaaack! Broadway's Robin Baxter (Mamma Mia, Footloose) will present Robin Baxter's Bipolar Beauty Tips & Chainsaw Repair Show, her tumultuous journey on and off Broadway with bipolar illness, for one night only at Metro Baptist Church (410 West 40th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Sunday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Jay Rogers (When Pigs Fly, Whoop-Dee-Doo!)with Musical Direction by Doug Katsaros (Somewhere in Time, The Toxic Avenger) the evening will include a mix of cabaret, music, song - and power point, as Ms. Baxter literally and figuratively takes a chainsaw to the stigma of mental health. Tickets are free, although donations will be accepted at the door. There will be a live chainsaw present. For more information, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/r-b-s-bipolar-beautytips-chainsaw-repair-show.
Robin Baxter's Bipolar Beauty Tips & Chainsaw Repair Show is a solo theatre piece dealing with the acceptance and understanding of bipolar illness and other effects of mental health and the stigma it brings. It is one woman's in-depth journey through life before and after diagnosis. Ms. Baxter offers random and non-linear glimpses of her life, all the while explaining the misdirection of choices and events leading to the present.
Ms. Baxter will be accompanied by "The Bipolar Band" - Bill Goffi (Acoustic Guitar), Neil Jacobson (Electric Guitar), Larry Spivak (Drums) andLouis Toucci (Bass Guitar), led by Mr. Doug Katsaros on keyboards. Jeffry Thompson is Artistic Director, Jake is on Lights & Sound and Carol Dorn is Stage Manager. The evening is being produced by Margaret Baker.
"This is my effort to show by example what this disease is and how it affects those closest to you." explains Ms. Baxter. "My hope is to educate the general population on the basic understanding and theoretical teachings of its definition, while offering perspectives on healing, as well. I find the best way to reach peeps is through comedy. May it be so...
Robin Baxter (Writer/Performer) 20+ years veteran of stage, Robin was with Mamma Mia for 6 years, on and off Broadway, other Broadway credits include Footloose, A Christmas Carol and King David...Regionally, Hot Mikado, The Rocky Horror Show and West Memphis Mojo for which she received a Helen Hayes Award nomination and a win for Best Supporting Actress in Resident Theatre...hopes this show will make a difference.
Jay Rogers (Director) has helmed many one-man shows, revues and solo cabaret acts. Award-winning shows include: Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories, which won for overall excellence in NY Fringe Festival, as well as the MAC Award and Bistro Award for Musical Comedy, and Carolyn Montgomery Forant's MAC Award-winning Debut Show. He has served on the faculty at the International Cabaret Symposium at Yale and, for four seasons, a Special Guest Artist and Fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.