Tess Jonas: The Lit(erary) Women of Musical Theatre
April 7, 2018
ANYTHING BUT QUIET: The Lit(erary) Women of Musical Theatre
Tess Jonas makes her Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with Anything But Quiet. After 18 months performing professionally at regional theaters throughout New England, with critically acclaimed runs as both Jo March in Little Women and Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre, she makes her NYC cabaret debut celebrating the lit women of literature in musical theatre. A charming and defiant response to a comment from an agency that she only plays characters who are “just too generic,” this former English major is ready to persuade you otherwise. In Anything But Quiet, Jonas goes off, creating an evening of feminist literary history through plenty of heartfelt mix-belting and some fierce guest appearances. Don’t miss an evening of the intellectual, witty, sarcastic, independent young women of musical theatre!
The evening will feature singers Sarah Elizabeth Pothier, Allie Wing, Liz Erardi, and poet Venessa Marie Marco.
Josh Kight (Musical Director) is a writer and musician working out of New York, NY. His work has been heard at Symphony Space, Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, The New Harmony Project, Weston Playhouse. In addition to writing, Josh has worked as a music director and pianist at various theaters around the country. Josh is a proud member of ASCAP, the Local 802, the BMI Lehman Engel Workshop, and the Dramatists Guild of America.
Jonas’ singing voice is as spectacular as her acting performance, and it’s just great to spend an evening with her no matter what she is doing.