Whether you sing, do comedy, write songs or have any other artistic bent, it’s all part of the performance compilation known as Jamie deRoy & Friends – and she has a LOT of friends!
On November 28th, the unstoppable deRoy, once again, provided an evening of top talent at the Metropolitan Room, including her own opening with “The Start of Something Big” with parodied lyrics by Barry Kleinbort, the evening’s director.
Her line-up included John Tartaglia, with puppet Rod, affording John, Rod and Jamie an opportunity to mug in a three-some rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside;” comedian Myq (that’s a new spelling for Mike) Kaplan showed off some stuff; quirky, loveable, talented songwriter Mary Liz McNamara monkeyed around with her “Monkey Song” and ever popular “Bacon;” and Alison Nusbaum had a lot of audience women on her side as they related to “granny arms” and her humorous takeoff of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”
Tony Winner Penny Fuller previewed (in scene and song) the up and coming “13 Things About Ed Carpolotti” at 59e59 Theaters, written by Barry Kleinbort (book, music, lyrics). The inimitable composer/arranger Kenny Ascher gave us his feel-good “You and Me Against the World” and “The Rainbow Connection;” Tony Nominee (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) Tony Sheldon was on hand with a dynamic “It’s a Fine Life” – and did you know his auntie is Helen Reddy?
With the incomparable Ron Abel on piano, another enjoyable Jamie deRoy & Friends had the audience exiting with laughs, smiles, eagerly awaiting the next one on December 28th.
Photos: Maryann Lopinto