Biting Broadway – A Vampire Musical
Book by Richard Hochberg, Lyrics by Jordan Beck, and Music by Gerald Sternbach
Studio reading at Madilyn Clark Studios in North Hollywood, California
Immortality isn’t all its’ cracked up to be in this hilarious new musical fable! Count Benedict Von Klapp, a Vampire living in Manhattan is frustrated that Vampires are so often misrepresented in Broadway Musicals. Determined to rectify the “curse of the Vampire Musical” he concocts a plan to put together his own creative team of Vampires and produce the first successful Vampire Musical on Broadway.
By Jami Brandli
Directed by Jennifer Thorn
Staged reading with audience at the Moxie Theatre in San Diego, California
The Mexican Revolution during The Day Of The Dead Feast. A teenage girl with face blindness finds the camp where her mother fled to become a revolutionary soldadera (female soldier). She is taken in by the other soldaderas and unintentionally catches the eye of the lascivious, god-fearing colonel. Upon learning her mother died bravely in battle, the girl decides to become a soldadera. This sets off the unveiling of secrets that threatens to tear the camp apart.
Tamara was invited to perform as the featured singer at the San Diego Repertory Theatre Pre-Show Artist Showcase, on January 27, 2018.
Tamara, playing Claudia, was part of a reading for Tanya Saracha’s play, Enfrascada, as part of International Women’s Voices Day at The San Diego Repertory Theatre-Amigos del Rep.
Enfrascada – When Alicia finds out that her boyfriend of nine years has been cheating on her, she is devastated beyond belief. Luckily her friends are ready to help her – by any means necessary. They urge Alicia to experiment with brujería, voodoo, and santería; not only to heal her broken heart, but to help get her man back. Reminiscent of Sex and the City, Tanya Saracho’s comedy explores the truly magical side of love.
Tanya Saracho was born in Sinaloa, México. She is a playwright who writes for Television (HBO’s “Looking,” “Girls,” and “Devious Maids.”) and is currently writing for “How To Get Away With Murder” on ABC. Named “Best New Playwright” by Chicago Magazine, Saracho is an ensemble member at the Tony Award winning Victory Gardens Theater, the founder of the Ñ Project, founder and co-director of ALTA (Alliance of Latino Theater Artists) and founder and former Artistic Director of Teatro Luna, Chicago’s All-Latina Theater.
Tamara and the cast of Maria’s Broadway Treasures performed for over 2000 students at schools in Los Angeles and neighboring cities as part of ArtsUnited educational outreach program.
ArtsUnited is a theatre-based program that is committed to enriching education. This is done through innovative programing that includes hands-on workshops, after school programs, and integrated curriculum designs. ArtsUnited inspires students to equip themselves with the tools they need to be successful in school and in life.
La Posada Mágica
Fun for the whole family – Piñata for children during intermission
December 14 & 15, 2017 at 7pm
December 16, 2017 at 2pm & 7pm
December 17, 2017 at 2pm & 7pm
1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118
$36 (adults): $18 (children)
Carlos Mendoza, Director & Choreographer
Produced by Hispanic Arts Theatre
Tamara Rodriguez Mehl playing Mom/Mariluz
Las Posadas is a novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the United States, beginning December 16 and ending December 24. La Posada is a parade led by Mary and Joseph while La Posada Magica, on the other hand, is a musical play that follows this tradition and adds a fun, musical spin to the story.
Plays for kids can be painful for their parents and family members. However, this production is a guaranteed family destination that truly is fun for everyone. Performed in English with a Latin beat, this enchanting musical play for all ages is about a young girl who joins her neighborhood posada on Christmas Eve. Along the way, Gracie and her companions encounter colorful characters, including chocolate-gobbling sisters, graveyard spooks and a heartthrob rock singer. Finally, the journey through her community commemorates Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging and becomes for Gracie a time of discovery, renewal and reunion.
La Posada Magica was a holiday staple in Costa Mesa, California for 15 continuous years. Hispanic Arts Theatre itself has performed the production for San Diego audiences for three years. Once again La Posada Magica returns in 2017 for the holiday season and we’re overjoyed to bring plays for kids and the whole family back this year.
Lynch Dance Institute presents Mixed Nuts And Holiday Revue.
Tamara Rodriguez Mehl – Choreographer
Mixed Nuts And Holiday Revue is a family friendly holiday production showcasing the students of Lynch Dance Institute. Act 1 is an abridged, somewhat unhinged version of the Nutcracker. Act 2 is a revue style format and features the different styles of dance we offer. We are also thrilled to have members of the Creative Performing Media Arts choir joining us as well. We are performing at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92115.
December 9, 2017 at 7 pm, and December 10, 2017 at 3 pm
The Lynch Dance Institute
at Scripps Dance Center
12840 Danielson Court, Suite A
Poway, CA 92064
SCROOGE! – The Musical
Tamara Rodriguez Mehl – Choreographer
Based upon a retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel in a 1970 film about the bitter old miser taken on a journey of self-examination and redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions, the story was adapted for the stage by the original writer in a charming musical production true to Dickens’ work set in Victorian London. The song score was nominated for an Academy Award, and the Broadway-style show ran in London for many seasons since opening in 1992, and it is presented this year in a new production for the stage musical’s 25th anniversary. It is wonderful to be producing this special show in the same year with a cast of over 35 talented actors, singers and dancers.
The Village Church Community Theater
6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Tamara is playing Maria in the East LA Classic Theatre production of Maria’s Broadway Treasures as part of their Beyond The Bell Broadway Program Outreach Tour throughout San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.
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BEYOND THE BELL BROADWAY (BBB) is a musical theatre, after-school program specifically designed for 3rd to 8th grade students. Beyond the Bell Broadway creates a gateway into the world of the American Musical; one of the truest art forms that is especially unique to the United States, and integral to its mainstream culture. Children from economically disadvantaged communities are significantly underexposed to this aspect of American culture. With selections from classical Broadway musicals, the program specifically covers the components of acting, singing, and dancing.
The preparation of various musical numbers is the focus of the program, in addition to the vigorous training of the musical theatre skill set. The program provides a semester of classes consisting of basic dance technique, choreography, choral and solo singing, acting and theatre production. Using a six-hour per week, two-times weekly format, Beyond the Bell Broadway provides 84-hours of instruction at each participating school, with a total of 168-hours of instruction for the academic calendar. The first semester culminates with a school assembly during school hours, while the second semester progresses to a musical theatre performance at a community performing arts center. Beyond the Bell Broadway implements all five strands of the California (VAPA) visual and performing arts content standards.