What’s Happening Now/Coming Soon/Recent Fun

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Jean is beyooooond thrilled to be back performing again. And, at one of her favorite theaters The Arrow Rock Lyceum! Jean is playing Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act and then moving right into the role of Helen Hubbard in Murder On The Orient Express. If you’re in the area, please check out these great productions!

https://lyceumtheatre.org/

Coming Soon

Jean was able to make a long time dream come true and has recorded some of her favorite songs on her soon to be released albumette Have Your Cake And Swing It Too! This mini album includes some swing, rockabilly and old time gems recorded by top flight musicians and mixed by one of the best engineers in the business – Andy Duncan. The entire venture was a quarantine project made possible by the executive producer and band/vocal arranger, Loren Van Brenk of On The Brenk Productions. We’re looking forward to the project arriving on all streaming services so everyone can have a “piece of cake!”

     

Jean will also be back at Geva Theatre this winter for their traditional production of A Christmas Carol!

http://www.gevatheatre.org

Recent Fun

Jean was social distancing with the rest of the world, and keeping herself busy by baking (with the rest of the world), and making music with her husband on Youtube.

Click here to check it out!

She also took part in the Geva Theater Happiness Hour! Tune in for backstage stories from A Christmas Carol!

November – December 2019

Jean booked and shot her first Co-Star on the new show Monsterland – Now on Hulu!

Jean was also back up at Geva Theatre in Rochester for another season of A Christmas Carol, playing Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Dilber.

September – October 2019

Jean and her writing partner, Loren Van Brenk, put together their 5th show for the ships of Royal Caribbean – Touch the Sky.

May-July 2019

Jean spent the summer at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre in historic Arrow Rock, Missouri! Performing in Cinderella, All Shook Up and 9 to 5.

http://www.lyceumtheatre.org

February 2019

Jean played the role of Joan Quigley in a reading of the new play Joan and Nancy – about the relationship between Nancy Reagan and her astrologer, which took place at The Barrow Group.

January 2019

Jean performed another solo show at The Community Club of Garden City and Hempstead – A Century of Song – to celebrate the clubs 100th anniversary. As well as more gigs with The Switch!

November – December 2018

Holiday time meant another stint for Jean at www.gevatheatre.org in A Christmas Carol, playing Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Dilber!

May – July 2018

Jean returned from a successful run as Kate in Sylvia at New London Barn Playhouse in beautiful New Hampshire. It was a quick rehearsal process and even quicker run, but, full of lovely people, including great audiences! http://www.nlbarn.org

She was also recently on board the newest Royal Caribbean ship, Symphony of the Seas, in order to attend the opening of her latest effort for the company, Flight – co-written with her creative partner, Loren Van Brenk and On The Brenk Productions.

November – December 2017

Jean had another great Christmas Carol season up at www.gevatheatre.org in Rochester. She, once again, took on the roles of Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Dilber – and had a blast!

June – Aug 2017

Another great run of Mary Poppins at Alabama Shakespeare Festival this summer! Jean was honored to play Mrs. Banks again, for the final production under retiring Artistic Director, Geoffrey Sherman. www.asf.net

March – May 2017

Fulfilled a lifelong goal of putting on spandex and shimmying in public – playing Rosie in Mamma Mia at www.northernstage.org – directed by Producing Artistic Director, Carol Dunne.

November – December 2016

Jean was lucky enough to be able to head back to www.gevatheatre.org to again, be a part of their annual production of A Christmas Carol, playing Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Dilber.

June – October 2016

The summer and fall were spent performing lots of gigs with The Switch (www.theswitchmusic.com) all over Long Island, traveling with husband, Joe, plus buying a home, moving, and renovating.

March – May 2016

Jean was able to make a long time dream come true – being a part of a production of Sweeney Todd (Ensemble/Lovett Cover) – and what a production it was! Featuring a stand out cast of Broadway veterans, a top notch creative team, and reimagined orchestrations from Grammy nominated band DeVotchka. This one was truly special. www.denvercenter.org

Also, her Royal Caribbean show, Columbus!  – opened on the Harmony of the Seas and quickly became the number one show in the fleet!

January – February 2016

Jean took part in the Overtures New Musical Reading Series at Gallery Players. Til Death Do Us Part, written by Bobby Cronin and Caroline Prugh is inspired by a true story and examines the roles of gender within the church, and what it really means to be a parent.

In addition, her second project with writing partner Loren Van Brenk, Columbus! began rehearsals for Royal Caribbean’s latest luxury cruise liner.

October – December 2015

November and December were happily spent up in Rochester, NY at The Geva Theatre (www.gevatheatre.org)  – participating in their annual production of A Christmas Carol under the direction of Artistic Director Mark Cuddy.  In the roles of Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fezziwig, and Mrs. Dilber – it was a wonderful holiday season.

She also had a chance to debut a new project, with husband Joe Chojnacki, at The Community Club of Garden City and Hempstead called The Sherman Brothers, Walt, and The Fair – about the major influence the music of The Sherman Brothers and Walt Disney had at the ’64-’65 New York Worlds Fair.

July – September 2015:

Jean was thrilled to take part in a reading of the new musical On The Air at the York Theatre Company, once again having the opportunity to work with the incredible Hunter Foster  – along with a fabulously talented cast and creative team. www.ontheairthemusical.com

Jean completed a terrific run of My Fair Lady at The Cape Playhouse, as a member of the ensemble, and Mrs. Eynsford-Hill. Directed by Hunter Foster, and starring Ashley Brown and Jeff McCarthy, the show was a huge success with both audiences and critics alike. www.capeplayhouse.com

June 2015:

So many gigs with The Switch, so little time!

Jean also had the joy of performing again with www.singforyourseniors.org

This time at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey. A fantastic place, filled with fantastic people.

May 2015:

The Gift officially opened on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas. This brand new production show created by Jean and her writing partner, Loren Van Brenk is now up and running with a fabulous cast!