by Jennifer Jonassen
Theatre is alive and kicking in L.A.! Last month I had a blast at
the 2009 LAWEEKLY Theatre Awards, which were held in the historical El
Rey Theatre. The theme was the 1950's and I of course could not turn
down the opportunity to play dress up and take pix!
The theme was chosen to honor one of the big winning shows of the
night: Louis & Keels
, which is a show that celebrates the lives of
Louis Prima and Keely Smith. I am thrilled to report that their
showgirls were (while not plus- size) womanly and curvy! (Note to
producers: if you need a replacement anytime soon I'm available...)
The other big winner was the magnificent production of LOVE LACE A ROCK
which I had the luck to catch a few months ago and which should
definitely be Broadway bound. The musical is based upon the notorious
life of Linda Lovelace and starred the incandescent & sizzling
performance given by Katrina Lenk (recipient of best actress in a
musical.) This production showcased many L.A. favorites including the
sensational debut of Sonya Bender (daisyrock.com
) belting out lyrics as
Lovelace's daughter. I have no doubt that this production will grow
wings and take flight, so if it comes to your town I hope you catch it.
One tiny quip... I would like to see some fleshier porn stars in the
chorus... but other than that this was a rockin' show.
You don't have to be in New York or L.A. to catch great theatre.
Wherever you live I suggest going to a show. As wonderful as film and
television are, they simply cannot replace the energy exchange of a
live performance. Click here for more information on the LAWEEKLY awards
And a Special Thanks...
A want to give a special shout out to Torrid who donated some gorgeous & downright sexy clothing
for the soon to be released documentary: Heavy that I am being featured
in. You should also check out some super cute tees on their site
especially since it is for a great cause since a portion of the proceeds will go to the Samburu Project
And last but certainly not least- for all you aspiring models in the Los Angeles area you might want to check out the High School Model Search going on at Torrid!
which will raise awareness and funds to help address the water crisis
in Samburu, Kenya, through local nonprofit The Samburu Project.
Dedicated to providing clean drinking water and community empowerment
to the families of the Samburu District.